But there's always Capers where I luckily never eat. Having read that eating 3 breadsticks is restrictive by another poster above I congratulate you for only having three ddugan.
Moving on and on by OG in the future :)
I don't think I have the restraint or discipline to eat at Olive Garden ... yet.
drat. double post.
I may be going to Olive Garden this weekend with a friend; thanks for the reminder to be careful around the breadsticks!
how random, i went to olive garden yesterday too!
i stayed just a little over maintenance, i think... but got close. and i was literally doing something with friends all day, i didnt exercise. (which is rare for me)
whenever i go to olive garden, which i do a lot, i get water with a lemon and minestrone soup. i get so full on the soup, which is chock full of veggies, beans, and a little pasta.... 165 cals per bowl? it always used to say something quite lower. oh well. i had three bowls of it........ but hey it was GOOD.
but you know, today is a new day. i have barely gained in a month. a month! a recovering (NOT recovered) anorexic, i used to gain 10 pounds per month if i was lucky (more if unlucky).
i love to exercise, and im starting to eat more healthy foods... although i do go crazy making my own coffees at holiday... any size for 89 cents!
college visit today. and tomorrow. college dining lets me be very healthy. i dont binge around friends. and i can choose whatever i want... so many healthy options! (university of minnesota, two dif. campuses. good meals)
I LOVE OG but have not gone in a long time. But I would like to share a tip with you that I learned a long time ago, in regards to salad dressing. Especially, salad dressing like that at the OG, that is wonderful, but very High in calories.
Order your salad without dressing, get your dressing on the side, (get more than one little dish of salad dressing if you wish [one for you to dip your fork into before a bite of salad & a larger one for the rest of the table or enough small ones so that everyone can have their own]). One reason, I started doing it this way was because sometimes the salad would just have way toooo much dressing on it to suit me, & now (even at home) I eat my salads this way.
P.S. Before my DH decided to change his life-style he use to order extra dressing, just to dip breadsticks in (talk about HIGH CAL)
Julia Rose, it sounds like you are doing awsome with your recovery! I am very proud of you. It is soooo hard to overcome even the simplest food obstacles when you have issues, and it sounds like you are enjoying your life. Yahoo!
So I usually get Caesar salads at Chili's when I go there because I always imagine it being healthier than what I would otherwise eat. WHOAH! I looked it up and there are 1010 cals if you eat the whole thing (I never do but that's not the point ^_^). That Caesar dressing is LOADED, hah. Yay, CC for helping not down 1010 cals when I think I'm eating ~200.
It's still probably healthier than fries and a burger, but 1010 cals? I can think of many other things I'd rather eat for that much.
We went there tonight and I had half a turkey sandwich and a cup of soup. I guess it's all about portion sizes when you eat out. I was actually surprized at how fast I filled up. Drinking water or tea helps curb the appetite as well.