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08-01-2009, 11:02 PM
I met w/a group of friends for dinner at the Olive Garden tonight. I did SO well! I ordered Salmon and broccoli and asked them to hold the oil. I even managed to be reasonable with the oh-so-yummy salad. I had one small scoop, rather than 2 plates of it as I usually do. Feels weird to have to limit the salad, but there is a very good, very high-calorie reason their salad is so yummy! haha.

Oh, and when everyone was enjoying their desserts, I sipped my water and didn't even really mind. I think I was too proud of myself to feel tempted at that point.

One step closer to success! :):carrot:

08-01-2009, 11:24 PM
Nicely done! It's sooo easy to fall into old habits when we go out with friends- ask me how I know?! Way to stick to your plan- I know that tastes better than dessert!

08-01-2009, 11:27 PM
:bravo: for sticking to your plan in a tempting restaurant setting!

08-02-2009, 12:07 AM

08-02-2009, 12:28 AM
That's really exciting!!! It's the hardest thing for me to do. As soon as I know I'll be eating with friends, I feel like my whole day will be ruined, so I started carrying a small notebook in my purse with some healthy choices for each restaurant we usually go to. I actually went to cold stone this week and ordered ice cream that ended up only costing me 165 calories!

08-02-2009, 12:49 AM
Good for you! Eating out and being on a diet is so hard!

08-02-2009, 12:54 AM
Hooray for you!! :carrot:

08-02-2009, 02:53 AM
Doesn't it feel awesome?! Eating out can be really hard.. But it seems like you conquered that one ! Way to go!