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Two weeks off red-meat, a week off chicken, but this made me laugh:


This isn't the first time we've had to go up to the counter and make an unorthodox order, but today's sandwich elicited a bigger reaction than I've ever seen before. I called the look on the short order cook's face "contempt," while Eva said it was more like "dismay." Either one is an appropriate reaction when someone asks for "a veggie burger with bacon on top," or as it's known in sandwich circles, "The Hypocrite."

Yeah, as someone who grew up on veggie burgers, I'm that rare bird that actually likes the taste. It isn't a hamburger, but increasingly it seems like my hamburger days are behind me. It's going to take a while to get right. Fortunately the epic of weight-loss gifted me with some lessons on the long-game.
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