I’ve been working out with a personal trainer getting fitter, and losing weight over the past 1.5 years and am now closing in on my final goals. But tonight I am getting ready for a Sunday fast tomorrow to re-center myself dietary discipline-wise and I’m also eating very light today.
I hated being obese. Some will defend their right to choose being heavy as a lifestyle. To me it was always a despised condition I have fought against over my life, and mostly losing, because I ate too much and did not do enough regular exercise.
So now I’m leaner, harder, and more muscular than ever, but God I do miss those big bowls of spaghetti.
I made both chicken and ground beef based spaghetti sauces from scratch and they were just awesome. Brown some minced garlic and onions in olive oil, add some green pepper, fresh black cracked pepper, 1/2 cup of golden sherry, 6-7 cans of diced tomatoes, one can of V-8, 2-3 handfuls of whole and sliced mushrooms, oregano and basil to taste. Separately brown and drain some ground beef (or roasted chicken cut up) then add it to the pot. Cook it for 20 - 25 minutes or so and it’s heaven. Make your pasta and it’s ready to go! Add some parmesan cheese and a hunk of fresh French or sourdough bread and it’s heaven! Stored in multiple meal sized freezer bags the sauce was even better when reheated.
Because I did not use paste my sauce was not thick (on first cooking) enough to sit on a plate so I used a bowl to hold the goodness. I have not had a big bowl of spaghetti like that in almost 2 years. I’ve thought about making some and only easting a modest amount to keep my intake in check but I know that would be like giving an alcoholic a drink., I would get seconds and thirds if it was in front of me.
I don’t miss being significantly overweight at all. It was awful on so many levels, but I do miss those big bowls of spaghetti. God they were delicious.