Thanks for your responses, everyone!
Frans, I'll let you know how it goes. I'm going to be more diligent about the workouts. Perhaps I let one too many days go by between, even though technically I was still in the 3-4x a week range.
Cron, was it you that suggested the Hacker's Diet in another thread? I downloaded it last Sunday, and I absolutely love it! But the charts do show that I'm in danger of backsliding.
Not quite there yet, but I do need to do something about it.
Pam, how intuitive of you! I still haven't taken down the Christmas decorations because it's nice seeing my bf's handiwork around the apartment. We have plans for his next trip home this weekend to eat more moderately, so maybe I'll convince my brain that eating moderately is a way to relive the weekend, rather than bingeing.
Michelle, it's really 8 lbs, not counting water weight. I've lost just shy of 10 lbs already, and I'm really close to the weight at which I feel most comfortable. But it's weird, the closer I get, the more I actually feel it when I gain (or lose) a few -- which I'd hardly notice before. But I do appreciate your point, which is that a lot of women lose sleep over the dumbest things.
I'll try not to be too hard on myself.
Ibanez, if you find the article, I'd love to see a link.
Angela, thanks for the note on Shangri-La. I'd never heard about it before, but looking it up... it sounds interesting, and the worst that can happen is that it won't work!
How long did it take for it to kick in?