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Category: The Weight Loss Journey


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I’m Calling Out Tony Posnanski, the Anti-Jared!!!

That’s right. I’m starting this new thing where I call out other weight loss bloggers. The first on my list is Tony Posnanski, otherwise known as The Anti-Jared. This guys is a weight loss superstar. He has lost like 200 lbs and kept it off. He used Weight Watchers and a rigorous workout ethic to [...]

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Eating and Exercise, My Month in Review

This weight loss journey has been a pain in the ass. I started out in May of 2007 weighing in at around 348 lbs. That’s 2 lbs shy of 350 freaking pounds. Insane!! When I first started I figured I would drop the weight in a few months and be fine. Boy was I wrong. [...]

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Eating Chicken at Arby’s of Wesley Chapel in FL

I recently went to the Arby’s in Wesley Chapel, FL. I was in the area with a buddy and we were HUNGRY! So this being the real world, we decided to stop in and eat some fastfood at Arby’s instead of McDonald’s. I made this video that day a few weeks ago. The point is [...]

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Over Dieting and Dieting OCD

Is there such a thing as over dieting? Feeling guilty for eating even the slightest of foods? Not eating at all? Well, I’ve been feeling really guilty after eating just about anything. It’s almost like I want to not eat. I know better than that, I’m just talking out loud. Watch the video so that [...]

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Eating Paper to Lose Weight

Back in junior high school I was a typical fat kid. Uncomfortable in my own skin, I took the joke a science teacher once told and tried eating paper to lose weight. Now this isn’t a case of pica or some other eating disorder, I only tried it for a few days before I decided [...]

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Why I Hate Fat People or the Discipline Switch

If I see an obese person outside I look at them in disgust. I hate it when I see them eating at buffets, pigging out, and at fast food restaurants. I especially hate it when I’m at Wal-Mart and I see some fat lady riding around in one of those automatic wheeler cart thingies. JUST [...]

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Ideal Body Weight – Fantasy vs. Reality

A doctor once told me that for my height, I should weigh between 124 and 138 lbs. I laughed right in his face. That seemed to upset him, so he went on to preach about the dangers of obesity, and how the excess weight I was carrying around was destroying my body. I laughed again, [...]

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The Santa Monica Stairs on Entrada Drive

A few weeks ago I was in California on some Fat Man business. My host suggested we take a drive to the Santa Monica Stairs. I had no idea what that was, but he said it was one of the most grueling workouts in Santa Monica. From what he said it reminded me of the [...]

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Chocolate Cake: Weight Loss Diet Disaster Food

I love chocolate cake. Always have and always will. It’s the devils food! Full of sugar. But it tastes so damn good with a tall glass of milk. Mmmm…I can taste it now. Chocolate cake can be a weight loss diet disaster food if you don’t control yourself. Some say to stay away from it [...]

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A Fat Man’s 2009 Un-Resolution…Consistency

Earlier this year I sat down and had a heart-to-heart with myself. I looked at my weight chart, saw the trends and had an epiphany of sorts. I haven’t seen this since I recorded it, but I felt it would help if it was posted. It deals with consistency and getting on track. I happen [...]

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Fat Man Eating a Baby Carrot

It’s Sunday people! Eat your carrots! What do Sunday and carrots have in common? A fat man eating them on a Sunday of course. Duh! Okay, so I’m feeling a little silly. Check the video out. I really, really, really enjoyed eating that baby carrot. It was juicy. They all were. Carrots make a great [...]

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There’s a Ghost Working Out in My Gym

I don’t know why, but every so often I feel like there’s a ghost working out in my gym. It’s creepy. I wake up and the door is wide open. Taunting me. Check the video out and let me know if I’m just bugging out or what. Either there’s a ghost in my gym or [...]

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KFC Chicken is Gross. Period.

That’s right. KFC Chicken is gross. Well, to be more specific, the breaded skin is gross. Take a look at the video I made above after helping my brother move. The side salad was fresh, but the chicken skin was outrageous. I peeled the breaded skin from a breast and drumstick and all that excess [...]

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The Best and Worst Fruit

Chris from Paintball Fitness, discusses the importance and differences in certain kinds of fruits. While his site is geared towards paintball athletes, his advice can be applied to other sports/non sports too. Check the Paintball Fitness Video over at Social Paintball. Like this? Share it:

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The Importance of Keeping a Weight Loss Chart

Helps with motivation. Helps keep you focused. Helps keep you honest. What else? C’mon folks, add to the list in the comments below…I want this to be like group therapy! Like this? Share it:

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As the Fat Turns…

That’s a random title if I ever saw one! I just liked the way it sounded and wanted to post something real quick since it’s been a while. Things have been extremely busy, so I have neglected blogging for a while. I finally have things under control, I think, and will be able to blog [...]

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Weekly Weight Lost: 7.0 Lbs.

Reflecting on the Week I was mad surprised to be 305 lbs this morning. I had to double, triple, and quadruple check. 7 lbs in a week when I haven’t even been working out due to my injury… AWESOME! That puts me at half my goal for the month already. I don’t expect a big [...]

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Weekly Weight Lost: 2.8 Lbs.

Reflecting on the Week This is a little late, as I weighed in on Thursday but I got a bit caught up with some other projects I am working on. What can I say? 2.8 lbs! That’s what. It’s a great loss considering the week I had last week. All in all it was a [...]

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Exercise Is Bad for You, Says Expert in Video Interview

In this ground breaking, earth shattering, myth busting, conventional wisdom destroying video interview I was fortunate enough to sit down with someone that has great insight into the health, fitness, and exercise world as we know it. The following is a video interview I conducted about two weeks ago. The most interesting comment is that [...]

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Weekly Weight Loss: 3.6 lbs. Lost

Reflecting on the Week Another week and another positive weight loss experience. AWESOME! This time I lost 3.6 lbs. That’s perfectly in line with my monthly goal of 15 to 20 lbs. So far this month I have lost a little over 12 lbs. This past week was a weird one. Why? Well, because I [...]

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Take My Nautilus Free-Weight Squat/Bench/Pulldown Rack

Up for grabs is my Nautilus squat/bench/pulldown machine combo rack. I don’t really know the name of it, but it’s made by Nautilus. Ever since my wife bought me a power rack, I have not utilized the Nautilus. I’ve tried selling it on craigslist and giving it away to family, but no one comes to [...]

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1 Hour on the Treadmill or Keep Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

First Time Ever, Major Milestone I managed to stay on the treadmill at a good pace for 60 minutes last night. That is a first in my lifetime. I have always wanted to say that I could jog, or run, for a full hour. Now I can. I knew I could get it if I [...]

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Weekly Weight Loss: 2.9 lbs. Lost

Reflecting on the Week Another week down and another few pounds lost. This week I lost 2.9 lbs, which puts me at 318.4 lbs. I’ll take that, as long as I have a loss and continue to feel great I can stay motivated. Last week I was feeling a bit sluggish, but now I am [...]

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My Mind is There, My Body…Not So Much

I came to the realization that my body just simply can not keep up with my mind. I am mentally focused and want to crank out more, but my body can’t produce the results I want them to. I know it’s only temporary, but I can’t stand it!!! Today I took a step in the [...]

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Guess Who’s Back…In the Health Zone

I’m really feeling in the zone lately. That’s a good thing. Scratch that…it’s a GREAT thing. I feel good mentally and you can’t top that, not at this stage of things at least. I’ve been maintaining my workouts and mixing things up which should keep my body guessing. Eating wise, I have been a freaking [...]

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Weekly Weight Loss: 6.1 lbs. Lost

Reflecting on the Week Last week, on January 1st I weighed in at 327.4 lbs. That was a huge slap to my ego, but it woke me up. Just a few months ago I was at the lowest weight I had been in years. But then something snapped in me and I stopped watching what [...]

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Wow, I’m Back. Finally.

First off, Happy New Year every one! It’s been a good start to the year, except for the fact that I couldn’t post or even load the site for the past 2 to 3 weeks. That should be behind us from now on. I have some cool things planned for 2009, the best of which [...]

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Crossfit Tampa Keeps Messing With Me

Okay. So, I’m super excited to try Crossfit for the first time. I do some Googling and come up with a few Crossfit results here in Tampa, FL. One of which is Crossfit Tampa. I contact the guy and he gets back to me so that I can take my first class last Tuesday. I [...]

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Thinking About Drinking the CrossFit Kool Aid

For the last few days I have been looking into trying some new group workouts. Working out with other people motivates me. Maybe it’s the football, military background… I came across CrossFit, which seems to really kick peoples ass. There are a couple of CrossFit affiliates in the Tampa area that I have contacted, making [...]

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Thanksgiving Binging…Get Over It!

As you may already know, it’s Thanksgiving today in the USA. For some it’s a time to share thanks with your friends and family, for some it’s a time to enjoy each others company, but for some like me, it’s a time to eat and then eat some more. I love eating. That is why [...]

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Weight Loss in 5 Important Steps, Be Consistent

So, you need to lose a few pounds, eh? Well don’t we all, luckily managing that extra something on your stomach doesn’t have to be too much trouble by following a few careful but important steps. No more late eating. Seriously. Try to keep yourself from consuming foods or sweats past 9 p.m. or four [...]

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What Motivated Me to Blog About My Health

I was asked to make a video explaining what motivated me to start blogging about my health. It’s pretty simple really so I grabbed the video camera and made a quick video to blog it up. Enjoy! What motivates you? Like this? Share it:

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What I Learned from the Tampa Bay Rays and the ALCS

I’m not a huge baseball fan, but I am a big sports/competition fan. So no matter what sport it is, when playoff time comes I become an instant fan of that sport. I was fortunate enough to attend game 3 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) in Tampa Bay where the Tampa Bay Rays [...]

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High Bad Cholesterol (LDL), But No Diabetes

A couple of weeks ago I went to a doctor to get my first full physical in 8 years. I’ve always felt pretty healthy, fat and all. But I’ve secretly been really scared of being diagnosed with diabetes, especially since a few of my family members have it. The results are in! After waiting for [...]

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