Mission Pow Pow went well today! Definitely not perfect, but I'm learning to allow myself to not be perfect. I stuck to my goals mentioned in the previous post pretty well and tomorrow I'll do it again.
The biggest problem I ran into was unplanned events. Why does unplanned availability/unavailability of food create such anxiety?
Those who are eating disordered tend to be black and white thinkers, extreme, and perfectionistic. Gray areas just aren't acceptable because there's so much uncertainty involved. Black and White are easy to control whereas gray in definition is unpredictable.
Finding the balance of planning my meals, sticking to them, but making allowances for things like a coworker bringing in cookies or forgetting my planned lunch (which happened today) is SO DIFFICULT.
Any advice? Is it something I just have to keep practicing?