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Okay , so I know that being spontaneous has it’s good points, but maybe not so much when it comes to a low carb diet.

Back story:  About once a year I take a weekend by myself and get a hotel room.  No husband, no dogs, no friends.  I reach a boiling point where I just am DONE dealing with people.  I don’t care how much I love you, sometimes I just need a break.  Usually I use this weekend as an excuse to indulge in food and shopping and general sloth like behavior.

I am taking such a weekend this coming weekend but this time I’m going to try and stay on my low carb diet and also get some exercise in.

Now, we all know how easy it is when you are low carbing to stop by your local fast food chain and get a bunless burger right?  But I am planning on enjoying my meals this weekend and so that is proving to take a little research.

Most popular restaurants have websites with their nutritional information.  So I googled the eateries around my hotel and found some usable options.  This of course means I’m at the mercy of chain restaurants but at least I’m not eating out of Burger King every meal.  Once you are well versed in the low carb universe, a lot of people eyeball the entree and can ballpark the carbs, but you never really know how many hidden carbs are in spices or other additives.  At this stage in my weight loss, I am not willing to bargain.

My hotel does not have a gym but it does have a pool so I’m planning on logging some water laps.  I love water.  I could have easily been a fish in a former life and I just love the sensation of water around me.  So between swimming and water walking I’m hoping to burn a few decent carbs off the bod.

So I’ve got some killer choices picked out from the menu’s of the local (albeit chain) food-fare and I’m looking forward to a weekend of no distractions, crocheting and relaxation.  I can’t wait!!!

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