Good job getting back on track,
The trick to losing and keeping it off is to minimize the damage when things go wrong. As things have the tendency to go wrong. Whenever I find myself in "getting back on plan" mode, I do a post mortem on the reasons I slipped, what better choices were available and how I might do better next time. This self examination has resulted in a slow improvement in my reaction to things. Since there are going to still be times when you have emotions, and all of us emotional eaters need other ways to comfort ourselves and be good to ourselves instead of doing it via bad food. Since self destructive eating does not make you feel better for long. I find that I can have almost the same soothing effect with a bubble bath instead of a whole lot of eating, and I get out of the tub and I'm only cleaner and not still feeling relaxed. I guess sometimes it is just giving myself "permission" to have the feelings instead of stuffing them or minimizing them. So sorry you lost a pet. Feel good that you gave your kitty a good life, and do something good for yourself... whatever that is... Sometimes for me just taking a few minutes alone in a dark room to go into deep relaxation can be a real treat... free and calorie free.... Anyway, with a new lifestyle comes new coping mechanisms for when you feel emotional. Not that I've totally conquered emotional eating, but really the fewer times you end up in that bad place, the healthier you will be in the long run, both psychological and physically.
ON LAWL since 9/5/2006