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Old 06-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #721
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #722
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Powerplantop, amazing transformation! What an incredible effort you must have put into your weight loss. My husband is on a similar path. He is 6' and 240 lbs. right now and wants to get down below 200.

Kudos to everyone whose been losing. It sure takes a lot of patience.

I'm just 6 pounds away from my goal now. So close!!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #723
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Powerplantop, amazing transformation! What an incredible effort you must have put into your weight loss. My husband is on a similar path. He is 6' and 240 lbs. right now and wants to get down below 200.
Thank you. I do think about what I eat so there is some effort everyday. But over all it is more about a life style change more than a diet. I sleep better and enjoy life a lot more now.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #724
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Thank you. I do think about what I eat so there is some effort everyday. But over all it is more about a life style change more than a diet. I sleep better and enjoy life a lot more now.
That's great!
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #725
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Had a nice salad for lunch- I've been trying to convince myself I like vinegarettes instead of ranch dressing, and I was somewhat successful today. I made my own zesty Italian and used about 1/4 of the oil called for, red wine vinegar instead of plain white, and I used extra vinegar to make up for the lack of oil. The recipe says to use extra water instead of the oil, but I really like the extra kick. At first I was adding an extra splash of red wine vinegar to the salad, but it's too easy to over-do it that way lol. I ended up with vinegar and lettuce soup one time. Why does the dressing even need oil? I certainly can't taste it. Do you think it would be ok if I didn't add the oil? The vinegar and seasoning are where all the flavor is at, isn't it?
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #726
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Had a nice salad for lunch- I've been trying to convince myself I like vinegarettes instead of ranch dressing, and I was somewhat successful today. I made my own zesty Italian and used about 1/4 of the oil called for, red wine vinegar instead of plain white, and I used extra vinegar to make up for the lack of oil. The recipe says to use extra water instead of the oil, but I really like the extra kick. At first I was adding an extra splash of red wine vinegar to the salad, but it's too easy to over-do it that way lol. I ended up with vinegar and lettuce soup one time. Why does the dressing even need oil? I certainly can't taste it. Do you think it would be ok if I didn't add the oil? The vinegar and seasoning are where all the flavor is at, isn't it?
Have you ever considered using rice vinegar? It is not as strong and has a nice flavor. Adding your own seasonings just enhances it.

You don't have to use oil if you don't want to. Some people just put lemon juice on their salads.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #727
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Have you ever considered using rice vinegar? It is not as strong and has a nice flavor. Adding your own seasonings just enhances it.

You don't have to use oil if you don't want to. Some people just put lemon juice on their salads.
I haven't tried rice vinegar, but I like the red wine vinegar because of the strong flavor. I certainly wouldn't be against trying it- love trying new things, and it's good to switch things up so you don't get bored.
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DH really likes plain balsamic vinegar on his salads. No oil.
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DH really likes plain balsamic vinegar on his salads. No oil.
I have a balsamic glacÚ that I use. Again, I like it because it's concentrated and has stronger flavor lol. I bet THAT might be good mixed with a little oil and seasoning... Hmmmm It's also great for cooking. I use it with this bourbon brown sugar marinade. It calls for cider vinegar but I like my balsamic glacÚ in it
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In a well mixed/shaken vinaigrette, the oil helps the vinegar and spices stick to the salad and not just pool in the bottom of the bowl. That is it's main function.
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