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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The NEW Former Fat Guy Website

new former fat guy websiteA brand new version of this Natural Weight Loss website has been released, transforming it from web 1.0 to a full on web 2.0 Wordpress blog, complete with a health, nutrition and fitness discussion area.

I began this weight loss blog in 2004 using Blogger and tacked it onto the back end of my natural weight loss website on this page you see here. I never really knew where it was going to go, or what blogging was all about, but after 5 years, I've finally upgraded to Wordpress.

It's taken a bit of tweaking to get things all running nice and smooth, but after testing out 3 different servers that were supposed to run both Microsoft Active Server Pages (.asp) and PHP, I've found a home on a server I'm happy with.

While writing Fat Loss Fundamentals, I've also been building the new version of Former Fat Guy behind the scenes and testing things out without anyone really knowing it was even there. Well, the mighty Google found it, indexed it, and traffic began to flow to the "secret" pages.

I decided to finish the tweaks on the theme I'd had installed and finally release it to the world.

So, there will be little if any blogging here on this page (/weblog/blogger.asp) as I've now transformed the front of the site into a much more robust system.

However, the RSS feed is only showing short excerpts of the content, not the whole thing, so until I get that issue fixed, I don't want to change the RSS source location and as such, you dear reader do not get my updates delivered to you by email just yet.

So consider this your alert.

Some of the initial posts include:
I've also redirected the links at the top of the old website for my before and after weight loss photos to the new website where I have better control over them. And, as a big plus, my "Current Photo" section, which hadn't been updated in a bunch of years (because it was a pain in the butt to be quite honest) has been improved and will be regularly updated over time. There are current photos on there from my Kilimanjaro climb, my Mt Everest hike, Singapore and my Mens Fitness photo shoot from last year.


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Rob Coopers Fat burning tips In 1990 Rob weighed 475 pounds and was able to burn almost 300 lbs of fat in just two and a half years. Rob does weight management coaching from his office in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Rob's diet is based on a "System Specific Organic Whole Food" line of foods along with various fat burning, muscle building tips from Tom Venuto. Tom's Philosophy is very similar to Rob's and he's happy to recommend them

Rob is currently using the Seven Minute Muscle Workout program.


At 3:06 PM, Blogger younes said...

Right Chris !

Eating healthy is one of the conditions that would help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. However after experiencing many programs that worked and some that did not worked for me. I decided to go for a gastric bypass.

It was not an easy decision but after reading more and more about the devastating consequences of obesity, such developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension or heart diseases. It became more clear to me that it was the only valid option.

This intervention is not well understood by many people. But I was fixed: I wanted to change my life for the better.

I was lucky to find a company, MedExpress Tour, that helped me through the process of finding the right surgeon and offered very competitive prices while enjoying a clement weather and stay in a four stars hotel in Morocco.

I lost more than 90 pounds and I am thankful to them. My life has dramatically changed for the best.

I would recommend them to anyone interested to have a surgery without going bankrupt.

Steve Ryan,

At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Sean said...

I've been working on eating healthier as I want to avoid any surgery.

Unfortunatly I have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but since have lost 20 lbs already.

I have a ways to go but learning to eat healthy and to properly size portion has been my biggest struggle so far.

At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Matt M said...

Good job man, definitely agree. We need a more down to earth, get it done type of weight loss. most people do stupid faddish diets rather than just eating smaller portions, more protein, etc and exercising like they should.

At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Kristi Daniels said...

I love the new site!

Keep sharing awesome information. And congratulations again on losing over 300 pounds and keeping it off. You're my hero.

I only lost 75 pounds and I know how much work that was. I can't even imagine the task of losing 300 pounds.

I also really admire your stand on using chemicals. I tested several (caffeine, phentermine, ephedrine and others). Many caused weight loss, but every single one caused fat % to increase. That's no way to lose weight and keep it off. Chemicals only eat away at lean tissue.

Thanks again for the awesome site! I love the direction it's going.

At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Johnny said...

I just switched to wordpress myself. I didn't think using wordpress provide so many more benefits than using blogger. I've been spending hours just going through the wordpress plugins that are available for free. My favorite one so far is the "hello dolly" quote plugin that comes built in.

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Darren said...

Great blog! I admire what you have done and accomplished. It is my passion to help people reach their weight loss goals. Way to go!

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Kelly said...

You have done a great job. It is hard to stick with a program for an extended period of time if we view it as a 'diet', especially one that can be cheated on. Making it a lifestyle change is really what is key to maintaining long term. There's a place I know called Structure House that emphasizes this. They take a behavioral approach to get people to change their relationship with food for good. It's a good alternative to drastic diets or gastic bypass if someone wants to check them out.

At 11:14 PM, Anonymous 3 day diet said...

I really like your site. I have had trouble losing the weight recently. It was all so easy at the beginning when the weight was rolling off. But things have slowed down a bit.

Your site has renewed my courage to struggle on down that happy road of merky weight loss.

At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I love this site!

The TIWYF post is great--that site is absurd. Your forums are very cool too.

You, and several other bloggers, have inspired me to start my own blog. I'm going to lose weight the normal, natural way.

Throw me a link if you're feeling saucy. Thanks for your site.

At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Devante said...

Great info you have hear. This is truly inspirational and I hope it inspires at least one more person to take their health and fitness more seriously.

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anne said...

Thank you for a very informative blog. I followed a 7 day plan I found on the web and had fantastic results. I now use it as and when just to maintain my goal weight. I find everyone is different. What works for one person may not work for someone else.

At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Sabrina said...

This is a great blog. I lost 40 pounds myself, so it it nice to hear when other people become very successful in their weight loss. I love hearing your tips, because I would like to lose around 15 more pounds.

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous will said...

I just lost 40 pounds with diet and exercise, its been great, i quit smoking too!

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Penny said...

I agree. There are so many crazy diets out there but it all boils down to eating the right foods and adjusting portion sizes. Great post, thanks for sharing.

At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Emily Charette said...

Wow, those "after" photos are amazing. It's great to see how much is possible when you're in fighting shape! Now that I've trimmed off 30 lbs, I'm looking forward to some traveling, too :) congrats!

At 12:30 AM, Anonymous Justin said...

Great post! And also, congrats again on losing the 300 pounds!

I'm currently at the heavy end of the weight loss rollercoaster, so I'm trying to burn off an extra 20 pounds. Thanks for the advice and motivation!


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