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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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I just can’t help myself!

1 0625_kate_gosselin_spl109218_003_splashOkay I am not one to really BASH celebs.  I have just so had enough of Jon and Kate.  When you choose to go public like they have unfortunately you are at the mercy of TMZ!   When I saw this on TMZ I had to share it because I think it is freakin’ hilarious!  Not so much her picture because I would sell my leg to look like that but the comments made are what cracked me up!  All of this is on TMZ’s website and I have to admit I am addicted to TMZ!   I am pretty certain I will go straight to hell for this, but I will take my chances 😉

XO Shannon

From TMZ their comments regarding this picture of Kate…

The mother of eight flashed her tanned backside in a blue bikini near her PA home on Thursday.

Thankfully, Kate did keep something covered … her chunk stripe, bi-level porcupine reverse mullet weave.

Oh and they had something to say about Jon as well…

Jon Gosselin — Douchey Clothes Make the Man 

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 Audigier tells TMZ that he sent a bunch of free stuff for the Gosselin family’s eight little rugrats a few months ago, but the only member of the family brave enough to wear it in public is Jon.

The designer’s taken notice and predicts we’ll be seeing a lot more tigers, skulls and rhinestones in the near future — Christian says he’s sent Jon a box full of the tattoo inspired goods.


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I think I CAN!

1 denise“Sometimes you just have to put it all out there.”  I got that quote from watching Denise Richards show.  I really like her.  If you watch it she really gets a lot of flack and has chosen to just put it all out there and let the cards fall where they may.  To me, that is one of the smartest things anyone can do.  Of course I am not a hot famous model/actress but I have always believed I just happened to be born in the wrong place.  I am certain if I would have been born in Beverly Hills I would have my own reality show or 2 by now, drive around in a Mercedes and not know what a Wal-Mart is, lol. 

This past two or three years for me have been life changing.  Mostly all good things but some bad as well.  I have really made big changes in my life.  I have learned that I am a pretty cool person and I have talents that I never thought I had.  This has all come about from taking time to look inside of myself, forgiving myself and not being afraid to try.  “I would rather have tried and failed than to never have tried at all.”  I don’t know where that came from but I firmly believe in it.  Sometimes when we change even for the better, we have to let go of what may be holding us back.  One of those things for me was negative and unhealthy relationships.  I noticed when I was around 1 womanpeople who are negative it had a huge effect on me.  It makes me anxious, insecure and my outlook changes from “I can do anything “to “I can’t.”  After I realized what was going on I started staying away from situations that had a negative effect on me.  By doing this I became more confident and really happy.  I can honestly say that I am happy and content with my life.  It has helped me get through some pretty rough times by looking at things from a positive perspective.  In this little journey I have noticed that those Negative Nellies that I mentioned, don’t like it.  Sometimes when we change for the better people we have known for a very long time just think we are crazy.  In my case they are partially right I am a little crazy, but that is part of who I am.  Should that make me cow down and go back to how I was before?  Hell NO!  If you think about it how many times have you heard something similar to this “she used to be so great, but since she lost all of her weight she is a different person.”  Really, a different person?  Do you think?  The truth is whether it be weight loss or another aspect of your life.  Anytime you make changes for the better you will be different!  Chances are you have always been that person and just afraid to show it.  When you feel good about who you are and what you are accomplishing your confidence goes up and you put yourself out there in ways you never thought you would.

My whole point of this is that no matter what it is in your life, if you have negative around you it will effect your progress.  Don’t be afraid of backlash if it is going to make things better for you.  Yes, it may be unpleasant but it will be worth it.  Those  Negative Nellies that you may even love, they will come around or go away.  If they go away because you are better, healthier and happy then they need to go away.  Another quote, I know I am full of them today but I have been thinking a lot about this. “You are a product of the 5 people who you associate yourself with the most.”  That is something to really think about!  If you are around people who you don’t really like, then how are you going to like yourself? 

1 trainAssignment of the day…Do not use the words I CAN’T, replace them with I CAN!  It is amazing what can happen when you think you can.  Be the little engine that could, chug away until you meet your goal.  Once you get to the top of that hill it will be exhilarating!

I think I can! XO Shannon


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51 Days Hug & Kiss FREE!

Hersheys-Kiss-HugsToday is a very proud day for me.  I realized it has been 51 days since I have had a Hershey’s Hug or Kiss!  Now to the average person you may be thinking…WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?!  Well glad you asked because I am going to tell you.  I want you to think of an addict of any kind.  Now think about them quiting whatever they are addicted to for 51 days straight.  Big deal huh?  

Seriously I was addicted to these little hugs and kisses.  To the point I would eat up to an entire bag a day and 4-6 bags a week, all by myself!  They hid easily behind things in the fridge, in the console of my car and in the back of the cupboard.  Believe it or not here we are 51 days later and I am still finding the little wrappers!  Seriously, do ya think I had a problem?

We all know I have not been perfect in the 51 days on this weight loss journey.  There have been to many days I took Angie’s Skrewitol pills, but I have not had 1 hug or kiss.  Don’t think it has not crossed my mind because it has, especially the day they were on sale and I could have bought 2 bags for the price of 1.  What I have learned is that I am Super Woman Strong!  This is something that I cannot believe I have done.  It feels damn good!  What feels even better is that I do not even crave them.  I am craving things like celery with laughing cow cheese and turkey. 

I have conquered this addiction!  I know better than to try just one because I recognize it is a problem for me.  Today I am a true believer that if you can get past the point of craving something you will forget about it and it will get better and easier to stay away from.  This is a good day, they day I won part of a battle and do not feel like I have to keep fighting!

A Hug and Kiss Free Shannon


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I am an EXCEPTION to Fat Girls!


Did you know if you are fat girl among your family and close friends that you are the exception to all the fat people jokes and rules?  Seriously it is true just ask one of my 4 brothers.  They have always dated and married thin very pretty women.  My 2 almost 3 sister in laws are no exception they are all thin and gorgeous!  I know they are laughing right now if they are reading this but it is true. 

The reason I bring this up is because one of my brothers was telling me about this girl he met in person after talking with her online and how he really was not attracted to her.  I asked him why and he told me “you can tell she just didn’t take care of herself, she was heavy.”  I laughed and said “well excuse me does that mean I don’t take care of myself?” he quickly replied “no of course not you and Mom have class.”  Great cover up I must say! 

Growing up around 4 boys I learned quickly what is attractive to the average male.  It is sort of ironic because my Mom and I are both over weight and always have been.  Time and time again we have been told by my Dad and brothers “you are not like that” or “you are not fat”  Funny because the truth of the matter is many times in comparison we have been that fat and just like that!  My brothers are great guys, don’t get me wrong.  Obviously thier eyes do no work right and they cannot see that my Mom and I are over weight so that even makes them better! 

I wonder what they would say if I wore a bikini to our next family get together?!  I bet they would see it then! lol

XO to my blind brothers! Shannon


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Are you kidding!


For some reason we are having animal issues in bulk around here.  Now I am a huge animal lover, but even I have a limit.  FYI the baby birds lived 6 days on protein shake then they died.  They stuck around just long enough for us all to become attached, we tried, every 30 minutes for 6 days we tried!

Then there is my little girl Licky running around right now with a cone on her head!  Poor thing, it is so funny and so sad at the same time.  She got bit or stung by something and had a reaction.  They had to shave the hair off both of her ears and top of her nose.  Everyone already teases her about her underbite and pigeon toes.  Now she is going around running into things…FUNNY!   The poor thing has no chance.

chelseaThen there is Chelsea, the gift that keeps on giving.  She is here with us AGAIN at home #5 we were also home #3 but she got returned after a year.  Enough said.  It is possible to love animals and really dislike a dog.  Angie and I were joking that she could be the grand prize for challenge #2, sounds great to me 🙂

The only down side is she stinks, scratches up your couches, pee’s wherever she wants has $100 and $100 of dollars in vet bills.  Oh and she talks, at 5 a.m. because she wants a treat NOW!  She is sounding like a good grand prize to a lucky winner…lol.

Saturday mornings are the day that strange animals come through my door in the arms of my children.  Last week I told all of them “NO MORE ANIMALS!”  They laughed and ignored me, but I really meant it.  Then the unexpected happend yesterday morning.  My husband who likes to think he is not an animal lover comes walking in the house.  I look at him and in his arms is a freakin’ chihuahua! WT*ziggy

My response was “No, no, no, no!”  Lawrence laughed sat the little dog down and left.  Seriously people what is the deal?!  To me it looks like we have a second place prize for our challenge.  How lucky are we?  He even has been looked at by the vet loved by my children and given a name, Ziggy all in one day. 

I really feel like someone is playing a joke on me.  What did  do to deserve this? I have come to terms with Chelsea but Ziggy has to find a home SOON!

If one more person brings an animal in my door.  I think I may pack myself up and send me off as the first place prize for the challenge.  Challengers watch out!  If you win you never know what you may get in the mail! lol

Not sure about being an animal lover, Shannon


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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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