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What I ate today
Breakfast (10:30 a.m.)
2 slices of multigrain bread
1 Tilapia Filet (grilled)
2 servings of fat-free mayo
Fat: 3.5 grams
Lunch (4:20 p.m., kickoff!)
1 footlong Subway club, double meat, no cheese
Fat: 19 grams
Dinner (6:20, second-half kickoff!)
1 footlong Subway roast beef sub, single meat, with cheese
Fat: 17 grams
2 dill pickles 11 p.m.
Fat: 0 grams
Total Calories: 1900
Total fat: 39.5 grams
Whoah, hold on a second. Did you people know that Subway’s yellow mustard has 10 calories per two teaspoons? Well, actually, it might be 10, it might be five. The information on the drink cup says 10. On Subway’s website it says five. But I’ve never heard of yellow mustard having calories. The stuff I have in my apartment has no calories at all. Of course, I have noticed that Subway’s mustard is definitely better than the stuff I buy.
But that just seems tricky to me. Why would a place that bases its entire marketing campaign on health feature a product which has worse nutritional value than the on-the-shelf product? I feel kind of cheated here, especially since I’ve been getting extra mustard lately. Well, that’s going to stop.
[ADBLOCKHERE]By the way, notice that a Subway roast beef sandwich with cheese is almost as bad as a double meat club without cheese. That is information you can use.
So anyway, today was the Super Bowl and I relaxed the rules a bit.
Sidenote: Did you know there are normal people in this country who do not watch the Super Bowl? I think I am the only one on my paper’s editorial staff that watched the game. I am amazed. Isn’t that the biggest single cultural event in America? There is nothing bigger that the Super Bowl in this country, and yet two-thirds of the nation were doing something else. Even if you don’t like football, how do you not watch the Super Bowl? The commercials are enough reason. The halftime show is enough reason. What did those people do on Sunday? I just can’t get my head around this one. Are there people who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving?
So yeah, I solved the Super Bowl Sandwich problem by 1) not going to any parties. 2) going to Subway and getting one sub for each half.
I did OK on the calories, but took in nearly 40 grams of fat today. Wow. I also didn’t exercise. I probably should have. I think walking is going to be put on hold until further notice. Winter seems to have hit us here in Colorado. But don’t fear, the Tuesday/Thursday workouts with Shep will begin this week, so that will more than replace the walking. For those who don’t remember, Shep is a physical education teacher at the Junior College I cover. He offered to put me through a workout twice a week and swears he will tone me up very quickly.
Still, I haven’t had a good workout since Wednesday. I blew off Thursday and Friday and was working all weekend on a work-related project. There is a very good chance that I will miss working out Monday, too. I have to finish this project by Monday night. I am not even sure I can do that if I work 12 hours. Stupid deadlines.
So there is a chance that I will go five full days without working out. But I do think this will be the toughest week so far. I am sticking to my regular elliptical/weight training workout Wednesday and Friday (and Monday if I can find the time). And Tuesday and Thursday I will work with Shep. Shep won’t tell me what we will be doing Tuesday, but I am ready for just about anything.
That’s about all for today. I will try to get a little more in depth tomorrow.