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!