Monday, February 9, 2009

I am such a loser

When I took my fat test this morning, I scored a mere 95.11%! This translates to a loss this week of 4.6lbs, which wipes out my gain from last week, and takes another 2ish pounds with it.

A great thing about weighing in on Mondays is that the Biggest Loser results get posted on Sundays, so if anyone is stopping by to tell me to get my giantish ass in gear...too late. Done.

So, when I did Weight Watchers 6 years ago, and again for the last month, I read about this thing called spaghetti squash. Supposedly, it is this squash that once you cook it, it "turns into" pasta like threads that you then put butter, cheese or marinara on for basically NO calories, but with protein, fiber, lots of vitamins. It really seemed too good to be true. The other day, I saw a display of said squash at the grocery store and bought one. I decided to make it yesterday since I had an eating explosion on Saturday. Here it is.

Cut in half lengthwise That was HARD. Think pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds and the membranes, also think pumpkin. Kind of weird. Put cut side down in a baking pan, in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Oh, and pierce the rind a bunch of times with a fork.
Then when it is done, you scrape it with a fork for the "spaghetti" to appear...what the hell do you know?Put in a bowl and serve with your favorite pasta accoutrements. I chose REAL butter and salt and pepper for my first bowl. (Then later I had the rest with some melted cheddar, a la Squasheroni and Cheese.)
So far, this might be my favorite "healthy" discovery! Here's to another good week!


20somethingfatty said...

Congrats on your loss!
I have also heard so much about spaghetti squash, and I'd love to try it. Let us know how it turns out!

grace said...

Thanks for the tip! I trying to do both weight watchers and kicking sugar out of my diet. I'm about a week and a half in, so far, and not doing too badly, but a new recipe idea is always helpful!

Alice said...

ooh, my mom used to make spaghetti squash for us when i was growing up. i love the stuff!

Anonymous said...

spaghetti squash is one of my FAVORITE things. I love it... My favorite is to make a turkey meat tomato sauce and mix it with the spaghetti squash. So delish!!! It is really hard to get in Germany, but when I find it I always buy it.

Anonymous said...

I am definitely going to try that! Good job this week!...oh wait Steamboat wants to write you a "note."

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He said "it looks kinda like it's note for aunt hp"

Jen L. said...

Oh, gosh, I LOVE spaghetti squash! It's wonderful with marinara sauce. Glad you discovered it!

Congrats on your loss!! (that's weird to say...)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Love spaghetti squash. So yummy & healthy too. And you're such a loser! In a good way, of course.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am really proud of you, scoring that great loss the week after your gain. You got right back on track like a champ and had super results. Give yourself a hand!

Astarte said...

WOW! Go you!!!

I totally forgot about spaghetti squash. I should go and get some!

creative kerfuffle said...

i wonder if that's something i can sneak in on the kids and hubs??? hmmm. they are so anti-veggies it's sad.
and yeah you you big loser : )

--V said...

Hmm. Methinks if I can find one of those over here, I'm gonna try that.

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