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A Quick Nutrisystem Weight Loss Update

This is just a quick update on my Nutrisystem journey. Things are getting really busy for me, but I’m still doing my thing with Nutrisystem. I recently received a new monthly order of food. I chose a few different meals and am so glad I did. I added the spaghetti and meatballs dinner and a [...]

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Week seven, and I Am in Heaven with BistroMD

Hello everyone!! It is me again, your fellow soldier Frank C. of Fat Man Unleashed on a mission with BistroMD to put a, “Death to the Yo-Yo Life!” Things have been going exactly as planned. At this rate I believe I should complete my mission before the end of 2010. I look forward to that [...]

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How to Make A Nutrisystem Lasagna Meal in 4 Minutes or Less

I’ve been eating Nutrisystem for about two months now. My favorite dinner is the lasagna. Here I show you how quick and easy it can be to make a Nutrisystem meal including some raw vegetables in less than 4 minutes! I was rushing to prepare my dinner because I had to workout shortly after. As [...]

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Week Six, and I Am Loving Each Dish on BistroMD

Good day fellow fat loss warriors! It’s me again Frank C. I am still fighting hard in this war, and I will continue to do so until the very last minute. I am very excited to see so much progress in such little time. BistroMD has supplied me with my weaponry, and each day I [...]

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Week Five, I Feel Happy and Alive On BistroMD

It’s me again, your humble and loyal warrior Frank C. from Fat Man Unleashed. I am still fighting strong to put a, “Death to the Yo-Yo Life” and I am on this mission with BistroMD. The war is between my old self, and my new self. I have faced some tough moments, and a few [...]

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Six Degrees of Nutrisystem

Six Degrees of Nutrisystem is my play on the concept of six degrees of separation (also referred to as the “Human Web”) which refers to the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth. I came up with the idea that any one person is at most six [...]

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Week Four and Down Four More Pounds with BistroMD

What’s up people?! I hope you all are as hyped about life as I am right now! I feel like a new man already! I have managed to lose 15 pounds in the last four weeks, but most importantly, I feel energized! Look at all the exclamation points in my first paragraph, can’t you tell [...]

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What do I do besides Nutrisystem?

I have not mentioned what exactly I’m doing besides eating Nutrisystem lately. Well, I’m breaking my vow of silence, effectively immediately. We know I’ve been eating Nutrisystem for the past few weeks (possibly couple of months), I’ve honestly lost track. It feels normal to me now that its part of my routine. I’ve had success [...]

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Had a Cheat Meal and Still Beat the Scale

Hello world! I just finished my third week on BistroMD and things are going great. I have lost 11 pounds total and I feel awesome. My clothes are fitting more loosely, my face is looking skinny, and my energy is increasing. Also people are already noticing the difference. BistroMD has made this fight much easier [...]

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Another Day, Another Nutrisystem Meal

I’m sitting down having my lunch when someone asks me, “Nutrisystem? How is it going?” This is one of the main reasons I don’t like eating in the break room. I don’t like people being all up in my foodness (did you see what I just did there? business + food = foodness). I respond [...]

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I Eat Five Star Meals Five Times a Day from BistroMD

So it’s been the first week, and I have to say I am loving the “Five Star Life.” These meals are so delicious and there is so much of it! I am not exaggerating! While eating some of the meals, I almost feel as if I am eating too much. Then I look at the nutrition facts, and none are more than 450 calories. They say I can add a salad to my meals but I find myself asking why?

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Nutrisystem… a Month in Review… 10 lbs Down

I’ve been eating Nutrisystem food for almost a month now. Things are going very smoothly, but it didn’t start out that way. When I first received my box of Nutrisystem, I was about to go on vacation and decided to not start eating the food until after I got back. That pushed me back a [...]

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Death to the Yo-Yo Life

Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Frank Cruz, writer for Fat Man Unleashed (FMU). Over the years I have suffered in the same fate as many dieters. I have been living the Yo-Yo life. This is the life in which men and women repeatedly go back and forth with their inner selves, the [...]

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It’s Easy Not to Cheat When You’re Always Cheating

So I’ve been eating Nutrisystem food for a few weeks now. Another major thing I realized is how good it tastes!!! Forget about how I feel full through out the day and have no cravings. When it comes down to it, I have been overweight in life because I really, really enjoy eating delicious tasting [...]

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Wade Phillips Lost 40 Lbs on Nutrisystem?

Am I the only person that noticed Al Michaels say that Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is “looking svelte” because he was on Nutrisystem and lost 40 lbs. This was during NBC’s Sunday night football telecast of the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals. The [...]

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Nutrisystem Feels Like Cheating

I’ve been eating the Nutrisystem food for a bit now and I must say it tastes a lot better than I expected. One of the things that bothers me, but I guess it’s something I need to deal with, is that the food makes me feel as if I’m cheating. Why, you ask? Well, the [...]

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Nutrisystem Men’s Program Food in My Pantry

This is just s short video showing the different Nutrisystem foods in my pantry. Color-coded by meal-type for easy management. Blue is for breakfast, pink is for dessert/snacks, green is for lunch, and red is for dinner. They offer a wide variety of food to choose from. Did I mention how much I love sloppy [...]

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Bistro MD Diet Delivery Review

In my years of dieting I have tried many types of approaches. In the beginning, I was not very knowledgeable in the area of health, so I just thought to starve myself. After taking time to read magazines, books, watch videos, and just talk to people about weight loss I learned I was making numerous [...]

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Nutrisystem Blogger 15 Program

I am starting on the Nutrisystem Program. I was supposed to start on July 6th, but to be honest, I didn’t. I’ve been extremely preoccupied and just couldn’t prepare myself mentally for it. But I guess that’s been my excuse with regards to my weight loss for a few years now. The whole “I’ll start [...]

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The Importance of Accountability

Accountability is an important factor in sustaining just about anything you do. Whether it’s your local politician being held accountable for his deeds or your child learning that his actions have consequences, that responsibility to someone or for some activity is vital. One of the main reasons for me starting this site a few years [...]

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How Are You Dealing with Weight Issues?

If you are like me, this time of the year is really bad for you. With all of the holidays, the cold weather, and the overall laziness that ensues around this time of year…it’s hard to stay motivated. So how are you dealing with weight loss issues right about now? Share some of your tricks, [...]

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Nutrilite Sport Blogger Event Day 1 – Late Flight

Today was a wack day. I had a late flight from Tampa to California for the Nutrilite Sport Blogger Event. After a long day of flying I finally checked into Hotel Avia. Man, is this place nice! Right in the heart of Downtown Long Beach, it’s a nice looking as their website implies. Yep. It [...]

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Show Off the Fat and Go Shirtless at 284 Lbs

That’s right. I go shirtless. I made this video back in July and haven’t gotten around to posting it. But I figured I’d do it since NO ONE is going shirtless in the weight loss blog world until AFTER they have lost the weight, and that includes Muata!!!

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Weekly Check-In: 31% Body Fat

I’m switching it up this week. Instead of looking at the numbers on the scale, I’m going to post my body fat percentage which is 31% as of the last time I had it professionally checked. I knew my body fat would be high, and was actually expecting it to be a lot higher, but [...]

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Weekly Weigh-In: 2 lbs Gained & Weight Loss Constipation, Literally

Ahhh!!!I gained 2 lbs. No!! Why me? Why me? LMAO. I’m kidding, it’s not that serious. I did gain two lbs but it’s most likely water weight since I was a little constipated over the weekend. That’s right. I said it… I was constipated! While the scale read 2 lbs heavier than last week, my [...]

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Weekly Weigh-In: Another 3.8 lbs Lost, 70.4 lbs Total

I. Am. On. Fire. I’ve lost another 3.8 lbs this week. That brings my total weight lost to 70.4 lbs. SEVENTY!!!! That’s crazy. I now weigh 277.6 lbs. I have 30 more pounds to lose to reach my next major goal of 248 lbs. At that point I will see where I am at and what my new goals will be. I will also have reached the 100 lb weight loss goal at that point.

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Weekly Weigh-In: Another 3.4 lbs Lost

I lost another 3.4 lbs this past week making my total weight loss so far 66.6 lbs lost. That’s a weird number..666. This past week was a good one. I was able to get myself on video performing a chin up, some burpees, and I’ve begun wearing clothes that I haven’t worn for years. The weight loss chart isn’t looking bad either, the downward trend continues for another week! YES!

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Chin Up Challenge Attempt at 284 Lbs.

About 30 days ago, June 23rd 2009, I challenged myself. I was to perform one unassisted chin up by August 1st. I recorded myself not being able to perform a chin up, as proof. I then did some band assisted chin ups, three reps, for the first time ever. Not being able tp perform a chin up was pretty embarrassing, but the way I look at it is that I have a ton of room for growth. And I will show growth!

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Band Assisted Chin Ups and Bodyweight Row Challenges

About a month ago I called out Muata, from Mr. Low Body Fat, to a fitness challenge. Initially it was supposed to be that I had to perform one full chin up by a certain date. That’s when I set up to work on my chins ups and pull ups. For the life of me I could not pull myself up. At 300+ lbs (mostly fat), it’s pretty much impossible for anyone to this. There are those few exceptions that can do it but they mainly have massive amounts of muscle that comprise their 300 lb frames. I am not a strongman, I’m just a normal fat guy.

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Weekly Weigh-In: 3.6 lbs Lost

I lost 3.6 lbs after another week of wondering if I would lose any weight at all. I went through the past 7 days thinking that I would be regaining all the weight I’ve lost to date. Why do I think that way? I think it’s because I am new territory. I’ve never lost this much weight or weighed this low while making a full blown effort to lose weight. In the past, I’d workout, play football, and eat whatever the hell I wanted. Now I can’t do that. So it’s been a whole new road for me. I suppose I’m a little scared of yo-yoing back to the 300 lbs. YIKES!

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Weekly Weigh-In: 3.4 lbs Lost

Week two of being under 300 lbs. Another week and another few pounds lost. This time I lost 3.4 lbs, much less than the 10+ lbs from last week, but it’s right around where I want to be on a weekly basis. I think at this point I can consistently lose 2 to 3 lbs a week with no sweat. Well, I need to sweat but you know what I mean.

Small weekly loses are better for me in the long run than huge loses. My total lost so far is at 59.6 lbs. That’s 60 lbs in my book. 60 mutha freaking pounds I lost. Back in the day losing 60 lbs was a major thing for me, or any I knew for that matter. But here I am about halfway to my goal and 60 lbs doesn’t seem like anything to me. How times change…

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Weekly Weigh-In: 10.6 lbs Lost

I finally broke the 300 lb plateau I’ve had since I started this blog. I’m in the 200′s now. It was time for my weekly weigh-in this morning and although I felt confident that I would drop weight, I was not expecting to be down a staggering 10.6 lbs this week! That’s right! I dropped down below 300 lbs for the first time in many, many years. I don’t quite know how to react except to keep on doing what I am doing so that I can reach my goals each week.

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Weekly Weigh-In: 302.4 Lbs.

I finally weighed myself after a few months of not weighing in and the result was a measly 302.4 lbs. Yuck. I was seriously aiming for the 290s at the very least. Not much I can do but keep on keeping on, right? I’ll be under 300 next week!!! I guarantee it!

This is what happens when you slack off for a while then kick but for 2 months. I suppose I put on weight when I was slacking off and just ended up losing that weight that I put back on. Which sucks because it has kept me at a constant yo-yo for 302 lbs to 320+ lbs.

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4 Year Old Kid Doing a Burpee

I was in the backyard working out with my wife when my daughter started imitating what we were doing. We were performing burpees when my daughter just started busting out some reps! I think she has decent form for a kid that has never done burpees before. She basically has the squat (frog), kick back, and jump mastered, now she needs to work on her push ups.

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