I too have a very hard time eating well in social situations. In fact, that's an ongoing struggle I have. Here's what I've done to lessen the negative inpact:
1) Limit social occassions, but don't cut them out completely. It's okay to go to a picnic, out to dinner, and to a game night at a friend's house...just not three days in a row. If you deprive yourself of something you love, you're more likely to resent your healthy lifestyle instead of embracing it.
2) Plan in advance. Do you know what's going to be there? Plan to eat as many healthy foods as possible and have just one or two indulgences (in small quantities).
3) Make some changes in your social lifestyle. Instead of a dinner and a concert/movie with your husband, opt for taking more long walks together, going for hikes, going to bikerides, or entering a race together.
4) Try to seek out friends who have either similar goals or have already reached the goals that you want to achieve. If you go out with them, they won't tease you about your choices. They might even share what works for them.
I am very blessed to have a supportive husband. If you haven't done so already, sit down with your husband (or better yet, have a nice long walk), and explain your goals. Don't ask him to move mountains or change completely, but see if the two of you could work out some ideas as to how you could compromise. Would he be willing to limit some of his treats to only times that you're not around? Would he mind if you alternated dates between your old standbys and some new healthier activities? The truth is that you're going to have to do this for yourself, but you can ask for support.
Not everyone finds the support they need at home. But you'll never know unless you try.
| Pounds lost: 68.4