Even though the treat hit the spot, I was still had the munchies all day. I started heading down the all too familiar path of negative self-talk. "You'll never be able to do this. Even if you don't eat today you will sooner or later. Might as well give up now." But I was able to turn it around. I didn't have a perfect eating day. I was a scavenger, eating leftover pasta and crackers from my kids' plates.
But the victory is that I didn't let a little blip turn into a huge thing.
And my mantra is "progress" not "perfection."