Hi everyone, I'm Laura. I started my diet in mid June and so far things are going well. I stumbled once the last weekend of June because we had relatives from out of town staying with us and also it was my birthday weekend. The whole 4 days everyone was here I did entirely too much eating, celebrating, drinking, and um bday cake with icecream. I gained back half of what I'd lost up until then. But I did get back on track. It took me a week after the relatives left to re-lose those boomerang pounds. Now I'm back on plan and doing great. Just 7 pounds away from my first mini goal. Here's my dilemma:
I do great at home when I'm by myself. I do my own thing and I just take the slow and steady route. But tonight I'm going out for dinner. Ugh. At Red Robin. Yikes. My plan is to avoid the burgers and bottomless fries altogher by ordering a yummy salad but bringing my own diet-friendly dressing. And since I'm on WW I do have some flexibilty. I'm saving a big chunk of points today for this outing because I know restaurant salads have so many hidden traps like cheese and croutons, etc. I don't want to become anti-social but I'm just wondering what everyone else does in a group, or eating out, or celebrating. I get de-railed so easily that it makes me want to stay home and miss the fun.
Also, my boyfriend has a big birthday coming up next week and there are multiple celebrations going on and they all seem to involve eating out. I don't want to get off track again! But I also don't wanna become a dieting hermit. Any suggestions?