This is a good question for me to answer...good for me to really think about my answer and write it down.
Social events are really tough for me too...vacations and holidays. I know myself well enough to NOT expect perfection. That only leads to failure and huge disappoinment in myself.
All through this journey, during the weight loss and even in maintainance, I have allowed myself breaks on holidays, vacations and other special days to eat what I want. Some years I have done better than others. Year before last I kinda lost my way after a vacation followed by the holidays. It was June of the next year before I got my act together and lost the 15 or so pounds I had put back on. It was TOUGH, and I vowed I would never let that happen again. I still allow myself the breaks, but I get right back to the plan once the break is over. NO EXCUSES. I have found that weight gained quickly is generally lost quickly...IF YOU DON'T LET IT HANG AROUND. The longer the extra weight hangs around, the harder it is to lose.
I hope I have answered your question. 1587 days ago
Sounds like you are headed in the right direction!! I need to step up my workouts. I joined a challenge on facebook that my friend told me about that she's doing with people from her work so hopefully thatll help me out. Hows C25k going for you?