Vegan 5 Days a Week

Year in Review & New 2016 Plan: Vegan 5-Days a Week

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Happy New Year! While I tried my darndest to get my blood glucose…
Weight Progress 12-28-15 - 231.2 Pounds

I Gained 6.4 Pounds Over the Holiday Break

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Ugh, I gained 6.4 pounds back during my holiday "Cheat Week".…
I Met a Cute Chick Tonight | ContraryCook.com

I Met a Cute Chick Tonight

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After hanging out with this chick, I dunno if I'll ever…
My A1C Test Results for 12/20/2012 | ContraryCook.com

Keeping it Real: My A1C Test Results for 12/20/2012

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As I've mentioned in the past, in the spirit of "Keeping it Real",…
What is an A1C Test? | ContraryCook.com

What is an A1C Test?

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A hemoglobin A1C test is a way of measuring your glucose levels…
Tomato Plant Sprout | ContraryCook.com

My Little Tomato Seed Sprout

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Remember when you were like, 5-years-old, and you just about…
Holly Clegg's Gulf Coast Favorites Book Signing | ContraryCook.com

Holly Clegg Book Signing

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I never thought I would buy anything from Groupon, but…
Cast Iron Tortilla Press | ContraryCook.com

Cast Iron Tortilla Press

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It's finally here! OMG I can't wait to use it. It's a beautiful…
I Lost 20 Pounds | ContraryCook.com

Eat Well. Lose 20 Pounds.

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I'm down 20 pounds so far. Healthy eating apparently agrees…
Cooking as a Lifestyle

Cooking as a Lifestyle

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Someone today asked me how my "diet" was going. I had to explain…
The Perfect Margarita | ContraryCook.com

I'm Reading About Mexican Cooking

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....while sipping a margarita, of course. Here's how to…
Lemons and Limes | ContraryCook.com

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

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This is a high-level, unscientific explanation of type 2…
Profit Over Principle? | ContraryCook.com

A Cure For Diabetes: Profit Over Principle?

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I was just reading a new blog post from my Twitter friend, Rachel,…

Contrary Cook on Twitter

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I set up a Twitter account in the hopes of finding other…
Diabetes Check Glucose Icon

I Have Diabetes

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I just found out that I have Type-2 diabetes. When I began…

Go to the Gym, Lose Weight

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As it turns out, if you go to the gym with any regularity,…
I weigh 269 Pounds | ContraryCook.com

3 Days. 1 Pound. Breakfast is Good.

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When I started this blog (3 days ago), I was a slothy 270 pounds.…
McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal | ContraryCook.com

Oatmeal for Breakfast

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I've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the…
Sears Delivers New Stove | ContraryCook.com

Sears Delivers New Stove

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Okay..so I finally took steps to get our stove fixed. I bought a…
I Turned 40 Years Old Today | ContraryCook.com

I Turned 40 Years Old Today

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Ugh. This is it. I am 40 Years Old.
I weigh 269 Pounds | ContraryCook.com

Keepin' It Real. 269 Pounds on 10/11/2008

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What I Learned... My toes are ugly. I weigh 269 Pounds. …
I weigh 269 Pounds | ContraryCook.com

About The Contrary Cook

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My name is Michael and I am a contrary cook. I say 'contrary'…