I made an internal boundary with myself that if I did not stick to my food protocol I would seek help.
I walked past a tea room unintentionally that I have not visited since before the pandemic and had tea instead of sticking to my food protocol. My thinking was “I love high tea in this restaurant and it was such a lovely experience.” The result of this was over eating processed sugar and bread. An alternative thought I did not use was “The restaurant is not going anywhere and I can return when I have a plan.” I also could have ate the fruit/vegetables I wanted instead of tea service (scones, sandwiches, cupcakes).
I felt a little lonely and nostalgic for this area of the city because I had not been there recently. And I am noticing that I did not step away to allow the urge to pass before before making a decision to be seated.