Jessica, what you described wasn't just stressful - it was downright traumatic! I'm so sorry you had what sounds like a really wretched, horrifying, scary day. So glad your daughter was unhurt and that the fire was doused quickly. Given the terrible fire you were in before, it's no wonder that brought a deep sense of terror back to you...
At such miserable times, it's almost our "default position" to head to the fridge for relief. I can really relate; I had many "whirlwind tours" of our little (but always well-stocked, sometimes too much so!) galley kitchen. We look to the calorie for instant comfort after being shaken to the core.
Gradually, you may find you're developing the habit of reaching for high-volume, lower-calorie foods at such times, like fresh veggies and/or lots of non-caloric liquids. Don't deprive yourself of some other forms of real physical comfort, either, though, like a nice, hot bath or a good nap in a darkened room...or just a few minutes' breathing time with some needlework and the TV (or Netflix or YouTube). It'll get easier.
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
- Winston Churchill
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