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    Not Blogging for a While, Focusing on Living Healthy

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog of my own on FMU, and it will be a while before I post another blog after this one. I decided a long time ago to “be about it” and not just “talk about it.” What I mean is that I got tired of always coming [...]

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    Valerie – A New Me Forever

    My name is Valerie Zink, and this is MY story. I was overweight since the 4rth grade. My parents were very poor while I was growing up, always struggling to make ends meet. Because of this, I ate A LOT of cheap processed foods. I would NEVER blame my parents for who I became; I [...]

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    Still Fighting The War!

    I was recently attacked by one of our facebook follower’s whose profile name is Patrick Galego. He claims that I am a fraud. He claims that I have lied to you all and that I am not who I say I am. My response is, “go fuck yourself!” Excuse my language. I usually don’t like [...]

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    5 lbs of Fat vs 5 lbs of Water

    The look on Frank’s face says it all. Frank C. was on a road trip to visit the offices of Bistro MD and Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Naples, FL. Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., Founder of BistroMD and Medical Director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center schooled Frank on what 5 pounds of fat looked [...]

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    Is BistroMD Worth The Cost?

    What up world?!?! Long time since I’ve posted a REAL blog. But I have something special for you in this article. I was asked a good question by my uncle Jay, and the question was available for everyone to see on one of my many facebook wall posts. I say it is a good question because I questioned it myself while on the program. Here is the question from my uncle Jay.

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    No Time for Sleep!

    I have too much to do to sleep. Watch the video as I explain to you what I mean. I know I need sleep for my health, but 5 solid hours of sleep is good for me right now. If you have any suggestions of comments please leave them below. THANKS! If you want to [...]

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    Sacrifice for Success

    What up world!! Just recorded this short film after a really tough resistance workout, which explains why the camera is so shaky. This Monday morning I didn’t want to wake up, the alarm went off at 430am and I hit the snooze. I almost didn’t wake up, but then this thought went through my head, [...]

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    Forget Your Weight, Just Stay Healthy and Active

    Waddup world!!! Long time since I’ve blogged!! The tax season has me working like a maniac!! But I’m still here fighting the war!! I am at a comfortable weight now. I weigh 220 pounds and it feels awesome. I remember when I weighed 300 pounds and I just wanted to be less than 250 pounds. [...]

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    Weight Loss Video Diary – Weeks 12 & 13: I’m Back

    This is my video for weeks 12 and 13. It was much of the same until I decide to end the negativity. The past few weeks have taken their toll on me and I’m over it. Enough is enough. I’m ready to get back on track. So I decided that this is it. I will [...]

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    Preparing for Your First Race

    Gearing up for your first 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon? Congratulations! With lots of great races scheduled nationwide, I went directly to the pros for tips and guidelines on how to stay focused, build stamina and meet (or exceed!) your goals. And since running requires both physical and mental exertion, we’ve got you [...]

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    Still Fighting the War

    It’s just the 3 of us God, my will, and me… To be completely honest that’s all I really need… Tryna tap into that strength
    my Inner chi…Making my body pull its last bit of energy… This training is intense pain is what I feel… No pain no gain goes through my head like a spinning wheel… My hands are wrapped tense around this cold solid steel… Waiting for the day
    when my dreams become real… I gotta keep moving can’t be anything like before… So Imma go hard and strike like a lightening force… This road is old and lonely sweat drips with a tightened jaw…

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    Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 11: I Don’t Know

    I don’t know… that’s what comes to mind about this past week. I’m not eating well, not exercising, not doing much of anything to take care of myself… Thanks for watching! If you have any suggestions of comments please leave them below. THANKS! If you want to follow my journey, please subscribe: I’m on Facebook [...]

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    Conquer Germs, Stay Healthy

    If you want to get better results from your workouts, it’s important that you stay healthy. Your body is a well-oiled machine. Everything is connected. In order for you to lose fat and gain mass, your whole body needs to be functioning properly. And if you’re sick, this isn’t going to happen. Staying healthy is [...]

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    Weight Loss Video Diary – Weeks 9 & 10: Not Good

    Not a good two weeks… Ended February on a bad note and began March even worse. I feel like I am out of control… I did not eat my Nutrisystem foods, I did not work out. Ugh. Thanks for watching! If you have any suggestions of comments please leave them below. THANKS! If you want [...]

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    Peace of Mind

    “Peace of Mind means a healthy body…” Proverbs 14:30 This passage of the Bible stood out to me today as I studied. Before the science of psychology was a thought, the Bible spoke about how our mind affects our body. If you look at all the studies done you will find how the mind and [...]


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    Ready for the 2012 Olympics?

    As this year winds down, many athletes worldwide are winding up for next year's big summer games. The 2012 Olympics are scheduled to take place in London, England, and the city has been busy with preparation for their moment in the world's spotlight. With all the excitement built up from the games of 2004 and [...]

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    Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Episode 2, Alex

    ALEX 23 YEARS OLD – BASEBALL FANATIC WANTS TO FULFILL MOTHERS LAST WISH LOSE 260 POUNDS Season 1 | Episode 2 | Aired 06/6/11 Meet Alex Growing up on fast food Alex grew up as a fat kid. Chris faced a sad misfortune when he lost his mother to cancer. Now this 23 year old [...]

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    Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Episode 1, Rachel

    RACHEL – 21 YEARS OLD – PRETTY GIRL TRAPPED IN A FAT GIRLS BODY 220 LBS OVER WEIGHT Season 1 | Episode 1 | Aired 05/30/2011 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition introduces us to a new morbidly obese person every week that is selected to endure a 365 day challenge to lose half their weight. [...]

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    Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 8: Chaos

    Hey guys, here’s week 8. Another not so good week, but I have been getting some bodyweight workouts in. I feel like this week is kind of chaotic, but I know I’ll be fine once I get back to my regular routine of things. This is a long journey and I won’t be letting this [...]

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    Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 7: So-So

    Hey guys, here’s week 7. It wasn’t a great week. I feel like a failure for not working out as much as I normally do and for eating more snacks than I normally do. But I can’t do anything about that. All I can do is move on and not let it erode my progress. [...]

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    Why Minding Your Own Business is Healthy

    A study must show that minding your own business is good for your health. I don’t know if there is scientific evidence to back up this theory of mine, but I’m sure at one point there was a study conducted about this. There are studies done about everything. Through an unrelated series of events, it [...]

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    Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 6: Struggle

    It’s week 6 and it was a struggle! The week started off good on Monday, but after that it was hard for me to find motivation to exercise. I managed to fight through the mental barrier that I always face. I don’t know if it’s burnout or what, but I managed to fight through it. [...]

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    Heavy on A&E, Episode 1, Tom/Jodi (Texas)

    Heavy is a reality show that airs on A&E about people who are extremely overweight and are on the verge of death trying to regain their life. They are followed over a six month period to lose as much weight as possible. For the first month they leave to a camp and are under complete [...]

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    Team Fat Man is Unleashed: Sponsoring Athletes

    This idea is two years in the making. In October of 2008 I came up with this idea to promote health and fitness. Two years went by and I dropped the ball on it. Now, after just having registered for the 5K Publix Super Markets Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend, February 26, 2011, here in [...]

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    The Mentality of Change

    How many times have we told ourselves that we want change? We tell ourselves we don’t want to be lazy anymore or that we don’t want to be fat and out of shape. We are tired of lounging around without purpose. We think about it and talk about it like it’s some sort of distant [...]

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    Adam Sandler to Play 800 lb Character in ‘Fat Man’ Movie

    It was reported yesterday that Adam Sandler is seriously considering playing the role of a 800 lb morbidly obese man in a new movie tentatively titled Fat Man. In the movie he has a love affair with his nurse that helps him drop down to 600 lbs. Oh… and he’s also naked for the first [...]

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    Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 5: Amazing

    It’s week 5 and I feel amazing! That’s right. I had a great week. Last week carried over into this week and I managed to stay consistent. I ate my Nurtrisystem foods, veggies, fruits, protein and worked out like a beast. This week’s vid covers how I felt, some clarification on how long I’ve been [...]

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