Instagram and that time I over-dosed on chicken wings

I was going to do a “What I’m loving lately” style post but I ended up waffling too much about two things so let’s just go with that…

Instagram: Say what you like about Instagram and why people use it, I love it. I enjoy using it, I enjoy posting and I enjoy following other people. You do need a degree of “take this with a pinch of salt” perspective of course because people generally post their best selves and it’s a very glossy world vision (as with all social media). You have to be careful not to think too deeply or worry too much about the things you see. Comparison is the thief of joy, and there are ALWAYS going to be people running faster than you, looking more put-together than you, have more money than you, go to more cool places, holidays, restaurants, get more free stuff than you. But as long as you can accept that and not let it affect your own self-worth and value, it’s good fun.I love a good scroll and I enjoy posting gym selfies and running updates on there. It’s fluff and nonsense and, in reality, no one cares more than you do about your own posts, but I enjoy the micro blogging element of it.

And after than preamble…I’ve started another Instagram account on top of my usual @AnnaTheAppleBlog one. This one is a food-based Instagram account called @AnnaTheCake88. Yes yes I know 😉I wanted somewhere to document all the amazing food I’ve eaten and will go on to eat. But I didn’t want to muddy my purely fitness-focused account with food. So a new one was born. On this one I can follow all different kinds of local restaurants (or aspirational restaurants I’d love to go to) and be inspired to visit new places to try new foods. I can really focus in on food-related stuff, which, as you probably know, I love doing.

A twing thing: Speaking of food…I’ve been enjoying lots of good food recently. I never realised how good a place Southsea was for food. It’s just down the road from work which makes it a perfect place to drop into. With the weather recently being so nice it’s a great place to walk along the beech, have a drink and enjoy some good food.It kind of reminds me of Brighton, but obviously a lot smaller and not as popular. It has so many quirky restaurants – and most of them have vegan options or some even have entire vegan separate menus. I obviously love my meat but I don’t mind trying a bit of a vegan food once in a while as a change!

I went to Two Doors Down recently with Kyle on a Wednesday evening as it was “Twings” Night. All you can eat tacos and wings for £13. I was ALL over this. I love, love, love chicken wings so this was right up my street. We’d been to the restaurant before and had had a really nice meal there so we knew we were in for a treat. The waiter informed us that to stop people over-ordering and wasting food you had to finish the plate you were on before ordering more, which made complete sense. I’m almost certain they looked at me and thought “ha, we’ll make our money on this one”. Little did they know…

There were lots of different wing flavours (buffalo, Korean BBQ, honey and mustard, honey and sriracha, etc.) and you could choose between cauliflower “wings” and regular chicken wings. As much as I would have enjoyed trying the cauliflower ones I decided to focus on chicken because it actually took a while each time to order another plate as they were quite busy and we only had our table till 8pm. PRIORITIES PEOPLE. This also meant that I decided to not get any tacos either. The tacos had different flavours too – and jack fruit versions not just different meats.The wings were good. So good. I decided early on to avoid the baffalo wings… they were the first eight that I had and it really did a number on my tongue and mouth with the heat. So I tried the Korean BBQ next. Still fairly spicy. As I was in it for the long game, I decided to move to and stick with honey and mustard.In the end I managed five plates of eight chicken wings… 40 chicken wings in total. I won’t lie, the last plate was a struggle and certainly the last two wings I probably didn’t enjoy that much but 40 sounds better than 38 😉 I realise this is the height of gluttony but I genuinely didn’t intend to eat as many as I did going into it. I just have quite an appetite!

It was a fun evening for sure. The next day I honestly wasn’t hungry until about 1pm. I don’t know how many calories I consumed but if each chicken wing was 80-100 calories (no idea if this is accurate but I did a quick Google) that would between 3,200-4,000 calories. Blimey. Let’s pretend I didn’t have chips with that too…

Do you like chicken wings?

Have you ever done a food challenge? I’m not sure I would. I like to enjoy my food rather than race through it or prove a point.

Do you use Instagram?

10 thoughts on “Instagram and that time I over-dosed on chicken wings

  1. I definitely have instagram and follow you on there. You motivate me more than you know. BUT I have had to step away from instagram on rest days because I tend to get a little jealous of the folks that are out there running or working out. For example I haven’t checked instagram once because I woke up almost in tears because I was so tired and needed a day off so I mostly avoided social media today and relaxed and ate. Tomorrow … back to the gym!!

    I also had to sign up to follow your other instagram account because whenever I am in England I am going to HAVE to hit up some of these favorite places. Now will I try to eat 40 wings? Probably not. But I would be willing to try a few?? Heck, yes!!

    • Yeah Instagram can totally be a minefield for making people feel rubbish. But it sounds like you have a good gauge on when you need to do that. I think you just need to focus on what works for you. It’s easy to compare your “bad” days to someone’s “omg amazing” days. It’s just not reality.
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  2. That’s some impressive wing consumption. If I was deep in a marathon training cycle I might be prepared to give it a go!
    Now I’m off to follow your new Instagram (mmmmm! Food!)

  3. I love instagram but I agree, it is suuuuper important to remember that people only really show their best self – and why wouldn’t they?! I can’t blame them for that but as a viewer or follower it’s just something that we’ve got to remember 🙂

  4. This has just made me think of the song from the South Park movie What would Brian Boitano do as the voice sort of shouts “I’ve never seen a man eat so many chicken wings”. (If you are too young for the South Park movie you can google the title and the song is the first thing that comes up..)
    I really don’t get instagram but I have not tried it (but it seems to come on on facebook from people I know if they use it)- I didn’t go on twitter either- I think I worry that I will get a bit addicted to it.
    I used to watch Man vs Food on TV and he did some crazy challenges but I would never attempt any of them.

    • Haha I’m not too young for South Park but I never really watched it!
      It’s easy to get addicted to these things but I like to think I have a good balance and I enjoy using it. If anything I love finding food stuff hehe.
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  5. That is a lot of wings! Glad you like them so much. I totally agree with you on the Instagram thing. Really fun to scroll through but you have to remember it’s social media and not the full picture.

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