100 lb. Club - I survived Olive Garden!




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girlonfire
12-16-2009, 03:29 AM
My 90 year old grandma LOOOVES to go out to dinner with us; it's the only thing she'll do with us really. And she loves Olive Garden as well. So tonight was one of those nights. Usually, Olive Garden for me meant breadsticks, fried calamari, and some dish with alfredo sauce.

TODAY however, I had 1 small serving of salad, half a breadstick, 3 pieces of calamari(my yiayia's favorite), and ONE THIRD of the plate of the chicken marsala.Was it perfect? Absolutely not. I don't want to be perfect. But it was certainly better and a vast vast improvement. No white, cream sauce. Only 3 pieces of calamari. SO. MUCH. BETTER :carrot:


cfmama
12-16-2009, 03:58 AM
okay now I'm hungry... lol!!!!

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

Onederchic
12-16-2009, 04:06 AM
Congrats! :hug:


girlonfire
12-16-2009, 04:10 AM
Oooops sorry, didn't mean to make anyone hungry. I definitely want to ignore the leftovers in my fridge(I am sorry, I am way too cheap to throw away 2 chicken breasts and half a cup of veggies ;)

Carbs: they are a full-on Monet for me. From far away they seem good, but upon closer examination they are just a big ole mess.

Eliana
12-16-2009, 08:40 AM
Good for you! It's challenging to go to old favorite restaurants and see what you have to do now as compared to what you used to do! :dizzy:

cherbear
12-16-2009, 09:33 AM
That's awesome! Good job!

time2lose
12-16-2009, 09:56 AM
Congrats! I am glad that you have worked out how to continue good family activities without blowing your plan. I think that is a big key to being successful. Way to go!

beerab
12-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Good job! Last time I went to olive garden I filled up on salad lol.

Glory87
12-16-2009, 11:37 AM
Olive Garden is easy for me - I looooove their apricot chicken and it is very reasonable in calories. Good work staying on plan, the breadsticks are the toughest for me!

As for the leftovers, I also hate wasting food, but you are not a trash can! I started a rule way back when I started in 2004 to never take food home from a restaurant. Restaurant food is special occasion food, a one time event for me (my only exception is the scallop with spinach side dish I get at P.F. Chang's, I order it knowing I'm going to get 2 healthy meals out of it).

kuhrisuh
12-16-2009, 12:20 PM
ohh sounds good!! way to go :carrot:

Lackie
12-16-2009, 12:28 PM
congrats on overcoming the temptation!

girlonfire
12-16-2009, 02:52 PM
Don't worry, I share my leftovers ;)