I had a similar experience over the holidays, giving in to old habits, etc. "Mindless Eating" is certainly a good way to describe it. It is definitely a continuing effort to remain focused on good eating and good health. I used to always look at diets as having an end, and in the back of my mind I always looked forward to when I could eat anything again. Clearly a recipe for failure! This time feels so different. I have learned so much about my relationship with food in the past. No more! I think of that old Nina Simone song, "It's a new dawn, it's a new day....and I'm feeling good!"
Don't look back, you're not going that way!