Jess “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.
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.
Well 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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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 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
Real quick update post. Back on the NSNG podcast with Vinnie & Anna
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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.
— PersonalTrainerFood (@TrainerFood) January 8, 2016
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.
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.
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
Wow, this all seems foreign to me. Where have I been? Have you still been losing the weight? What happened?
These are all valid questions and I will answer them best I can and then get into some positive new news.
I’ve been around and quite. I was in the thick of things as far as #NSNG and was rocking when I took a nose dive when my job changed and log hours and bad habits creeped back in on me. Along with the stress came a layoff and that sparked another dive. So quick answer, I’ve not been losing weight. In fact I’ve gained all my hard work back and some. I haven’t been at the gym and I’ve been killing myself again with the food and choices I’ve been making.
Now comes some positive news. I’ve landed prob the best job I could have asked for. 2 months in I got promoted and it really feels like a family and home. Homelife is good as well. I’m really enjoying life at the moment with the exception of my health. I recently had some nerve damage in my left leg that all I can compare it to is imagine your thigh being asleep and tingling for 24 hours. This has died down and same as always the doctor advised me to lose weight.
Now comes present right now at this moment. I was approached by the company Personal Trainer Food to join their RECON program. Link in my sidebar. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. A program with all ready prepared food that is #NSNG approved. I’ve checked the meal plan and it rocks! Food I like and they take the guess work out of making the food. I’m an on the fly kind of guy and this program matches that lifestyle. I’m ecstatic with the partnership with Personal Trainer Food and will be documenting my journey on their program and providing updates. Please check them out and if interested they’re giving all my readers a 75$ discount on the program for the whole month of January. So stay tuned for updates.
I’ve also spoken with Vinnie & Anna again and that Podcast should be up in a few days and I’m back to blogging again. All very good things. It does feel good to be back.
Now on to some goodies. I want to giveaway a a few TooBIG.net Gear shirts to some of my loyal readers And its as easy and leaving a comment on this post. Even if you’re a new addition to my blog everyone is included. On Monday night I’ll post a few winners. I’m also giving away a few shirts on my Periscope as well @ Around 2PM today EST so stay tuned to that as it;s right around the corner.
Thank you all for your continued support and let’s make this a year to remember.
I’ve had more of them bad then good. I have been known in my past weight loss journey to be the constant one to abandon any type of success that I get. I’ve also been known to use the excuse that life just gets in the way.
I have a history with losing weight. One that stems to the good old fashion shake diets to the fad diets to the commercial diets. There’s a few that I’ve passed on but most of them I’ve dabbled in from time to time. Trying to tweak and find what works for me.
A few years ago I would be introduced by Jessica Gottlieb (Professional Mommy Blogger) to Vinnie Tortorich (Celebrity Trainer) who preaches No Sugar No Grains on his Podcast. I talked about my struggles with my weight and how it affected my life and how I wanted change. He and his Co-host Anna Vocino both new that what I was doing wasn’t going to work. To be honest so did I but I wasn’t ready.
Fast forward a few years later to present. I can now admit that I have found what works for me and what my body has agreed with. On March 3rd 2014, I turned to the No Sugar No Grains lifestyle. I hit it hard and in addition to that my friend from high school Ryan Spiteri who owns in own gym in Madison Height, MI called Garage Muscle Athletic Group reached out and stated that he wanted to help save my life. I decided the time was good as any to change my lifestyle.
It’s hard for me to sit and type this cause from my perspective it seems like Déjà vu all over again. Jess loses a lot of weight, falls off the wagon, and gains it all back plus some.
I’m not perfect by any means. This is however my comeback, this is my weight loss journey and I feel better than ever about the choices I’ve made and the process I took to do get here.
I didn’t think that my weight loss journey was ever really going to succeed until I had something to offer to the community and people that look at me for support in their own journey. I never took success seriously. I wanted the story without writing the book.
I always tried to do this for someone else or something else. Never for myself. I tried to make my main focus and motivation on something or someone else instead of myself. I went about it all wrong. I’m being very selfish this time around and if that means sacrifices with my family and friends because working out is more important or eating right to me is now more important than that’s the approach I have to take.
This is a journey and one that I’m finally doing for myself. The reward will be a longer and healthier life with my wife and family. Success that I always knew with the right tools I could carry out and finally the determination to not quit or give up.
To date I’ve lost roughly 75+lbs since March 3rd with another weight check in on the 31st. I’ll be updating the site with more results.
I’ve learned so much about myself and what I never really thought I could do in the past couple of months and I thank the people involved for giving me the tools to do so.
I always said I would be back and after taking a year off from blogging, I can finally say that I’m back. back to contribute to the weight loss community
I now live by my own quote
“Stop Making Life Your Excuse, Make Life Your Reason”