Fight4Phat — Streaking and Reaching for New Goals now and in 2016

fight4phatThere are a few things I love in life — well quite a bit actually — my mom, bananas, a warm shower, Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter and hypoallergenic kittens. Just to name a few. But, for me life is good when I am busy, undertaking a new project and involved in something I believe in.

And, right now — I am in the middle of a number of projects

So I have to apologize for the “lack” of effort I put into this week’s post. I had big plans for it. I wanted to show off and talk about my exercise regime and share a couple stories. But, that’s going to have to wait until next week.

Depressing, I know.

I could share my exercise regime, but I wanted to put it on a lovely snazzy graphic with color and bling — so I am holding off on it. Just know it’s basically a lot of running and body weight training. Little to do with weights. I can’t wait to delve into it more.

But, there is one thing about my busy week that I think is good to talk about here — keeping active and sane while EXTREMELY busy. It happens to pretty much to all of us.

It’s a mixture of being extremely busy and stress. I don’t mind being busy — in fact I love it. But, during these times fitness is probably more important than ever, because it’s pretty easy to push it aside.

But, from my experience that’s a bad idea. The stress builds up and effects your whole body. From the way you function throughout the day, sleep at night and what your body craves as nourishment.

And, it’s proven when the body is stressed from a lack of sleep and other triggers — it craves the fats, sugars and carbs that will — well — make you fat. Interesting how it’s all intertwined, eh?

One thing I’ve loved about doing my run streak this past week is that it is kinda forcing me to confront the stress in a healthy manner. I can easily dismiss myself from a run — but I can’t. For the sake of my streak and overall health. This is the season of sickness and I know I am more susceptible to colds during this time of the year when I don’t workout and feed my body right. I think we’re all kinda like that, right?

Besides keeping my running up — I am also focusing on staying hydrated, my sugar intake and making sure I get my steps in on the FitBit. I have a goal of 10,000 steps — or 5 miles a day. I just make it happen. Doesn’t matter how I get it in — walking or running — I just gotta do it.

But, I promise I will have more next week and share more in depth details. But, make sure to check out the items below including the fundraising gala tomorrow night in Bountiful. This is a really cool organization I am involved with — and I know you will all love it.

Anyways — I’m out like a scout.



I have posted a few things about this event on my Facebook, but I need to spread it more, especially here on the blog. I am involved with helping to raise money for Operation Underground Railroad aka O.U.R. — here in Bountiful.

There is a FREE event on Friday, December 4th at the Bountiful High auditorium featuring O.U.R. founder Tim Ballard, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and the One Voice Children’s Choir. It’s going to be a HUGE event!

Our little team (though growing every week) in Bountiful is trying to raise $75,000 for O.U.R. That money will help fund three rescue missions. That includes any administration costs needed, the operation and rehabilitation for the children as well.

I am involved in this for many, many reasons. But, the number one reason — is that it sickens me. It sickens me these children are sold or kidnapped into the sex slave industry — no freedom, no safety and absolutely no life.

For what? Someone else’s perversion.

It’s gotta stop and it will — and, I love that O.U.R. has set out to do just that.



As part of our fundraiser for Operation Underground Railroad we’re also holding a 5K this Saturday at 9am. If you are familiar with the Bountiful area — we’re basically starting where the Five Points Mall once stood. The 5K is $30 for 18 and over, $15 for 18 and under and FREE for kids under the age of 5 — and the proceeds will go to O.U.R. to help fund their rescue missions. So bring your kids, strollers, bikes or — even rollerblades.

Just come!

You can register HERE via — registration does include a Run United t-shirt. Pretty nifty, eh?

If you would like more information and up to the minute updates about the race there is a Facebook event page for your convenience. Make sure to check it regularly. So far the forecast looks good. It’ll be cold, but no snow!

So please come run with us!


The following is the progress of my 12 week program. During weeks 1-4 I am following my ‘fat flush’ plan that I wrote about earlier. I will discuss my plans for the remaining weeks in a couple of weeks. I am still formulating the plan with my trainer.

WEIGHT – 273.8 / 272.00 = -1.8
BODY FAT % – 30.2 / 24.0 = -6.2
BMI – 32.7 / 32.2 = -0.5
WAIST – 47.25″ / 46.5″ = 0.75″
ARMS – 18″ / 16.75″ = -1.25″
THIGHS – 27″ / 27″ = 0.00
WEIGHT – 273.8
BODY FAT % – 30.2
BMI – 32.7
WAIST – 47.25″
ARMS – 18″
THIGHS – 27″
WEIGHT – 272.0
BODY FAT % – 24.0
BMI – 32.2
WAIST – 46.5″
ARMS – 16.75″
THIGHS – 27″
WEIGHT – 272.8
BODY FAT % – 23.9
BMI – 32.7
WAIST – 46.25″
ARMS – 16.5″
THIGHS – 27″
WEIGHT – 272.2
BODY FAT % – 23.0
BMI – 32.5
WAIST – 46″
ARMS – 16.4″
THIGHS – 26.5″
WEIGHT – 272.2
BODY FAT % – 23.0
BMI – 32.5
WAIST – 46″
ARMS – 16.4″
THIGHS – 26.5″
WEIGHT – 270.6
BODY FAT % – 23.2
BMI – 32.6
WAIST – 45.75″
ARMS – 16.25″
THIGHS – 26.3″
WEIGHT – 271.4
BODY FAT % – 23.8
BMI – 32.7
WAIST – 45.9″
ARMS – 16.3″
THIGHS – 26.2″
WEIGHT – 271.0
BODY FAT % – 23.5
BMI – 32.6
WAIST – 45.4″
ARMS – 16.2″
THIGHS – 26.3″


There are LOTS of numbers above, for me I like the simplicity of just seeing the progressive simply from week to week.

Here’s my weight-loss from week to week …

10/12/15 – 277.8 (N/A)
10/14/15 – 273.8 (-04.0)
10/21/15 – 272.0 (-05.8)
10/28/15 – 272.8 (-05.0)
11/05/15 – 272.2 (-05.6)
11/12/15 – 272.2 (-05.6)
11/19/15 – 270.6 (-07.2)
11/26/15 – 271.4 (-06.6)
12/03/15 – 271.0 (-07.0)
12/10/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)
12/17/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)
12/24/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)
12/31/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)


No matter how far you are in the journey, it’s always good/fun/inspiring to look back at how far you’ve come.

Here are some classic pictures of Fat Josh from the past — including one from that fateful photo shoot I took back in 2009 for my graduation announcements — oy!

Enjoy … ?!?

I miss my Aunt Diane dearly — but this picture of me is #totesawks
So much effort, so little (meaning none) gains. The face says it all — right?
I’m so gangster, I’m so thug — how come I don’t have my rap video yet? THANKS OBAMA!
I think I am trying to suck in? Is it working — like — at all?
Yes, Big Josh had great influences on small children — they’re called NIGHTMARES.




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