Protein Count – Day Two

1st breakfast — my standard fare, cereal & milk, 16g.

Rode 30 miles at a fast pace, a bit less than 1’44”.  Immediately afterward, I ate my 2nd breakfast — ham, egg & cheese on rye bread, best I can gauge this was worth 35g (and very tasty!)…

Fast as I could get done eating, I hopped on the bike and rode 11 more miles round-trip to visit my patient (with some stuff in a backpack); for some reason it was difficult to get warmed up again, and my legs felt tired on the way home even though my total mileage was not all that much.  But I digress…

3 small oranges for an appetizer, 0g.  Lunch was some home-made leftover lasagna, which is very tough to measure; the website lists lasagna entrees from frozen, 26g per serving.  I don’t know the weight of my serving nor how much meat and cheese was in it, so I am conservatively guessing 20g of protein from what I ate.

In the early afternoon I had a bowl of ice cream, ’cause that’s the way I roll — maybe a cup and a half, so that was 6g.

Late afternoon I ate a quarter cup of peanuts, 7g.  Drove over to David’s and picked up the whey protein.

Cooked dinner — cheeseburgers (from 96% lean) on whole wheat buns, steamed mixed vegetables from frozen, and fettucine alfredo (all TJ’s products) — I counted 57g in all.  As with last night’s dinner, this was a bonanza of protein, but I wonder if my body processed it all.

Later in the evening I sampled the whey protein isolate for taste, and I had only half a non-rounded scooop, so call it 12g.  Just mixed with water, it is drinkable but not pleasant to the palate.  However, with just a tiny amount of pure lemon juice (maybe half a teaspoon, no sugar added) it was fine.

Grand total for the day:  153g protein.  Even if my body wasted some of it, I would say I did pretty well.



About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at
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