That being said, my husband expressed last night that he feels guilty choosing Olive Garden, not because it's difficult for me, because really, the more I think about it, the less difficult I think it'll actually be, but because he feels he should be following my lead and he's not. He's just not ready yet, but he's feeling guilt like he should be. I tried to explain to him that what he's feelign is normal and he should be no means change his behavior simply because I have... he has to change when he's ready. I explained to him that I researched this lifestyle for a LONG time before I finally decided to give it a shot. I don't know if that helped relax him or not, but I hope it did. He has to do what he wants to do on his own timeline, and I think that's what has been our problem lately. I'm moving right along and he's feeling guilty for not coming along, even though he's not ready yet. I really do think this lifestyle of mine is causing the problems we're experiencing right now, but I won't give up feeling this good just to relax the tensions in our marriage. We have to figure out how to work around the lifestyle differences and move on. That's exactly what I'm doing tonight by agreeing to go to Olive Garden for him. He wants to go there for his birthday, and it's my responsibility to make sure I can follow the rules. I'll have to ask for certain oils, and none of this, none of that, but it'll be fine.
I did mention that Texas Roadhouse would be so much easier b/c I can better control what goes onto the food, but his reason for picking Olive Garden is that we have steak, pork chops, etc, every day of the week, so going to Texas Roadhouse is no longer "special" like it used to be. Ok, I can respect that. No problem. So, I think we're still going to Olive Garden, which will work out fine. I have an idea of what I would like to order, and I'll specifically mention that I need whatever it is to be cooked with olive oil (although even that is a bad idea b/c it's not heat tolerant) or with no oil at all. Maybe that would be best. I'll have to look at the menu again and see what they have going on with the gluten free menu to see if oils will even be a problem or not. I think fish sounds yummy for tonight. Shrimp maybe.