Weight Loss Vlog #22 (My Teachable Moment)

Here’s the latest vlog of my weight loss journey. It’s been a tough stretch for me..from dealing with my knee, to now having to battle Achilles Heel Tendonitis, to not even being able to achieve in my own weight loss challenge! Week after week of weight gain…the last being a 6 pound gain after working out 3 out of 5 days prior to weigh in.  In all honesty I was so frustrated that I wanted to stop vlogging and shut down my blog until I fixed whatever was wrong. However, I promised in my first video that I would chronicle my journey through the victories and the defeats. Right now I’m on an extended losing streak..but instead of staying away..I decided to use my current weight loss struggles as a lesson for others so they can avoid my mistakes. Also prominently featured is Gluten-Free Fried Chicken and a little something about Better Sex :-D

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  1. [..YouTube..] Thsank you for sharing sweety. You can do it you need to come on here more and also pat attention to your food

  2. cutiemisbehavin1

    Thsank you for sharing sweety. You can do it you need to come on here more and also pat attention to your food

  3. [..YouTube..] I hear ya brother – grown folks time & def on my top 5 too ;)

  4. tommybrisbane2011

    I hear ya brother – grown folks time & def on my top 5 too ;)

  5. [..YouTube..] Always been a huge fan & supporter of your journey Jamal, love your videos, your weight-loss insights & contributions to helping others to lose weight also. Keep up the great work bro.

  6. tommybrisbane2011

    Always been a huge fan & supporter of your journey Jamal, love your videos, your weight-loss insights & contributions to helping others to lose weight also. Keep up the great work bro.

  7. [..YouTube..] I will check out your blog….I feel your pain…. You can & will do it…. I have a there is no finish line mentality….haha….My special word for you is BELIEVE….believe in yourself. The mind can achieve whatever the mind can concieve & believe…..Suzie

  8. I will check out your blog….I feel your pain…. You can & will do it…. I have a there is no finish line mentality….haha….My special word for you is BELIEVE….believe in yourself. The mind can achieve whatever the mind can concieve & believe…..Suzie

  9. [..YouTube..] You are so right. It is a life long journey of decisions. I am a member of Weight watchers, and Tuesday in our meeting they were talking about this too, and compared loosing weight to when you go on a trip and forgetting something important like your toothbrush. We wouldnt say “Oh, ill just not brush my teeth, im only going to be on vacation for 10 days”. Would we say that no. We would find somewhere like CVS, Walmart ect and buy a toothbrush because its a non negotiable. For some reason its

  10. You are so right. It is a life long journey of decisions. I am a member of Weight watchers, and Tuesday in our meeting they were talking about this too, and compared loosing weight to when you go on a trip and forgetting something important like your toothbrush. We wouldnt say “Oh, ill just not brush my teeth, im only going to be on vacation for 10 days”. Would we say that no. We would find somewhere like CVS, Walmart ect and buy a toothbrush because its a non negotiable. For some reason its

  11. [..YouTube..] To think of loosing weight that way too. But we can choose to go off our journey 1 week and gain 3 pounds or more, and that may take us WEEKS to get it back off…so, stay focused! I have currently lost 46.6 pounds since 10/4/11, and its going slow for me too which makes it hard to stay focused. But we can do this! I just found u today, and cant wait too see you reach your goals! Congratulations on how far you’ve come already! See ya in ur next vlog!

  12. To think of loosing weight that way too. But we can choose to go off our journey 1 week and gain 3 pounds or more, and that may take us WEEKS to get it back off…so, stay focused! I have currently lost 46.6 pounds since 10/4/11, and its going slow for me too which makes it hard to stay focused. But we can do this! I just found u today, and cant wait too see you reach your goals! Congratulations on how far you’ve come already! See ya in ur next vlog!

  13. Michelle Kennedy

    Support, he need it

  14. [..YouTube..] I know 46.6 pounds in 14.5 months seems like a long time but then again maybe it isn’t considering how long we’ve let our weight issues go unnoticed (for me that would be 40 years :) so the fact that it’s taken me 12 months to lose 60 pounds while slow compared to some, I should be happy that I’m working on my weight and it seems to be heading in the right direction .. for both of us, so keep up the good work :)

  15. tommybrisbane2011

    I know 46.6 pounds in 14.5 months seems like a long time but then again maybe it isn’t considering how long we’ve let our weight issues go unnoticed (for me that would be 40 years :) so the fact that it’s taken me 12 months to lose 60 pounds while slow compared to some, I should be happy that I’m working on my weight and it seems to be heading in the right direction .. for both of us, so keep up the good work :)

  16. [..YouTube..] That reason you gave as part of your motivation for losing weight is definitely on my list. Don’t worry about the weekly readings. I don’t know why we are so focused on that. I mean, who says that 7 days is some magical period where our bodily changes are transferred to the scale? But yet, we all get disappointed when the weekly numbers don’t look great. Just stay focused and continue to do the right things…the scale will get into line soon enough.~Khaleef

  17. FatGuySkinnyWallet

    That reason you gave as part of your motivation for losing weight is definitely on my list. Don’t worry about the weekly readings. I don’t know why we are so focused on that. I mean, who says that 7 days is some magical period where our bodily changes are transferred to the scale? But yet, we all get disappointed when the weekly numbers don’t look great. Just stay focused and continue to do the right things…the scale will get into line soon enough.~Khaleef

  18. [..YouTube..] Your attitude is great, these set backs can be tough. Im rooting for you!!!

  19. Your attitude is great, these set backs can be tough. Im rooting for you!!!

  20. [..YouTube..] Just hang in there buddy :) keep on pushing!!

  21. SlimmingSandySand

    Just hang in there buddy :) keep on pushing!!

  22. [..YouTube..] Bro I love your vlogs and going to sink my teeth into your blog now as well. I know how you feel right now and just know that you are never going to give up and take one day at a time my friend and everything else will work itself out.

  23. Bro I love your vlogs and going to sink my teeth into your blog now as well. I know how you feel right now and just know that you are never going to give up and take one day at a time my friend and everything else will work itself out.

  24. [..YouTube..] Hey! Thanks for watching and I appreciate your support! I definitely have to pay attention to what I’m eating because apparently something has been going on.

  25. bigmanshrinking1

    Hey! Thanks for watching and I appreciate your support! I definitely have to pay attention to what I’m eating because apparently something has been going on.

  26. [..YouTube..] hehehehe..u know it!! I keep it real!

  27. bigmanshrinking1

    hehehehe..u know it!! I keep it real!

  28. [..YouTube..] Thank you Tommy!

  29. bigmanshrinking1

    Thank you Tommy!

  30. [..YouTube..] Thanks wmbg! It’s not a “finish line” thingy..its more a “Finish what I started”. I set out to defeat obesity once and for all and live the life I want. I felt it kinda slippin away. However I like BELIEVE too :-) That might be my next power word :-D

  31. bigmanshrinking1

    Thanks wmbg! It’s not a “finish line” thingy..its more a “Finish what I started”. I set out to defeat obesity once and for all and live the life I want. I felt it kinda slippin away. However I like BELIEVE too :-) That might be my next power word :-D

  32. [..YouTube..] Yep. A lifestyle is a permanent thing and I was stupid to “step away”. I made a huge mistake which is why I felt I needed to share it to prevent others from going down that road. Congrats to you on being a part of WW! And I wish you MUCH success on your journey!

  33. bigmanshrinking1

    Yep. A lifestyle is a permanent thing and I was stupid to “step away”. I made a huge mistake which is why I felt I needed to share it to prevent others from going down that road. Congrats to you on being a part of WW! And I wish you MUCH success on your journey!

  34. [..YouTube..] Hey its all good! Thanks for the support and congrats to you on your success!!!

  35. bigmanshrinking1

    Hey its all good! Thanks for the support and congrats to you on your success!!!

  36. [..YouTube..] Love watching your videos! I am on a journey too. I feel awesome. Have you heard about the 90 day challenge I am doing? Check out my vid Titled “Weight Loss Warriors Wanted” This is crazy, awesome stuff going on man! I am on fire and probably rambled on enough.

  37. Love watching your videos! I am on a journey too. I feel awesome. Have you heard about the 90 day challenge I am doing? Check out my vid Titled “Weight Loss Warriors Wanted” This is crazy, awesome stuff going on man! I am on fire and probably rambled on enough.

  38. [..YouTube..] ugh..its so frustrating that my metabolism is slower than a turtle stuck in molasses but enough about me :-) Congrats to you on your weight loss achievements!

  39. bigmanshrinking1

    ugh..its so frustrating that my metabolism is slower than a turtle stuck in molasses but enough about me :-) Congrats to you on your weight loss achievements!

  40. [..YouTube..] hmmmmm..something to definitely think about. Maybe its just human nature we need to measure every week :-) Maybe i need to take a 2 week snapshot as well :-)

  41. bigmanshrinking1

    hmmmmm..something to definitely think about. Maybe its just human nature we need to measure every week :-) Maybe i need to take a 2 week snapshot as well :-)

  42. [..YouTube..] Thanks! I appreciate the support :-) I’m hanging in there!

  43. bigmanshrinking1

    Thanks! I appreciate the support :-) I’m hanging in there!

  44. [..YouTube..] I will! Thanks for the encouragement!

  45. bigmanshrinking1

    I will! Thanks for the encouragement!

  46. [..YouTube..] Thanks man..I’ll rebound from this at some point..Like you said ..one day at a time!

  47. bigmanshrinking1

    Thanks man..I’ll rebound from this at some point..Like you said ..one day at a time!

  48. [..YouTube..] I see your hustle man! I did check out your video :-) I’m in 2 many challenges as it is..LOL but Im a huge fan of whatever it takes to be motivated. You’re doing awesome man..keep up the fight!

  49. bigmanshrinking1

    I see your hustle man! I did check out your video :-) I’m in 2 many challenges as it is..LOL but Im a huge fan of whatever it takes to be motivated. You’re doing awesome man..keep up the fight!

  50. yess thatta boy ive reached 20 pounds lost man going for 40 now

  51. JOURNEY2ANEWLIFE

    ita amazing how fast weight comes back on but takes forever to lose..ive been struggling all year and have gotten no where but im trying..

  52. bigmanshrinking1

    whoot! congrats man!

  53. bigmanshrinking1

    Dont give up..Don’t give up!

  54. Hello there! I was so frustrated about my weightloss then I stumbled upon your video. Thank you so much for this! It helped me to mentally get myself back on track. So far, I lost 20 pounds but upon seeing my photos in a party I attended, it seems I didn’t looked like I lost all that weight. It’s so frustrating but your honest insights has been tremendously helpful for my own journey! Kudos to you man!

  55. Hey you! I am with you! I love the “teachable moment.” Always a joy watching you! Need to see some more vids from you!

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  57. loseweightfastneasy

    Loving the part about “better sex” as one of your motivations…and love the chicken recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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