Maybe I am wrong, but I don't see what is so horrible about what you ate! Granted, there could have been a few different choices, but it seems to me you were still aware. Have you tried using a program like FITDAY to track what you eat! I absolutely HATE tracking what I eat, but I find, at the end of the day, if I have time to sit down and journal it, I get an idea of where I stand for that day. Beleive me, I am only 2 months out and I have had the same types of eating experiences! when I have days like that, from stress, or hormones usually, I will look at the total calorie intake, as well as the fat, and protien. If I messed up, I messed up, but if my calorie intake is still around where it should be, mentally, I find it easier to let it go and get back on track the next day. I think if we are over rigid, and over critical of ourselves, it just makes it harder to focus on the goal.
I think stress eating is the very hardest to conquer, then next, hormonal eating! I never realized what a stress eater I was until after I had this surgery. I gained a lot of weight shortly after my daughter passed, and I still was in denial about the stress eating. Now, I know I am a stress cooker! I still do that. It soothes me to cook, and my husband and other family members like it! But, I am getting off track, anyway, I have found that using fitday(what an absolutely wonderful program!) helps keep me sane, and in control, even when I go a bit off track.
As we have all bee told, this is a lifestyle change. An in one's life, there are going to be plenty ups and downs. In my opinion, the keys is to handle the challenges as they come, and keep an eye on the big overall picture. Make sure a detour stays a detour, and not a permanent route in the opposite direction
You are doing fine. This is a difficult time for you. The fact that you are aware of
it is your strength. My sincere, heartfelt condolences to you in your difficult time
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