50+ and fabulous
I'm supposed to be going to stay at a friend's this weekend for her 49th birthday and another friend will also be there. Their OHs will also be there. The three of us have known each other since we were 11 and get together about every 3 months for a weekend which revolves around eating and drinking. I want to go but will I be strong enough to resist a whole weekend. I haven't told them I'm on the diet and I know that one of them will be really anti it. They're coming to me in April and in a way I'd prefer to leave it until then as I'll have lost lots more weight and they'll be really surprised as they won't have seen me since New Year. Also, as I'll be on home turf, I'll feel more in control so don't envisage any problems when they come to me - I'll still be on the diet. Do I lie and let her down (if I don't go I've already decided to cancel at short notice and use the excuse that my son isn't well) or do I go? I'm torn but leaning towards cancelling. Any advice on how to handle things if I do go? Or shouldn't I go? What does everyone think?