Had to go to a birthday party tonight and try my tips out :) I´m thinking it would have been smarter to take a plate and put food on it (even if I later just threw it out) than to have to keep saying "no thank you" followed by comments like "are you on a diet?" or "don´t you think you should eat something?"
To be honest, the diversity of food I ate on Thanksgiving threw my digestion into a tail spin, so I tried explaining that. Finally with a glass of water in my hand, I was able to sip water while I continued to explain why I didn´t want the appetizers (drank 3 glasses!). Then to my surprise supper was announced, but I kindly asked my hostess if I could just have the white rice. It was delicious...although I kept getting suspicious looks and questions like "are you sure you aren´t overdoing your diet?" We got away with one piece of cake for my dh and I took 2 tiny bites to say I´d tested it and it was great. It has been a busy day, but the food choices have been good ones. Just barely got 20 min. of power walking in before heading to bed. May the Lord bless our hearts with His word tomorrow in His house.