Hi Bry. Try going to www.dwlz.com
and check out her restaurant menus. She has listed almost 200 different menus of various restaurants. When your girlfriend says its time to go out... since it is your birthday....YOU CHOOSE which one to go to. Having already seen what you want will prepare you for the best choices geared to your diet. Remember...dressing on the side, limit the alcohol and ask for a jug of water to be placed on your table.
As for your other meals out.....(ie parents and trip) just do the best you can. Try to fill your plate in quarters.....3/4 veggies and salad and 1/4 meat(protein...grilled?not fried) Good luck, but you know what....when you have a plan and you're not feeling so out of control and overwhelmed, when it comes right down to it....only you can make the right,healthy and best choices!! Good Luck!!
ps....Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!