I think the most important thing to think about when you have fallen off the wagon is, "Why did I fall off?" Once you figure out what led to or caused your fall, you can make plans for dealing with it in the future. So if it's BBQs in the summer, make plans to bring your own food. Ask the host/hostess what they are serving (if you feel uncomfortable, let them know you're on a special diet and need to plan your food). Then plan accordingly. For instance, if they are making hamburgers and hotdogs, I would bring a WW bun and a slice of reduced-fat cheese, so I could make a hamburger. I know that it'll be more fatty than I'd like, but I can only make so much of a fuss.
There's no reason, though, if you feel comfortable with it, that you can't bring your own gardenburger or such and ask them to grill that!
I would also make a big bowl of homemade 3 bean salad or coleslaw that I could eat. I'd know that I'd at least have that and the burger to eat. There might also be salad or plain fruit to eat. I usually toss some kind of sweet treat in my bag too, like an SBD snack bar or a small pudding cup, so I don't feel left out when they're having dessert.
Does that make sense? You have to figure out how you personally can deal with the issues that drove you to cheat, but once you have those plans in place, you know you can relax and go with the flow--that problem isn't going to stall you again!
As for chocolate, I swear by homemade SF hot cocoa. I heat 1.5 cups of milk in the microwave while I mix 5 tsps (1 T and 2 tsp) of UNSWEETENED cocoa with 3 T of SF syrup (I particularly like Kahlua and Toasted Marshmallow flavors...
) in a mug. It takes a little bit of stirring, but eventually it turns into a very thick slurry. When the milk is hot (I do 3 minutes on high), I pour it into the slurry while stirring continuously. I usually sprinkle cinnamon on top, since it's known to help prevent type 2 diabetes (and it tastes darn good!). That plus a PB cup at night really quells the chocolate cravings.
I also make sure I get my weekly 1 oz of dark chocolate. It's something I really look forward to! I eat mine on Saturday night, which works out well since that's usually the day that I'm likely to be with people who are eating dessert and I know I have something to look forward to!
Hope that helps! Here's some
to help you on your way!