I've poked around on a few of the message boards, and haven't found anything that quite relates to what I think is my problem.
I love to exercise, and I am a great meal planner. I love to cook and on Sunday evenings love to sit down with my lists, cookbooks, and browse the internet for healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes.
Where I run into problems is with social engagements. For example, this week my department at work hosted a pizza party, my sister had a birthday dinner at PF Changs, and my coworkers decided to order in sandwiches from a place I've been dying to try for months. In each situation, I felt like it was a "special occasion" so it was ok to indulge. Also, it's really hard to turn down free food. And I also don't like to be that person who's at the pizza party, but eating carrots.
Tonight I'm going over to a girlfriends house to drink wine and watch movies, and tomorrow I'm going to two birthday parties back to back, one of which is centered around going to Mexico for giant burritos.
I feel like the only way I can control not eating what I'm not supposed to at these occasions is to not go, but then I feel like I'm depriving myself of having a social life, which is not a life change that I want to make at all.
How do you balance a full social calendar that revolves around going out to eat and drink and manage to stick to your diet plan?
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