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Our new blog site is up!

WOO HOO we are so excited!  Our new blog site is up and running!  We will no longer be posting on this blog so please go to our new blog from now on! 

If you are one of our fabulous friends that have us on

your blog roll,  please change the link to our new site:

Everything that is on this blog is also on  our new one.  So what are you waiting for? 

Come visit us there!

XO Shannon & Angie


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Big things coming our way!

 1shan___angWe are very excited for what is coming our way in the near future!  This journey has introduced us to so many wonderful people and opened up some very cool opportunities.  We are in the process of setting up our new website, EXCITING!  The sooner we can understand all of this techy stuff the sooner it will be up.  We want to say thanks to everyone who has and is helping us with this.  We could not do it without all of you!

In this transition we are planning on adding many things to our site.  Here are a few things we are thinking about:

  •  Food and product reviews  * Ask us to try something out, we will try it and give our report.
  •  Utah restaurant and health related business reviews. *We need UTAH places and suggestions, please send them our way.
  • Video blogging *This will take some work but we will figure it out 😉
  •  Fabulous Deals Store *What would you like to see in it? Clothing, accessories, jewelry, food?  Let us know!
  • Dear Fab Fattie section *You can ask a question and we will answer kind of like Dear Abby but with us instead, lol.
  • More Fab Fattie Challenges, YAY!  *Prizes needed to do this more often if you want to contribute let us know.

 All of this revolves around YOUR INPUT so we are looking at suggestions from YOU!  Please leave us ideas and what you would like to see in the comment section.  We want this to be a joint effort so the end result is FABULOUS!

We have some upcoming events that we would love for you to listen to:

  • Starting July 3rd we will be guests on a weekly podcast with our new friends on twitter they are @CELEBSIDEDISHand you can catch their podcast HERE 
  • We are going to be on Power Women Magazine’s radio show on July 21st.
  • We will be a guest on Debra Mazda’s radio show…date to be determined.

This is all very humbling and we really are thrilled to have the opportunities that this journey has opened up.  Please continue to let us know your thoughts and opinions we love them! 

XO Shannon & Angie


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Motivation for the Unmotivated

images[2]Monday was one of those days when I somehow ended up mixing a skrewitol pill in with my daily vitamins… Oops!  I think it started when I got on the scale and realized I only lost one more pound.  Ya know me, “Miss Show me the Skinny”!  I just need to tell you the junk food isn’t worth it and really doesn’t taste that great especially when it makes you feel sick! (I now know from experience – YUCK)!

Today, Tuesday, however, I woke up at 5:45 am went to the track, packed my lunch and healthy snacks, drank lots of water and went to a Zumba class to end the evening.  It was a great day!  So you are probably wondering where the change came from.  I read the following paragraph from Absolute Weight loss and Nutrition Center’s binder:

“This year alone over 50 million people will go on a diet.  Only 5% of those people will keep the weight off.  Research shows that more than 50% of all deaths in America may be directly connected to improper diet, inadequate nutrition, and lack of exercise.  40% of cancer among men and women is directly related to improper diet and is therefore, preventable”

I had posted on Twitter that I lost a pound and was wishing it was more.  Yes, I posted it wanting ya’ll to boost me up and you did.  I got great comments like “slow and steady wins the race”.  I was feeling a bit better, but there was still the feeling of failure because I am not seeing the pounds melt away as quick as I would like.  Until, I read that paragraph.  I realized there are a million more reasons why I am on this journey that to be hot and skinny and lose weight.  I am making life changes to be healthier and happier.  What I am doing takes constant effort, well at least for me, and mean I need to continually improve rather than doing good here and there.  Eating healthy and exercise cannot be the exception, but must be the norm.  Saying that I know I will have days were I don’t exercise and I eat junk, or don’t drink enough water and that is okay, but they must be few!

I know this is simple stuff to many of you, but it is part of my journey and the realizations I am experiencing.  I love those moments when you realize why you are doing this and feel like you want to do it for the rest of your life for all the right reasons.  Everyone has different goals and will achieve them in different ways… I am thankful for the lessons that have brought me to learn the blessings of healthy living!

Angie, on her way to become a fit healthy happy person!


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My Hero… My Dad

My Daddy!

My Daddy!

I have always been very close with my dad and to this day I am still his little princess.  I will always be a daddy’s girl, and I am thankful for that.  My dad is the type of guy everyone knows and respects.  I grew up in a small town and my dad was always supporting my brothers and I at our sporting events, school activities and whatever else we came up with.  I became best friends with my parents at an age were most kids don’t.  In high school I competed in High School Rodeo which meant my parents were hauling me, my horses and often a friend and their horses all over the state every weekend, spring and summer.  My dad also practiced with me a couple times a week.  He is an excellent horseman.  This is when I learned my parents are my best friends.

My dad is the type of guy who would drop everything for his kids or grandchildren.  He is an amazing husband to my mother and a stand up guy.  He is truly my hero!  As a single mother I am so thankful my dad has been there so much for my kids.  He will drop everything to play ball with the boys and is a great teacher.  My boys love to help their “Papa” work and have learned so much from him.

I really wish everybody could have a dad as wonderful as mine.  He thinks I am fabulous and that is all I need!

I love you Dad!  XOXO

Angie, daddy’s little princess


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3 + 9.5 = Stoked!


The pounds have been coming off somewhat slow for me and since I am the type of girl who is all about instant gratification.  Seriously… give me results now or get out of my way!  I have said this before and this is why I keep getting fat and not losing.  The scale doesn’t move fast enough and drinking soda and eating what I want is an instant reward.  I have wanted to quit approximately 986 times, but Shannon wouldn’t let me, my boss won’t let me cheat, my mom makes me feel guilty if I do and all the fabulous people I have met through this journey inspire me to trudge forward.

Today I got a little bit of pay off!  I was picking my kids up from the babysitter and she says “have you been working out?  You are losing weight, I can tell.”  Sweeeet!  That felt great to hear.  Also, notice she said “have you been working out”.  That was great, I liked it even better than have you skipped a few Twinkies!  Then at the baseball field a friend I haven’t seen in a while saw me and the first thing she said was “You are looking good”.  At this point I am feeling pretty good, but it gets better… I run into another friend who has been following Shannon and my little journey tells me how proud she is of me and how I look so good and she can really tell a difference.  Really?!  I am so touched by this… I guess patience and hard work (maybe just average rather than hard work) pays off!

So 3 compliments in one day!  WooHoo!  Shannon and I decided to hit the local high school track and realized the treadmill and outdoor running/walking is two totally different things.  Good to know, we will be doing more outdoor training to prepare for the 5Ks we will be running.  By the end of the day I was feeling good about myself and motivated to work harder. 

images[1] (3)Shannon and I realized we haven’t taken our measurements in a month.  Honestly, I was a little nervous knowing I could have done better this past month, saying that I haven’t been bad per say I have just left some room for improvement and the scale is only ticking down very slowly.  Shannon did hers first and I was impressed at her improvement and even more nervous to do mine.  As she was writing my numbers down she kept getting this surprised look, but wouldn’t tell me results and even had me measure my waist twice.  Yikes… then she totaled the inches lost and… I have lost 9.5 inches in the past 2 months!  I am stoked and motivated to continue on and try to do better!

I get my life is blessed with amazing people, endless possibilities and beauty all around… I get that, but to be able to see that I am tackling this life long struggle and something many people will never dare take on is freakin’ amazing to me.  I don’t believe taking on your health and weight is an easy thing to do necessarily, but I don’t know too many things that can change your life for the better in so many ways by just making some adjustments and changes.

So yes, tomorrow morning I am going to water aerobics again even though I told Shannon I didn’t love it and thought it was for old people and fat people (yes I know I am fat so I qualify!).  I guess it is also for people who like a variety of fitness options and enjoy exercise.

So yes, 3 (compliments) + 9.5 (inches lost) = Stoked!  Do you realize if I keep this up I will be looking pretty HOT by Christmas?!  What about next summer?  Watch out MsFitUniverse… I am going to give you a run for your title!  LOL

Angie – I am just happy to be here!


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The Fix It All Pill Has Arrived!


Yes, I am please to announce today I discovered the pill that will fix it all… weight problems, men problems (or women), kids, ex problems, work problems, etc.  You name it and it will fix it!  I bet ya’ll would be willing to pay a pretty penny for a few of these babies, right?!  Too bad I am not sharing!

This morning I got on the scale at 5:30 a.m. to weigh in before I did my C25K workout.  I was down one pound and while that is down and progress I was a bit frustrated because on last Thursday I was down 3 pounds.  I was pretty good over the weekend, with the exception of Friday’s lunch which was naughty.  Saturday night my parents insisted on taking my boys and me to their favorite Chinese restaurant… I was scared, but determined to make a good choice.  First I asked if they had brown rice and the waitress told me the ham fried rice was kind of brown.  Um, I am not trying to eat by color smarty!  I ordered a chicken salad… FAIL!  Yuck!  Then I order one of the only non fried things and it contained vegetables, cashew chicken.  I was pretty proud of myself for making a good choice and eat left over for lunch Sunday and Monday.  My boss made some comment about Chinese food being so bad so I go to to check out the figures on cashew chicken.  I was flabbergasted, dumbfounded and aw struck!  You could have hit me upside the head with a Tonka truck and had less impact.  According to a “dish” of cashew chicken has 810 calories and 30 grams of fat!  Ww…What?!  I really thought I was being somewhat good… so much for thinking!

Then I have a headache and decide to open one can of Dr. Pepper.  I take a couple sips and it tasted like crap!  I can’t be good when I try and when I decided to cheat I can’t do that either.  I am running kids around, the weather sucks, but enjoying my son’s kickball game while my ex-husband can’t set his phone down because he wants to make sure I see him texting and for all I know he is texting his mommy.  Then he comes and takes my BBQ!  My boss calls during the kickball game and has me go do work stuff, my car sounds like it is going to die and my tires are bald!  Did I mention I was also wearing an unflattering, make me look fatter than I am shirt and not my favorite jeans?

So you get it I was having a bad day.  I call Shannon and she is kind of in the same boat.  Well my kids were going to their dad’s house so I am going to Shannon’s for some enlightened guidance and that is when I discovered the magic pill!  It came to me like a gift from the heavens above… Screwitol!  It is the pill that can fix almost anything.

I have decided sometimes it is best to eat ice cream, take-out and enjoy a movie with a friend.  No, I will not be doing this daily, or weekly, but I was up exercising at 5:30 a.m. and that is HUGE for me.  So when all else fails take a Screwitol and pick it all back up in the morning.

These are the wise word of Fab Fattie Angie and you have just received them… use them wisely as an overdose of Screwitol can really mess up your goals!

Angie the groovy chick!


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I am a Runner?!


I am a runner… according to alitherunner our twitter friend and a great blogger.  You should be following her on Twitter and check out her blog (!  She is one of the prime motivators in getting butt going on the C25K (couch to 5K), well her and foodiemcbody, okay and lots of others that have been constantly checking on me ever since I was roped into the C25K by Shannon.  Alitherunner told me anyone who begins running is considered a runner, anyone at any level.  Wow… to think of myself as a runner is something else, and by something else I mean damn inspiring!

I decided I would do this on Thursday and accidentally fell asleep trying to get my son to sleep so it didn’t happen that night; then on Friday, same thing.  So I learned I must do it earlier in the day and today, Saturday I got it done!  It was only the first workout, but I am so excited and I feel amazing.  Few things feel as good as pushing your body and achieving fitness goals. (For the record it probably feels better than the stupid brownies I have always loved taste)  To think of running in an actual real life race is kind of surreal at this time… I guess it is something I have always admired people for, but not something I ever thought I would achieve, that is until foodiemcbody introduced us to the C25K.  It was amazing and inspiring to me to learn that so many people, who were not in phenomenal shape started the C25K program and now are real runners, not only running 5K races, but half marathons and marathons… AMAZING!

Have I ever mentioned I have the most amazing parents in the world?!  I do!  They are so supportive in this journey and encouraging.  I am so thankful for them and I know I would be a wreck without them… So to them I say thank you and I love you!  They are also the best Grammy and Papa any kids could ask for.

I am so excited to continue this journey with all the great people who have always supported me and all the inspiring new friends I am making along the way!

 Here is the link to the C25K plan:  Join us and do a 5K before the summer is over!

Angie the runner!


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