The answer to the question is No.
This post from Medical Marzipan made me realize that.
In an effort to not diet or work out in a punitive way, I became the anti-diet.
I overate. I ate mindlessly. I ate excessive amounts of sugar, especially when I wasn't hungry. I stopped working out regularly.
Last night, I realized what I was doing.
"I thought that if I removed the diet from my life, I would be able to thus weed out the self-hatred that I felt so deeply."
I was trying to accept myself in a place I am not happy with. And the negative feelings didn't go away.
Because I'm not really taking care of myself. Edie (you remember her) has been throwing a tantrum and making a mess.
Rationally, I know what is good for me. Less sugar, more movement, and less mindlessness.