I have been really successful with food as well, turning down junk that I really wanted, even in the face of stress. I don't really know what magic potion I used, but I have been using a lot of self-talk lately, and trying to focus on the goal instead of the temporary trigger. I'm happy it's working. I am always glad to back to a point where I don't think (obssess) about food as much, it makes the process much easier.
I think I've struck a reasonable balance right now, I'm not constantly thinking about diet and exercise, but I'm getting things done. My supplements are kicking in and I am feeling relaxed right now, which is a blessing.
Things are good, I feel pretty good. I'm slowly making progress through healthy changes. What more could a girl ask for?