Hi there, and welcome!
FitDay is a great place to turn your lifestyle around and the forums are filled with folks happy to lend support.
I've never been to a shrink, but I have many of the symptoms of being an obsessive/compulsive eater, at least according to the book I read. "Normal" people don't end up weighing over 400 pounds. So I hear ya' about needing to make a permanent lifestyle change and develop a healthy attitude about food.
If you have any questions or need help, don't hesitate to ask!
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.