While I know I won’t find the comfort I seek in food when I’m bored or feeling lonely or whatever makes me vulnerable at the moment, I still find myself eating whatever is available. It comes and goes in waves. I’ll be awesome at sticking to my meal planning item for item, not eating a single calorie over what I’ve planned for myself for that day and then bam! all of a sudden I’m tripping left and right, eating an extra bowl of cereal here, eating a second pot pie there. Ugh! It’s so frustrating. I hate feeling like I’m off track like this. As long as I stick to what I’ve planned for today’s food, I’ll be alright for today. I just have to take it one day at a time when I feel like this. I have to learn to not let myself get overwhelmed. I have to realize that things are subjective and not objective in these situations. In each instance, I haven’t gone too far over my “max calories” for the day, so I know I’m not really doing any damage to my “diet” with this little here and little there. I think I’m just frustrated right now because I didn’t lose even a tenth of a pound last week…I stayed exactly the same weight. I need to accept that and just move on. I’m not doing myself any favors by unconsciously dwelling on that. That’s probably also why I gave in so easily when it was yucky outside yesterday morning when I went to run and opted not to. Each day is a new day and each day is also a second chance. A second chance to do what I could have done the day before but for whatever reason I didn’t. I have to just let it go and move forward. If I don’t, it will only cause me damage like it did in December where I didn’t exercise for 2½ weeks and gained about 5 pounds…eep! I don’t want to do that again, that’s for sure!