My husband and I have been married for three years. We have gone to Olive Garden, once a year for most of our relationship. Why? Not for the free cheese, which they offer constantly. "Would you like some cheese with your Coke?" No, no I wouldn't. We go for the annual Endless Pasta Bowl.
Most years, I am pretty sure we had 3 bowls a piece and a bajillion bread sticks .
The first year we were working on dieting we had two bowls a piece and half a bajillion bread sticks.
This year I had 1 bowl and one bread stick. I was no where near finishing mine.
My husband had 1 bowl and 3 bread sticks.
We are definitely doing better about portion control. Our weight is less, we eat less and eat in more.
The Endless Pasta Bowl, oddly, has become a measure of our success.
I suppose the ultimate goal is to not go for the "Endless Pasta".
We are a far way from both of our goal fitness and weight.
With that said I am very proud of us and our progress. Even if it is slow, it is forward.
Even measured by pasta.