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What I ate: September 18, 2020

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: Turkey sandwich with 2.7 oz. deli roasted turkey breast, lettuce, and chipotle mayo on once slice of whole wheat bread, cut in half. With strawberries and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds.


Dinner: Honey sesame chicken with mixed vegetables (bok choy, corn, mushrooms, and scallions), and smashed potatoes (Real Eats). This was good! The chicken was tender and had a nice flavor. And a half glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 131.2 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: September 17, 2020

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: Roast beef sandwich. With 2.7 oz. deli roast beef, chipole mayo, and lettuce on a slice of wheat bread, cut in half. With strawberries and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. habanero almonds.


Dinner: Beef Bourguignon with cipollini onions and white bean mash (Real Eats). This was good! The stew-like meals really reheat well boil-in-bag. I coincidentally had white bean mash yesterday, but it's much better with the beef stew. And a half glass of Bota Box malbec.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 131.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 131.2 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: September 16, 2020

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, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 3 seaweed sesame crisps.


Lunch: Tortilla soup (10 oz.) with strawberries and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds.


Dinner: Maple Dijon salmon (Real Eats). With roasted broccoli and white bean mash. This was good! The salmon had a nice, subtle flavor and was nicely cooked. The white bean mash was surprisingly good. With a half glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 131.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 131.8 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: September 15, 2020

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

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


Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese half sandwich. With 2.9 oz. ham, 1 slice of Swiss cheese (cut in half), and 1 slice a whole wheat bread (cut in half). With strawberries and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Habanero almonds.


Dinner: Shrimp cakes and shiitake mushroom quinotto (Real Eats). I think that's supposed to be mushroom risotto made from quinoa. It's actually pretty good; I plated about half of it. The whole meal was good, but it seemed quite salty.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 131.8 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: September 14, 2020

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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


Made a batch of Sriracha chex mix.

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Lunch: Tortilla soup (10 oz.) with strawberries and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds.


Dinner: Beef chili with black beans, lime creme fraiche, and mango salsa from Real Eats. And a half glass of Bota Box malbec. This was good, though I'm partial to my own chili with beef and vegetables, which has way more vegetables and much less meat.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.0 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: September 13, 2020

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with capers 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: Roast beef on a half croissant. With 2.6 oz. deli roast beef, chipotle mayo, and lettuce on a slice of wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

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Snack: 0.8 oz. potato chips and French onion dip.


Dinner: Sweet chili-glazed chicken thighs (Real Eats). With mixed vegetables and brown Jasmine rice. And 1/4 glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc. This was good! The chicken was tender and had a nice flavor. I prefer the thighs to the breast. That's maybe 2/3 of the rice, there was a lot in the package. I drained the vegetables but included the sauce from the chicken; it had a nice flavor. The chicken is so tender you don't need a knife.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 131.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.2 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: September 12, 2020

Breakfast: Roasted breakfast hash from Real Eats.

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I added the habaerno condiment to the hash today and it was good addition!

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Lunch: Turkey sandwich with 2.7 oz. roasted turkey breast, lettuce, and chipotle mayo on once slice of whole wheat bread, cut in half. With cantaloupe and blueberries.

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Snack: 4 cracked pepper and olive oil Triscuits with Cabot seriously sharp cheddar cheese.

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Dinner: Peppercorn crusted short rib with celery, Castelvetrano olives, and farro salad from Real Eats. I'm normally not a fan of olives and I never make farro, but the cold salad and the short rib were both good. With a half glass of Bota Box malbec. The instructions say you can discard the short rib liquid if desired, but I think it's better with it.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 131.8 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: September 11, 2020

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: Minestrone soup (10 oz.) and bread with olive oil.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. habanero barbecue almonds.


Dinner: Honey soy salmon with asparagus, shiitake mushroom, and brown rice. I only plated part of the brown rice. This fish is a little plain and I added a bit more soy sauce, but it's nicely cooked.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.4 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: September 10, 2020


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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Lunch: Philly cheese steak omelette at Denny's in Vestal, NY, with Dad.

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Dinner: Chicken ramen with black rice noodles, corn, and bok choy from Real Eats. This was really good. I'll definitely order this if it comes up again (it was a special for the week). I only used about half of the noodles as there were a lot of them. The broth had a nice flavor. The only thing I did was cut the chicken into smaller pieces after reheating and before adding to the bowl.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 133.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.4 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: September 9, 2020

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, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 3 seaweed sesame crisps.


Lunch: 10.0 oz. minestrone soup, with cantaloupe and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds.


Dinner: Harissa cauliflower with bulgur and pickled vegetables from Real Eats. It's too much work to make the separate weekly page, but this is the beginning of Week 3. This is not something that I would normally make, but it's pretty good. There was way more bulgur than that, but it seemed excessive. That's probably half of it!

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 133.0 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: September 8, 2020

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

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


Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese half sandwich. With 2.5 oz. ham, 1 slice of Swiss cheese (cut in half), and 1 slice a whole wheat bread (cut in half). With cantaloupe and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. habanero barbecue almonds.



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Weight at beginning of the day: 134.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.4 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: September 7, 2020

Breakfast: Kimchi scrambled eggs on a bed of rice.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix.


Lunch: Turkey sandwich with 3.0 oz. smoked turkey, lettuce, and chipotle mayo on once slice of whole wheat bread, cut in half. With cantalope and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds. And, later, 0.7 oz. cashews.


Dinner: Cajun grilled chicken (Real Eats). With southwestern quinoa and smoky lime vinaigrette. This was good! The chicken could be spicier and being a breast it was a little dry, but the vinaigrette saved it. The southwestern quinoa was really good with a little of the vinaigrette on it as well.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.8 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 134.4 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: September 6, 2020

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.


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: Turkey and white bean chili (Real Eats)

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Snack: 0.8 oz. potato chips and French onion dip.

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Dinner: Balsamic glazed steak (Real Eats). This was good! The steak itself isn't anything special, but the sauce has a nice flavor, and it's a good combination with the green beans and mashed potatoes.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 133.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.8 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: September 5, 2020

Breakfast: Roasted breakfast hash from Real Eats Meals.

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

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Lunch: Smoky four bean chili (Real Eats) with cantaloupe and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. habanero barbecue almonds.


Dinner: Miso salmon from Real Eats. With kale and scallion brown rice.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 132.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 133.2 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: September 4, 2020

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: Leftover Hunan Beef from China City.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds.


Dinner: Green goddess chicken from Real Eats. This was good! With cauliflower and chickpeas in turmeric sauce and quinoa. And a half glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

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Weight at beginning of the day: 134.0 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 132.6 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: September 3, 2020


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

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Lunch: Smoky four bean chili (Real Eats). This is half of a package. It's one of the add-on meals.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. habanero barbecue almonds. And, later, 2 cracked pepper and olive oil Triscuits with Cabot seriously sharp cheddar.

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Dinner: Coconut daal bowl with brown rice and supergreens (Real Eats). This was good!

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Weight at beginning of the day: 133.6 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 134.0 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: September 2, 2020

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, habanero chickpeas, dry roasted edamame, and 3 seaweed sesame crisps.


Lunch: Leftover Hunan beef from China City.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds. And, later, 1.0 oz. cashews.


Dinner: Green curry fish with brown jasmine rice and peas from Real Eats. This was good!

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Weight at beginning of the day: 133.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 133.6 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.

Real Eats Week 2

My shipment from Real Eats was delayed by a day because UPS sent it to the wrong city, but it arrived today, and the inner ice packs were still frozen so the food was OK. (I also checked with my non-contact infrared thermometer and the surfaces of all of the packages were under 36°F.


This was the "Green curry market sustainable fish with brown jasmine rice and peas." It's hake, in the same order as cod and haddock. It was good! There was actually a lot more rice in the package but the serving seemed excessively large so I removed a bunch of rice from the plate before taking the picture. The green curry sauce had a nice flavor, not particularly spicy.

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This was good! It's one of the add-on meals and it's two servings. I dumped he vacuum sealed bag into a cold saucepan, stirred it, separated out half (9.8 oz.) into another container.

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This was good! Not what I normally eat but it had a nice flavor. It's brown rice on the bottom (I did not use all of it), coconut daal (lentils) on top of the rice, with garlicy supergreens (spinach, kale, bok choy, arugula) mixed in, and toasted cashews sprinked on top.

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This was good! The green goddess sauce on the chicken had a nice flavor. I rarely make cauliflower but it had a nice flavor with the chickpeas and turmeric sauce. The quinoa was fine, I didn't serve all of it as there seemed to be a lot and this was a large meal.

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The salmon was good - nice flavor, moist and flaky, though not really that much miso flavor. The kale was bland, and better after I added a little soy sauce and freshly ground black pepper. The scallion rice was good.

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This was good. It's only one serving unlike the smoky four-bean chili, so it's quite filling.

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This was good! The steak itself isn't anything special, but the sauce has a nice flavor, and it's a good combination with the green beans and mashed potatoes.

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Cajun grilled chicken with southwestern quinoa and smoky lime vinaigrette. This was good! The chicken could be spicier and being a breast it was a little dry, but the vinaigrette saved it. The southwestern quinoa was really good with a little of the vinaigrette on it as well.

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What I ate: September 1, 2020

Breakfast: Spicy western omelette. Filling cooked Sunday and reheated, in 1 egg, freshly cooked. And a 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 3 seaweed sesame crisps.


Lunch: Leftover fajita steak and 4 bean salad from Real Eats, with melon and blueberries.

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Snack: 1.0 oz. wasabi and soy sauce almonds.


Dinner: Hunan beef take-out from China City in Sidney, NY.

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My Real Eats delivery was supposed to arrive today, but was mis-sorted by UPS so it should arrive tomorrow. Hopefully it will still be cold!


Weight at beginning of the day: 134.4 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 133.4 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.


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