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Look where a little self indulgence leads....


Monday, August 23, 2010


I've been stuck on a plateau lately in spite of plenty of exercise, maybe because of plenty of exercise... have decided to change goal dates for pounds lost, to October for the next nine pounds and change the rhythm a bit and see if it helps. Maybe I have been too aggressive?

But, as I have not lost anything in a long time and have not been able to add to my charm bracelet of loss in quite awhile, I still thought I deserved something for having hung in there despite the plateau.

So... I went out and got the I think best but maybe most expensive salad spinner known to man--the largest size OXO makes.

Gone are the bags of pre-washed salads I have been buying. Back to buying a lettuce, I live in France, lettuce is cheap, plentiful and all but iceberg is easily available, pre-bagged lettuce in France was just laziness on my part.

Salad for dinner here tonight, just a beautiful baby bibb lettuce and seasoning.

And, not to be outdone by the new salad spinner, I went into the olive oil shop on the way home and bought lemon infused olive oil and something I hadn't intended to buy but after having tasted it, I'm not sure how I lived up until this point without it-- really good balsamic vinegar. HEAVEN. Seriously, I think I groaned at the shopkeeper after putting the spoonful in my mouth that he gave me to try. Not a cheap afternoon of shopping!

So, new spinner, new oil, new balsamic vinegar and salads are in our near future, lots of them.

23 salads eaten now will pay off the salad spinner given the price that I would have paid for pre-washed bags. That's not so bad when you think about it, and after that it gets a lot better. 30 cents for a salad for two instead of 1.49 minimum.

But how much I wind up spending on good olive oil and balsamic vinegar remains to be seen!
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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/8/2010 12:13PM

    The balsamic and the lemon infused oil both sound delicious. On the positive side, a little goes a long way - especially if the leaves are slightly damp still after going through the salad spinner. So I'm sure you made the perfect investment!

Bon appetite' (sorry I have horrible French!!).

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QUEENAN1 9/10/2010 1:55PM

    Mmmmmmmmm.....that sounds good.

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NATHELESS 8/26/2010 4:16PM

    Wonderful! I love my salad spinner.

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JIBBIE49 8/24/2010 1:10PM

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THENEWCINDY 8/24/2010 7:24AM

    love balsamic on my salads too!!!

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MIMAWELIZABETH 8/24/2010 2:15AM

    Shaking it up deliciously! emoticon
ENJOY!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DECKEREC 8/23/2010 10:03PM

    Sounds yummy! emoticon

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LAURIE9404 8/23/2010 9:24PM

    Seeing as how a salad spinner is a reward for keeping up the hard work through the tough time, it sounds worthy of my looking into. Oh, and I LOVE the idea of the charm bracelet for weight loss goals met. Brilliant - I think i'm going to steal that idea. emoticon Now that you have this salad spinner, you will totally start losing the weight. It'll come right off.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/23/2010 5:38PM

    I have a big OXO spinner and love it. I stopped buying prewashed lettuce quite a while back to save money. I love good olive oil and balsamic vinegar too. Salad is one of my favorite things.

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GONNA_BREAKAWAY 8/23/2010 11:24AM

  Enjoy your healthy indulgences and keep at it, your body will respond in time!

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TURTLE_MOM 8/23/2010 10:19AM

    I LOVE Balsamic, and I can only imagine how good it is over there! It will be worth it, and I'm jealous! Lettuces can be expensive here (for the interesting ones.) I get a 6 pack of Romaine at Costco for around $4, but Bibb, Arugula etc. are all more expensive. I might get some Bibb though, I had it in a salad on vacation and really like it.

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HISMANNA 8/23/2010 10:09AM

    You are doing great!! Hang in there. It happens to all of us.
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HISMANNA 8/23/2010 10:08AM

    You deserve it. That one little indulgence will have a powerful impact on you
eating those healthy salads.
Congrats!!!!

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