What I ate: November 29, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion. And a glass of orange juice.

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I also cooked 2 pounds of bacon.

And made a new batch of homemade hamburgers. This time I used the meat grinder attachment on my Kitchen Aid mixer, which does in fact seem to work much better than the food processor. The last time I made a burger there were bits of unchopped fat, which really wasn't great. The grinder makes sure everything is evenly ground. They're seared on the grill then chilled, vacuum sealed and frozen for future reheating in the sous vide. These are 4.0 oz. each and formed in a 3 1/2" ring cutter.

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Dinner: Italian sausage spaghetti. With homemade marinara, 2.0 oz. Barilla spaghetti, a spicy Italian sausage and wheat Italian bread with olive oil. And 2 glasses of Sangre de Viña malbec.

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Dessert: 2 strips of Green & Black's hazelnut currant dark chocolate.

Snack: 1/8 cup popcorn, air-popped, with 1/2 tbsp. butter.


Weight at beginning of the day: 113.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 113.2 lbs.