My name is Valerie Zink, and this is MY story. I was overweight since the 4rth grade. My parents were very poor while I was growing up, always struggling to make ends meet. Because of this, I ate A LOT of cheap processed foods. I would NEVER blame my parents for who I became; I […]
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1. Set small, specific goals. Perhaps you’d like to be the same size you were years ago, but that may mean dropping more than 40 pounds. Don’t go there — not yet, at least. Set a smaller goal of losing 5% to 10% of your weight, and give yourself plenty of time and some flexibility […]
What up world?!?! Long time since I’ve posted a REAL blog. But I have something special for you in this article. I was asked a good question by my uncle Jay, and the question was available for everyone to see on one of my many facebook wall posts. I say it is a good question because I questioned it myself while on the program. Here is the question from my uncle Jay.
What up world!! Just recorded this short film after a really tough resistance workout, which explains why the camera is so shaky. This Monday morning I didn’t want to wake up, the alarm went off at 430am and I hit the snooze. I almost didn’t wake up, but then this thought went through my head, […]
This is my video for weeks 12 and 13. It was much of the same until I decide to end the negativity. The past few weeks have taken their toll on me and I’m over it. Enough is enough. I’m ready to get back on track. So I decided that this is it. I will […]
I don’t know… that’s what comes to mind about this past week. I’m not eating well, not exercising, not doing much of anything to take care of myself… Thanks for watching! If you have any suggestions of comments please leave them below. THANKS! If you want to follow my journey, please subscribe: I’m on Facebook […]
Not a good two weeks… Ended February on a bad note and began March even worse. I feel like I am out of control… I did not eat my Nutrisystem foods, I did not work out. Ugh. Thanks for watching! If you have any suggestions of comments please leave them below. THANKS! If you want […]
Hey guys, here’s week 7. It wasn’t a great week. I feel like a failure for not working out as much as I normally do and for eating more snacks than I normally do. But I can’t do anything about that. All I can do is move on and not let it erode my progress. […]
It’s week 6 and it was a struggle! The week started off good on Monday, but after that it was hard for me to find motivation to exercise. I managed to fight through the mental barrier that I always face. I don’t know if it’s burnout or what, but I managed to fight through it. […]
It’s week 5 and I feel amazing! That’s right. I had a great week. Last week carried over into this week and I managed to stay consistent. I ate my Nurtrisystem foods, veggies, fruits, protein and worked out like a beast. This week’s vid covers how I felt, some clarification on how long I’ve been […]
The show is about overweight teens who have graduated from high school and work through their summer vacation to lose weight and transform themselves before entering college. Each hour-long episode feature’s one teen as he/she works out with a personal trainer to reach their desired goal. The show is unscripted, and in my opinion has […]
Week 4 is in the books! I had another really good week. I was extremely consistence across the board, from my eating to my exercise. And it feels great! I feel like I’m on a roll and want to keep it going into next week. My daily decisions have been for the best and that […]
You can say my weight loss journey/struggles began where many begin; on a holiday in a Dominican household in the winter of 1991. It was at this time that I realized that I wasn’t like other boys. My mother knew what was happening and saw her little boy go from a small to a large […]
Man, I’ve been at this weight loss thing for quite some time. I’ve been dealing with weight issues for years, even back when I was a kid. It’s been a long journey. I’ve had moments where I’ve managed to get back on track, only to be derailed for (ENTER YOUR REASON HERE). That’s right, I’ve […]
Hello my weight loss warriors! It’s me again, Frank C. from Fat Man Unleashed with another update on the status of mission, “Death to the Yo-Yo Life.” This week has been quite a surprise. I have learned a few good lessons along the way. One is to keep a close eye on what is important […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
By far, my least favorite of all the filthy, scandalous four-letter words in the English language is “DIET”. No other word has the ability to make my toes curl and skin crawl like the dreaded “D” word. Tell me that the idea of having to go on a “diet“, or the memory of having been […]
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…
Exercise is the cornerstone of weight loss. I advise patients to start slow and develop an exercise program that includes both core strengthening and aerobic exercise. I recommend that they work their way up to aerobic exercise for a period of 30 to 40 minutes three times a week. Common examples of aerobic exercise include running on a treadmill, riding an exercise bicycle, or using elliptical trainers.
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.
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 […]
I’ve been working out mostly in Tampa Bay for the past couple of years. I think it’s a great place to get in shape while getting a nice tan. The weather is usually perfect for a workout. And if you are like me and like to sweat, then the Tampa heat will definitely get you […]
According the FDA, approximately 50 billion Americans will go on a diet this year, spending an estimated $30 billion dollars on weight loss programs and products. I don’t need to break out my trusty, dusty calculator to know that I have contributed significantly to that staggering figure. Diet centers, gym memberships, pills, teas, workout DVD’s, […]
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, […]
Well it’s been 18 weeks of the show and about five months of real time for these contestants. This is the final of all the hard work they put in while at the ranch and for many just from home. The following weigh-in is in two parts where the first part is those that got kicked from the show and they get a chance to win $100,000. The second part is the grand prize of $250,000 that is only open to the final 3 players.
It’s down to crunch time now with just five players left. Every person is now thinking about how they will align themselves for the final push. Ron and Mike control this game since they each have a vote to keep the other in the game. Make no mistake here; the game is now the only thing on the mind of anyone left. They have made dramatic weight loss transformations and now the cash is the real focus.
The show picks up right where it left off last week with Mike waiting to be weighed in. Remember if he loses 9 pounds or more all players stay for another week, or a player from each team goes home. Well Mike is becoming the really big champion here as he lost 11 pounds and saved everyone.
Right at the start of the show, Alison met everyone on their way to the gym for their morning workout. She had another pop challenge for them. This is new this year and looks like it just started last week. When you looked, the gym was padlocked with two chains around the doors and one lock on each chain. The entire group working as teams would have to hike up a hill near the gym, select one key from a board with I’d say over 50 keys, come back down the hill and see if the key you selected worked. Now, if the key opened the padlock, that team would get full use of the gym for the week. Any team that did not find the key were locked out of the gym and had to work out outside instead of using the machines. After much up and down the hill eventually the pink team (made up of mother and daughter Helen and Shanon) and the brown team(made up of father and son Ron and Mike) found the keys to open the locks and won the right to work out in the gym.
This night starts the 100th episode of The Biggest Loser, where over 15,000 pounds have been lost to date. This is just the 7th season and that’s some serious weight loss.
The episode started with the brown team taking a look at why their loss kinda slowed down and that busting 10,000 a day may have mixed their metabolism up. Later they were talking to Bob and found out that they needed to actually eat more to kick the metabolism in.
There were some that did wonderful, like Sione of the blue team and Carla of the Silver, and there were some that did not do well at home. They were weighed in right away to see how they did while working out at home and that was their starting weight for the team weigh-in at the end of a week’s stay. Sione won immunity since he lost the biggest percent of weight while working out at home.