Day 27, Meal 54

Day 27, Meal 54

My Rating:

Tonight I took a short drive over to the Tampa Palms Olive Garden, since I was still in the area, which is my 17th location visited across 14 Counties:

Busy night here, which I guess is expected for a Saturday night in Tampa. You couldn’t even get a parking spot in their huge parking lot. When I arrived, I was told a 25 minute wait, with factoring my 15 minute head start with online check-in. I opted to sit outside on the patio since the weather was perfect, and this was my view:

Okay, so dinner tonight is a modified Stickwich from Day 23, Meal 45, consisting of Five Cheese Marinara & Crispy Shrimp Fritta. Except tonight, I’m going to add in some Rigatoni:

Let’s Build:

So, while the other meal got a 10/10 without the Rigatoni, this one sadly gets a 6/10. The protein:sauce ratio’s were all off, and the Rigatoni was quite cold from being solo for too long apparently. It just didn’t work at all. Stick to the Sauce/Shrimp only if you want to make a Stickwich version. Now, it still tasted good, because of the delicious Signature Breadstick, Five Cheese Marinara & Crispy Shrimp Fritta, but all the Rigatoni did was take away 🙁

In other news, a pre-meal snack earlier today was the Arby’s Venison Sandwich, which was a 1-day only item for October 21st and was in limited quantities. The location I visited today in Wesley Chapel only had 18 left when I ordered around 2pm, and they mentioned all the surrounding stores were already sold out. I’m not traditionally an Arby’s fan, and I’m pretty sure I’ve only been one other time in my life. Since I was in the area near a location and it was a one day only special, I figured, sure:

For the price ($7.49 with tax), I wasn’t really impressed. Despite the fact that I normally like venison, this was a little tough, and the sauce was very weird. Not a fan, and I would rate a 5/10.

After the Arby’s pit-stop, I found the Official Mascot of 8 Weeks of Pasta:

Here is the receipt showing a cost savings of $16.03:

Here is the nutritional information for this meal:


Day 28, Meal 55
Day 27, Meal 53


Meals(+60 Leftover)
Saved(w/Pasta Pass)
Calories Consumed(2-3 Meals/Day)
Carbs (g)(Energy)
Protein (g)(Repair)
Fat (g)(Yum)
Locations Visited(Across 5 States)
Ending Weight (lb)(Started 153)
Calories Expended(Including BMR)
Active Minutes(Avg 45 Min/Day)


After losing 70 pounds this year, I'm going on a journey of enjoying carbs and dining out twice a day for the next 8 weeks, for free, while still living a healthy lifestyle. I'll be at the gym daily, and my goal is to not put on a single pound. "Everything in moderation, including moderation" - Oscar Wilde

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