Big Fat Queer

October 2, 2011

I Satisfied a Craving

Last week I passed the sixth week after my weight loss surgery, and one of the things that was added to my approved foods list was pasta. Now, I’m supposed to focus on proteins and minimize carbs, but occasionally I can have some pasta. And now, with the smaller stomach, I can only eat a fraction of what I could before, so it isn’t much pasta at that.

A little over a year ago I saw Scott Conant, the celebrity chef at Scarpetta (among other restaurants), make his famous spaghetti with tomato sauce on the Food Network. I tried it and loved it. In fact I blogged about it.

Tonight I made it again, pictured above, and it satisfied a craving I have had for about a month. I froze enough sauce for two more servings, which I will not have anytime soon because if I eat too much of this I can undo all of my progress. Speaking of which, for those of you who have followed my YouTube postings, you know I have been at a plateau (not losing any weight) for three weeks. Well, over the last four days I lost five pounds, so the plateau seems to have ended. Oddly enough it ended when I increased my caloric intake, which apparently took my body out of starvation mode – or it was coincidence. Hard to know for sure.

The thing about this tomato sauce, is that once you try it you won’t be satisfied with any other tomato based pasta sauce. It is simple, but rich, creamy, unctuous and full of fresh flavor. If you want to make this sauce yourself, follow this link for details.


  1. I have been craving spaghetti for quite a while, Tomorrow I will actually be able to eat some, and I plan on it. I wonder what it is about spaghetti?

    Comment by Elizabeth Martin — October 2, 2011 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

  2. Holy fu** does that look good!!!


    Comment by Auntie Vera Charles — October 2, 2011 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

  3. Good to hear that you’re making progress, my friend! That is awesome!

    Comment by Steve the QiRanger — October 3, 2011 @ 5:00 am | Reply

  4. The pasta does look good :^) Glad you’re making progress.

    Comment by Ken G — October 3, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply

    • I grew up on Chef Boyardee. This is a whole lot better 🙂

      Comment by bigfatqueer — October 3, 2011 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  5. I’ve been craving pasta, now I know I have to have some! LOL

    Comment by Km Poole — October 6, 2011 @ 9:01 am | Reply

  6. …of the calories you eat. Remember that a large part of fat loss (and fat gain) is in the quality of the calories you eat. Imagine this: you and your best friend want to lose 20 lbs each. You go online and find the most reliable weight loss sites around, and find out how to calculate the exact amount of calories you need to consume each day to lose weight based on your height and body weight. Seems simple enough right? So you both need to consume, say, 1500 calories per day. Your friend decides she’s going to eat healthy foods like chicken breast, brown rice, yams, oatmeal, and shellfish. But you decide that you would rather eat the foods you crave, and since you only need to worry about staying under 1500 calories, you feel that you can skip breakfast, have a McDonald’s quarter pounder with medium fries for lunch, and 2 slices of chocolate cake for dinner. You only came up to about 1000 calories for your day- that’s great right? You should lose even more weight than your friend who ate 1500 calories of healthy food!

    Comment by Esteban Bates — January 5, 2013 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

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