The Fatty Five Challenge is over

Fatty Five Challenge is over. How did we do?

The goal was for five fatties to lose 8% of their body weight in 3 months. The good news is 4 out of 5 of us were able to cross the line.

Stu “I have never been more hungry” Burguiere

Final weigh in:

Total Weight Loss = 22.2 pounds (10.78%), 5.7 pounds under goal weight

My last week was filled with near starvation and a full hour of exercise (not quite a full hour.) I had crossed the line a couple of weeks ago and was able to avoid screwing it up somehow. Now that it’s over, I can put all the weight back on and feel great about it. In reality—this thing was a huge success. Even the one member who didn’t quite make it, still lost significant weight. Together, we lost over 86 pounds combined in three months. We also lost the respect of our co-workers who were forced to overhear our constant heiress-like obsessions with our weight—but it was worth it. With the launch of GBTV coming, I go back to what Glenn said when he first went on television. There is no better diet than to realize you’re about to be on camera every day. Throw in peer pressure, competition, possible financial loss—and you have a formula for success. Not that any of us actually look good, but we look less bad. Which is nice.

Keith “I Made It” Ferry

Final weigh in: Total weight loss = 18 pounds (9.21%), 2.5 pounds under goal weight

As I put the finishing touches on my plans for a weekend of gluttony to celebrate making my target weight, I can’t help but reflect on some of the wild swings we all went through during this 3 month long journey that I never thought I would survive. Here are some of my favorite highlights: (1) all 5 of us losing 19.6 pounds total in the first week, resulting in us all agreeing that we probably set the target percentage too low, (2) all 5 of us losing a total of 2.1 pounds over the next 3 weeks (TOTAL…for 5 overweight guys…unbelievable), resulting in us all agreeing that we definitely set the bar way too high, (3) one week feeling like I’m literally starving myself and the next week feeling like I am eating enough food to sustain an entire village, (4) seeing Stu evaporate before my eyes…the man is downright skinny now, (5) chewing a piece of gum last night after eating little to nothing all day and thinking it was possibly the best piece of gum ever made and (6) planning out weigh in day emergency scenarios that included no food or water for 10 hours, extreme exercising (this coming from a guy who’s definition of exercise is walking three blocks to grab lunch) and donating blood (apparently you lose 1 pound each time you donate). My weight loss plan may not be as effective as “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” or tape worm… but it got me across the finish line…barely. Now back to my bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

Kevin “RedCross.com” Balfe

Final weigh in:

Total Weight Loss = 17 pounds (7.93%), right at goal weight – (*due to predetermined rounding formula, still hits goal)

Coming into the final week I had 3 pounds still to lose, and only 5 days to do it. I had only lost more than that 1 time in the whole competition. I knew it would be grueling, and there’s only one place to turn for a challenge that tough: Dr. Atkins. I suffered through 5 days of lettuce wraps and omelets while ogling co-workers bread and chips. But it paid off and I came in right at my weight goal. I should mention that I was prepared to find a blood donation center today if it came to that. My research revealed that a pint of blood is roughly worth a pound. I’m happy I didn’t have to stoop that low, but I’m pretty sure it says something about me that I was willing to.

Doug “Still need to lose more” Curren

Starting Weight = 219

Goal Weight = 201.5

Final Weigh In = 200

Final Weight Loss % = 8.68%

Well I did it. Not too shabby considering I did next to nothing for the first two months of a three month competition. I’ve learned a few things about myself in these last three months but unfortunately not all of them are positive.

For one, I continue to hate exercise. It’s no fun, and whoever says that exercise is addictive has clearly never tried anything that’s really addictive, like Spider Solitaire, pepperoni pizza, nicotine or heroin for that matter. These people simply don’t live.

I learned that cutting out drinking really does help weight loss. I skipped a few weekend nights and when there isn’t a late night diner involved, which always comes with a good night out, pounds just seem to drop off.

Related to the above though, if you have to drink I have learned that it’s ok to skip eating in order to have a fun time drinking. On more than one occasion rather than having self restraint and moderation with beer I chose to keep up the pace and just eliminate eating for extended periods of time. Note that this doesn’t result in weight loss per se, but it does help to prevent weight gain.

Also related to the above I realized that choosing not to drink and having no friends really does go hand in hand. Not that my friends did not support my goals it’s just that it’s amazing how little the phone rings on a Friday or Saturday night when I’ve stated I won’t be drinking. You could say that I could still go out, be social and just not drink but that goes against my religion.

Lastly I have learned that while 19 pounds is a good amount of weight I am still really fat and could stand to lose another 19 easily. I thought that this might just be a distorted self image of myself but I was quickly reminded that this was not true earlier this week. My wife complemented me on Monday and said she was proud of me and that I looked great. Chin up and chest out I proudly told her that I was just one pound away from the weight I was at our wedding three years ago. “Really,” she said, “I thought you were ‘heavy’ when we got married.” Amazing what a matter of perspective is.

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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