I like the new profile pic. It really shows what a change you have made and how healthy you have become. I am so glad to see when folks of the younger generation figure things out early instead of waiting until it is too late. Great job my young friend. 1331 days ago
I guess in the end it comes down to which thing you want more:
1) Pizza and beer with the guys
2) Keep/build muscle
Unfortunately for those of us who have strong, innate urges to eat more than we need, tempting pizza plus the disinhibiting effects of alcohol are a deadly combination. So the likelihood of just having a couple of pieces and a couple of beers (within your pre-determined calorie range) is unlikely to happen unless you do think about it and plan for it and strategize, and get your friends on board.
I have terrible problems with overeating in a social context and have gone to great lengths to minimize the damage. One Halloween I was particularly successful by wearing ridiculously high heels and stationing myself across the room from the food. It was so painful to walk in those things that it actually kept me from going over there to eat.
(But the shoes did look fabulous, LOL)
So yeah, it's IS likely going to take thought, creativity, and meticulous strategizing. This stuff isn't easy. If it were, there wouldn't be so many obese folks in our society. 1400 days ago