thank you so much for the encouraging and inspirational words. i have also decided to take vegetable trays (without cheese and dips) and fruit trays (without sugary dips) to the parties. actually, people like it when someone brings something healthy. i have promised myself that whenever i will have herbal tea (no licorice and no carob) in the coffee shops, i will tell myself that i am having something that is good for me - instead of thinking that i am depriving myself from the "delicious" stuff.
i am trying my best to hang in there and take things one day at a time. i am so grateful to my hp and my wonderful sponsor.