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Introducing A Former Fat Man


Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Frank Cruz a former fat man who’s almost completely unleashed. Those cold chains of confinement are weakening little by little. I have been tied down and boxed in for many years. Consumed with exaggerated amounts of food, my stomach was a lot like a bottomless pit. I had an appetite that could not be satisfied. Growing up I was a pretty confident guy, I never had a problem getting the girl I wanted in high school. Although I was always heavy set, I carried my weight well. But after getting married and having my son, I swelled up faster then a hot air balloon.

Frank Cruz Weight Loss Before and After Pics

Four years ago I stepped on the scale, and was blown away as I glared down in suspense to see the shocking number 298. What a disappointment, how could I have let it get this far? From that day forth I was on a mission to lose this weight. In 5 months I dropped 70lbs just in time for my sister’s wedding, and I was the topic of everyone’s conversation. I was loving life, and I was proud of myself. Then I got comfortable, and within a year. I gained it all back.

After being fed up with myself I attempted to lose the weight again. In 3 months I lost 40lbs, then 5 months later put it back on. Then 3 months I lost 30lbs, then in 4 months later I put it all back on. Are you noticing the pattern here? You see every time I dropped a significant amount of weight I got comfortable again, and then I got fat again.

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On January 1st, 2009 I decided to make a real change and I mean, mind, body, and soul. Something switched deep in my subconscious; I was like a new man. I no longer saw myself as a fat guy because I was capable of doing things fat guys couldn’t do. When I set goals I meet them each time, whether it was my weight on the scale, or the amount of sets I did in the gym. I was simply becoming mind over body, I felt like rocky training alone in the mountains. Each time I set a goal and completed, I felt as if I had beaten myself, my old self, my fat self, and my mind would gain a little more control over my body once again. That’s when the real change began, when my mind and soul won the battle over my body.

Today I invite you to join me on a mission to transform our lives completely. This is truly a difficult task, but one that can be accomplished. The date that I write this is June 14, 2009 and I have lost a total of 80lbs. If you were to add the amount of fat I have burned off my body in the last four years it would add up to 220lbs!!! I know how to do this; I have the road map to success!! Come and join me, and you too can be UNLEASHED.

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About the Author

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Frank Cruz. I am a former fat man who’s almost completely unleashed. I had an appetite that could not be satisfied. Four years ago I stepped on the scale, and was blown away when I saw the shocking number: 298. On January 1st, 2009 I decided to make a real change and I mean, mind, body, and soul. From that day forth I was on a mission to lose this weight. Something switched deep in my subconscious; I saw myself like a new man. That’s when the real change began, when my mind and soul won the battle over my body. Today I invite you to join me on a mission to transform your lives. This is truly a difficult task, but one that can be accomplished. I know how to do this; I have the road map to success!! Come and join me, and you too can be UNLEASHED.

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  1. Excellent work, really well done. You must feel so proud of yourself. Inspiration for others out there, that you can actually go out there and actually lose the weight if you really want to. Well done

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      Yessir we all can do this!! I am living proof, and I’m not finished yet!! Stay tuned in and you’ll see as I keep on dropping. If you have any questions for me, don’t hesitate to ask, i’m here to help. One person helps another, until we reach the world.

      • RiversNo Gravatar says:

        Hows it going? Im 30 yrs old 272 pds and out of shape. I was wondering if you could tell me where to find a good workout online? Thanks

        • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

          Well I used to do a lot of TaeBo, although it’s kinda out dated it’s a great calorie burner. As of right now I just started using P90X, which is awesome! However if you’re not used to working out, I would suggested using Power 90 which is the beginner version. Just be ready to work hard!! If you’re more interested in loosing weight you gotta work on your diet. Exercise will only assist in weight loss, but 70% of it is based on how you eat.

  2. ChadNo Gravatar says:

    Hey man, great story. Inspirational! Keep it up, I’m trying too.

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      Thank you Chad, i’m glad you were inspired. All i have to say is don’t try just DO. Thank you for reading Be Blessed.

  3. MuataNo Gravatar says:

    Great post! Very inspiring and informative. Frank’s journey shows that losing large amounts of weight quickly isn’t the most effective way to lose if you want to maintain the lost fat …

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      Yes, I agree with Muata. I believe the only way for us to lose the weight and keep it off, is to never stop. I believe we must make this apart of our lives!! I don’t know about you guys but my body seems as if it was made to store fat. LOL!! I can’t even look at junk food without adding on some pounds of pure fat. So this had to become my lifestyle, and should be the same for anyone going on this journey. Muata you are a great inspiration for all of us!!! I would love to work together with you on this fight against obesity. We all need to unite and change the course that this country is headed. We can do this!!! And we will, one person at a time until we reach the world. Be Blessed.

  4. JenniferNo Gravatar says:

    You look great! Awesome work!

  5. MandyNo Gravatar says:

    You’re before and after pics are incredible. You took years off with your weight loss. Very inspiring!

  6. PriscillaNo Gravatar says:

    Wow..I cannot believe the difference. Looking at your body in both pictures it is extremely evident that you didn’t just lose wieght but you have toned your body.

    You are an inspiration to all of us “Oprah Competitors” who gain wieght and lose wieght as fast as she does, if not faster. I too have gone up and down for the past 8 years of my life, but hearing your story has kicked me in the butt a little. You mention joinging you on your journey…does that mean you can give me the same work out plan that you followed?? Your tips to sticking with it?? Would love to find out….thanks so much and congratulations to you!

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      Hello Priscilla, thank you for your words of kindness. I will be giving advice through writing blogs, and shooting videos. I will be focusing mainly on weight loss, but also muscle gain. Check in weekly for new posts and videos that can help you on you journey. Thank you for reading Be Blessed.

  7. VanNo Gravatar says:

    “I have the road map to success!! Come and join me, and you too can be UNLEASHED.”

    Alright, so how do we join you?

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      It’s a pleasure to meet you Van, and I want to thank you for reading my post. I will continue to write more hopefully once a week. In those posts I will be giving you my tips and tactics to become the master of your body!!! I am also opening a weight loss center which will be based in Tampa, FL called “Ultimate Results Fitness.” Anyone in the bay area is more then welcome to join.

      If you’re not in the bay area then just stay tuned. We at Fat Man Unleashed have big plans and are very committed to improving the overall decline in the Health and Fitness of Americans. You will see more videos, blogs, pics, success stories, and you will also see the continual progress in my weight loss journey. I have learned a lot along the way and I plan on sharing it all with you. Thank you for reading and Be Blessed.

  8. MikeNo Gravatar says:

    Great Post. I have always had a similar problem. losing weight and meeting goals is not hard….keep it off and living a balance life is something I have failed at over and over again.

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      Nice to meet you Mike and I would like to thank you personally for reading my post. You are definitely right in what you said. Keeping the weight off is a challenge. But I believe maintaining weight is a much easier task then losing weight. The problem is people think that once they’ve lost the weight and reached there goal, then that means there finished. That is the reason people fall in the category of a yo-yo dieter. We have to understand that this is a journey for a LIFETIME, but I promise when you reach your goal it’s much easier to maintain it, then it is to gain it, and try to lose it all over again. Thank you for reading and Be Blessed.

  9. Dennis RosatoNo Gravatar says:

    Frank! You look great and I saw you in person..Philly I believe. Keep up the good work..your results are evident.

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      Dennis, how are you man?? Thank you for your complimenting words my friend… Hope to see you again soon.

  10. PeachNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome – congrats!

    When I started working at home I put on 2 stone, and this is inspiring me to lose it.

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      I’m happy to meet you Peach, and I am glad to be an inspiration… You can do this, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We here at Fat Man Unleashed want to help each an every person along the way. This sight is set up as a support team for all who need it. This is a long and hard journey. You can choose to go at it alone, or you can join this team of people around the world who are here to support and walk with you through it all. Thank you for reading Be Blessed.

  11. Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

    I would like to give you all my personal gratitude for reading my post and leaving your inspiring comments. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask away. I am here to support you all on your individual weight loss journeys. I want to make a change in the world!! We have to start in our own cities, then in our states, then through all America, until we impact the world!!! Stay tuned there will be much more coming your way. Thank you for reading Be Blessed.

  12. Thanks Frank for reminding us to keep after it, winners fall down like others, but they always get up and at it again and again until they find and maintain that success

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      It’s great to meet you Mr. Twice the Man, and I appreciate your comment. I read the blogs on your website and see that you have made some great progress yourself. My goal is also 190lbs I am currently 220lbs. But I can remember being at your current weight not to long ago. I say this to incurrage you to not to stop, and to tell you that you’re closer then you think. Keep it up my friend, and thank you for reading, Be Blessed.

  13. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    Frank, you’ve obviously struck a positive cord. Glad to have ya on board. Let’s rock this thing. Keep up the great work.

  14. AdwidoNo Gravatar says:

    That’s great. I know that up and down pattern well. I think it’s great you’ve been able to overcome that horrible cycle, as many of us are still fighting that battle.

    • Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

      Nice to meet you Adwido! Thank you for your comment i really appreciate it. I’m still fighting the battle with you though; I have another 30lbs to lose to reach my goal weight. The important thing is for us to never stop fighting. This is a battle for a lifetime, but as we get stronger, it gets easier. Keep up the good fight my friend. Thank you for reading, Be Blessed.

  15. MaxNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, interesting story. Well done.

  16. acneNo Gravatar says:

    it is a good and very informative post and i like ur research very much and i wish u all the best for ur more futher good informative posts.

  17. Those are just some amazing results you’ve achieved. Dropping 70lbs in 5 months is not something that everyone is capable of doing. However, everything is possible with dedication and consistency. Congratz.

  18. forumNo Gravatar says:

    You’re before and after pics are incredible. You took years off with your weight loss. Very inspiring!

  19. JusticeNo Gravatar says:

    Woooooooooooooowwwwwwwww!! Thats awesome man!!! you look amazing!!! No Homo, LOL!! Great post!! Very inspirational!! I love your writing, it really pulls you in!!! I hope I have the same success as you did man!!

  20. Holy cow! 80lbs?! I’ve lost 40 and I feel like I’ve accomplished something of TITANIC proportions..
    Congrats man, really!

  21. DebraNo Gravatar says:

    Wow Frank!! Your transformation is amazing. You went from Fat Albert to a Calvin Klein super model!! Lol!! Your writing is very inspirational, and by the way you are HOT!!

    Thanx,
    Debra

  22. Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

    Pleasure to meet you Naveed and thank you for your positive comments. I’m glad you find this site informative and I hope to see you checking in here a lot more. I don’t know if you’re on a weight loss journey of your own, but if you are don’t give up!! You can do this!! And we here at Fat Man Unleashed are here for your support!! Thank you for reading, Be Blessed.

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