Hi all, Right well it is my birthday soonish (4 weeks) and I am not sure what to do. Currently I am doing really well - almost end of week 3, and to be honest, not had much hunger pangs or anything - not really been tempted to cheat, don't intend to cheat, HOWEVER..... First of all I must explain that I have not told any of my friends bar 1 about the diet. My fiance knows, as does my family, but only 1 friend. I don't want to tell all my friends, as to be honest when I did LL last time, they were less than supportive and told me I was going to get ill, when I was close to target they told me I looked anorexic (sic?) (which is NOT true by the way, I never did go to target completely due to nasty remarks - I only got to BMI 25.7), etc... I only had to tell one friend as she is with me a lot and started finding it odd that I wasn't drinking wine at weekend and not having our weekly meal out. It has come to that point where people are asking "what are you doing for your birthday?" and I will be honest, I don't know what to do. Normally, a birthday night would be going out for a meal and then going to a few pubs, and if I was up for it, perhaps a nightclub (but it just so happens I think I am too old for nightclubs now). Now I don't mind the pub bit, it means I get a bit more water down me!!! And nightclub, well by that point people will be drunk and I would leave when I felt like it, but the meal......... I am tempted to have a night off, but I am not sure I should. I know it is 4 weeks time, but I figure you have to plan. I am just worried if I had a planned cheat it would ruin it all, but then cheating would ruin it all anyway. I would probably find it hard to get back on the wagon. But I don't want another birthday doing nothing! Last time I was on VLCD (LL) when it was my birthday I stayed in and moaned THE WHOLE NIGHT, and I don't want to ruin my life because of the diet, but I don't want to ruin the diet because of my life!!!!!!!! I just want any ideas from anyone what you would do.