My Latest Facebook Posting!

Here’s a copy of my latest Facebook posting thought I would share since so many people are asking us how we are losing so much weight.  Feel free to follow me on Facebook too


After getting a couple of requests last night and others wanting more information what Darcie and I are doing the past 4 1/2 months. I have decided to post more pictures, links, recipes, and info on my personal Facebook wall. I apologize to those that don’t want to see it or care but it will be another way to keep us motivated with our healthier weight loss journey and if we can help anyone in the process that would be awesome. Don’t worry I won’t be blasting your wall with posts LOL.

We use the My Fitness Pal app and log every calorie we eat. We have tried to eliminate all processed foods, fast food, and are eating more natural foods. We also stopped drinking soda, alcohol, and sugar drinks. I drink mainly water, water with lemon, and goat’s milk now. We pay attention to labels, servings sizes, and have a kitchen scale to weigh servings. We try to eat lean proteins with every meal. We don’t follow any certain diet plan. We have found the foods we like after trying a bunch of different things the past several months and we exercise when we can.

This is a journey that my family has embraced and I know there are people that have lost more weight than we have and to be honest at first it was all about losing weight now my mindset is changing and I just want my family and myself to be healthy and HAPPY. I know there will be more weight we will lose and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.
My wife posts sometime’s too look for her on Facebook: Darcie Peck
Here’s a link to blogs Darcie and I started on WordPress. I try to update mine every couple of days.

My Blog:

Darcie’s Blog:

My Fitness Pal:

My Fitness Pal Username: supermancollector
(I have changed my settings so anyone should be able to view my food diary.)

I’m an open book and will try to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to follow us on Facebook and on WordPress and please share your tips and recipes too.
Thanks so much if you actually read all of this post LOL 🙂

My Latest Facebook Posting!

Family That Exercises Together Loses Together

We started our Yoga routine Monday night that we found on Hulu and we all lasted about 30 minutes until we switched over to doing other exercises that we knew. We are going to try a different video for beginners and we will see how that goes. The important thing is that we were off our butts and moving around together for about an hour every night and everyone was having a good time without all the gizmos and gadgets in their hands.

I also finally took the plunge and shaved off my beard and what little hair I had left on top of my head and it will defiantly take awhile to get used to it but no more hiding behind a beard, I’m glad to show off what I’ve done and can’t to see what the difference is by the end of summer.

I am also changing my dairy needs over to goat dairy and we are very blessed to live about 4 miles from an Amish ran health food store so we did some shopping Monday night. I think I could spend hours in this place now, we bought fresh laid eggs, goats milk, goats cheese, and some other things but we had to leave because the kiddos were with us and thought spending 30 minutes looking at local healthy food was boring. Not this health nut, do you know how many calories you can burn reading all the labels at a health food store? Well I’m not sure either but it’s more than watching tv LOL.

One more thing before I end this entry. My wife hid the scale, the idea we have is to wait 30 days then remeasure our bodies and weigh ourselves then to see the difference, I hope I can wait that long, I’m already missing the scale. So I’m going to push it hard and make every minute and bite of food count. I can tell you that I’m more sore from what exercises we have been doing the last few nights than when I go to the gym.


Thanks for reading and we will see what tonight brings…..

Family That Exercises Together Loses Together


When my wife and I first started eating healthier we continued to let the kids eat chicken nuggets, chips, chocolate milk, fast food but just a few weeks into eating better the light bulb went off. HEY, if I’m not going to put this stuff in my body why would I want my kids to eat junk.  So the great food fight began.

My kids were so used to eating junk food that it has been a fight to get them to change their young minds on the new foods we eat. My five year old son Lex (yup he is named after Lex Luthor) was so used to eating chips in a blue bag, let me translate that for you Cool Ranch Doritos and McDonald’s that it’s been a fight to have him try vegetables or fruits. We hear GROSS that stuff looks disgusting well so does a Big Mac now. My four year old daughter who I honestly wouldn’t mind the switch has fought the hardest over our new food choices. She used to want to eat what mommy and daddy ate but not so much anymore. I know it will just take time.

I can’t wait to watch my kids grow up strong, healthy, and confident. I know what it was like to be the fat kid that had no friends and was always picked on and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

Tonight it’s chicken taco salads yummy, don’t tell my kiddos but it’s going to have lettuce on it 🙂

Thanks for reading….


Beard On Beard Off

I grew a beard almost three years ago to cover up my face and as of today I’ve lost 72 pounds and now I’m seriously thinking about taking it off just to see my skinner face which I haven’t seen in at least 20 years. It’s amazing I never thought I would care how I look but losing this kind of weight has made me feel so much better about myself in ways that I never imagined. My wife has never liked the beard and I said I would never shave it off but I think at this point it’s just a matter of time before it’s gone. I’m just not sure if I should wait for another weight loss milestone or a special occasion.

Please comment and let me know what you think, I will defiantly be taking pictures if it happens.

I listed the Valen-Tater on eBay thinking about making a deal with my wife if the heart shaped potato actually gets a bid the beard will come off this week.

I am sitting here wishing for warmer weather to get here sooner than later, this healthier dad wants to go outside and play with the kiddos, take a walk, and just finally start to enjoy my healthier life.

Thanks for reading!

Beard On Beard Off