Good luck, Pebbles. I know this will be a challenge for me- a holiday gathering, yummy food- but I will be thinking of you doing the same thing to help keep me strong. And keep repeating my mantra, 'I can eat it tomorrow'!
I have used a variation of that strategy lately when people are pushing food on me, too, even food I don't really want. 'Oh, it looks so good, but I just ate. Can I take a piece home to enjoy later?' They're happy, I'm happy, and the kids(who usually get it) are happy.