if you were hosting a party and someone brought their own food because they had special dietary needs? my sister is hosting a party tomorrow and told me what food she got to serve. it sounds nice, but few items are items i can/will eat. I have lost 60 lbs and i want to keep it that way. I asked her if it was okay for me to bring food for myself, or if she'd be offended. At first, she said it was okay, she wasn't upset, but as the conversation progressed, she became pissy that i wasn't going to eat her food. I don't expect her to buy or prepare anything special for me, i just want to bring a small cooler of food i can eat without a) getting sick or b) feeling guilty or c) have to do several hours of intense aerobics and running to work it off.
I packed a small salad (1 diced cuke, 2 diced carrots, 2 diced celery stalks, 1 cup lettuce mix) with 2T light dressing on the side, an orange, an apple, 1c strawberries, some high fiber low-fat bread, some talapia, 1 light laughing cow cheese wedge, 1 fat free cupcake, 24 special-K tomato basil crackers, 17 pc low fat pepperoni, and some ice tea (they only drink regular pepsi). we're going to be there for several hours and i don't want to be tempted to eat the bad stuff. The last family function i went to, the only thing i could eat was the stuffing which i brought.
What would your attitude be? Am I being unreasonable or rude by bringing my own food to someone else's home?