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Diet Delusions

Thanks for the warm welcome To FMU! This was going to be my big week to just start right into the a plan and attack my weight issues head on! But, as we all know, life sometimes throws you a curve ball. Sunday I started out in a better mind set. I think that is [...]

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Psychobabble Introduction

Editor’s note: Rock Star Jen is a new contributor to Fat Man Unleashed. I would like to welcome her with open arms as she focuses on the mental health part of being healthy. Rock On! Wow. Believe it or not this is my first introduction to the Blogging. I guess you can call me a [...]

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Chato as FAT MAN Unleashed, Cartooning True Life!

I feel like a kid in a candy shop… oops bad analogy for weight loss blog. Really, I am thrilled that out of all the hundreds of entries to be a guest cartoonist here at FMU, they picked me… Oh.. there was no contest. Who am I? I’m Chato B Stewart who the hell are [...]

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Cut the B.S. and Get Fit!

Many people ask me “What’s a good workout routine?” and it’s hard to explain a lot of times, since everyone’s body types vary so much. What works for one, may not or will not work well for someone else, but what I’ve found through training myself and others, is best summarized in the next few [...]

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Are Stretch Marks Haunting You?

Photo Courtesy of Melting Mama “Striae Gravidarum” or Stretch Marks are nothing but areas of the skin that have been stretched out. It usually happens due to unusual weight gain or weight loss and depending upon the skin’s elasticity, it may leave a mark on the skin. Usually stretch marks are seen as fine lines [...]

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My Three Word Memoir: Be About It

Be About It It’s pretty simple. Be About It. Don’t talk about it. That’s my three word memoir if I had to have one right this second. So what’s the point of this? Well, Michael Kwan of Beyond the Rhetoric tagged me with his Six Word Memoir post. By tagging me he was essentially asking [...]

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Former Fat Guy Rob Cooper On Mental Mindset

This is the final part of a three part interview with Rob Cooper of FormerFatGuy.com. The past two interviews focused on his fitness and nutrition, this time we will focus on his mental mindset. How important is the mental aspect to your training and nutritional program? How you think, and more importantly, what you think [...]

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Fasting Diet: No Food, All Water

I have decided to test my inner strength by undergoing a grueling fasting diet. I won’t be eating anything and will only be drinking water and possibly green tea. I will however take a multi vitamin each morning. This isn’t something I am used to so it should prove to be a challenge. Why am [...]

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Chinese Buffets and Fat Men Don’t Mix

Photo Courtesy of MidtownLunch Buffets were created by the devil! Not literally, but it sure does feel like it sometimes. I have a history with buffets. In high school I would go to the same buffet every week. It was a ritual that some of us “bigger” guys on the football team partook in. After [...]

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Mental Punishment: A Massive Headache

Yesterday I had a massive headache. What from? I am not sure. All I know is that I got home and had to lay down from the throbbing pain. I was thinking that it could be due to my minor relapse. I ate some chips yesterday. I know, shoot me. But at the time I [...]

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Guy Things To Do Before You Die

Every guy has a list. We as men have an inherit obsession with lists. We are programmed to respect the priority and organization that the all Holy List provides. Moses introduced all brethren of the world to the original and ultimate list when he returned from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments. One of the [...]

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Early Morning Workouts: 6 AM Lifting

Today I finally performed an early morning workout. Not my typical morning cardio only session, but instead a strength training session. I was up at 6 AM and it was still dark outside. Not only was it dark but it was pretty damn cold too. My initial reaction was to go back to bed, especially [...]

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The Inspiration List for Men

2008 = No Excuses + Get It Done Need motivation? Well here goes folks, print this and paste it on your locker, or fridge, or your work space at the office. These are the no mincing words, top ten motivational points for getting shape for the new year. 10. Be the buffest guy in the [...]

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The Beard, The Fat Face, and The Double Chin

Being blessed with overweightism has it’s side effects. One of which is developing a fat face and double chin. I hate having fat cheeks, it drives me crazy. My solution to that is growing a beard. Smart huh? Yeh, I know. Over the last few years I have periodically grown a beard because it covers [...]

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Not Just a Weight Loss Blog

I originally created this web site so that I could lose weight and get in shape. So you could say it was a weight loss blog. It has since then morphed into something else. It’s not about losing weight anymore, although I do have a some more weight to loss. It’s now about being healthy, [...]

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Christmas and Exercise Don’t Mix

First off, Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it. I know I do. We opened presents this morning and I am the lucky recipient of an autographed Chad Pennington, New York Jets football jersey. Here’s to hoping he remains on the Jets next year. The only time I can recall exercising during Christmas is [...]

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Media, Society, and Female Body Image

Why is it that a majority of the females that are in the media are fit? This hardly represents the reality in society, but of course, this is what society is portraying to females everywhere. Of course there are negative and positive sides to this. It can motivate people to try to lose weight and [...]

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Brain Power Equals Muscle Size

Picking up where I left off yesterday on morphing how the greats trained, brain power can increase muscle size. With that being said, what is the next step in this progression? How infrequent will training become? Will we even touch weights anymore? HA! Blasphemy folks! No, not really. Picture this: mental training, working out in [...]

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Morphing How the Original Greats Trained

Hence the timeless logo of FatManUnleashed.com, the brain is without a doubt the optimal muscle when it comes to growth. Public opinion on the frequency of working out has changed quite a bit over time. Steve Reeves employed the whole body workout method which didn’t allow for training more than three times a week. That [...]

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Started Out Good, but Ended with a Bad Cheat Meal

I woke up this morning with an sense of urgency. A sense of urgency to get up and get some cardio in before I started my day. I accomplished that mini goal by hopping on my recumbent bike for an hour. I was proud of myself for managing to get another cardio session in first [...]

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Not Working Out is Getting to Me

Not being able to work out due to my surgery is starting to get to me. I feel a lot better than I did a few days ago and feel like I could indeed start some moderate exercise. I just want to get on my recumbent bike and give it a go, regardless of what [...]

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Motivation and Anxiety

Tired of the gym, tired of days where it seems like more work to get up and go do the workout than the workout takes? Well, sounds like you’ve lost your motivation. Take a 2 minute break, walk to the bathroom, and look at yourself in the mirror. Don’t like what you see do you? [...]

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Uh Oh, Thanksgiving Day is Coming…

As turkey day nears, I can’t help but think about all the delicious food that will be made available to me. Thanksgiving Day is the second of the the 4 Big Holidays that are a dieter’s nightmare. I am hoping that I can manage to control myself, especially since it has been so long since [...]

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I’m Afraid of Being Under 300 Lbs.

I have come to the conclusion that I may be subconsciously afraid of weighing under 300 lbs. It’s been a while since I weighed under that elusive number. I have actually lost track of how long it’s been, but I know it’s been a long time. I started realizing this yesterday when I sat down [...]

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Confessions of a Fat Man: HELP ME

This day finds me in a downtrodden state. Over the last few days I have been in a downward spiral of depression and unhealthy eating. I am not sure what triggered it and can’t seem to get out of it. I feel trapped. I need some mental assistance from my fellow fitness brothers and sisters. [...]

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My Fat, Happy Buddy George

I often think back to how happy I thought I was during my non-healthy living days. I would always feel happy when I ate food, or did whatever I wanted. It was all a cover up though. Recently an online friend of mine sent me this email, he gave me permission to post it. I [...]

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Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight?

First of all, I’d like to thank Israel for the opportunity to be a guest blogger on this wonderful site he’s created! He has done a super job with it and he’s an inspiration to all of us. Whether you need to lose weight or would just like to be healthier, look around this blog [...]

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The Start of the 4 Big Holidays: A Dieter’s Nightmare

It’s the start of a period of holidays towards the end of the year that can be brutal on a person with a diet. It starts with all the darned candy and chocolates for Halloween. Then it continues with the Thanksgiving feast of all feasts, which is followed by a Christmas family meal. That meal [...]

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Halloween Holiday Candy Crisis Prevention

As most of you already know, yesterday was Halloween in the U S of A. We went trick-or-treating and managed to collect a ton of candy and junk food. Of course my daughter wants to eat all of it, but this time around she wanted to share her candy binge with me. That’s were things [...]

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No More Weekly Weigh-Ins for this Fatso

I have decided to stop weighing myself on a weekly basis. When I first started out I had planned to weigh myself at the end of each month, but figured a weekly weigh-in would help me see results faster and would in turn keep me motivated. Well, that worked and now it’s time to move [...]

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I Had My First Major Relapse and It’s Okay

Today was a rainy, gloomy, depressing day. It has been pouring all day, since late last night actually. I was in a crappy mood all day and it showed. To top it off I had the first major relapse since starting on my weight loss journey. I caved in and we ordered pizza. Domino’s Pizza [...]

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Saturday, Schmaturday

I’m in a not so good mood today. My body is sore and I don’t feel like doing anything. This is gonna be a short post. Last week my sister made me aware of a cool site. It’s called Daily OM and helps you nature your mind, body, and spirit. Perfect for my inner warrior. [...]

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Human Weapon is a Test of Inner Warriorness

A buddy put me on to a new show called Human Weapon. The premise of the show is two athletes fly around the world, learn the locations fighting style, and then compete against trained experts in the field. I must say it’s simply amazing. It’s like the best show ever. If I had to make [...]

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Tipping the Scales: 2 lbs. Lost this Week

I can’t say I am surprised. Given the slow start I had to last week I was expecting to lose only a pound, but every little bit helps I suppose. This reminds me that I can’t slack off whenever I think that I a have accomplished something. My goal is to be at 299 lbs [...]

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