2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

She Cooks!!

I made dinner last night out of real food! haha  I'm a good cook, I just don't typically make time for it these days.  Which I know I need to change.  There are only so many omelette's and Amy's frozen dinners I can make me and the Husbeast eat before there is mutiny and we start eating out more. Which I don't want to happen.

Husbeast had physiotherapy last night so while he was out, I made spaghetti squash (noodle substitute) and meat sauce.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
  1. cut core and nuke squash in shallow glass dish for approx 15 minutes (until you can take the flesh out with a fork).
  2. 1 chopped red onion and 1T minced garlic in frying pan with little bit of oil
  3. Once its mostly cooked
  4. Add "un-sausaged" hot Italian Jenni-O turkey sausage (squeeze it out of the skin)
  5. cook until brown
  6. Add pasta sauce*
  7. pepper to taste - that sausage is pretty spicy so doesn't need anything else really
note: I drain off all the fat after its done cooking, less grease = yay!

*okay, I guess I lied, I didn't cook everything from scratch, I really only had to chop the squash and the onion!!  :)   I consider this cooking, so that's what counts.

I had some last night and just finished eating it for my lunch.  Really yummy, and I just love the squash noodles. They are amazing, I really don't ever miss regular noodles at the house now. We always have these.

Today's weigh in was a good one. I had a goal of 262 for my trip to Vancouver.  I stepped on the scale this morning at:  262.4


  1. Have a blast in Vancouver! The recipe sounds yummy, and I hate to cook. (I can cook, but I don't like to cook.)

    1. YAY! I'm super excited for Vancouver. I'm not even going to mind the rain! :)

  2. This sounds great! I cook all the time and always forget about spaghetti squash. I think I will have to stop and get one tomorrow!

    1. Yes! Its so simple to make, you can't even really mess it up like you can boiling pasta! Enjoy and let me know what you made to go with it.