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RUNNINGAL425 Posts: 1,067
4/2/13 11:42 A

You did the right thing--planning ahead. So many of us (me included) make poorer choices when we are bombarded with a menu and just a few minutes to decide. The pictures and smells often make us order for pleasure rather than nutrition (fuel).

NAEBARTOLOMEO Posts: 244
3/31/13 9:06 P

Thank you all for your input !!
I had the pasta e fagoli & salad with ONE bite of my husband's breadstick. Our waitress was wonderful & when she asked me if I'd like another bowl of soup, I asked if she could put it directly into a to-go container for me...normally they aren't supposed to do it but I let her know of my dietary needs (I had the gastric sleeve surgery 2 months ago) & she was more than happy to do that for me.

It was a win-win !! I had a lovely lunch with the family & I have leftovers for 2 days !! emoticon

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3/31/13 8:32 P

I usually get the pasta e fagoli and have one breadstick with it ( I make sure any extra breadsticks are wrapped up so I can't see them and then have no trouble avoiding them). Then we usually split an appetizer of some type or else I'll have two bowls of the soup.

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3/31/13 4:28 P

one serving of Minestrone soup
Lunch portion of Apricot chicken

that is what I always get.

Skip the breadsticks

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (10,836)
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3/31/13 1:14 P

Grilled chicken salad.

NAEBARTOLOMEO Posts: 244
3/31/13 12:46 P

The family is going to Olive Garden for Easter.
I have done my homework & looked up the website for their nutritional information. I think I know what I'm going to order but I would love some input please.



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