Thursday, January 6, 2011


I mentioned in an earlier post that I wasn't drinking for a while.  Two weeks, approximately.  Why?  I guess I just felt the need to kind of detox from the holidays and hopefully jump start my weight loss. 

Wine is just empty calories.  Why hasn't someone invented Diet Wine?  We have Diet Coke, Bud Light, and various other low-cal beverages.  Maybe this can be my million dollar idea.  Don't any of you steal it!

Anyway, last night I almost caved.  Three days in, yikes.  Not that I was craving it or anything, but we were having spaghetti.  And what is a good Italian meal without wine?

Well, maybe it was Italian (which is kind of besides the point, I guess).  I actually cooked a spaghetti squash.  Squash and spaghetti are two of my favorite things, so how awesome would it be to combine them?!

Not, really.  The squash was so hard, I swear I thought I was going to lose a digit or slit my wrist or something.  The cooking and scraping out the insides wasn't bad.  Overall, it just didn't really seem worth the trouble.  It isn't like it is hard to do, but it is SO much easier to just throw a handful or whole wheat angel hair pasta in a pot.

I'm getting hungry....


  1. Totally need the diet wine! I could be your first customer!

  2. Detox with caution...wouldn't want you to wake up one day face down in your neighbor's herb garden wearing a Big Bird costume with a skull tatoo on your neck only to find out you may or may not have killed a hooker the previous night. It happens. It is the dieters' equivalent of "cleaning out your pantry and fridge," i.e., eating eveything that is considered to be a foodstuff.