Doesn't it seem like most social activities revolve around food, alcohol or both? Happy hour, birthday dinners and holiday parties might all be tons of fun, but they pack the potential for totally throwing your diet off track.
Consider making a conscious effort to make plans that don't involve -- gulp -- food or alcohol. If you look hard enough, there are many options for outings that are easier on your waistline than a decadent dinner. Attend a yoga class with a friend, or arrange to meet pooch-loving pals for walks in the park. Furnish that new house with vintage finds you scored while antiquing, or invite friends over for game night. Who knows? You might just broaden your horizons with a new hobby or two.