Linear momentum isn't a thing, with eating or anything else. It's always up, down, sideways, around in circles, two steps back, and then moving forward. The trick to accomplishing anything is being kind to yourself, keeping your sense of humor, and staying focused, even if you have an off day or doubt everything. Maybe especially then! It's perfectly normal to not be a fitness, intuitive eating, or recovery role model every day. It's messy, all of it. One of the most important things we learn is how to become comfortable with a little chaos and not keep settling for "perfect or nothing."