Bunna, that's exactly it. There are so many good and tasty things (like fruit with semi sweet chocolate on Phase 2, Peanut butter, nuts, cheese...) that are OP, it's easier to focus on them rather than go looking for other things.
Kristin, I think you have just the right attitude. If this happens again (the situation, not the eating), try getting a string cheese (most 7-11s have them), some diet soda, and some nuts. Even if you over eat on nuts, it's better than eating something bad for you. If you can get your partner to swing into a fast food place, you can even get a salad...not perfectly OP, but better than eating starches during Phase 1. Make several contingency plans, keep a cooler at work so you can throw your lunch in it and take it with you when you get a call, etc. Make this plan work for you and don't give yourself any reason to have an excuse to eat off plan.
I know you can do this, girl!
And it will be SO worth it in the end!
for having to deal with such a very hard situation yesterday.
That must have really been emotionally wracking.