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Old 08-12-2011, 06:09 AM   #256
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Had my first real breakfast in 10 days yesterday.
It was a Full Welsh & Continental breakfast buffet, but I was SO VERY restrained.

I had protein and fruit.
A slice of turkey, ham and cottage cheese and a boiled egg.
Grapefruit slice and grapes and apple.
And two cups of tea.

I did not have sauteed potatoes (although looked grim tbh), beans, toast, scrambled or fried egg, bacon, sausages, cereal or pastries.

I'm quite pleased with myself.
Therefore I didn't take a photo, as what I had was not mouthwatering enough.

Quick background. We stayed Tuesday night at an Etap hotel. £18 for the room.
Breakfast was offered at £3.95 per person, but looked to be a poor Continental selection so we declined and had a boring diet shake.

The next night was our free night at the far more upmarket Park Inn - my bro won it in a charity raffle and passed it onto us. Mum suggested extending the stay, but the Park Inn wanted £138 per room, which is why we booked the Etap the night before instead! Breakfast was included however.

But look at this from a decent looking, clean cafe, not 10 minutes walk away:
The Legend is a 20 PIECE MEAL! If you finish it, you get a voucher for the next one half price.
Pays to do your homework when you're short on cash I can tell you.

Sorry about the quality, I nipped in to get a pic and didn't want to look like a rival breakfast purveyor, spying on them. As above we didn't eat there.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:31 AM   #257
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:33 AM   #258
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:47 AM   #259
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Effie's homemade pecan nutcakes.

Eff me but they're good!

Got 'em at Whole Foods yesterday along with some dates and Tazo teas. Yum.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:13 AM   #260
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:29 AM   #261
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mmmmmm, quiche.

But:

Bananananananananana. Coffee.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:05 AM   #262
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Some of you guys really don't eat enough breakfast.

Back in the last century, Percival Christopher Wren wondered in print if the Continental breakfast bore a responsibility for Continental politics. I think he had a point -- a croissant burns through rather too quickly, and coffee only speeds the effect. You're left stranded by about 10:30 in the morning. I know I need something that burns pretty slowly to stay right until lunch.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:51 PM   #263
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makes us less full of shit, though.....
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:23 AM   #264
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...which neatly frames the actual problem: too much likelihood of constipation. Hadn't thought of it that way, not being exactly a disciple of Dr. Kellogg.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:34 PM   #265
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I have been eating yogurt with a crushed granola bar and some cocoa roasted almonds - they weren't getting me very far (surprise!) so I switched it to a snack and had a hard boiled egg for breakfast again.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:06 PM   #266
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1.0 hardboiled eggs?
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:29 PM   #267
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1.0 hardboiled eggs?
LOL - yep. Just 1.0 with .5 TBSP mayo :P
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:36 AM   #268
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I had a solid breakfast today, yay!
Just didn't fancy a shake.

A small bowl of Bran Flakes with skimmed milk.
And a decaff tea. Exciting.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:19 AM   #269
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Coffee and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Delish!
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:52 AM   #270
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makes us less full of shit, though.....
hahaha. Nice.
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