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Category: The Weight Loss Journey


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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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10 Places it Sucks To Be a Fatty

If you are an overweight fatty, then you know how the following scenarios feel. Below are 10 places that it sucks being a fatty (thanks for starting this and giving me the inspiration Amy). 1. Any Kind of Dressing Room Having to try on all those huge size clothes, one after another can get quite [...]

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I’m Tired

As I sit hear I can’t help but notice how tired I have been this week. I feel drained. It’s probably due to my new cardio exercise routine and my lack of sufficient sleep. Yep, that’s probably it. This weekend I’m going to attempt to recharge my battery with some much needed sleep and some [...]

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Hi, My Name is Amy and I’m a Fatty

I am sure I wasn’t always like this. It’s weird because now that I look back, I don’t really know when I let myself go. It was probably back in middle school or the beginning of high school. I didn’t really care about what I ate or what I drank. Chips, soda, candy… I didn’t [...]

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Morning Cardio Can Boost Your Day

Today was a good day. I was actually able to get up early in the morning and perform some cardio exercise. I got up as soon as I heard the alarm clock go off. Didn’t hesitate one bit. I would normally just let the alarm keep going or would get up to turn it off [...]

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Lazy College Kid with No Workout Routine

I know this college kid that is extremely lazy when it comes to working out. He doesn’t do any kind of exercise and wishes that he was muscular and diesel. The guy can’t even do one push up! Don’t get me wrong, when I first started out I couldn’t do any push ups either. I [...]

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A Weight Loss of 2 Pounds is Not Bad

I would normally be extremely disappointed with a weight loss of only two pounds, but considering the events that have taken place over the last couple of weeks, I am pretty darned happy. I was surprised to see any weight loss at all. I was expecting to see a gain. It’s been a long time [...]

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Given the Okay to Perform Cardio Exercise

Today was the day that I had to meet with my doctor for a follow up. I am happy to say that he gave me the okay to perform cardio exercises. He said it was fine for me to perform any kind of cardio: HIIT, long distance running, jogging, or biking. That’s great news because [...]

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Seeing the Doc for a Follow Up Appointment

Tomorrow is my appendix surgery follow up with Doctor AJ. I am so eager to see what he thinks about my recovery. I feel like I am healthy enough to resume exercise and hope that he feels the same way. I can’t wait to just get it over with. Besides not being able to workout, [...]

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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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Does My Appendix Weigh 6 Pounds?

I doubt it does, since it’s such a tiny insignificant part of the human body. This is a continuation of yesterdays post about my come back from appendicitis. I had to stay an extra day in the hospital just because my blood was still a bit contaminated. It took me a couple of days, but [...]

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Supplementing with a Fat Burner

I have decided to implement a small change. I started taking a fat burner supplement. It’s supposed to be be an herbal formula that is designed for “optimal diet and energy.” I’m going to be the judge of that. I have a few bottles of fat burners and metabolism boosters to choose from, but I’m [...]

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Tonight We Dine In Hell

I know, it’s a bit dramatic. In my defense, I was watching 300 and that line in it is so damn good that I had to use it. So today is the big day, Thanksgiving, or as my English challenged relatives say, “San-given.” It’s the day when a bunch of the family that doesn’t normally [...]

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Weight Loss Woes and Learnings

My current weight loss so far has been 42 lbs. in a bit over three months. Is that good? No, it’s not good enough. But I will take it. My weight loss journey thus far has been a difficult one. I have learned a lot about myself and why I am this way. I sometimes [...]

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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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Advertise Here, John Chow Did

Yes, I have three sponsors at the time of this writing. They are: John Chow, Instant Coding, and Orbit Nutrition. I have finally managed to put the finishing touches on the site. So far everything works and looks good. The last step was getting up the advertising page and then promoting the fact that I [...]

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Fatso Friday: Amy, You Are Not the Biggest Loser

Fatso Friday is my new weekly (on Friday’s) random lazy post. Each week I will make a lazy fatso post. It’s not lazy in the typical way of being lazy. I will still be writing the same amount, or more, as I usually do and I will also be putting the same effort into what [...]

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I’m Feeling a Little Less Depressed

Today I am feeling a bit better. Thanks to everyone who sent me emails and made comments. It means a lot and helped me realize that I need to get my act together. Although I feel better, I just wasn’t feeling like posting too much today, so I leave you guys with some fellow bloggers [...]

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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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Am I Too Fat for Health Insurance?

Last night I rented the movie SiCKO by Michael Moore. I had heard about it a few months ago but didn’t think to go see it at the theater. I usually deem movies DVD worthy then wait for their release to rent them via Block Buster Video. Anyway, I knew what it was about and [...]

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Fat Man New Design Unleashed

A few weeks ago I decided to go ahead and get the Fat Man Unleashed redesigned. I enlisted the services of Unique Blog Designs. I decided to go with them after seeing the work they have done for other blogs that I visit. Nate was very cool and personable throughout the entire process. We went [...]

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Who Said Fat Men Can’t Run?

This video is from late August 2007 when I started jogging on my treadmill. It’s so weird seeing myself not being able to complete a little 10 minute jog on the treadmill. I was jogging for a minutes when I started feeling some pain. I am happy to say that those days are over and [...]

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My Brand New Smith Machine Squat Rack

I recently received one of the best gifts I could have hoped for. It was a Fitness Gear Ultimate Smith – Functional Trainer from Dick’s Sporting Goods. My wife treated me to this, in my novice opinion, awesome rack. Fitness Gear has a partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods that makes it so that only Dick’s [...]

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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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Losing Comment Spam, Gaining Comments

I have officially received over 1000 spam comments. Luckily I enabled Askimet early on and it has blocked a majority of them. I guess my blog is not only helping me lose fat, but spam too. Darned spammers boil my blood. That’s pretty darned sweet if you ask me. I have also broken the 1000 [...]

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Reminiscing with Fat Pictures from 2005

I was cleaning up the computer in my garage when I came across some pictures I took back in January of 2005. I remember this day vividly. It was a few days after my birthday and I had decided to end the self hatred and fattening of my life and body. I told myself that [...]

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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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I Made the 2007 Weblog Awards Finals, Sort Of

A while back John from John Is Fit decided to nominate himself for a 2007 Weblog Award in the Health Issues blogs section. I copied him and nominated myself too. We were trying to see if one of our blogs would be chosen as a finalist amongst all of the commercially huge doctor, health blogs [...]

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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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Tipping the Scales: 1.4 lbs. Lost this Week

After the disastrous day that I had early last week I was sure that I wouldn’t lose any weight. But I managed to do it. I got back on track and stuck to my routine for the week. I was able to drop 1.4 lbs, which considering the fast food pizza I ate, is great! [...]

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Fat Mean Jogging Machine

A couple of weeks ago I decided to stop running/jogging for a while. Why? Well, for a couple of reasons. One reason was because I was feeling sluggish on my runs. The second was because my left knee was feeling a bit out of whack. I thought that by taking the pressure and stress off [...]

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Fast Food Is My Kryptonite

A few days ago I wrote about how I gave in to the temptation of eating fast food. In this case it was Domino’s Pizza. A few minutes after I ate it I began feeling weak and light headed. It was as if I was weakened by something in the food. And you know what? [...]

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The Incredible Shrinking Fat Man

That’s me. Yessiree. I am shrinking in all the right places. I noticed it over the last few days. At first I thought that maybe I was seeing things, but then it hit me once my shorts starting falling off. I have been wearing these shorts for years. I call them my red Stony Brook [...]

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