Oh, not really horrible -- there will be no lasting damage. We just spent last evening with our dear neighbors who ALWAYS fill us with great food, wine and friendship. Had a great time, drank too much and ate a lot of carbs. Won't happen again for some time.
THIS is why i'm "good" most of the time -- so i can enjoy a blowout like this occasionally with no regret. Should i call it an unintentional leptin reset?
I DO realize that i'm lucky, and what i ate over the course of a few hours won't start me down a cravings-slide: some people are in danger if they have ANY disallowed food. If i indulged for an extended period, it would be more dangerous in that respect, kinda like when my husband worked in New Orleans for almost two years. I had been doing low-carb for five years or so at that time, and going back to occasional wheat-eating was hard on my body, but i was also doing a huge amount of walking, so the scale went up only a little -- though the pain levels were significantly higher. But sometimes things were irresistible -- barbecued oysters, anyone? :-)
Today i'm delaying my fast-breaking, allowing some of that stored sugar to come out and be burnt. Tomorrow i'll have the guts to get back on the scale. I have a beautiful chuck roast all ready to go into the grinder, and i'll start eating right again, and we'll all live happily ever after.