Top 22 Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness Blogs of 2007

Top 22 Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness Blogs of 2007

When I first began writing about my weight loss journey this past May, I wasn’t expecting to have compiled such an enormous list of blogs that I actually read on a daily basis. That being said, I have decided to make the last post of the year a tribute post. A tribute to all of the magnificent, influential, and supportive people that have assisted me in my continuing journey. This list has been compiled with several factors taken into consideration., most of which are self indulgent. I did not take any third party ranking or statistics into account here. I simple based the list upon my own personal feeling towards each blog: readability, usefulness, uniqueness, etc.

I have been subscribed to these blogs for several months and read them on a weekly, if not daily basis. If I have left a site off of the list that you feel should be on here, just contact me and I will review it for possible inclusion (if I like it that is). This is a list of more personal health blogs, although I do read some corporate/professional health sites that are jam packed with useful information.

Okay, without further ado, here are Fat Man’s Top 22 Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness Blogs of 2007:


  1. John Is Fit – John has been at the top of my list since I first came across his site a few months ago. He makes sure to cover all aspects of his weight loss journey. A definite worthy addition to anyone’s RSS list of blogs.
  2. Total Transformation Test – Witty and knowledgeable, always enjoyable to read.
  3. Gotta Keep It Off – This man has lost a ton of poundage, I think he looks too skinny now, but that’s just me. Either way, he knows what he’s doing.
  4. Cranky Fitness Cranky Fitness – I liked her site so much, that I bought an ad on it. This is definitely a must read site.
  5. Diet Blog -Jam packed with thought provoking and detailed info, this blog is the diet blog f diet blogs.
  6. Lazy Man and Health – The name says it all…
  7. Straight to the Bar -Always posting new techniques and insightful workouts. Another must read.
  8. Run to Win – Blaine’s a ridiculously dedicated long distance runner. I am always amazed when I read about his latest runs.
  9. Half of Me – Quite possibly the queen of fat blogging…this lady has lost a lot of weight and is a dedicated blogger.
  10. Fatty Weight Loss – One of the first weight loss blogs I ever came across, I read it all the time.
  11. The Morbid Me – I originally discovered this blog while searching for weight loss surgery info. Been a reader ever since.
  12. John Stone – An insanely detailed site, it’s more than a blog, it’s a forum and much, much more. One of the more detailed accounts of one man’s weight loss I have ever come across.
  13. The Fit Shack – Consistently pleasing articles. Can’t ask for more than that.
  14. Weigh Loss Weapons – Good, thoughtful posts for assistance with your weight loss.
  15. Former Fat Guy Blog – Rob was a fat bastard that changed himself into a lean, mean, healthy machine. He has other contributers that add valuable articles to the site as well.
  16. Saphrym – A new addition to my list, I am really liking this one a lot. This guy reminds me of me, as far as where we were with our weight.
  17. Back In Skinny Jeans – I love the video posts and the quotes. Always enjoyable to read.
  18. Celebrity Diet Doctor – Dr. Marc is one cool guy. I sure do wish he started posting again, I guess the Doc has been busy operating.
  19. The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl – I make sure to visit this one weekly. I think I’m going to get her book.
  20. The Diet Pulpit – The latest post on this explains it all. Enjoyable…
  21. – An assortment of bloggers sharing their experiences. Add this one to your RSS today.
  22. Built BIG This blog makes me sad, but that’s the reason I read it. It motivates me.

That’s about it. I read a large assortment of other health blogs and sites, but not religiously. I would also like to thank all of the people that have taken their time to visit the site, all of our readers, comment leavers, and lurkers. Happy New Year to all. I wish you all happiness and success in 2008.

Peace and be safe.

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. Mike WhiteNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the mention! You read my mind. I posted one about your site just a few minutes ago. πŸ˜‰

  2. JamesNo Gravatar says:

    Hi, nice list, I knew a few, but why don’t you mention ? Is it because you didn’t come accross his weight loss journey (a video has been famous on youtube) or because well you just mentionned the ones you actively read?

    • Fat ManNo Gravatar says:

      Hi James,
      I don’t mention that one because I don’t actively read it, don’t RSS either. I have seen the video and think it’s awesome and that he has done a great job with transforming his body though. I came across his site a few months back and at the time there wasn’t anything on there that I could benefit from or that called my attention to subscribe.

  3. johnNo Gravatar says:

    Real honor being at number one there Israel, thanks. A couple new ones for me on the list I’ll be visiting now.

    • Fat ManNo Gravatar says:

      I make sure to check your blog out everyday, either by RSS or by visiting the actual site. Keep up the great work, it is inspirational.

  4. johnNo Gravatar says:

    I’m glad to see I made your list. \

    Now, as I proposed to John (@Johnisfit) care to begin the new year with a friendly wager? I would like to get a couple of us weight loss bloggers together so we can compete to see who reaches their weight loss goal first. Whether by pounds or percent of body fat lost, or whatever seems most fair.


  5. johnNo Gravatar says:

    If we shall compete let us make the rules as fair as possible.

    I have about 15lbs left to lose to reach my goal weight. I think you have more to go Israel, is that right? What about you Mike?

    What do you guys think? Do we go by body-fat percentage? waist measurements? Percentages vs. pounds/inches? What say you guys (plus whoever else wants in)?

  6. Fat ManNo Gravatar says:

    I have about 50 or more to go. 50 lbs at least. Straight up poundage isn’t going to work. How about % of body weight or goal weight?

  7. Mike WhiteNo Gravatar says:

    My goal weight at this moment is 250 pounds. That’s 33.6 pounds away. So percentage of weight lost would probably be fairest.

  8. Skinny GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, Israel, I appreciate the mention! Like John, I’ll be checking out the blogs that are new to me. And trust me, you’re not the only one who thinks I look too skinny. One of my projects for the new year is going to be dealing with that very issue, so stay tuned!

  9. johnNo Gravatar says:

    Okay, I think I’ve got a plan here.

    This friendly competition will be judged based on five categories…

    Percent of weight loss relative to goal weight lost
    (2 lbs lost divided by 20 lbs goal weight to lose equals 10% loss relative to goal weight)

    Percent of overall weight loss
    (2 lbs lost divided by 170 lbs body weight equals a 1.1% weight lost)

    Percent of waist line trimmed
    (1 inch reduction divided by 34 inch waist…)

    Reduction in body-fat percentage
    (Starting body-fat percentage of 28% minus new percentage 26% equals a 2% overall loss of body-fat).

    What do you think?

    I am trying to think of a fifth category. Any suggestions.

    Winner is whoever takes the most categories out of five. In the event of a tie the tie breaker goes to whoever wins the reduction in body-fat percentage category.

    And as far as the stakes. Any ideas? Losers send out a $10 PayPal payment to the winner?

    • LeNo Gravatar says:

      I think it is so complicated.
      I have about 30 lbs left to lose to reach my goal weight.
      But who is going to calculate? Me? Probably not.

  10. Mike WhiteNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmmm. Sounds good to me.

  11. johnNo Gravatar says:

    Okay, then how about this…

    Competition Guidelines: Who can lose the highest percentage of body-fat in one month

    Measurement: Present body-fat measurement minus body-fat measurement at the completion of one month

    Competition Begins: 1/7/08

    Competition Ends: 2/4/08

    Stakes: Each lose must reward the winner with a Pay Pal payment of $10

    Documentation: Although we are on our honor, it would be best if each participant could take a before and after photo to showcase their progress. Try to include a newspaper if possible to verify the date.

    What do you think Israel? Mike?

    And if you don’t have a scale that calculates body-fat percentage try using this website

  12. Mike WhiteNo Gravatar says:

    That means I’d have to get my own scale because I am no good at taking my own measurements. πŸ˜‰

  13. Hi Israel, thanks for mentioning The Fit Shack!

    I wish you and your family all the best in 2008, and I bet that you’ll be reaching your goal weight this year, too. Keep on keepin’ on, you’re doing an awesome job!! πŸ™‚

  14. johnNo Gravatar says:

    “That means I’d have to get my own scale because I am no good at taking my own measurements”

    Target has some great specials running on high tech scales that give body-fat analysis.

  15. Mike WhiteNo Gravatar says:

    I live in BF Kentucky. No Target here. But I’ll see what I can find. I’m actually kind of waiting on the Wii Fit. It’s supposed to measure quite a few things AND help you do exercises right. I already have a Wii, so why not? πŸ˜‰

  16. Mike WhiteNo Gravatar says:

    Very cool! Yeah, I sometimes play Wii Sports and I even bought Boogie for my daughter, while although a lame game, has some decent “move to the beat” music. But like you, I never really count it as an OFFICIAL workout. πŸ˜‰

  17. Lady RoseNo Gravatar says:

    Happy New Year! I’m honored to be on your list. Your blog is one of my favorites too.

  18. SteveNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the nod Israel. I hope that my new weekly posts will be up to your standards πŸ™‚

    • IsraelNo Gravatar says:

      They better! Just kidding. Are you still up for that challenge? We are starting one soon, but I could still compete with you on our original one…

  19. ThomasNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the list! My brother and I just started our weight loss blog. I hope we can make it to the best of 2008 list :). Since we are just starting, this list of blogs is a treasure! I’m going to check them all out.

  20. Hey, popped in when I saw the incoming link. Thanks for the Kudo’s and just wanted to say “nice change to your layout”. I’m about to do the same (oh, where do I find the time? !!!)

  21. CreatineNo Gravatar says:

    thanks for the great list…its great..and quite helpfull

    I have also started a weight loss related blog…and working hard on it to get it better and better…..I hope by the end of this year…it should be also one of the best weight loss blog…

    anywayz..lets see what happens….

    again congrats to your great list.

  22. Thank you Israel! I’m really honored that you included Back in Skinny Jeans in your top fitness blogs for 2007. Keep up all the good work. I’m happy that I can help inspire you to reach your goals.

  23. Thanks for the list. I am always trying to find the best in health blogs.

  24. JeanineNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a great list. I will have to check out some of those blogs.

  25. Thanks for sharing your research. I will review these blogs as well.

  26. CristinoNo Gravatar says:

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