August 2018 Archives

What I ate: August 31, 2018

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

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Started the poolish and soaker for homemade whole wheat bagels.

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Made a batch of Sriracha chex mix.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


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

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Snack: 0.8 oz. pretzels with Chinese hot mustard.

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Dinner: Grilled salmon and rice. And a glass of Ponga New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.4 lbs.

What I ate: August 30, 2018

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin with 3 slices of bacon, one egg and Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.



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Snack: Peanuts and beef jerky.


Dinner: Cheeseburger, potato salad, coleslaw, and a glass Fish Eye Shiraz.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.4 lbs.

What I ate: August 29, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, peanuts and beef jerky.


Lunch: Curried veggie chicken salad croissant and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Drew's goddess dressing.

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Snack: Trail mix and peanuts.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.4 lbs.

What I ate: August 28, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, some beef jerky and peanuts.



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Snack: 1.0 oz. cashews.


Dinner: Chana masala from Buttermilk with basmati rice. This was good. I previously froze the packet, defrosted the sealed packet in water, and cooked it according to package directions. I think it would have been fine with 3 oz. water instead of 4 oz. water. It's more lemony and has some spices mine does not. And a glass of Ponga New Zealand savignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 27, 2018

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 1.0 oz. cashews (as two servings of 0.5 oz. each).


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

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Snack: Beef jerky and peanuts.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.4 lbs.

What I ate: August 26, 2018

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade 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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Made a meatloaf and gravy. Vacuum sealed and froze 4 servings.

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Cooked pork for stir-fry in the sous vide. Vacuum sealed and froze 9 packages of 2.8 oz. each.

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

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And, later, peanuts and beef jerky.

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Lunch: Spicy tuna salad croissant and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a half glass of Pomelo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Snack: Cabot seriously sharp cheddar and almonds.

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Dinner: Steak and corn. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.6 lbs.

What I ate: August 25, 2018


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

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Lunch: Veggie Buffalo chicken patty sandwich and a side of ranch dip and celery. And a Switchback Ale.

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Snack: 4 Late July crackers and Cabot seriously sharp cheddar cheese.

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Marinated the pork for miso marinated pork.


Dinner: Miso marinated pork with rice and broccoli.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 129.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.0 lbs.

What I ate: August 24, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.

And, later, a package of fried seaweed with sudachi. This was good! According to Wikipedia, "[Sudachi is a sour citrus, not eaten as fruit, but used as food flavoring in place of lemon or lime. Genetic analysis shows it to be the product of a cross between a yuzu and another citrus akin to the koji and tachibana orange."

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Snack: Trail mix and peanuts.

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Dinner: Tuna sashimi, rice, and daikon. And cold sake.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 129.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.4 lbs.

What I ate: August 23, 2018

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin. With homemade sausage, one egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, some peanuts and beef jerky.

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

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Snack: 0.9 oz. cashews.


Dinner: Roasted chicken, gravy, rice, and green beans. And a glass of Fish Eye Shiraz.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.4 lbs.

What I ate: August 22, 2018

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

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Started the fermentation step for a batch of homemade kimchi. This is a batch of the regular variety, not the super spicy.

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Made a batch of homemade pickled jalapeños.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.



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Snack: Some cashews.


Dinner: Fried chicken and potato salad.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 21, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


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

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Snack: 2 crackers with Cabot seriously sharp cheddar cheese.

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Dinner: Meatloaf, rice, gravy, and broccoli. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 131.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.6 lbs.

What I ate: August 20, 2018

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 35 grams of California trail 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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Lunch: Curried veggie chicken salad croissant and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Drew's goddess dressing

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Snack: Peanuts and beef jerky.


Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry, rice, and a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Dessert: Tai strawberry from my Bokksu. This was awful! It's a combination of a cake cone (ice cream cone) and strawberry flavored packing foam.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 131.0 lbs.

What I ate: August 19, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Grilled a package of Hebrew National beef hot dogs.

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Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips, pickles, and a Switchback Ale.

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Snack: Peanuts and beef jerky.

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Dinner: Tuna sashimi, rice, and daikon. And cold sake.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.0 lbs.

What I ate: August 12 - 18, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

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

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Lunch: A sausage and egg panini at Aldo Lamberti Trattoria at Phildelphia airport.

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Dinner: Jalapeño poppers, boneless Buffalo wings, and a "Lagunitas Sucks" Double IPA at the Golden Gate Tap Room in San Francisco, CA. I like salty food but those wings were the saltiest food I've ever eaten and not in a good way.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Breakfast: Toasted bagel with butter at the Mystic hotel in San Francisco. This is what I had for breakfast every day.

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Lunch: Roasted turkey and dill Havarti sandwich and potato chips at Starbucks.

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Dinner: Abe Froman sausage sandwich (beef, cheddar, and bacon sausage) with arugula, Thousand Island dressing, chopped romaine, tomato, and pickles. And a Bike Dog San Dog IPA (Sacramento, CA) and a Two Brother Vienna Lager (Richmond, CA) at Hogwash in San Francisco.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Breakfast: Toasted bagel with butter at the Mystic hotel in San Francisco.

Lunch: Misto salad with chicken.

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Dinner: Cornbread and a cod po' boy at Hops and Hominy in San Francisco.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Breakfast: Toasted bagel with butter at the Mystic hotel in San Francisco.


Lunch: Tofu peanut bowl at Bun Mee. This was good!

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Dinner: Cubano sandwich and sweet potato chips from Starbucks.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Breakfast: Toasted bagel with butter at the Mystic hotel in San Francisco.


Lunch: Lasagna, salad, and veggies.

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Dinner: Lamb pita and spring rolls at E&O Kitchen and Bar.

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Friday, August 17, 2018


Breakfast: Toasted bagel with butter at the Mystic hotel in San Francisco.


Lunch: Chicken sriracha sandwich and chips from Starbucks.

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Dinner: 2 dumplings and a chicken satay with peanut sauce at the E&O Kitchen and Bar. I forgot to take a picture, but it was good!


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Breakfast: Bacon, egg, and cheese bagel at Napa Farms at SFO. I need to find a better place to get an early breakfast; this is underwhelming and really expensive!

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Bloody Mary on the plane. My spicy version is much better.

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Late Lunch: Cheesesteak at Chickie & Pete's at PHL.

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Weight at beginning of the week: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.8 lbs.

What I ate: August 11, 2018


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

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Lunch: Bratwurst and sauerkraut and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. And a Switchback Ale.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and Green Mountain Gringo spicy salsa.

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Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy, broccoli. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.
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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 10, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, some beef jerky and peanuts.


Lunch: Veggie Buffalo chicken patty sandwich and a side of ranch dip and celery.

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Dinner: Crushed hamburger with spinach and rice. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 9, 2018

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin with 3 slices of bacon, one egg and Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, peanuts and beef jerky.

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Made a small batch of homemade pesto.

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Dinner: Pasta with chicken, zucchini and fresh pesto and a glass of Pomelo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 8, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, peanuts and beef jerky.

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Snack: A piece of Cabot seriously sharp cheddar and 8 small almonds.

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Dinner: Nachos and a Sauza Hornitos tequila. 

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.8 lbs.

What I ate: August 7, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, peanuts and beef jerky.

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Made a batch of beef gravy to go with the roast beef I made a few days ago. Vacuum sealed and frozen.

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Snack: 0.8 oz. pretzels with hot mustard.

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Dinner: Spaghetti with meatless balls and a glass of Folonari Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.8 lbs.

What I ate: August 6, 2018

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 35 grams of California trail mix.

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Lunch: Curried veggie chicken salad croissant and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato and Drew's goddess dressing

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Dinner: I got a sample pack from Buttermilk. For dinner I had khichdi and coconut chutney. It was pretty good!

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 5, 2018

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

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

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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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Cut, vacuum sealed, and froze the eye of round roast beef I cooked in the sous vide yesterday. 2x sliced for dinner (4.0 oz. each) and 5x diced for stir-fry (2.8 oz. each).

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Cooked and froze 2 pounds of bacon. And ate 3 slices of bacon.

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Lunch: Soppressata English muffin sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

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Dinner: A delicious jerk chicken taco from Ty's Taco-ria and an IPA.

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And a chocolate banana langue de chat from my Bokksu snack box.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 4, 2018


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


Grilled, vacuum sealed, and froze a strip steak.

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Grilled, vacuum sealed, and froze chicken breast tenders.

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Lunch: Cheese and jalapeño hot dog on a whole wheat bun, potato salad, coleslaw, and a Switchback Ale.

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Snack: 4 crackers with Cabot seriously sharp cheddar cheese.

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Dinner: Cheeseburger, potato salad, coleslaw, and a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 3, 2018

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 1.0 oz. Stacy's everything bagel chips.


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

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Snack: 0.8 oz. peanuts.



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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 2, 2018

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin. With homemade sausage, one egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


I got a subscription to Bokksu, a monthly Japanese snack delivery service. This is the box for this month.

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I had the edamame rice crackers.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. peanuts.


Dinner: Beef with broccoli #2 with rice. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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And an apple yokan.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.8 lbs.

What I ate: August 1, 2018

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

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



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Snack: A piece of Cabot seriously sharp cheddar, 8 almonds, a some blueberries.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.6 lbs.

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