Many times in the past while navigating this journey, I have stumbled and made wrong choices. I don't call it a "splurge" anymore because that would infer that I am treating myself or I deserved it - which is so far from the truth. I deserve a lot better and good health is the best treat you could have.
After the times I have made these bad choices, I would feel depressed and wonder why I should even try. It would take me a long time to get "back on the wagon", so to speak. It's like getting mentally prepared to make good choices after I had wallowed in my guilt and self-pity for awhile. I am not sure why I did that but regardless of the reasons, a new attitude has found me.
No longer do I follow one bad choice with a string of other bad choices, nor do I wait for the next day to start over - I pick myself up and continue on. My bad choice wasn't me quitting, it was me making a bad choice. I still feel the same way about plant-based diets and I plant to keep on keeping on until I get it right - all the way right.
Don't give up, don't give up and don't quit. You don't have to feel guilty and quit being so hard on yourself, but keep on going. You've go this!