What I ate: February 26, 2017

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

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Made the filling for an spicy western omelette for Tuesday. And the filling for chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg for breakfast Wednesday and Friday.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix and a spicy Blood Mary.

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Lunch: Turkey club sandwich, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips and a Long Trail Double Bag.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Doritos and a half glass of Bota Box malbec.


Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and Dad.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.8 lbs.

What I ate: February 25, 2017

Breakfast: Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito. And a mimosa.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix and a spicy Blood Mary.

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Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun, and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a Long Trail Stand Out.

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Dinner: Tofu, broccoli and scallion stir-fry. And a half glass of 90+ New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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And 2 glasses of Bota Box malbec.


Weight at beginning of the day: 132.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.2 lbs.

What I ate: February 24, 2017

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling I cooked Monday in a freshly heated tortilla.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Lunch: Roast beef sandwich, a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing, and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.
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Dinner: Sweet and sour salmon (new recipe) and a half glass of 90+ New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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And 2 glasses of Bota Box malbec.


Weight at beginning of the day: 134.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.6 lbs.

Sweet and sour salmon

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This was good!

Serves 1, scale as necessary:

3.8 oz. cooked salmon
part of a green pepper
1/2 yellow onion
pineapple chunks

I used the sauce recipe from Serious Eats with the sugar slightly reduced. This makes a thin, tasty sauce, not the thick orange goo that you get at a Chinese restaurant or from a bottle. I prefer this one, but you could use the other kind instead.

1 tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp. water

2/3 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar (reduced from 1/3 cup in the original recipe)
3 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. soy sauce

This was good but next time I might substitute Sriracha for the ketchup.

What I ate: February 23, 2017

Breakfast: Canadian bacon, egg, and cheese English muffin breakfast sandwich.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 0.8 oz. almonds.


Lunch: Veggie Buffalo chicken patty sandwich with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. potato chips and French onion dip.


Dinner: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 133.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 134.0 lbs.

What I ate: February 22, 2017

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling I cooked Monday in a freshly heated tortilla.

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Made a batch of Buttermilk biscuits.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Lunch: Spicy black bean veggie burger with a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing.

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Smoked spare ribs. Divided into individual servings, vacuum sealed, and frozen (except the one for dinner tonight).

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Made a batch of Mexican rice. Vacuum sealed and froze 6 packages of rice and 6 packages of refried beans.

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Divided a 16 oz. can of Bush's baked beans (original style) into 4 servings; 3 vacuum sealed and frozen and one for tonight's dinner.

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Dinner: Spare ribs, French fries, a buttermilk biscuit, and baked beans. And a Long Trail Double Bag beer.

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And a glass of Bota Box malbec.


Weight at beginning of the day: 132.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 133.2 lbs.

What I ate: February 21, 2017

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette. Filling cooked Sunday and reheated, in 2 eggs, freshly cooked. And a slice of Heidelberg multigrain toast with butter.

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Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun, and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a Long Trail Green Blaze IPA.

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Made a batch of homemade barbecue sauce.

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Dinner: Tofu, broccoli and scallion stir-fry. And a half glass of 90+ New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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And 2 glasses of Bota Box malbec.


Weight at beginning of the day: 133.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.6 lbs.

What I ate: February 20, 2017

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon. With one egg, a slice of Heidelberg multigrain toast with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Made the filling for an spicy western omelette for Tuesday. And the filling for chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg for breakfast Wednesday and Friday.

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Sliced, vacuum sealed and froze leftover roast beef. 2x with gravy (5.5 oz. beef, 5.0 oz. gravy), 4x sliced for sandwich (2.8 oz.), 2x diced for stir-fry (2.8 oz.).

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Lunch: Mom's salmon, rice and broccoli at the lake with the family.

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Started prep work for a 5.5 lb. rack of St. Louis style spare ribs. Covered in dry rub and vacuum sealed. It will stay in the refrigerator for a day then go to the sous vide.

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Dinner: DiGiorno rising crust supreme pizza and a Long Trail Ale.

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And a glass of Carnivore cabernet sauvignon and a glass of Bota Box malbec.


Weight at beginning of the day: 133.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 133.0 lbs.

What I ate: February 19, 2017

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

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Lunch: Cheeseburger and fries at Plattekill Mountain ski area with my nephew and brother-in-law.

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And 2 beers.


Dinner: Mom's pot roast at the lake with the family. And 2 glasses of Cupcake black forest red wine.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 133.0 lbs.

What I ate: February 18, 2017

Breakfast: Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito. And a mimosa.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix and a spicy Blood Mary.


Lunch: Tuna sashimi at the lake with the famiily.

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Snack: A package of senbei, Japanese rice crackers.


Dinner: Mom's roast beef, rice, gravy and asparagus at the lake with the family. And a little more. And 2 glasses of wine.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.6 lbs.

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