I’ve done a lot of research, and realized, there are no food blogs at all on the internet!  I have to jump start this new idea!  Okay, so I know there about a billion food blogs out there, but I figured, what’s one more!

This is my journey to lose weight, eat healthy, exercise, (get all the laundry done, cook once a month meals that are perfectly labeled in my deep freeze, solve world hunger and get that weekly manicure/pedicure – yeah right!) all while controlling my blood sugars at the same time.

I’ve been an insulin dependent diabetic for over a year now, and in the process have gained 30 pounds.  Yes, part of it is the insulin, but the most important part is that now I can eat anything because I give myself enough insulin to cover the carbs.  Three pieces of pizza?  Okay!  Upgrade my fries with bacon and cheddar cheese for only .99 cents?  Okay!

I love to cook, I love watching The Biggest Loser and can’t wait for the new season in a couple weeks. 

Here was my lunch today:

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

4 servings

  • 1/2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 pound cooked spaghetti squash, chopped
  • 16 ounces marinara sauce (mine happened to be homemade!)
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • crushed red pepper to taste (I like it spicy!)
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Saute zucchini and spinach with Pam in a non-stick pan for 2 minutes.  Add spaghetti squash to veggies and add marinara sauce and seasonings to taste.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in ricotta cheese until everything is incorporated.  Put in casserole dish and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Stats: 212 calories/9.25 fat/21 carbs/2.25 fiber

Yummo!  Try this even if you have never tried spaghetti squash before, in a casserole, it does taste pasta-ish!

Stats for the day:

  • 1395 calories
  • 56 grams of fat
  • 129 grams of carbs
  • 20.7 grams of fiber
  • 54 grams of protein


  • 40 minute recumbent bike for 8.65 miles
  • 40 minute elliptical

Blood Sugars:

  • Fasting: 81
  • After workout 48 – yikes (i.e. big bright lights in my eyes!)  Need more carbs
  • After lunch 119
  • Before dinner 90