Hassannah-- come to the Daily Check in Thread-- we support each other through good and bad there!
Here's may take on what happened... First, it is important to think, write, talk about what happened and try to figure out what triggered the unplanned eating so you can then try to figure out how to deal differently with that trigger situation.
But then... FORGET about it. Let it go. DON"T fall into the "all or nothing" trap. You know, the thinking that says "well I screwed that up; probably I should just give up now because clearly I can't do this" or "you know now that i've messed up my diet I might as well have a (fill in favorite treat here) and start again on (fill in date in the future here). The thing is.... you aren't ever going to be perfect. We're human. We can improve, we can get better. The emotional eating can recede to the point where we don't feel controlled by it etc etc. BUT. Its so much more important to learn how to deal with these occassional slips than to keep holding ourselves to an unrealistic standard of perfection. So, focus on whats' in front of you. Make your plan for your next meal, your next trigger moment. Tell youself that one day of slipping does NOT mean that you ruined everything, does NOT mean that you can't do this, it just means you had a bad day or a bad moment and now you are going to pick yourself up and move on.
I'm glad I ran across this thread, but as I suggested earlier-- come to the daily check in! many of us post there regularly and I usually just look at that and one or two others
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