The Great American Fat Tracker

December 20th, 2007 by Chris

Tomorrow we leave on our big three-week trip to America. In between seeing all the lovely people we’ve been missing for a year and a half, this trip is going to consist largely of stuffing ourselves with all the lovely food that we’ve been missing for a year and a half.

For fun I am establishing this graph to track my weight throughout the trip. If I am lucky, it will be a very boring flat line. As I blogged shortly after arriving in Japan, I lost 15 pounds pretty much immediately on moving here; I’m fully expecting to gain it back, with gluttonous interest, during this trip.

Slightly obsessive food log:

  • Omelettes and hash browns (and bottomless coffee!) at Coral Cafe, Burbank
  • Pizza and beer at Earth, Wind and Flour, Santa Monica
  • Breakfast at Martha’s in Hermosa Beach
  • In-n-Out Burger
  • Guadalajara Taqueria in Davis
  • Paragary’s in Sacramento (amazing food)
  • Thai Bistro in Davis
  • Symposium in Davis
  • Kirin Chinese restaurant in Berkeley
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory in Seattle
  • Chinook’s in Ballard/Fishermans’ Wharf, Seattle
  • Ivar’s in Mukilteo WA
  • Steph ‘n’ Chris’s “deseperation enchiladas” for New Year’s Eve on Whidbey Island!
  • Mae Phim in downtown Seattle
  • Blue C Sushi in Fremont, Seattle
  • Cheesecake Factory in Marina del Rey
  • Chen’s Chinese restaurant in Thousand Oaks
  • King’s Seafood in Thousand Oaks
  • Noah’s Bagels in Thousand Oaks
  • Martha’s again
  • Pizza Port in Solana Beach, best pizza and beer in San Diego
  • Original Pancake House in Encinitas
  • Fins in La Jolla
  • Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Restaurant in San Diego
  • The Better Half, a new fancy restaurant in San Diego
  • JRDN, the restaurant at Tower 23 Hotel in Pacific Beach
  • Sushi Deli in Hillcrest/Mission Hills, San Diego
  • Influx in Golden Hill, San Diego, of course
  • Martha’s yet again, on the way back to LAX!

One Response to “The Great American Fat Tracker”

  1. Jason K Says:

    Chris – This is a fascinating, albeit depressing, exercise. I’ve managed to gain 5 or so pounds (so far) just visiting Hawaii, a place whose “healthiest state” status I never ever really believed despite our affection for fresh fish and outdoor exercise. Ugh. It must be an American thing. – J

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