Diabetes: Mapping the titanic struggle ahead

The eighth edition of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)…
Dr. Jody Stanislaw

Sugar is Not a Treat

Stop overworking your security force (your beta cells) or they’ll…
Vegan 5 Days a Week

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

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

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

I Met a Cute Chick Tonight

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

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

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

What is an A1C Test?

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

My Little Tomato Seed Sprout

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

Holly Clegg Book Signing

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

Cast Iron Tortilla Press

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

Eat Well. Lose 20 Pounds.

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

Cooking as a Lifestyle

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

I’m Reading About Mexican Cooking

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

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

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

A Cure For Diabetes: Profit Over Principle?

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

Contrary Cook on Twitter

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

I Have Diabetes

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

Go to the Gym, Lose Weight

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

3 Days. 1 Pound. Breakfast is Good.

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

Oatmeal for Breakfast

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

Sears Delivers New Stove

/ I finally took steps to get our stove fixed. I bought a…
I Turned 40 Years Old Today |

I Turned 40 Years Old Today

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

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

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

About The Contrary Cook

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