Weight Loss

March 15, 2010 - 332.5 lbs
August 5, 2012 - 218.5 lbs (Lost 114 lbs overall)
July 21, 2014-286.2 lbs(Gained 67 lbs however lost 46.3 lbs overall)
July 28, 2014-275.4 lbs(Lost 57.1 lbs)


Friday, July 30, 2010

Weigh - In July 30, 2010

Weight on July 30, 2010- 253.9 lbs... 79 lbs lost (Health Bridge-Crystal Lake)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 9

Good Morning!!

Yesterday was a really relaxing day for me. I worked during the day and went to the city to see Prachi.
I did 45 minutes of Cardio at Health Bridge-Crystal Lake. I also walked during my lunch with Beth. Unfortunately I didn't do any Cardio in the evening. That's ok, like my friend Kimmy says "Don't beat yourself up". Thanks for the advice Kimmy..
Have a Wonderful Day!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 8

Hello All,

Yesterday was a Ok day.

During lunch, I walked with my walking buddy Beth "Beths". We walked around the trails around the hospital (Centegra-Mchenry). If anyone would like to walk with us please email me and we can set up a time. Beth and I have been walking during our lunch for the past few months. We try to walk as often as possible. Beth has been a good friend to walk with. Thanks Beth..
My evening cardio was a little rough. I went to Executive Fitness and did Cardio for a half hour with Kimmy. After that I was about to call it a day but I knew Kimmy wouldn't let me stop after the half hour so we went another half hour for a total of 1 hour. Thanks Kimmy!! I also owe this extra motivation to our friend Keeva, who did 70 mins of Cardio in the morning by herself. I know that I have been asked by many of you, how can I do so much cardio? The answer to that is I have my friends to do Cardio with. I don't think I could so much cardio if I had to do it by myself. So its always good to have a buddy to do cardio with. Believe me time goes by so fast.
I received a interesting email a few days ago. The person that sent me the email said it was ok for me to share his story on my blog. He had a story so similiar to what I had 4 months ago. He is overweight, been called fat by people around him, has a membership to a gym but never goes, watches weight loss shows while eating fatty foods, is so shy around people, etc... When I read his email I really thought of me about 4 months ago. I know how I felt then and I know how he was feeling. Unfortunatly in society "overweight" people are looked down upon. Its not like we want to be this way. I can tell you that I have had a gym membership for most of my life but I was still overweight. One thing that has stuck in my head from his email is "Jay, I know that I am overweight, and I know I have tried to lose weight before but this time is different. This time I have finally found someone that was were I am and can understand the issues I have. I know that I might not be able to lose the weight as fast as you, but atleast I have someone that I can talk to and motivate me because you are the "average joe"". That made me feel so good. Like I have said before I have done this journey and am still doing it and want to help as many people as I can. Like I told my new friend in his response email, "you have done the first step in losing weight, you admitted your problem and want to do something about it.". That means so much to me. Like I told him and I am going to tell you all, I will do whatever it takes to help all of you to lose weight.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I have received numerous emails that people haven't been able to comment on my blog. I think I have fixed this problem. What you need to do is:

Hit the COMMENTS button on the bottom of the post;
Type your Comment in the box that says POST A COMMENT;
Click on the COMMENT AS Arrow Box;

If you still are having problems please email me at gmoney1974@aol.com.

Have a nice day!!!!!!

Busy Weekend

Hello All,

I had a very busy weekend... However I did workout alot to offset my bad eating.
On Friday night I went to dinner with Prachi at a Restaurant called Tutto Italiano. The food was excellent. I only eat half my meal and brought the other half home. We walked from the condo to the restaurant and then back to the condo from the restaurant. It was a total of 3 miles. Also we walked thru the rain on the way back because Prachi says that I am a "cheapo filipo" (In other words I didnt want to take a cab, I figured since we are already wet why should we cab it and lose out on the opportunity to walk..right?) LOL...
On Saturday morning, Prachi and I ran/walked about 3 miles around Lake Michigan. After our wonderful run/walk we went to brunch at a place called the Bongo Room in the South Loop of Chicago. It was the BEST breakfast place that I have ever gone to. If you are ever downtown, look this place up and go try it (they have 2 locations in the City). After our brunch we walked down Michigan Avenue (by the way we saw a Indian Wedding having their Baraat, which is the relatives from the guys side come singing and dancing to the wedding site in a procession).
On Sunday I did 2 hours of cardio with Kimmy and Keeva at Executive Fitness. Then I headed off to Health Bridge Crystal to soak in the Whirlpool ( I really needed that after all the running I had done during the weekend).
I have been receiving numerous emails from people asking me specific questions on my weight loss journey. Keep the emails coming... I enjoy answering all of them....Have a good day!!! Talk to you soon.......

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 3

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was another good workout day. I did a hour of cardio with Kimmy and another hour of cardio with Bree at Executive Fitness. I also went to Health Bridge and went swimming for 45 mins. I did a lot of cardio yesterday because it was my "last chance workout" before my weigh in this morning. I was very happy with my weigh in this morning. I have received numerous emails from people asking different questions on my weight loss. I have answered all my emails and if I haven't answered your question please free to email me again. I love responding to all your emails. Talk 2 u soon!!!

Weigh In on July 23, 2010

Weight on July 23, 2010 - 256.2 Lbs... 76.3 lbs Loss (Health Bridge- Crystal Lake)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Starting Weight on My Weight Loss Journey

MY WEIGHT ON MARCH 15, 2010....... (Health Bridge- Crystal Lake)

Day 2

Yesterday was a good day. I got alot of texts and emails from my friends and family letting me know that they are excited about my blog and cant wait for my posts. That was real nice to hear from them.
So what I have decided to do is, every Friday I am going to post my Weight from my Weigh-in. I will try to weigh in around the same time, with the same clothing and on the same scale(I am going to use the Scale at Health Bridge- Crystal Lake). Please look for the 1st official weigh in tomorrow.
So what else did I do besides respond to my texts and emails yesterday. Actually I went to the gym of course. Actually I went to both of my gyms. Yes you heard me correctly I said both. I am a member at Executive Fitness Club of Crystal Lake, IL and also am a member of Health Bridge Fitness Center of Crystal Lake and Huntley, IL.
I went to Executive Fitness and did Cardio (the Treadmill) with my new found friend Keeva. Then I headed over to Health Bridge and soaked in the sauna and used the pool. It was a good workout day for me.
I also want to send a shout out to Rob at Executive Fitness. He is my "trainer" at the club. He has showed me things that I haven't been shown before by any trainer. Also at the gym I have been doing cardio with my beautiful friend Kimmy for the last 3 months or so. We do at least a 1/2 hour of cardio a day but most days its 1 hour. We meet atleast 5 times a week if not 6. If you need a good personal gym to work out you should visit Rob and Rick (Owner of Executive Fitness) and tell them Jay sent you.
I have been a member of Health Bridge for along time. I really like Health Bridge. They have 2 gyms in McHenry County. One in Crystal Lake and one in Huntley. I usually go to the one in Crystal Lake. I visit the Crystal Lake Health Bridge every morning before work. Its funny how often I visit them, they even know my name and what locker i want (thats called Real Good Customer Satisfaction). Then I go again in the evening to use the pool and the sauna. They run a nice club. I have tried many clubs in the area and am VERY happy with Centegra Health Clubs
I am very excited about my post for my weigh in tomorrow. See you all tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 1

Day 1

Actually this is Day 127 of my weight loss Journey but Day 1 of my blog. So before I get started I would love to tell you all how I started my weight loss Journey and why I started.
I started this Journey (or should I call it "A Life changing" experience?) on March 15th, 2010. Why this day and not any other day? This day was 2 days after my black eyed peas concert at the United Center (by the way, the black eyed peas were awesome). I was sitting at the concert in a regular seat and I was just so uncomfortable. Not that I wasn't able to fit in the seat(but believe me I wasn't to far from not fitting) but I was just so uncomfortable and miserable. How did I get myself to this size? So I made a pact to myself that starting on Monday (how many of you have said that?) March 15, 2010, that I am going to work out and start eating right. Since that day that is what I have been doing. Don't get me wrong, I have cheated a few days here and there, but I only cheat a few days and get back to my regimen again. I have tried to lose weight a million times before, just like many of you have, but for some reason this was the one that I wasn't going to give up on. I know that I should have started to blog earlier but I was just so embarrassed of my weight and the way I looked that I didn't want anyone to know my weight(even the people that I love and care for). I am ready to share my story and help anyone out that would like help. I will try to blog on a daily basis and give weight updates and any advice that I can give. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to talk. I am just the "average joe" that started losing weight the old fashioned way. Talk 2 u soon!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I just want to say "Thank you" to everyone that has been there for me during my weight loss. It means the world to me. Thanks.