I lost and gained it back repeatedly by being a bulimic. It wasn’t until I completely accepted my body and started loving myself that I was actually able to let go of the scale obsession enough to just enjoy my life and be happy. The yo-yo dieting/binging and purging was causing more fluctuation in my size than I would of even imagined. I’ve maintained my current shape and weight for almost two years though. I completely give all the credit to emotional stability.