ARACOS79's Blogs

One Month "Sparkversary."
Friday, October 01, 2010      1 comments

Today marks one month for me on the Spark. So I thought it would be a good time to look back and see how far I've come and what I've accomplished in that time. As with anything in life, there have been ups and downs, highs and lows, victories ... Read more
September Struggles
Monday, September 27, 2010      2 comments

So today was a pretty grim Monday. On Sunday I was doing great... oatmeal for breakfast, leftover chicken salad for lunch, and shrimp and okra gumbo for dinner. Then I just blew the whole thing late in the evening. My wife and I rented a movi... Read more
Basket Adaptation
Sunday, September 26, 2010      1 comments

My wife signed us up for something called the "Bountiful Basket." Basically for $15 you get a random assortment of fruits and vegetables. Now in some areas, you can get this every week. In our town, we only get it every other week. So far we... Read more
The Week that Was
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      0 comments

Wow what a week. I had planned to blog about what I had cooked last week and throw in some recipes and pictures for you, but it just turned out to be a much busier week than I had thought. My mother-in-law was visiting for the weekend, which I... Read more
Going Places I Haven't been... in a Long Time
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      2 comments

Well this week I hit another milestone in my journey towards a better life. Since I was already down to 207 pounds when I joined Sparkpeople, it may seem that I haven't really come that far. But if you've read my other blogs, you know that thi... Read more
Spinach Isn't Just for Popeye!
Friday, September 10, 2010      3 comments

I love to cook. I might never be a chef, but I love to be in the kitchen. Part of the journey my wife and I are on is just much about cleaning up our eating habits as it is about losing weight. We want to live healthy lives and teach our son ... Read more
One Week after "Catching the Spark"
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      1 comments

While I first heard about Sparkpeople a couple months ago, I did not become active on the site until September 1st. At that point I weighed 207 pounds and was stuck on a rather ugly "plateau." My intermediate goal of reaching 200 pounds seemed... Read more
Up to Seven a Day, the Slow Way
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      1 comments

So we're supposed to be having at least seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day, right? That's a pretty tall order for someone who, for the past fifteen years, has hardly let a fruit or vegetable pass his lips. How do you go from zero to ... Read more
How I got here
Thursday, September 02, 2010      2 comments

Much of what brought me to Sparkpeople in the first place, was my frustration of being stuck on a rather sizable "plateau." Let me take a minute to set the whole stage. As I said in my first post, I wasted my 20's being a lazy slob. Whe... Read more
Starting the Long Road
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

So after wasting an entire decade on bad food and bad habits, a funny thing happened to me. I became a father. Talk about changing your perspective on life. During my wife's pregnancy I started working on improving my diet and my exercise hab... Read more