I can really relate to your most recent post @Marigold. I like the idea of the 5:2 diet- I suspect that on it I would binge on the non fasting days. I'm interested to read how it goes for you!
I had two sick children at home yesterday, I was on track with eating until about 2pm when the endless crying and snotty noses got the better of me because DH was supposed to come home to help at 1pm but then got stuck and ended up out until after 5pm.
I decided that to cope by myself I needed two cheese n bacon buns with butter and cheese inside.
To be honest I did find the carbs and fat comforting and I coped with my sick children til DH came home, then I told him how I felt and how let down I felt and that I ate for comfort. We agreed that next time I need to be totally honest when he makes the "I might be late " call, talk it through, and see if he can possibly defer his jobs and actually come home (DH being away is one of my eating triggers cos I start to feel isolated and taken for granted and abandoned etcetera).
SO! I have two sick children home again today but I'm starting today with a fresh outlook. We are going to spend some time in the garden getting done uplifting vitamin D and sun, and I'm going to drink broths if I feel the urge to put things in my mouth lol lol.
Good luck today everyone!