Sabotaging Thought: I should be able to enjoy myself at special occasions.

Response: Eating differently doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy other aspects of this occasion. But I have to face the fact that I may not get as much enjoyment from food as I used to. Since I’ll be faced with many special occasions in my lifetime, I have a choice: I can either eat whatever I want OR I can lose weight. But I can’t have it both ways.