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8/8/12 9:12 A

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When Don and I eat out we eat at Applebees.

At home we eat in our living room on tv trays - we do not get a lot of time together - so we DVR all of our shows and watch them while we eat. Our food is portioned so that is not an issue. We talk and eat and watch tv. There are days when I miss eating at the table - we raised our kids to eat at the table together - nonnegotiable as they became young adults - they all have meal time with their families. Jean

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8/8/12 3:02 A

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I love Red Lobster. I also seem to be able to find some thing to eat, when ever i eat out. I do not eat fast foods though, i dont like fast food.
We have a steak house here that i can always eat at. I believe most steak houses you can find some thing to eat. I also love Olive Garden.
We have a place here that has home cooked meals, on Wed. and Sundays they have chicken and dumplins. Every once in a while i have to have this, but i allow my self to eat this by watching other things i eat for the day.

Im starting to take control of my life today. I will take care of me, love my self., be good to my self, I am strong, i can do this.

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7/25/12 4:33 P

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I am the same way with words. I never use a hundred to describe something when I can
use at least 2 or 3 hundred....LOL YAY a kindred spirit......

I like Red Lobster, but I love Olive Garden.....but wherever we eat, I can always find something on the menu that is healthy. I like Broccoli, and have never been to a restaurant
that serves a large enough portion to founder me....however, I always order the house salad
and the veg of the day.

We usually eat in front of the computers..........personally, if left to me, I'd eat out more often.
I hate to cook...anymore.....David made homemade salsa Sunday....but he wanted to have
chips with he has tied up my pan I use for Wild Rice............

Oh yes, we never get dessert....he has tried TCBY frozen yogurt and likes it as well, so I
might have a little of that if I want....if I ate the desserts at these places, like TIREMISU, I
would be in trouble.

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7/25/12 3:17 A

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I created a thread pointing to an article about When you eat.

Our fearless leader CBevNow asked whether where we eat matters. She eats In front of the TV. She asks: where do you eat at home and what restaurants do you feel are good to eat at. She likes Red Lobster

I admit I eat in front of the TV with my husband - if I had a choice, I'd turn it off and take the time to engage each other in conversation. Studies show that families who eat together and use the time to connect are happier and tighter as a unit - especially if there are kids in the house. Often, dinner is the only time families are together and given the opportunity to share their lives.

For me, all restaurants are mine fields with their desert menus and oversized portions. When I'm at Red Lobster I want to eat their salt and cheese laden biscuits. They are sooooo good. I find it easy to order the healthy menu items, but I want to eat the delivered portions. How can I order trout or tilapia and only eat just a little bit??

The other problem for me is complete lack of veggie choices. I can have the veggie of the day which 90% of the time is broccoli. We aren't supposed to eat a lot of that and I don't really like it. So if I eat the correct protein serving there really is nothing on my plate.

But, if I'm going to a restaurant, a fish place like Red Lobster is a good choice. We also have a restaurant called Ghingis Grill nearby. You grab a bowl and pick your own meats and veggies and sauces, hand the bowl to them, they grill it (downside - it's grilled with oil) for you. You pick your starch (rice, Udon noodles, pasta...). There, I do a great job with portion control.

We also have a restaurant chain called Sweet Tomatoes that is a giant salad bar with every salad fixing you can think of. I get too much lettuce but I get to have ingredients I don't get at home. This is about the only time I eat beans - I take a spoonful of kidney beans. Beets, jicama. I know I'm eating too much, but it is all veggies.

(I never answer a question with 10 words when a hundred will do....)

Edited by: CLAIRE_LEFT_SP at: 7/25/2012 (03:18)
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