My Greatest Enemy is My Inner Me

This blog will tell the story of an up-and-coming young black man in his 20's

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Celebrity Fit Club Starring Rob Mack

Alright, so as I've stated in past, I need to lose weight. I was going to wait until after Labor Day to start my "Get in Shape Campaign", but I decided to get it going now. As of Monday, I was clocked at 229.8 pounds, by far the most that I've ever weighed. The problem isn't that I'm a big eater by no means, its just that I am a fast food junkie and both of my jobs are sit down spots which lead to a lot of inactivity. Before coppin' the second job (the cable spot), I used to play basketball once or twice a week, and my weight fluctuated between 215-220. But working so much during the week doesn't allow time or energy to work out, but I'll be damned if go over 230 so I'm going to have to find the time, and eat healthier. Beginning this past Monday, I'm cutting out fried foods for a minute and increasing the water intake and fruit, as well as moderate exercising during the week. I'm not a betting man, but I'm guaranteeing that I lose at least 7 pounds by this Monday. My ultimate goal is to be down to 200 by the end of the year. The first 15 will be easy, but the last 15 will be where the work comes in. I'll keep myself and others posted.

And in other news....

This lady at work tried to hook me up with her friend. Her friend who has 3 kids. I kinda took that as an insult. I mean, seriously, when I date females now I think of the future, and in my opinion there would be no future with her. She done already bore 3 children, and seeing that I don't have any kids yet, I doubt that she is looking to bear any more. And whether I liked it or not, her kids are young, meaning I would have to be Daddy or Daddy-like to them. I could do 1 shorty, maaaaayybe even a 2nd, but 3 is out of the question. Sorry, that's just my rules. When she told me about her, I thought to myself "you must have me mistaken for a "Capt Save em all day"

"I think I'm pregnant, smile Kirk, your finally gonna be a father, oh yeah, and don't forget to pick up your cape out the cleaners." (For those that remember that song Captain Kirk on Master P's best album Ghetto D)

. So am I tripping on that? Fellas, input is needed.

Thanks for Reading,
Robert Mack


Anonymous MzNewAgenda said...


Nah you aren't tripping You have a right to feel that way. Captain LOL

Thu Aug 10, 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger JoJo D. said...

Well, I'm not one of the fellas... but you definitely hit the spot. Women with children don't understand that men do not want them with all them kids! Its sad, but TRUE. Don't mad at me, I'm telling the truth. A woman with more than one kid is nothing but a *&&65 ))(&^ for that man. No man can feel serious about a woman with kid(s). Especially financially. He's thinking: I know goddamn well she don't thank I'ma take care of ALL them kids?

Ladies, we need to face it. That man don't want all them kids following yall around - especially if they less than kindergarten age.

So, no Rob, you weren't wrong for feeling the way you do. Hell, I'd feel the same way if a man approached me and he had two or more children in tow. I'ma be like: I don't want to be bothered with your kids. As matter of fact, you were very honest in your post, and now maybe more men will feel honest to concur. Come on fellas, help him out.

Good luck on the weight loss. I too am travelling that road but its because of health/sugery reasons. I'm getting ready to have some maintenance done on the "twins" and I need to be at a healthy weight for that. But good luck, okay? We'll keep in touch on that and see which one of us reaches our goal. I know you will.

Thu Aug 10, 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Good luck on the weight tip but don't wither away to nothing, I like my men with a little meat on the bone not falling off the bone, ok?

And us chocolates don't look great too skinny...Like beef jerky or something *lol*

As a woman, I don't think you're wrong. Who wants all that drama? I don't even like to date a man who has more than one child, I am not trying to be Step Mama nor get into it with "Baby Mama" times three.

I co-sign with Insanity, women we need to wake up and smell the coffee. Every man doesn't want a ready made family.

Thu Aug 10, 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger i like liquor and tv said...

fruit is fattening ...full of sugar and carbs

Thu Aug 10, 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

My blog is acting uplike Nsane's was but I think I can respond right now....

Wait you went back to the full spelling? Why? Thanks

Uh Oh, is that a contest???? LOL...I can lose 15 by sept 7th, and I'll give myself the other 3 months to lose the other 15....but I think I could do it sooner...What you wrote is exactly how I felt for real...I think her kids are like 8,6, and 2 or something....and I done had the chick who had kids that asked me "Are you going to be our new daddy?" LOL Maybe I might tell that story.....

LOL, That's why I want to be at 200 and not 180..exactly with the drama what nots..

I love Liquor and TV
Its better than chips and candy bars sound like you might be versed in this....

Thu Aug 10, 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Msnhim said...

Before getting married a made it a rule.... Never date a man with kids.

Thu Aug 10, 03:14:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Naw u ain't trippin, hell I be wonderin how these chics with 5 kids be having a man...I only got 1 and I still don't have one...

Yea I peeped that, cause yo shit(blog) was gone just a minute ago....but its back now...

Honesty, women don't want a man with all them kids either...

Good luck on the weight loss program, I told u to stop shuckin and jivin, cause it only gets worse..but I know without barely enough time to kick it, where do u find time to work out...

However, u can get a great workout, runnin up and down my stairs helpin me load my truck...*lol* Thats a guaranteed 5-7lbs you'll lose...*lol* And it'll give your buttocks some work..*lol*

Thu Aug 10, 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger nikki said...

you ain't trippin at all. you have to be with someone who is on the same page as you are and with three kids, that sista is like three chapters ahead of you, almost into another damn book.

everybody doing the weight loss thing! good luck with yours. i'm with liq&tv, though...fruits are high in sugar and fruit juice even more so. if you gonna do fruits stick to apples and grapefruits...those keep the glucose level down. low glucose levels means less conversion of food into fat.

Thu Aug 10, 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Atl_Mack said...

thats too many kids mack... Dont do it...
U aint trippin, your using common sense...

Thu Aug 10, 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

I'm with you bruh. I don't know if it was an insult, but that's too many kids for me. But on the other hand, at least you know she likes sex. LOL

Fri Aug 11, 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

3 Kids is too damn many Mack. But then again, this is coming from me who thinks ONE is too many. LOL.

Anyway, don't do it! ESPECIALLY if they all have different "donors". That shit is not cool. I never date men who have multiple children with various women. NEVER.

Fri Aug 11, 03:01:00 AM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

3 Kids is a high expectation for a guy with no kids looking for a future to have his own.
I don't think you have over reacted.
I think like Nsane said sadly it is hard if you only have 1.
Fortunately at the mo i have 0 but i wouldn't like to be in that position. But moving on...

As far a the weight loss thing goes..
I am on that plan and so far its aight, but i need to work a lot harder and stop being so stubborn assed and lazy.
But good luck !!!

Fri Aug 11, 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

Her: 1 kid
You: No kids
= Hard Work

Her: 3 kids
You: No kids
= Fuckin' Impossible

Her friend either sees you as a sucker or a good fuck partner for her friend. You decide whether to be offended or flattered.


Fri Aug 11, 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger onefromphilly said...

Honestly I always said I would never marry a man who didn't already have at least one child. Wasn't sure I wanted any, and didn't want him sweatin me to have any. I know several couples whose marriages broke up over the having-vs-not having kids issue. Before you commit to any woman make sure both of you are on the same page with this issue!

Fri Aug 11, 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

I have a friend in Chicago and she has 4 kids by 4 different men. She always keeps a job and a man. I mean these men be beating down her door and taking care of her kids. She doesn't have any BD drama, so maybe that makes it tolerable and she's not trifeling...looking for a man to take care of kids...she holds her own. So, to each his's not unheard of for a man to date a woman with a lot of kids.

My next observation is that it seems to be a double standard. People are always talking about how a women with too many kids is drama or whatever you want to say to fill in the blank. But, what about the men with all the kids? No one ever dismisses the possiblity of dealing with his ass. Instead, we make it okay and try to be supportive. That pisses me off. We judge the women and accept the men...backwards.

Nevertheless, I would be a hypocrite to say that a red flag shouldn't go up when you do run across a man or woman with more than 1-2 kids. But, you have to do your research to assess the situation. Age, for instance. If this person is over 30, then you shouldn't be surprised that they have a little baggage... maybe even a divorce. If this person is just making 25 with 3 kids...that's too much.

I just think that everything needs to be taken into account before you judge person.

Fri Aug 11, 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

I was checking my blog like every 5 mins like WTF???
Wait...I'm gonna lose weight like that? What you moving, the fridge and the stove? I think I might come up with the flu or think...

Atl Mack
Thanks man. I thought so

She might like sex, but she's might get pregnant if I just let her hold it LOL

I think they might be by the same guy...I aint really trying to make her think I care though...yeah one baby moma is tough, but two is MURDA!!!!

Hey you.....thanks for the know how many pounds (or I guess in your case its kilograms) you've lost yet?

LOL, leave it to you to leave insight like its the latter..but read what I told T-Cas about the sex part

Welcome, as I believe this is your first time here...Thanks for coming by...Hmm this is a lil different perspective...yeah I ask about kids usually within the first few convo's for real...

Ahh yes, Dynasty.....I was waiting for you to respond *rubbing hands together a la hard work*

There's always exceptions to the rule, don't get me wrong. Your friend probably has a lot going for herself and for whatever reasons it sounds like she didnt make the best choices in her men. And if you say men are beating down her door, I'm willing to bet that she is probably drop dead gorgeous, in which a lot of men would be willing to do whatever they can to be with her. Not saying that could be the only reason, but face it, good looks can take you a long way. Just my thought there. And do these guys that date her also have kids?
And hey, I'm in agreement with you with men with a lot of kids. Its just as bad...who's supporting these cats? Not me...All my boys are still either childless or have 1 or 2, and the one that has 2 is happily cuz Smooth is still childless, and he's 28 now.
But you're exactly right, situations such as these should be thought out first before making a decision. But your first thought when someone wants to hook you up with someone with 3 kids (when your chidless) is like "ok, what are the expectations"......If I was 35 with kids of my own, then the situation is totally different. But eventually I'm going to want 2 or 3 of my own, and its hard enough trying to make ends meet with 1 or 2 children but imagine 5 or that's what I think about....

Fri Aug 11, 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

My friend is average looking. Some may even say below average looking. Not all her men have had kids of their I think about it, I don't think any of them have. I know for a fact that her live in boyfriend doesn't have any.

Fri Aug 11, 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Rob, I'm not even leaving this week....a bump in the road...but nah its nothing like that, just clothes and paperwork, nothing big...enough to fill a minivan...

But I feel you when you mentioned if both parties had children, therefore, they would have something in common. But for you the bachelor, I'm sure you would want to start your family with a clean slate...

Dynasty, how old are her children? I know its possible, but I just don't see it happening for me. As Rob says looks will get you far, but let you tell it, its not like that for her. There's something about Mary...*lol* But you're right if a person is over 30, you would expect them to have children, especially if they've been married...which is why I'm not having anymore til I'm married...if I decide to go that route...

LOL @ T.Cas...yea she likes sex, but Rob you're right, she's fertile...*lol*

Besides Rob, you're looking for more than just sex at this juncture...

SnakeBite, when its time it will be...

Fri Aug 11, 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

U should be as insulted as I am with crack heads thinking they have a chance......Im tryna GAIN weight not LOSE..i gues sill be in the onlyu one in the club

Fri Aug 11, 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Ahh....3 of my favorite lady bloggers all in do I decide *boggled mind* LOL...

Well then I question the quality of these guys that she attracts then....she must have the snapper (or as I refer to is as the marsh)..but I wouldn't expect you to know all that..

Wai wai wai wait what happened??? Well let me know if the specifics if you can in an email, I hope its cux smooth is coming up for a day or 2, maybe we can swing by and chat with you...oh yeah never mind, I read your blog, you're going to be a lil busy...
I'm looking for more, but Lil Rob is telling me that its been a minute and he's a dormant volcano ready to erupt! And you know you can't stop a love might be on the back burner for some'll see on that front...

LOL..crackheads huh? Looking like Tyrone Biggums SHIZAM!...I guess you tryna gain weight so you can have a new moniker : "Ms NEW (AND IMPROVED) BOOTY!"

Fri Aug 11, 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

And oh yeah..Ill be your BLOG girlfriend.....:) NO i just want some more meat on my bones.......but apparentely all the weigth I gain goes to my backside

Fri Aug 11, 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger 1InTheSame said...

I was once a firm believer in NOT dating a female with more than 2 children...but recently my guy from "The Sip" has been dating a female with 4 count em 4 kids (3 different fathers)...he has told me that she has been one of the best he has ever dated...I personally wouldnt date a female with over 2 kids...but I wont knock anyone else for doing it...I told my boy "If you like her...I love her."

Fri Aug 11, 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally got one!!!!!!!

What does he mean by the best? (stuff) be told, I dated a chick with 4 kids (at the time was recent divorcee)...she was lovely, if she would have had 1 or 2, I would have made her mine, but she knew, she would even tell me that she didnt want us to be together because I was youung (I was 23, she was 26) and I had my life ahead of me and she didnt want to do that to me...her kids were little to, like oldest being 8 and youngest was 2, similar to the other chick.


Robert Mack

Fri Aug 11, 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Don't be jealous Rob...*lol* Thats so cute..*lol* Yall can seing thru, I'm not on nothing 2morrow...

Fri Aug 11, 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger DivineLavender said...

Man look, I love my sistahs but lets me honest for real...

Three kids! First lets NOT act like there isn't any birthcontrol. Let me rattle off just a few
*Nuva Ring
*Pull out (for back in day)

We can all pull our head out of the dayum sand and be real for a second. Generally a woman, young woman, unmarried with more than one child by now is looking for a "Supa-Save-A-Ho" type of man. She is looking for a father of her kids. Now, since you aren't the father of any of would be all about her.

Then, lets look at how some men VIEW women with multiple kids = multiple for Sho sex partners IE increase high risk behavior. And generally you know for sure she is giving it up to a number of men. I have my own bootleg equation.

# of Number
Multipled by 10
+ 6 one night stands
= Number of Actual Sex Partners (men and women included)

Using my form-u-LA...for this dayum many.

Run Forrest (Mack), Run!

Sat Aug 12, 02:25:00 AM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

Nsane: Her oldest is 13 and her youngest is 5...

As for the quality of her men: The man she has now is attractive...Not my type, but attractive nonetheless. He has a good job and he sings with a Jazz band on the weekends. I heard him sing and brother can blow. He doesn't have kids.

I don't know what it is. We all joke with her that she keeps a man, while we are over here single...LOL!

Sat Aug 12, 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

SO who is she ROb?

Mon Aug 14, 07:59:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...


My bad, I didn't read my blog until this morning....

I'm laughing at your responses. I'm running from that one...I think she looking for dick, but I think I'll pass...

Hmm, like I said she got a snapper and she gives a good wet and sloppy!!! That explains it!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Hmm, who, the chick in this story? Just some chick that a girl from my 2nd job is trying to hook me up with. nothing more to even write about. she said I was scared though. Yep...I am....scared of getting yo' ass pregnant witchu fertile ass!

Mon Aug 14, 01:03:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

U said u FINALLY got 1 what?

Mon Aug 14, 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

YOU , silly. As in I finally got a blogger girlfriend! But you already cheated on me with GOM or Mr Martin whatever his name is...but wait he aint a blogger so its cool? IM so confused.

Mon Aug 14, 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

AND,,,,,,,,,,,,,I just seen your blog, you have a lot of pics with SPCHRIST...hmm....I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin.....

Mon Aug 14, 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

I had to take a picture with one of the hottest men there :)

Mon Aug 14, 03:07:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Robmack is so cute when he's jealous...*lol*

SLACKER ROB...come on wit it...this isn't acceptable...

Mon Aug 14, 04:56:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

I mean RobSLACK...

Mon Aug 14, 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

I'm blogging now....LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but wait did you see how she all hugged with dude? Naw lemme quit.

Tue Aug 15, 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Yea she was mighty close, touching all on his belly and stuff..

We tryna put together a ChiTown Bloggers Event, we can't let everybody else show us up....

Tue Aug 15, 12:43:00 PM  

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