Shake it off. I don't know *anyone* who looks good in those mirrors under fluorescent lighting. Understand that any photo you see has been created under the best lighting and then digitally altered. Stars and models don't even look perfect in real life.
I'm more concerned about this: "I recently lost 10 pounds and thought I could see a difference in some places. I've been cheating on my diet for the past 10-12 days" You can't reward yourself for reaching a weight goal by resuming the behavior that allowed you to put on the weight in the first place. Indulging for 10 to 12 days is enough to put a few pounds back on. Not sure what you mean by cheating on a diet, but to lose weight and keep it off, you really need to make lifestyle changes not diet. I think you need to dig deeper to get at the heart of your issues with food and your emotional triggers.
I would focus more on increasing positive behaviors, like eating extra servings of vegetables or exercising for 30 minutes, rather than denying and depriving yourself. Don't worry so much about the numbers on the scale, which is the IMHO a poor indicator of overall health and fitness, and focus more on adopting a healthy and fit lifestyle. And forget about arbitrary deadlines. That just puts too much stress on you and can lead to unhealthy attempts to meet that goal. And lastly, you really have to believe you can succeed and then make it happen. As Yoda says: "Do or do not... there is no try."