I indulged recently, not in one bite, but in three small ones. A group of us who were casual friends took a mutual dear friend out for a much needed birthday celebration/I-can't-believe-I-lived-through-this-year party. Three of us had relatively healthy choices - salads and protein, one had an enormous shrimp taco plate. The birthday girl was having dinner and cake in the evening with her family, but when it came to dessert time the person who organized the group, chose the pub, and had the least healthy lunch asked for the dessert menu. I begged off along with one other woman, but the birthday girl was looking longingly at the menu, so I suggested ordering her choice and getting four forks. Her face lit up, everyone agreed, we got an enormous brownie sundae with a candle and we stuck the plate in the middle of the small table. Nobody noticed that I took tiny bites, it was wonderfully festive, and we all had another round of coffee and enjoyed being together.
It worked because we had a group of reasonable sensitive women, but I think it also helped that the focus was on the social interaction and not the food. When we're out with friends/family or at someone's home we need to keep in mind that it should be more about the interaction with people than about the quantity of food we consume. Sometimes saying something like, "I don't really need dessert right now, enjoying your wonderful company is enough for me" will smooth things over. Or "Since I've started following SB, my appetite has really gotten so much smaller!"
Restart : 1/8/13
Restart Wt: 184.4
Round 1: 1/5/09
Beginning Wt: 191.6
Goal #1 Met: 160.0 7/09
Goal #2 Met: 155.0 3/10
Ultimate goal: 150-155 without having to kill myself with exercise or give up chocolate, ice cream, or wine!