August 2019 Archives

What I ate: August 31, 2019


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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 and Kettle Chips chile verde potato chips. And a Switchback Ale.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and guacamole.

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Dinner: Chicken paprika with broccoli and rice. And a glass of Prophesy New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 30, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix and a spicy Blood Mary. And, later, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 4 seaweed sesame crisps.
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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Large cheeseburger and 85 grams of Tater Tots. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.8 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 29, 2019


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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 4 seaweed sesame crisps.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and guacamole. And, later, a few cashews and a few pieces of beef jerky.

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Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy and green beans. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 28, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. nd, later, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 4 seaweed sesame crisps.



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Snack: 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and guacamole. These individual packs of Sabra guacamole are perfect for one serving!

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Dinner: Barbecued chicken and corn. And 2 glasses of Chateau Mirefleurs Bordeaux 2012.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.6 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 27, 2019

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette. Filling cooked Sunday and reheated, in 1 egg, freshly cooked. And a half piece of multigrain toast with butter.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, a piece of Cabot seriously sharp cheddar and almonds.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Steak and corn. With 3.5 oz. rib eye steak.

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And 2 glasses of Chateau Mirefleurs Bordeaux 2012.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 26, 2019

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, some more chex mix from the bottom of the bag.


Lunch: Quiche Lorraine and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Fried chicken. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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And 65 grams of Halo Top peanut butter cup.


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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 25, 2019

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. I forgot to take a picture but it looked just like last week.

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Made the dough and formed a batch of homemade whole wheat bagels.

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

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Lunch: Fish sandwich and onion rings (80 grams).

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Boiled and baked the homemade whole wheat bagels. Normally I let the dough retard in the refrigerator overnight, but I wanted to get the bagels baked today.

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Snack: 2.0 oz. Doritos and a glass of Bota Box malbec.


Jarred and refrigerated the kimchi.

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

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 24, 2019


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Separated, washed, and spun dry a head of green leaf lettuce.

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Drained and rinsed the brined cabbage. Added scallion, cilantro, and the kimchi seasoning. Ready to ferment for a few days.

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Cooked, vacuum sealed, and froze 4 servings of homemade marinara with meatless balls.

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Made a small batch of pesto from my kitchen counter basil plant. Vacuum sealed and froze two servings, and kept the other for dinner. Before:

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After trimming:

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There was a lot more than it seemed!

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The rest of the ingredients.

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Completed pesto:

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix and a spicy Blood Mary. And, later, a few cashews and a little more chex mix.

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Made a batch of sriracha chex mix.

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Started the poolish and soaker for homemade whole wheat bagels.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. potato chips and French onion dip. And, later, a few cashews.


Dinner: Linguini with grilled chicken and pesto. And a glass of Prophesy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

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And 65 grams of Halo Top Key Lime Pie.


Weight at beginning of the day: 130.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.6 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 23, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Divided a quiche Lorraine. Froze 4 slices, will vacuum seal when frozen. One slices is for lunch today, and one slice for a lunch in the near future.

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Lunch: Quiche Lorraine and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing.

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Roasted a chicken. I saved and froze the wings (raw) for Buffalo chicken wings in the future. The rest was roasted for 40 minutes at 425°F.

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And a batch of gravy.

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I made 3 servings of 5.0 oz. for dinner, 3 servings of 5.0 oz. gravy, and 3 servings of 2.8 oz. chicken for stir-fry.

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Put the carcass in the Instant Pot with half a medium onion, 2 small stalks of celery, 2 small carrots, a bay leaf, some black peppercorns, salt, and 48 oz. water. Cooked on the soup setting.

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48 oz. stock divided into 4 servings of 12 oz. each. I previously made 4 servings of 16 oz. but 16 oz. is a little much. It doesn't quite fit in my big green bowls and is a bit much for a serving.

6.6 oz. chicken picked from the carcass, divided in to 3 servings of 2.2 oz. each.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Steak frites. With 3.0 oz. rib eye steak and 2.8 oz. French fries. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Cut and brined the Napa cabbage for a batch of kimchi. Around 4.5 lbs. cabbage, 6.5 oz. Kosher salt, and 128 oz. water.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 22, 2019

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.


Lunch: Quiche Lorraine and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing.

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Dinner: Cheeseburger, tater tots (90 grams), and a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.0 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 21, 2019

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

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

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix. And a few cashews


Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 129.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.


What I ate: August 20, 2019

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette. Filling cooked Sunday and reheated, in 1 egg, freshly cooked. And a half piece of multigrain toast with butter.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 4 sesame seaweed crisps, dry roasted edamame, and habanero chickpeas.



Lunch: Taco salad.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Spicy peanut pork and broccoli. And a glass of Prophesy New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 129.6 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 19, 2019

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And 4 sesame crisps and some dry roasted edamame and habanero chickpeas.


Lunch: Spicy tuna salad croissant and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked like this.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Zucchini and lentil pasta with meatless balls and homemade marina. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 18, 2019

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


Lunch: Pork with snow peas stir-fry. With 1.4 oz. pork.

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Snack: Potato chips and French onion dip. And, later, a few cashews.

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

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.0 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 17, 2019


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Marinated the pork for miso marinated pork and vacuum sealed the pork roast for sous vide pork.

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Divided, vacuum sealed, and froze ground beef.

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

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Cooked the pork roast in the sous vide, 90 minutes at 155°F. Diced, vacuum sealed and froze 4x 2.8 oz. and 1x 1.8 oz.

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Lunch: Steak salad. With 2.8 oz. spieidie marinated grilled steak, red leaf lettuce, cucumber, tomato, pepperoncini, and Annie's Tuscany Italian dressing.

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Snack: 2.0 oz. Doritos and a glass of Bota Box malbec (twice the amount pictured).

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Dinner: Miso marinated pork, green beans, and rice.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.4 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 16, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, a few cashews.


Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich with lettuce, pickles, and mayo. With sweet potato waffle cut fries.

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Dinner: Grilled chicken and green pepper homemade pizza and a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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And 65 grams of Halo Top key lime pie.


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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 15, 2019


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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 4 seaweed sesame crisps.



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Snack: 1.0 oz. potato chips and French onion dip. And, later, a few cashews.


Dinner: Roast beef, rice, gravy and green beans. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.0 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 14, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And a slice of Cabot seriously sharp cheddar and 8 almonds.

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Lunch: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Cheeseburger, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips, and a Switchback Ale.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 13, 2019

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette. Filling cooked Sunday and reheated, in 1 egg, freshly cooked. And a half piece of multigrain toast with butter.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 4 seaweed sesame crisps.


Lunch: Spinach quiche and a side salad with lettuce mix, cucumber, tomato, and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing.

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Grilled the trimmings from the rib eye steak. They've been marinating in spiedie marinade for a day in the refrigerator.

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Dinner: Brooks barbecued chicken and 2.8 oz. French fries. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 12, 2019

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Vacuum sealed and froze some Brooks chicken.

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Separated, washed, and spun dry a head of red leaf lettuce.

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Lunch: BLT and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Japanese rice crackers. And, later, a few cashews.


Dinner: Buffalo wings from the Candlelight in Scarsdale, NY. With celery and ranch dip. And 2 glasses of Domaine de la Prébende Beaujolais, France, 2017.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.4 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 11, 2019

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 a batch of lobster stock.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix and a spicy Blood Mary. And, later, 1.0 oz. Japanese rice crackers.

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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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Spiedie marinated the trimmings from the steaks. Vacuum sealed and will refrigerate until tomorrow, then skewer and grill.

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Vacuum sealed and froze the leftover steak.

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Dinner: Steak and corn. With 3.5 oz. rib eye steak.

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And 2 glasses of Domaine de la Prébende Beaujolais, France, 2017.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.0 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 10, 2019


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

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Lunch: Curried veggie chicken salad croissant and a side salad with green leaf lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and Drew's goddess dressing. And a half glass of Prophesy New Zealand sauvignon blanc.


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Snack: Cheese and crackers.


Dinner: Lobster, corn, wine.


Dessert: A piece of ice cream cake.


Weight at beginning of the day: 130.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 9, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.



Lunch: Fish sandwich and onion rings (80 grams).

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Cheeseburger and tater tots. And a glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 130.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.0 lbs.

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 8, 2019

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 4 sesame crisps and some dry roasted edamame.

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Lunch: Sesame tofu and spicy green beans (updated recipe). This was good!

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix. And a few cashews.


Dinner: Spicy peanut chicken and broccoli. And a glass of Fernlands New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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

I replaced my scale on August 7, 2019. When comparing to dates before then, add 2.8 pounds to the old value to match the current scale.

What I ate: August 7, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, a piece of Cabot seriously sharp cheddar and 8 almonds.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 127.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 130.2 lbs.

I got a new scale, and it appears to read 2.8 lbs. more than the old one. So if I had used the old scale, the beginning of next day reading would have been 127.4.

What I ate: August 6, 2019

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette. Filling cooked Sunday and reheated, in 1 egg, freshly cooked. And a half piece of multigrain toast with butter.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 4 sesame seaweed crisps and dry roasted edamame.


Lunch: Taco salad.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix. And some more peanuts and cashews.


Dinner: Spicy green beans with pork. This is basically my spicy green beans, but with 2.8 oz. pork to make a meal out of it. And a half glass of Fernlands New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 128.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 127.8 lbs.

What I ate: August 5, 2019

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 4 sesame crisps and some dry roasted edamame.


Lunch: Veggie chicken patty sandwich with lettuce, pickles, and mayo. With sweet potato waffle cut fries.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


Dinner: Pork chops in garlic spinach cream sauce and a glass of Fernlands New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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And 75 grams of Halo Top blueberry crumble (the rest of the pint).


Weight at beginning of the day: 128.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 128.0 lbs.

What I ate: August 4, 2019

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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Diced, vacuum sealed, and froze the remainder of the ham for future omelettes.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix and a spicy Blood Mary. And, later, a few cashews.

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Lunch: Reuben sandwich, Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips, and a Switchback Ale.

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Snack: 2.0 oz. Doritos and a glass of Bota Box malbec.


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

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Weight at beginning of the day: 128.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 128.0 lbs.

What I ate: August 3, 2019


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

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Lunch: Veggie Buffalo "wings", celery, and ranch dip. And a side salad with Romaine lettuce, tomato, celery, and Drew's chipotle ranch dressing.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 127.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 128.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 2, 2019

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

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Lunch: Fish sandwich and onion rings (80 grams).

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Snack: 2.0 oz. Japanese rice crackers.


Dinner: Steak and corn. With 2.3 oz. steak and the first corn of the season from Johnson's covered bridge farm market!

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Weight at beginning of the day: 127.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 127.2 lbs.

What I ate: August 1, 2019

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin. Curiously, one of my Low-carb sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches came with two sausage patties in the past. I had saved the extra one and used it in my regular breakfast sandwich today.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 3 seaweed sesame crisps and some dry roasted edamame.


Lunch: Spicy tuna salad croissant and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

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Snack: Peanuts and trail mix.


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

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Weight at beginning of the day: 128.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 127.8 lbs.

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