Daily log, March 7 — a long workout

I went to the gym and had the full workout today, on my own. Even though I woke up late and had a million things to do today, I got up and went to the gym to do a full workout. That means at least 1 1/2 hours at the gym, with an hour of that being for cardio.

My mother made fun of me when I got home, saying that she thought I wasn’t coming home. I normally don’t go to the gym on Sunday because my mother is at my apartment, but that’s a bad habit I need to break. Let’s see if this continues.

Of course, getting a late start means I didn’t leave enough time for breakfast, or a midmorning snack.

12 PM — I had two McDonald’s double cheeseburger and an order of fries. I know, even one order of fries doesn’t sound like a diet. But I am counting my calories, and the fat, protein and carbs I consume. I’ll be fine… famous last words.

8 PM — dinner was leftover shrimp lasagna my mother brought over.

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Daily log, March 6 — a new toy

I bought an elliptical machine, used, from a garage sale. I know the previous owner and she never used it. It’s practically new. It’s the newest resident of my living room.

It’s this great thing, a combo elliptical and cycling machine that looks completely out of place in my apartment. It looks too metallic, too big, too incongruous in my brown and green-themed apartment. It just doesn’t look like it’s me.

Now let’s see if I actually use it.

10 AM — breakfast was a pork sausage/ground turkey and egg burrito on a whole wheat tortilla. I added shredded cheddar, broccoli slaw, mushrooms, onions and peppers.

11:30 AM — I didn’t have a midmorning snack.

2 PM — lunch was a turkey burger, homemade, with cheddar cheese, creamy Dijon mustard, and a bunch of banana peppers.

4 PM — I didn’t have a midafternoon snack.

6 PM — for an early dinner I had a sweet onion chicken teriyaki sub from Subway. No cheese, no mayo, on Italian bread, with lots of spinach.

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Daily log, March 2 — the lazy streak ends

I stopped being lazy today and went to the gym. I had missed two days in a row. I didn’t want to make it three. I did a light workout, just an hour or cardio and nothing else. But that’s better than I did over the last few days.

9 AM — I missed breakfast.

11:30 AM — I didn’t have a midmorning snack.

2 PM — I had lunch with my brother, my mom and the kiddo. We went to Taqueria Arandas where I had the fajitas.

4 PM — I didn’t have a midafternoon snack.

9 PM — dinner was Thai food in honor of my brother’s birthday. I had Chicken in peanut sauce.

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Daily log, February 27 — exercise continues

Had appointment with my trainer today. The workout wasn’t too bad. Either it’s getting easier or I’m getting better at it.

9 AM — Breakfast was a chicken burrito and hash browns from Chik-fil-a. Coffee, of course.

2 PM — lunch was a half a roasted chicken with no sides and two tortillas. Coffee, again.

9 PM — dinner was grilled chicken with pasta in a light tomato sauce, with grilled onions and peppers. Coffee, again.

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Daily log, February 26 — a very shrimp day

Went to the gym early this morning. When I go to the gym I basically concentrate on doing the cardio needed, and I mix in some circuit training,

9 AM — breakfast was a package of Weight Watchers quesadillas with some extra protein in the form of sautéed ground beef.

2 PM — lunch was two crispy shrimp tacos from Berry Hill with a side salad. Not the healthiest thing I could eat, but have you ever tried the crispy shrimp tacos from Berry Hill? They’re worth the calorie count.

9 PM — dinner was shrimp soup, homemade by Mom.

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