Day 87: A big carb mistake

Total weight loss: 21.5 pounds   Next weigh-in: Saturday, April 7th
Yesterday was my last day at work for awhile. I have 11 days of long awaited vacation starting today.

I ate my egg and sausage dish for breakfast, but wasn’t really hungry at lunch, so I ate a handful of almonds.

I left work at 4:30 after a day trying to catch up and make sure I left everything either finished or accessible for my coworkers. Brandon told me that Buffalo Wild Wings Caribbean Jerk wings were only 2 points for every 3, so Rick and I set out for some after work drinks and wings to celebrate my last day of work before vacation.

Once there, we relaxed: he had a beer, and I had some vodka and Diet Coke. We both ordered the boneless wings. I was innocently enjoying them when it hit me: I was eating BONELESS BREADED WINGS, not the regular wings, which were low carb. I looked up 7 boneless wings of the Caribbean Jerk variety. Looks like 8 wings were 21 carbs and the sauce was 16 more, or did that count the sauce? Who knows? I was slightly depressed about the whole thing. I’m trying my best to do this low carb diet consistently, and I screwed up. That’s the problem with eating out. I’m never sure what I’m tallying up on my carb count. Unfortunately, I love going to restaurants, especially after a long day at work.

I immediately asked for a box and decided to give the rest of them to my niece, Marsha. We were meeting in a couple of hours for trivia, and she likes wings – and hot stuff. Rick isn’t so fond of the spicy wings.

Two hours laters, I was hungry and in a restaurant that catered to pastas and other Italian offerings. They had a shrimp scampi appetizer: 6 jumbo shrimp sauted in casino butter. I ordered the shrimp and it was very tasty and a light meal.

All in all, I just have to put the wing mistake behind me and hope the extra carbs don’t mess with my weight loss. We’ll find out tomorrow.

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