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New Job, Stress, & Getting Back On Track Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:28:44 +0000 So to give everyone a much needed update. It’s been awhile and I feel awful about it. I’ve taken a new job with a new company. After a long 9+ years with the same company, I’ve decided that it was time to move on. I had to do what was best for me and most importantly for my family.

I’ve been working a lot lately and the stress levels have made it difficult for me to stay totally on track. As much as I try to preach my quote” Stop making life the excuse, make life the reason” it can be followed all the time with some exceptions. We’re all human and there’s just times that if not totally 100% perfect, you still have to remember what’s important.

I worked a total of 112 hours in about 7 days. Yes you read that correctly. with driving back and forth to work, stopping for a break here and there and to eat and not always the best choices it didn’t leave much room for quality sleep if any at all.

The gym routine that I’ve been so passionate about has been put on the back burner because of this too. But this is only temporary and then it’s back to what this blog is all about & what this mission is all about.

I had a moment when I wasn’t sure that I made the right decision, I have to admit it was only a moment. It was out of pure frustration, I kept my composure and knew that the people that put me in the position I was in at that moment needed me. I wasn’t going to let them down. It’s not what I’m about. I didn’t let life get in the way, I didn’t make life the excuse to up and quit right then and there.

That my friends is progress in it’s own, and for that I’m very proud.

Learning more and more about yourself in a journey like this make all the hurdles more important.

more to come. Hope everyone had a safe and exciting 4th.


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Weight Loss Journey Documentary Intro Video Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:35:41 +0000 I’ve been working hard as of these last few months in my weight loss journey. Below is my weight loss journey Documentary video. This is just the beginging of whats to come in the future to my blog and my YouTube channel. Please click the video link above and sub to my YouTube. in all my previous attempts and weight loss, I was one to just talk and tell my story. My goal this time around is to show you all the hard work and dedication i’m putting in. Thanks goes out to my PT, Ryan for putting this together. Stay Tuned as there’s more to come.


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Weight Loss Journey – Monthly Weigh In Sat, 31 May 2014 15:15:33 +0000 weight loss journey monthly weigh in Back when I started this Weight Loss Journey on March 3rd 2014, I didn’t think I could last posting only a monthly weigh in. I am what you call a scale whore. I’m always weighing myself daily if a scale is around. It’s a good and a bad thing all at the same time. The first two months on this Weight Loss Journey, I was dropping big time weight. Just look at my numbers here. I also had an issue where the scale that was being used was not correct and my friends at Old Will Knot Scales hooked me up with a new better scale for my results. The reason I knew the scale was off was that when I had a BIA test done about a month ago, I weighed in on a medical scale at Total Health Systems and found that when i thought I had already lost like 93lbs was actually not the case. I didn’t let it bother me too much. I mean 100lbs in 2 months after I had thought I lost 75 in the first was not that hard to carry out. It didn’t really turn out that way. I didn’t really lost the 75 like I had thought. Today was my 3 month/90 day weigh in and the numbers are below. I’m very happy where I’m at and am looking at hitting my 1st goal of 10olbs down with next months weigh in. If you would have told me that I would lose 100lbs in 4 months, I would have said you’re crazy. I’m working hard on this guys. I’m doing the best that I can and the best I’ve ever done. My goal from here on out is to lose 15lbs a month and anymore is a bonus. I want to get to my goal weight in 2 years or less. I want to get to around 250-275 and then work on really figuring out what I want to do at that point. No Sugar No Grains has changed my life. Garage Muscle & Ryan my personal trainer have changed my life and when I look in the mirror, I can finally tell myself “hey you’re changing your life and keep it up.”

Start 568.5 March 3rd 2014

3 month weigh in: 481.8

Monthly Loss : 18.8

Total 3 month loss -86.7

Only 13.3lbs away from 1st 100

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Weight Loss Tips – Chewing Gum For Weight Loss Fri, 30 May 2014 14:23:35 +0000 chewing gum for weight lossI’ve recently picked up on a Weight Loss tips that has worked for me. Chewing gum for weight loss has been an addition to my routine. I’ve noticed that it help me stay grounded and stick to the correct foods I eat. I know others will agree & disagree with chewing gum for weight loss and in the linked articles there’s two different opinions. For me it has been a constant reminder that I have to take the gum out of my mouth first before putting food in it. For me this has led to not making bad choices in the foods I eat.

How about you what’s your opinion on this and what are some weight loss tips that you’re all using in your weight loss journey? Comment below.

In my weight loss journey I’ve found little tip and tricks along the way that’ll I’ll be sharing with you all.

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I’m Officially A Polar Ambassador Wed, 28 May 2014 15:44:39 +0000 Polar Ambassador So I got the news last night in my inbox that I’m officially a Polar Ambassador. I’m ecstatic that my hard work is paying off and people are starting to take notice. This is also huge news for my blog readers as it allows me to interact with all of you to bring you the latest and greatest news about the Polar Brand and new product line. It also gives me the opportunity to do giveaways of Polar Products.

I have to be honest that until recently when I decided to buy a heart rate monitor, I had no clue just how much it would increase my productivity in the gym. I make a game out of it now with my workouts and always pushing myself to get better numbers with my Polar Loop or to see my progress advance on the Polar Flow website.

Being a Polar Ambassador is a big deal for me. It’s me representing a company that I love and trust. I mean they’re very close to my heart…(See what I did there?)

I can’t wait for more big news to share with you all. Stay tuned for a few different giveaways…

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My Weight Loss Journey on No Sugar No Grains Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:23 +0000 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.

no sugar no grains 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.

weight loss journeyThis 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”


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Help Me Help You – Have I ever Helped You? Wed, 06 Mar 2013 02:21:08 +0000 I got a trolling email from someone about a week ago were they were talking themselves up stating how many people they’ve helped in the weight loss community and asked me who have I ever helped? Have I ever Helped You? I’m not here to say that I have this amazing Army, but I do know just how much all of you have helped me along in this journey and I honestly thought to myself, have I ever helped you. Please rate, comment, subscribe, and re share this video on Twitter & Your Facebook pages. Let me know just how much I’ve helped you as much as you have helped me.
Thank you to all of you that have ever helped me along they way and showed your support. It really means a lot to me.

Help Me Help You – Have I ever Helped You?

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The Scale Doesn’t Lie Vlog Post 3/2/13 Sat, 02 Mar 2013 14:43:29 +0000 Well as you’ll see in this video, I gained since the last The Scale Doesn’t lie Vlog Post. I’m not proud of it but it’s all part of the process. I made some bad choices well knowing in advance what I was doing. They weren’t the wrong choices as there is no right or wrong in this it’s learning how to be consistent. I didn’t resort back to bad habits as far as binge eating or overeating it’s just my meals were not the best.

I’ve since corrected this and now I’ve been heading back in the gym to really kick into gear my total body transformation. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again. 2013 Is my year and “Nothing Works, Unless You Do”

the scale doesn't lie

Last Week: 448.0

This Week: 453.0 + 5lbs Total lost 70.0lbs

All Weigh-Ins Sponsored By Old Will Knott Scales

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Signed On With RPM Networks Maker Studios Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:30:37 +0000 rpm networks maker studiosHey all, Taking the weekend off from posting and doing a video this week. I’ll catch up next week with you all. super busy and things are jumping with my me & my youtube channel.

To fill you all in a bit. I have signed a one year contract with RPM Networks Maker Studios. Yeah the Guys that bring you all the videos from ShayCarl, Kassem G, Lisa Nova, HimRawn,

Those are just some of my favs. I’m small peanuts and not even on the same block, let alone neighborhood as those guys but they did see something in my as far as the weight loss community goes and want to help me reach more people on my journey.

So check out RPM network & Maker Studios rpm networks maker studios

This means a lot better content from my channel, better branding of the channel and better overall quality.

I’m also going to be getting myself back in the gym full-time and kicking some major ass and hope to bring the camera with me to show you all of it.

This blog may switch to mostly videos but from time to time I’ll also be posting content. I’m serious about documenting this journey everyone.

Only good things to come. Stay tuned. Go Subscribe to my Channel.

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