I have been on maintenance over 3 years and I made up my mind when I started this diet, I was not going to cheat, and as hard as that was, I did not.
Any time I went to an affair, there was always protein, veggies, and fruit I could have so I did not have to cheat. If there was not, I always had a bar with me to eat when I left, or I would make to do.
If you did cheat, say you had a good time, and go on. Don't beat yourself up over it..
Just be prepared if you allow yourself cheat days, you have to pay the piper , but the choice is yours.
I was told by a counselor that if you say I will just cheat this one time, it is an excuse to go back to your old ways..
I started this diet with three friends in different parts of country. Three of us made it to maintenance, as we did not cheat, the other two did not.
I wish you the best in your weight challenge. Participate in the monthly forum you will have some good support and motivation there.
If I can ever help you, please feel free to ask.
Last edited by patzi; 08-01-2013 at 10:37 AM.