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Old 08-01-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default navigated my first dinner out!

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!
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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for sticking to your plan in a tempting restaurant setting!
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:49 PM   #6
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Good for you! Eating out and being on a diet is so hard!
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:54 PM   #7
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Hooray for you!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:53 AM   #8
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Doesn't it feel awesome?! Eating out can be really hard.. But it seems like you conquered that one ! Way to go!
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