I had a dinner to go to tonight w/a couple friends from high school. I suggested Red Lobster b/c I knew I could eat some fresh fish for minimal points. I ordered a full order of tilapia (but I could have only gotten 1/2 and been satisfied... next time I'll do that!), a salad w/little shrimp, baked potato w/butter, and broccoli. I ate all that and didn't even have to use any flex.
But the best thing I did was AVOID THE CHEDDAR BISCUITS!!!
In the past, I would have probably eaten 3 or 4 of those throughout the meal... and at 4 points a pop... ouch! I didn't even actually LOOK at them, didn't miss them either.
And I looked up the crab alfredo that I used to get, to see points value for that... and it's like 30 points for a full order of it. OMG.
So, tonight was an excellent dinner, I felt really proud of myself for making good choices, and I didn't walk out of there MISERABLY stuffed (or find myself parched in the evening like I used to after all the fried, high-sodium food I used to eat there!). Great evening:)