Over the weekend Dwaine and I went out to see the Bee Hive musical at the local art center with friends. It was a fun musical and a great night out. Especially after being in the house for almost a week solid -lol.
I tend to do that, given I work from home, so a night out is good for the “cabin fever” now and then. 😉
Anyway, it was a couple towns over. And if you think *I* live in the middle of nowhere here in TN – this place has it beat by a country mile.
The art center had a restaurant inside of it, and so with limited time and not many other options we decided to eat there. It’s what you call a “meat and three”. Which basically means your choice of a meat and three vegetables. On this particular night your choice of carbs with a side of three carbs.
We grabbed a tray and went through the line and I looked through the glass panes at the options like this: 😯 LOL. Um, what to do?
I’m usually a little more prepared for these situations. I eat at home before I go out, have low carb snacks on hand, or usually I can just find something low carb just about anywhere we go.
Not here. And with half hour before the show started, I finally shook myself out of my stare and stopped holding up the line – and just chose my meat and three. *sigh*
In my last post I mentioned I haven’t been feeling that well this past week. Just tired and edgy mostly. So at that point I was just like “whatever” and didn’t really even care.
I hate to even tell you what was on that plate. But I will. Meatloaf, complete with ketchup/tomato topping. Beans & cornbread (ouch!), with corn and lima beans on the side (I left the stewed tomatoes).
Don’t even bother counting the carbs. I didn’t. LOL.
That’s the first “off course” meal I’ve had since I started the low carb diet back in April (just over 4 months ago). I didn’t view it as “falling off the wagon” – though I’ll confess that I enjoyed the meal very much.
Instead of letting it be the trigger that did me in, I got up from that table resolved to go back to my low carb daily journal – of keeping tabs of my intake and keeping it at 20 net carbs a day or below.
There comes a point where you just have to make a choice, and let it be your excuse – or let it be just what it was: one meal. Obviously you can’t use THAT as an excuse to yo-yo on ANY diet. Especially if your goal is a long-term lifestyle change.
And so today I spent a good hour+ in Kroger stocking up on meat, eggs, veggies, greens and all that good stuff. To the tune of just over $300 (another ouch! lol). I’ll be eating at home this week, keeping a count on my carbs, and getting back on track. I’m ready for those scales to start moving again. 😉