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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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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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Pros and Cons of a Personal Trainer

Have You Ever Thought About Hiring A Personal Trainer? I have a new man in my life. He’s tall, dark and handsome and we meet twice a week. During our time together, he tells me what to do, when to do it, how to do it and how many to do. He makes me sweat [...]

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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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That Just Doesn’t Work For Me

Most of my articles on Fat Man Unleashed (FMU) provide readers with tips or bits of advice to help jumpstart healthier lifestyles. But I’m no expert. One of Israel Lagares’ – the creator of FMU – main goals when he started this project was to open up the floor to readers and have a little [...]

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Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 4: Consistency

Week 4 is in the books! I had another really good week. I was extremely consistence across the board, from my eating to my exercise. And it feels great! I feel like I’m on a roll and want to keep it going into next week. My daily decisions have been for the best and that [...]

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Rainier’s Weight Loss Blog

You can say my weight loss journey/struggles began where many begin; on a holiday in a Dominican household in the winter of 1991. It was at this time that I realized that I wasn’t like other boys. My mother knew what was happening and saw her little boy go from a small to a large [...]

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My Decision to be Unleashed

I have struggled with my weight for a few years now. I have physical obstacles to overcome. Yet the hardest obstacle I have is mental. It’s on me to push past them or not. The yo-yo dieting is a mental thing. Like Frank C. has taught me, don’t let the diets work me but I [...]

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Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 3: End the Lazy

Hey guys here’s week three. I had a great week this time! I ate right, I exercised and I felt good as a result of it. I tried to focus on ending the laziness in my life, in tiny steps. It was successful for me. I’m hoping to keep up this great feeling and ride [...]

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Five More Weeks to be Unleashed on BistroMD

What up world?! It’s your number one weight loss soldier Frank C, from Fat Man Unleashed, and I have five weeks left on mission, “Death to the Yo-Yo Life”. I finished the first four weeks of my nine weeks to be unleashed on BistroMD, and I have had great results. I lost eight more pounds [...]

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Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 2: Slow Start

Hey guys here’s week two. I had a slow start to the week. I didn’t eat right 100% of the time and my workouts weren’t amazing, but I did manage to do something and eat most of my Nutrisystem foods. So I need to improve on what I did, since I actually did something. It [...]

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8 Weeks to Be Unleashed on BistroMD

What up world?! It’s Frank C. here with another update on my mission with BistroMD, operation “Death to the Yo-Yo Life”. As you have read from the title, I have 8 weeks remaining to reach my goal of 210lbs. So I plan on going harder then ever… This morning I woke up to my cinnamon [...]

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Weight Loss Video Diary – Week 1: The Start

Hey guys, I’m starting something new that I plan on sticking to this time. I don’t know why this time I feel like it will be different, but it does. I’m tired of the yo-yoing. So this will be a weekly weight loss video diary I plan on keeping. I’ll be covering my journey and [...]

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A Resolution You Can Stick To

It’s inevitable. The New Year is here and everyone is making resolutions. What’s yours going to be? I have a feeling that many of you out there are going to be making resolutions to lose weight. Am I right? Before you set yourself up for a plan that seems foolproof but is destined to make [...]

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I’m Sick…

Man, I’m seriously sick. This is rare, but when I get sick I am out of it. I woke up the other day with my entire body aching and my head feeling like I was in tackling practice with no equipment on. I haven’t felt the same since. I haven’t had the energy to exercise [...]

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I Think I’m in Love…

Wow. I just got my new rubber gym mats from Treadall and I am totally impressed. I was looking for a nice quality flooring that would be comfortable, functional and easy on the eyes, and I definitely found what I was looking for. Take a look at the before pictures of our garage. Nothing special, [...]

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