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Trust me it is only natural for a first time user to be concerned, and sometimes over concerned! What you described happens – but no need to start all over with a new bag! Next time you start another just try to move as much air out of the bag as you with your hands by pressing the bag into the meat while your sealer is working.
BTW how long are you planning to age that strip loin? It is one of my favorites to age!