About Jess Perreca Jr

is a professional health, weight loss & fitness blogger on a weight loss journey to lose over 300lbs on no sugar no grains.

Fat Shaming – #007 – The Fat Father Chronicles Podcast

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fat shamingJess “TooBIG” Perreca Jr does another listeners question in this weeks AMA (Ask Me Anything) Episode. Jess touches on the subject of Fat Shaming and how it has affected him growing up to present day. He also shares how if affects him coming from children and talk about the lessons he’s trying to teach his own kids on fat shaming.

60lbs Down In Just 2 Months On Personal Trainer Food – #006

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Personal Trainer FoodJess “TooBIG” Perreca Jr. talks about his involvement with Personal Trainer Food and his 2 month weight loss of 60lbs on the program. Jess goes in depth about the program and what it means to him to be blessed with a sponsorship from the Personal Trainer Food Family.

Personal Trainer Food
NSNG (Vinnie Tortorich)
Being a Better Man
Dana Tucker (PodCasters Rock)

Podcast Success

Hello everyone. The Podcast Success I’m having, I have to be honest and say that the Podcast is getting a lot of traction in the Podcast world. People are really taking notice and I couldn’t be happier. It’s actually reaching people as I intended it to. Below is a couple of pictures of my rankings on iTunes and being featured in the New & Noteworthy Sections in 3 categories. I’ve also included an interview that I have done with Podcastersrock.com and I have to say that the founder Dana is a great guy. I really enjoyed talking with him. Check it out.

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The Fat Father Chronicles Podcast

The Fat Father Chronicles PodcastWell everyone. I did it. I hurdled my fear and have started my podcast. The Fat Father Chronicles Podcast. It’s official. The response has been great. The podcast is getting some traction and listeners are taking a liking. I’m climbing up the ranks in the new and noteworthy section and hoping I can land in the top page up New and Noteworthy which is a huge goal of mine. I can’t thank you enough if you left a review and if not please follow the links below to leave one for me as it really helps me and the podcast get reached to many different people and that is my ultimate goal. The Fat Father Chronicles is my outlet and is the driving force behind my journey. I really want this to succeed but without all of you and hard work from me it will fail. So if you’re reading this, please take a few minutes to write a review for me. If you have iTunes, please leave the rating and review there. Not an Apple or iTunes fan…I totally understand and if you could leave your review on Stitcher that would be awesome. Thanks again everyone for your support.

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NSNG Monthly Weigh-In on Personal Trainer Food

Real quick post. I’ve done my Monthly Weigh In and the results are in. First I want to again thank the team over at Personal Trainer Food. This program is monthly weigh-in NSNG proving big results for me while on my NSNG Lifestyle. Now I’m on to a 2nd month and we’ll see just how far I can take this journey. If you have any questions about Personal Trainer Food or how it can help you, please let me know. I totally endorse it and for sure Practicing what I’m preaching. It’s not just for men either, woman jump on board as well. Now for the numbers.

Starting Weight Jan 4th 2016: 561lbs

Current Weight Jan 31st 2016: 516.7lbs

Total months weight loss: 44.3lbs

Overall Weight loss: 44.3lbs

So yeah I’ve dropped 44lbs in a month and well on to hitting some serious goals in 2016

Personal Trainer Food Month 2

Personal Trainer Food Month 2 

I’m proud and ecstatic to let everyone know that Personal Trainer Food is sponsoring me again for a 2nd month of their weight loss program. This company is truly amazing, class act and weight loss programtruly want to see me succeed. The Program as I’ve stated before just fit me and my busy lifestyle. Always being not he go I don’t have to worry about not eating healthy. Food Prep is simple I just choose what I’m going to eat. Pop it in the microwave and boom! Great tasting food in less than 3 min. I know I sound like a commercial for them but I have to admit if the food sucked or if I got bored eating the food I wouldn’t have even last the first 28 days. I want this relationship to continue with them and as I build success it success for both of us. So stay tuned on my journey as PTF is truly going to be a part of it. I have my first official weigh in on the program on Sunday and I’ll pop in for a quick post to let you all know my results. You’ll want to check in trust me. I’m also going to show a secret on Sunday as well but some of you investigators might find it before then….lol

Being a part of the Personal Trainer Food Weight loss Program family has been a blessing. I’ve even been hooked up with a Personal Trainer Food coach (Mike) I have to thank him too as he’s been a pleasure to talk to and I’m always excited for his call each week to let him know just how pumped and awesome I feel.

Sunday will be a good day and I still have a few days to lose a few more.

Catch you all back here on Sunday….

Back on The NSNG Podcast 

Real quick update post. Back on the NSNG podcast with Vinnie & Anna 

  
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Extreme Weight Loss

Extreme Weight LossSo I was looking at some past archives of email and stumbled across this one dated 3/16/12 and came across an email from the casting crew @ Extreme Weight Loss

We just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for applying for Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.  At this time all of our finalists have been notified.  We wish you the BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY…WITH OR WITHOUT CHRIS’ GUIDANCE, with one small change each day moving forward, you can succeed in meeting your goals – YOU ARE WORTH IT! 
Thanks again for everything!
Sincerely,
The EMWLE Casting Team

I remember this night. I was with a friend of mine at a local bar watching the Michigan State Spartans in the national Championship for NCAAB. I was a nervous wreck. I was constantly looking at my phone or looking to see if a new email came in because I was in the final stages of the Casting Process for Extreme Weight Loss TV Show. I had gone through the open casting process and then moved on from round to round. That night I would have a huge set of emotions that I really don’t think I’ll ever be able to truly explain. It made me psst. I blogged about it. Not an extreme bashing of the show but I was just mad at the process. I had tried again the following year and made it to call backs again but didn’t hear anything after that.

I was devastated. I was looking at This show but more importantly Chris Powell as filling the void of a past mentor.

You see when I was younger I had a person that wanted to help me, not just me but many others. His name “Larry Coker” Larry had lost a significant amount of weight and I mean a significant amount. He wanted to do good and I believe his intentions were good. He mentored a bunch of us kids that were young and obese. Them fame set in. A possible radio gig and a book deal was looming and Larry stopped showing up to weekly meetings. We’re all on the news, when on Kelly & Company (local Detroit TV Talk Show) Us kids were really involved in this. We had no idea of his motives at the time.

I had lost about 70lbs and was getting noticed by my peers in school, I was moving faster and able to do more things on the ball field, baseball was and will always be my love. Bust when he stopped showing up there was nothing else that could feel the void.

I believe I still hold this grudge after all this time. Why? There was never an apology. He had to have others say sorry Larry had other obligations and couldn’t make this weeks meeting. In fact I don’t even know what happened to him and for some reason often times I wonder.

The reason I’m saying all this is. I feel some of this contributes to my weight. I’m afraid of success because I don’t want to be “Larry Coker”

I can lose weight. I’ve proven that to myself many times, but when I start reaching and coming close to goals that lead to a form of success, I bounce. I sabotage the thing. Kinda like what was done to me when I was younger.

Now some of you will say “Jess, You’re full of shit” “All of this is inside your head.” My rebuttal to that is you’re right. This is in my head. As much as there are things in others heads that cause them to be alcoholics, or addicted to drugs. It’s a disease. Let’s not get obesity twisted. However I do have the choice to fix it.

I’ve never been able to rise above this. It’s a constant struggle. I have plans that I will be the mentor that this man could not be. Giving the opportunity I will help kids looking for an answer, I will help people, I will not give up on them. It’s too important.

This post is my promise that when I become the success story instead of the statistic, I will be in anyone’s corner that needs me. Present time as well.

 

Personal Trainer Food – Week One

Personal Trainer Food - Week One

Personal Trainer Food – Week One

I have to admit. I do very well with structure. I do well with a plan and not when I have to plan in the moment when it comes to food. That’s why I have fallen in love with Personal Trainer Food in just one week. There’s been a lot of times in the past that I’ve thought I found something that would work and I will admit a lot of the times I vanished from the scene of the crime and a lot of the damage was done on my own doing. I couldn’t sustain shakes. I sustained #NSNG (No Sugar No Grains) but found myself in a predicament when my work schedule and routine changed over a year ago when I started The job at Stewart. This however is real food. Real food that I get to eat. Not processed. When this 50lb boxed of food showed up I felt overwhelmed and I thought what did I get myself into. Now I look at it like this is what 28 days of food is supposed to look like. Then I imagined 28 days divided by 7 days divided by 2-3 pizza’s a week and the rest of the days finding something to eat and not only sabotaging myself but also my wife and family. Personal Trainer Food gives me more flexibility than I could have ever hoped for. It has been my routine and it has been my fuel (literary)

Personal Trainer food makes really good food. I think that’s why I’m stoked about this journey. If I didn’t like the food, you all know I would be the first person to tell you. When it comes to my opinion and my review on something they’re my own. I do not sugar coat anything. Class example is that shake thing I was doing. I’m very honest and this company is class act in the only short one week period that make me feel wanted and appreciated and they genuinely want to see me succeed and I want nothing more to succeed with them.

As I mentioned in a earlier post. I’m sticking to my guns and will not show my weight loss till the month has passed and going forward I will be doing monthly weigh ins. I’ve also added a Starting pic from Xmas showing me at the 561lbs mark and will upload progress pics as I see fit.

My wife, work, friends, family are all supportive of this full effort to really preaching my motto. I mean I put it on a t-shirt didn’t I. Life will always give you hurdles and obstacles that you have to maneuver around. Over, under & so on. Instead of crying about it. Do something about it. Get mad. I’m mad, Because all those pains and issues should be the reason not the excuse for why you’re doing what you do.

I ask that all of you really follow me on this one. Check in with me. Ask me how I’m doing. My mind is good now. As I talk about things going forward on this journey, I’m going to get personal with myself.

A lot of people think that it can be so easy to lose the weight and I think a lot of those people are the ones that never had to face 561lbs in the mirror. I have monsters hidden that no one or only very few even know about. So forgive me if in my posts in the future I bring up some of my past. I’m only doing it to help me and make those around me understand what it’s truly like being me. I’ll let you step in my shoes but you’ll never fill them.

Personal Trainer Food Day 1

So Day 1 is in the books for Personal Trainer Food. I must admit I was skeptical how I thought the food was going taste. This stuff is really good. Eggs and Sausage for Breakfast. Chipotle Chicken Breast for Lunch with a variety bag of veggies and Angus Burger & Cheddar Chicken Sticks with another bag of veggies.

I’m not a veggie person but I’m plugging the nose and making them go down the hatch….well honestly they weren’t that bad. I guess I just have to give things a chance sometimes.

50lbs of food showed up at my door on Saturday in a Cooler type box with dry ice. All food is wrapped individually and marked with name of item and how long to cook for. Most items only take 2-3 minutes in the Microwave.

Our Fridge is completely filled and I’m thinking I may have to go out and buy a deep freezer to continue on this and if the food choice I made with their menu continue to surprise me with taste then this just might be the thing that helps get me to where I want to be. Personal Trainer Food

My first goal of 2016 is to get down to 399lbs. I set this goal to try to reach it by the end of July. Tough but I think with my size it’s very doable. Last year for those that do or don’t remember I kicked it high gear with #NSNG and lost almost 75lbs in just a months time.

I kick myself in the ass that I let a job change and then being laid off contribute to me gaining all that weight back. It I could add up the times I have lot a good amount of weight I’d be the shit…lol

So with Personal Trainer Food, I will be following their program for 28 days. I will Document my progress in a couple different ways through Social Media, so please show the support and make sure you’re following. For those of you that have any questions about the program, please leave a comment and let me know. Also if you want to join click the box to the right or here & use the code TOOBIG at checkout to get 75 dollars off your order.

I will be weighing in just my start and at the end of 28 days to let everyone know the results. With that being said It kills me to type this but to hold myself accountable I have to put it out there. My current weight for the start of the program is 561lbs. Yeah you read that right. So I got a lot of work to do to get to 399lbs. I pick 399 because when I sit back and try to remember being 3 anything I can’t.

The bottom line is that I’m not dumb & I know I need help. There’s nothing magical…NO PILL, NO SHAKE, NO FOOD….. THE MAGIC IS ME

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