I rarely put myself in a social situation which I cannot control or don’t feel comfortable. I know how awful I would feel physically if I suddenly snarfed pizza, swilled beer or downed a pint of ice cream. I tell people I have food issues and that I have a limited diet. Most people are amazed that I have the fortitude to remain on such a restrictive diet. I used to tell people, ‘Oh, you could do it.’ But, now, after so many months have passed I’ve realized, no they couldn’t. So, now I say, ‘Not many can do this.’ I’m fortunate that (for the most part) I don’t mind eating the same foods over and over again. And, I’m never concerned about what others think of me if I’m not eating or drinking with them.