Day 110: Always get a to-go box

Submitted by BaylorBlondie on Mon, 08/14/2006 - 12:11pm.

After church yesterday, I had lunch with my parents at one of our favorite Italian restaurants.  I successfully overcame my cravings for Penne Alfredo and had a fabulous lunch portioned salad instead.  To further reduce fat, I ordered the vinagrette salad dressing on the side.  I even skipped the bread.  Sonoma Dieters be proud!  As usual, I ordered water.  My family and friends have noticed that instead of always ordering a soft drink when we eat out as I had done for years, I now only order water.  This is healthier and it is free.  When ordering an entree, I try very hard to always leave enough for a to-go box.  To do this, I try to fill up on water.  I tend to need a water refill well before my meal is served and another refill during the meal.  I also feel like I am saving money by paying one price and getting two separate meals out of it.