I Could Learn to Like This

After a long day at school, this is how I spent my evening.  A 35-minute stint on the treadmill followed by a 20-minute recumbent bike ride.  Good times!  As much as I hate the treadmill because you don’t go anywhere, I actually enjoyed my workout.  I could have gone longer, but elected not to so that I could ride the bike as well.

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Spending time with the cardio machines at the gym…not brave enough to do the elliptical just yet, so the treadmill and bike will do for now.

I am hopeful that my near-hour of hard work will result in good sleep tonight.  I have been lacking good solid sleep lately, and need to work on that.  Yet here I sit, finishing up this blog post at 11:10 pm.  So I’ll move on to the food and be done with it.

I was a low-carbing protein beast today:  114 grams, 30 grams carbs and 42 grams fat.  All my proteins today were super lean cuts of meat and fish, so I felt good about what I ate today.  I did try to squeeze in some more veggies today, with moderate success.  If I thought it made practical sense to buy a bagged salad, I’d buy one to get some greens in, but it just isn’t practical for me to buy one since it would go bad before we had a chance to finish the thing.  Perhaps buying a small container from the salad bar might be a good alternative.  I do miss salads and I haven’t had one in nearly 6 months.  I think it’s pretty safe to say my sleeve can tolerate them now, so perhaps next week’s trip to the grocery store will include a quick trip to their in-house salad bar to buy a small box of mixed greens.

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Today’s food choices, from upper right: Trader Joe’s turkey jerky; herb crusted beef tenderloin with green beans, roasted carrots and hazelnuts; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2, iron supplement; Central Market house made seasoned roast beef and slice of Tillamook cheddar cheese; tilapia filet cooked in lemon butter with same veggies as earlier (I didn’t eat the green beans though); 99% lean ground turkey with Rufus Teague touch o heat barbecue sauce and melted cheese.

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