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What I ate today:
Breakfast (10 a.m.)
2 serving of cottage cheese
2 Special K snack bars
Fat: 6 grams
Lunch (12:30 p.m.)
1 Healthy Choice smoked Sausage
2 slices of multi grain bread
1 serving of fat free mayo
Fat: 9.75 grams
Snack (4 p.m.)
1 stick of beef jerkey
Fat: 2 grams
Dinner (7 p.m.)
4 chicken filets
3 low fat tortilla shells
1 serving of Just 2 Good bleu cheese
Fat: 6 grams
Total calories: 1,125
Total fat: 23.75 grams
Exercise: 40 minutes on the elliptical trainer. Burned 740 calories.
I told myself I would not look at the scale until Friday. That was a steadfast rule. I didn’t want to be encouraged or discouraged by the results. I figured I could just weigh in Friday and be satisfied with whatever result I got.
Goddamn that new digital scale at the gym. It got me today.
I got on that fucking thing after my elliptical workout. It was there, I was bored, it looked so fun. This was the same scale, by the way, that gave me the 310 reading last week and then gave me the 306 reading Friday. Since it is just out of the box, I have to figure it to be pretty accurate.
So I went for it. I took my shoes off and weighed in.
That’s good. That’s really good. Now, after a 40 minute cardio workout, I imagine that was a bit lower than the actual truth, but remember, Friday I won’t be weighing in until after an identical 40 minute workout. Also, last Thursday (at 306) I weighed in after a cardio workout. I like the 301 reading.