Archive for December, 2007

Goodbye 2007 Phase II “A New Year On the Horizon”

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FatMan here. I just noticed that it has been 2 weeks since my last blog entry. I wanted to drop all a note and let you know that I have cooked up some more crazy things for me to accomplish next year in 2008. The first thing that I am going to do is to really get in excellent physical shape. That means a focus shift from how much weight I can lose to how strong and fit can I get.

For all of you nit pickers I want to give you my latest weight update. I have not weighted for the last two weeks. Today I weighed 195 pounds on the scales. That means that I have GAINED 20 POUNDS since I finished up my weight loss program of 80 pounds in 180 days. That is not very good weight management is it. I really enjoyed the holidays, way TOO Much!! My daughter was in town and we literally “pigged out”. Oh well, I never said I was perfect. But the GOOD NEWS is that next year (tomorrow) will arrive “just in time” for me to continue on with my new slimmer fatman persona.

I will be the first person to tell you that I ate a LOT of foods that (let’s just say) weren’t the best choices for someone trying to either lose weight or keep weight off. I actually got tired of eating. It gave me that same sluggish feeling that I had before I went on my initial weight loss journey back on 6/1/2007. It also reinforced a few of my earlier beliefs such as:

  1. I am a food addict. If I don’t make a conscious effort to stay slim I WILL gain weight just through eating
  2. I don’t want to regain my weight and felt really pretty guilty the last few days. I knew that I had gained some weight and I was actually ANXIOUS to get back started on my “super fitness quest”
  3. The more I realize how many people are selling different weight loss/control products the more that I confirm to myself that they are all really the same (the good ones at least). You need to follow the basics and you will be fine. The basics are good nutrition, Exercise and making sure you take vitamins/supplements to give your body the right fuel. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the good old H2O.

I am happy where I am right now. I am in a good place as far as my health goes. My weight is higher than I would like by a few pounds and I am not in really good physical “shape” as far as being able to withstand a lot of strenuous exercise but I am close. I would say that I am a 7 out of 10 now. It is my hope that after the next 90 days of STRENUOUS WORKOUTS I will be approaching an 8.5 to 9.0 or so. I want to get much stronger and in much better cardio shape.

Santa Claus brought to me the power 90 workout system. I am going to follow it closely and see where it takes me. I will post some pictures as I go along and we will see what happens. I am starting it up tomorrow. I reviewed the info today and it seems pretty straight forward. LOTS of WORK.

Work is good for you as my dad used to say.

Stay tuned to see what happens.

God Bless us Fat people,

FatMan

Day 20 Phase II “Can You Handle Success?”

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FatMan here. This has been the longest I have gone without writing in my blog. The blog will now be transformed into a tool for periodic updates until the first of the new year 2008. That is when I am going to re weigh in and see a few things:

  1. How have I done over the last month since losing 80 pounds. Have I gained any a lot or a little.
  2. Define a starting point for my next personal challenge

I know I know you are probably thinking what is next for this guy? He lost 80 pounds what can we do for an encore so to speak. Well let me ask you this, what is most important for your continued health AFTER you lose weight? A lot of weight?

Answer: You get in good physical SHAPE. You want to be able to ENJOY your new body. The best way to do that is to exercise to the point to where you attain peak physical conditioning. Now I could develop my own work out plan, develop a time frame and go for it but I have decided to go a different route.

I am going to “hopefully” have Santa bring me a 3 month plan to get into peak physical condition. This way I can just take the plan formulation aspect out of the equation and focus solely on executing an already proven plan. It does have the downside of having to actually purchase the plan, but since it is a self contained (all inclusive) program I can just crank it out and see where it takes me. I am hoping to get into the best physical shape of my life. No easy task or statement since that will take a lot of work, but at least I have my weight fairly much under control.

I am not going to lie. Over the last 20 days or so I have eaten plenty of evil foods. I am certain that I have gained some weight, but I won’t know for sure until 12/31/2007 when I next weight in. I may even surprise myself with how well I have done to keep my weight inline. I still have some time to reduce as necessary.

Some of the things that I have noticed that I personally need to watch are:

  • consistent workouts; I seem to be sluffing off on them already. Maybe it is because I know that I have an intense program on the horizon but I need to get back to working out regularly
  • eating past 7PM. This is a cardinal taboo. I need to stop this
  • eating refined sugar laden foods. Another taboo I need to stop
  • not consistently drinking water, your engine needs cleaning regularly and water helps to flush the system

The good news is that not only do I recognize that I am not following my stay slim “rules” I will make sure to take action to rectify the problem areas. I can tell today that I do not feel as good this AM as I should and it is a direct result of my dietary choices over the last week.

The great thing a bout being a food addict is that you know when you are doing wrong, there is no question. All I need to do is refocus and move on.

FatMan Knowledge Nugget: Don’t blame yourself for eating some things you know you shouldn’t instead recognize it is bad and take steps to eliminate it in the future. All us food addicts are human, just keep your focus on getting slim and staying slim and not on the false gratification that you THINK that evil food will give you.

God Bless us Fat People

FatMAn

Day 6 Phase II “Living With Change”

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FatMan here. I guess it is time to let you in on what is next for the fatman. I have decided to see if I can really get some other fat people to lose weight and change their lives., You might say that this is the “altruistic” path that I have chosen for the giving part of my life. You know they say that the more you give the more you get back. Well we will put that to the test this coming year. I am going to give it my all to see just how many people that WE yes you a nd I can get to join us and lose weight.

Since I started this I now have another business that I am running during the day so it will not be possible time wise for me to continue to do this daily blog in the same detail that I did my 80 pound weight loss journey in. I think that I am going to go in a different direction to try and reach out and find more people. I also think that I am going to re evaluate my fatmanmelts subscription model to see if I can come up with a better way to attract more people. I am also going to have another fatman challenge starting next year followed up by another challenge after Q1 of 2008, with an even more MAJOR challenge for my 50th birthday in 2009.

I am not going away. Quite the contrary I am just trying to find the right combination to reach more fat people so we can really grow fatmanmelts into something we can all be proud of. I want you to be proud of yourself for losing weight and also be able to be proud enough of fatmanmelts to refer a close friend so we can help him/her with their food addiction.

We are really all in this together you know. Us fat people need to stick together.

God Bless us Fat People,

FatMan

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