Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day 6: Rocking Steady

Don't think about what
you can't eat;
think about
how you want to feel--
in control,
positive, and
like a winner.

Inspirational Song
Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin

Tonight I made a dinner modeled after one I had in a restaurant recently. It was really delicious! We baked spaghetti squash, scooped it out into a strip across the center of the plate, covered it with fresh spinach sauteed in a little olive oil with shallot, garlic, a few pine nuts, topped it with sauteed shrimp, and topped that with a bit of Parmesan. Before I had a similar dish at the restaurant, I had only eaten spaghetti squash with some kind of tomato on it. This was really tasty! And since Hubby baked the squash and peeled the shrimp for me, my part went really quickly!

At work this PM, they had a cocktail party--the second one in the last 2 months, so I think they are becoming a trend. They had beer, wine, wine coolers, and tortilla chips with various toppings--guacamole, salsa, sour cream, black beans, warmed cheese sauce. I was really busy so thankfully didn't have time to linger. But I was also hungry. Here's what I did-- are you ready??

I took the smallest of the 2 plate options. Scooped out a spoonful of black beans and topped it with salsa. Felt like one big glow of nutrition self-righteousness! Woo-hoo. Go, Sandy! Go, Sandy!


  1. Very creative... good job on the woo-hoo!

  2. You're absolutely rocking this!

    Great job---super choices!

  3. Great job! I love it when I make good choices. I find it interesting to watch what other people do though. Sometimes its very revealing.

  4. I agree, Sandy, you go girl! I am SO impressed with your will-power. You are a star! I stick to an eating plan/regime but don't work out so have no temptations. (there are other pitfalls in the house, but I've eradicated most of them) What is spaghetti squash?

  5. You're doing great, Sandy! Love the inspiration at the top. Happy Friday!

  6. Great job. Overdoing it when out on the town is way too easy to do.

    You're doing great.

  7. I plan to follow your blog. I have not done spaghetti squash in ages...must try this one. I also enjoyed your playlist and I always need inspiration on the dieting!


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