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Fabulous Fattie Challenge #2 WINNERS!

WOO HOO It's Over!

WOO HOO It's Over!

Well our challenge #2 has come to a close.  It has been so much fun getting to know everyone and you have all been so motivating not only to us but to each other.  It has been so exciting to watch the support and new friendships transpire throughout this challenge.  We could have never guessed that this little challenge would do what it has.  All in all we hope you feel better about yourselves, smile more often and meet new friends.  That is what it is all about to us 🙂 

First place was an easy decision because it was based on most points. 2nd place was SO HARD to choose!  Can we just say that all of you had great little stories and did so much, choosing a winner was almost impossible!  We put our top 10 into a drawing to choose the 2nd place winner or you all would be waiting another 2 weeks for results because it really was that hard to decide.

We want to give a HUGE shout out to Debra Mazda, she gave us some of the prizes for the challenge and they are great!  If you have not tried her workouts go to her site RIGHT NOW and get a video because they are wonderful!

So here are our winners!

1st Place Susan A.K.A. @Foodiemcbody on Twitter

She had the most points earning a whopping: 1798

Our Fabulous 1st place winner Susan’s take on the challenge

The Challenge
The points are in, the chart filled up
Time for final judgment. The bad?  Water.
Could not gulp those 64 ounces, not one day.
The good? Exercise, fruits and veggies.
The beautiful? Good deeds: smiles add endorphins.
Weight? A pound lost, overall. But worth a pound of gold.
Thanks, fabulosas!

Visit Susan’s site here.

2nd Place Jen A.K.A. @bwjen on Twitter

She did a blog post that was great and you can check it out here on her site.

Congratulations to Susan and Jen!  

All of you really are our friends and we could not do this without you!  Thank you so much for doing this with us and we look forward to doing another in about a month.  Any suggestions or ideas are always welcome!

XO Shannon & Angie 

 

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LAST DAY OF CHALLENGE #2 WOO HOO!

Today is it!  The last day of Fab Fattie Challenge #2.  We hope everyone has had fun with it and made some healthy changes.  You have all day today to get more points, so what better to do than a couple of good deeds?!  Today only your good deeds are worth 50 points.  So get out there be nice, be kind and SMILE 🙂

  • The challenge ends tonight at midnight MST.
  • Send us your point total with how you got your points.  It can be a brief description but let us know how you go them. 
  • Also you have to include a short 50 words or less story on what this challenge did for you.
  • All results need to be to us by Sunday afternoon 4:00 MST so we can get the winner’s chosen and announce them on Monday June 15th.

There will be 2 winner’s chosen.  1 will be based on points and how you got them.  The other will be based on your story and how you got your points but the number of points will not be as important.  So no excuse not to send your results to us.  Everyone has a fair shot to win!  Email your results to us at fabfatties@aol.com Thank you everyone for participating!  You are our driving force and motivation we love you!

XO Shannon & Angie

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Challenge Question 8

 

We are so excited at how well everyone is doing!  Today we thought it would be fun if you leave us a comment here and let us know how your doing on the challenge.  Make sure you put your twitter id as well as your site/blog info. so that others can access you.  If you read this post today make sure to read and leave a comment!  Leaving a comment is worth 10 extra points in the challenge.  Make sure YOU are keeping track of your own points.  Also follow and say hello to @IamSucceeding on twitter for 5 extra points.  If you dont have a twitter just say hi to her in the comment section and it will count!  Keep up the great work and thank you so much for the motivation! 

Today’s challenge question is:

What did Angie QUIT almost 2 weeks ago?

Remember do not leave the answer in the comments email them to us 🙂 

Make it a GREAT Friday!

XO Shannon & Angie

 

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Today is the last chance to Join Challenge #2!!!

First Make sure you read Angie’s latest post “Taking Care” just below this post.  It is great and I don’t want to see it get lost in the shuffle of our challenge.  She is inspiring and I am so glad she is my diet buddy!  Shannon

Okay today is the last day to sign up for fab fatties challenge #2!  We have had a huge response and it is really exciting.  So join today bring people on board and we will get started tomorrow.  Tonight we will be sending out an email with a tracking list you can use if you would like.  The list was made by our fabulous buddy FOODIE MCBODY Thanks Foodie!  So here are the rules as of right now there are 16 hours and 45 minutes to join.  You can get points today by bringing people on.  Join Us, Join Us, Join Us!

The Long awaited Fab Fattie Challenge #2 has finally arrived!

This will be a 2 week challenge based on point system.  You can earn points by living healthy, being kind and eating well.  We are excited to kick this challenge off and hope you will join us!

*Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily- 5 points

*Drink 8 glasses of water a day- 8 points

*Exercise- 1 point per minute

*Do a random good deed- 5 points

*Stop drinking soda pop for a day- 1 point

*Actually read someone else’s blog post and leave a comment- 1 point

* Answer our Fab Fatties random bonus questions about us- 5 points

            -Bonus questions will be posted daily on our blog.

* Recommend 2 fabulous friends from twitter and tell us why we should follow them- 2 points

* Eat a healthy breakfast-1 point

* Lose weight- 1 point per pound

* Keep a food journal for the day- 5 points per day

* Take a walk during you lunch break- 5 points

* Have a friend join this challenge- 25 points per friend

            -make sure your friend tells us you recruited them!

How to join:

Email us: fabfatties@aol.com

Email us your name, twitter name if applicable, your blog or website on or before 12:00 a.m. MST Thursday May 28th 2009. 

The challenge will run from May 29th to June 12th at 12:00 a.m. MST  You can submit your points and story between June 13th to June 14th at 12:00 a.m. MST

Points and Story Information:

            *You are responsible to keep track of your points and how you got them

            *Your story has to be 50 words or less on how this challenge helped you.

So send us your email RIGHT NOW go get friends on board and get ready to have fun!

XO Shannon & Angie

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Fab Fattie Challenge #2 WOOHOO!

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 The Long awaited Fab Fattie Challenge #2 has finally arrived!

This will be a 2 week challenge based on point system.  You can earn points by living healthy, being kind and eating well.  We are excited to kick this challenge off and hope you will join us!

*Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily- 5 points

*Drink 8 glasses of water a day- 8 points

*Exercise- 1 point per minute

*Do a random good deed- 5 points

*Stop drinking soda pop for a day- 1 point

*Actually read someone else’s blog post and leave a comment- 1 point

* Answer our Fab Fatties random bonus questions about us- 5 points

            -Bonus questions will be posted daily on our blog.

* Recommend 2 fabulous friends from twitter and tell us why we should follow them- 2 points

* Eat a healthy breakfast-1 point

* Lose weight- 1 point per pound

* Keep a food journal for the day- 5 points per day

* Take a walk during you lunch break- 5 points

* Have a friend join this challenge- 25 points per friend

            -make sure your friend tells us you recruited them!

How to join:

Email us: fabfatties@aol.com

Email us your name, twitter name if applicable, your blog or website on or before 12:00 a.m. MST Thursday May 28th 2009. 

The challenge will run from May 29th to June 12th at 12:00 a.m. MST  You can submit your points and story between June 13th to June 14th at 12:00 a.m. MST

Points and Story Information:

            *You are responsible to keep track of your points and how you got them

            *Your story has to be 50 words or less on how this challenge helped you.

So send us your email RIGHT NOW go get friends on board and get ready to have fun!

XO Shannon & Angie

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We all Need Somebody to Lean on

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Who would of thought 2 ugly little baby birds would be the inspiration for today’s post?  Not me!  This week has been great I lost 2 pounds, decided weight watcher’s was not so evil and I like my new job.  All in all it was a success.  Your probably wondering  “okay so WT* is up with the baby birds?”   The baby birds came through the door on Saturday morning in the hands of my son Reagan.  He walked in and said “look Mom they were in the sprinkler pipe we need to take care of them.”  He then handed them to me, turned around walked out the door and left with my husband for the day.  Little shiz!   Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE animals if you want a run down of our little animal family you can find it here  on our family blog.  Just minus a couple  cats, add 2 more dogs and now 2 baby birds, wahla you have an instant zoo that lives at our house 🙂  

All day I thought about how to get rid of these birds and I could not bring myself to do it.  I got on the Internet to see how to take care of them, found them food and started feeding them….EVERY 30 MINUTES!  Yeah, I know!  When Reagan came home I thought for sure he would not want to put that much time into these little ugly birds.  Well I was wrong!  He teamed up with his brother Carson and they figured out a plan to take shifts and camp out in the front room taking turns.  They even have convinced my oldest son Anthony to help them until school get out this Friday.  Pretty impressive I must say.  Yesterday we went to my parent’s house for dinner and the boy’s decided to spend the night.  Reagan asked me to please take care of his ugly little birds and NOT do anything bad to them.  lol Like I would!  When I got home they were chirping away waiting for food.  This is not something I have been really happy about because we just don’t have time.   Reluctantly I went to feed them, I realized that they needed cleaned up so I started that process.  Something happened to my cold, cold heart while I was cleaning up those ugly little birds.  Their little eyes have opened and they just looked at me so helpless.  It got me thinking about how much they really do need us to help them until they are strong enough to stand on their own.   Since last night I have feed them, bathed them, changed out their bedding, talked to them and did it all again over and over!  I believe I have fallen in love with these two little birds that have taught me a lesson.

What I have learned is that we cannot do it all on our own.  For me, I am comparing it to my weight loss journey.  I want to be strong enough all of the time to make it but sometimes I need help.  It is okay to use the strength of other’s until we are strong enough on our own.  We have had so many comments from people who have said they are afraid to share their stories or feel like they cannot lose the weight because they are alone.  My thoughts on this are the YOU SHOULD SHARE YOUR STORIES!  In sharing your journey through a blog or what ever outlet you may find will give you strength!  It does not matter if your story is not the same as mine, every story is going to be different.  Some will be funnny, some will be sad, some will be happy, some will be full of helpful information.  My point is do not hold back your story that could help you or someone else out.  Never compare yourself to someone else.  Let others help you until you ar confident to do it on your own.  The beauty about blogging and websites is that no two are the same, that is why it works so well.

Second YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  Angie and I are really here for you.  Even though we are inside your computer we will still cheer you on when you have success, be a shoulder for you when you need it and share our strength until you do not need it any longer.  We do not care if today is the first day we meet you or if you have been with us from the start.  You truely are our friend and our “Diet Buddy”. 

We could never do this without all of our new friends we have met online.  We are so very grateful to have each and everyone of you with us on this journey.  Thank You so much for letting us lean on you when we have needed to and cheering us on when we have success.  When we say that “We  have the best followers and friends ever!”  We really mean it 🙂

XO Shannon

***FYI This is not a picture of the actual birds but they look identical and you have to feed them every 30 minutes morning to night luckily not througout the night.

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And the Winners ARE…..

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To heck with American Idol and Dancing with the Stars!  We have the winners of our first ever Fab Fatties Challenge!  WOO HOO!  This past week has been so much fun and so inspiring.  We have had so many people tell us that we inspire them but the truth is you all inspire us 1000 times more 🙂  When we threw this challenge out there we had no idea that so many of you would respond and participate the way that you all did.  There were a lot of miles covered ladies!  For all of you who have been asking…YES we will be doing another challenge!  We will announce it on Tuesday May 26th so keep watching!

The 2 winners were chosen by covering the mile minimum (FYI they both covered more.)  They also had to submit a short story of what the challenge did for them.  This was not an easy task we had fantastic stories and experiences to choose from and to us everyone that participated is a winner.  We use twitter id’s quite a bit so if you are not on twitter, get on and follow these FABULOUS Friends of ours!  Along with the winners we wanted to share a few things that some of the other participants sent us so please enjoy the inspiration they have shared and use it to stay motivated this week!

Winner of the 50+ Bike Miles…seventy_eight!!!!!
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I am @seventy_eight on twitter and here is my story.
 
At the start of the challenge the most I had ever done on a bike was about 20 minutes and I wasn’t really sure what my potential would be for this. I feel like up until now I have always set myself challenges and never had the power to finish them properly. I decided that this time would be different. The support I got from you and everyone else was amazing – I loved taking photos of the display of the bike because it meant I had to be honest with myself.
 
When I started to get close to 50 miles I knew I had to step it up to keep it challenging. I chose 78 miles because I knew it would take an extra push (and oh my goodness it did) and the number 78 has been important to me on my journey. I am so pleased I got to 78 miles. This week has been tough (hectic at work, couple of big social events and have had my little heart broken too) and the fact I did it this week is testament to how strong I am getting now.
 
Thank you so very much for organizing this and showing me that if I dare to dream I might just be able to achieve that little bit more than I thought I would.
seventy_eight  Thank you for inspiring us!  You are absolutely amazing 78 miles! WOW! 
Winner of the Run/Walk 15 Miles…Kathy!!!!
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I ran (and sometimes walked) 22 miles this week. That is about normal for me, but your challenge came at just the right time to give me the inspiration I needed. I have a strained right hip abductor muscle. It happened at the gym, on a resistance machine that I have been doing for a while, but not as regularly as I should. It’s funny, because that machine seems easy to do compared to many of the machines. I had just run a race a few days before, and I guess I just overdid it. Anyway, my hip was sore, and I was feeling old. I started to think that I might be too old to be running. Many of my non-running friends and relatives are always telling me that I am ruining my knees or my hips by running. Just as I was thinking that maybe they were right, your challenge came along. So instead of giving up, I did all the research I could on the hip muscle strain. Most people think it is better to keep moving on a strain if you don’t overdo it. So I kept going, iced a lot, took some ibuprofen, and even tried substituting spanks under shorts for compression shorts. Now my hip is better, so thanks! I have a 10 mile race this Saturday that I didn’t have to give up on.

Biking 50 miles sounds a lot harder to me than running 22 miles. I was thinking more about biking because of you and the nice weather we’re finally having here. So I bought a bike helmet! I haven’t actually ridden the bike yet – it is hanging on hooks on the garage ceiling! But I’m going to get it down soon and start biking more. I know it is good cross training for running, and I will probably stay healthier if I mix up the exercise more. So thanks for the inspiration there too!

Kathy @KKirkscey on twitter.   Thank you so much for being a Fabulous Friend you are so motivating to us!

More fabulous friends who did an AMAZING job!

Our official Cheerleader Terri @tee_tee on twitter she got injured and had to stop but still has a ton of heart!)

Ok…so I didn’t really get to participate except for two days.  Good news it encouraged me to get in 3.5 miles when I was able to.  What a motivator this was for so many people.  Although I had to stand on the sidelines, as the official cheerleader, it is tremendous to see people perform!!  Everyone did a great job!   A huge thanks to you two gals for putting this all together.  Sign me up for the next one! 

Our Fab Friend @foodiemcbody on twitter WAY TO GO!

I completed (Tues-Tues) 21 miles of combined walking and running this week.  I learned to listen to my body this week. I had some aches and pains so I really tried to walk when it hurt, but I never stopped.  At this point I feel great and ready to do another 5k run on May 30th!!
You two are wonderful support for each other and such a great example of what real Community means.
oxoxo

Fab Friend @DietGirlMel on twitter

Wish I could tell you I did all 15 miles, or more, but I didn’t. 😦 I only did 13.66. Still WAY more then I would have done on a treadmill in one week though. I think the hardest part of all this for me was that I’ve always opted to take the easy route, and use the elliptical. Not because I have any kind of knee problems, but it’s really just easier. But doing this challenged me, and though I didn’t do all 15 miles, I’m really proud of myself. I always seem to wuss out after about twenty or so minutes, but I was forced to challenge myself and keep going, and push myself as hard as I could. Doesn’t happen too much when it comes to my cardio. So thanks a bunch for doing this! I hope you do it again because next time I won’t disappoint you!  **FYI No Way could anyone dissapoint us you ROCK! xo FabFatties

@ladaun on twitter AKA Shannon’s Mom

I did it!-almost.   I am lacking just under a mile!   ** Mom, you are an inspiration to me thanks for participating! -S

Fabulous Friend @DebraMazda on twitter  ** If you have not seen what this Fabulous woman does, visit her site! 
The challenge helped me in that I got to meet some great women who not only allowed me to motivate them but more so they motivated and inspired me with their energy, commitment and enthusiasm. I felt a tremendous sense of community and sisterhood from women coming together with a common goal to move into better health/fitness. I also knew that this challenge would tap into larger, plus size women and allow them to understand that they could be an athlete without being a size 2 or 4. I have always beleived that ”FITNESS COMES IN MANY SIZES” and this challenge has helped my vision to certainly become a reality. I want to give fabfatties a special thanks, because of this challenge I think that more women have begun to move and breathe. Here is a picture of my Hannah, who did the 50 mile challenge with me by running and power walking to keep me motivated. My thoughts and feelings are on  my website: www.debramazda.com
“FITNESS COMES IN MANY SIZES”

Debra is the top one on the left!

Debra is the top one on the left!

Hannah, Debra's running partner!

Hannah, Debra's running partner!

 

 

 

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