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

Friday, September 01, 2006

Blogger Fit Club and a long Meme.....





When I came back from my trip to Boston, I'd figured that I had gained a few pounds as I had eaten pretty good. I was going to mention that I would be taking a week off from the Fit Club and recharge the weight loss battery after Labor Day. But I got on the scale and saw that I was down to 215.8, which surprised me very much. So that's a grand total of
14 pounds that I have lost since August 7th. I'm almost halfway to my goal of trimming down to 200! Where has the 14 pounds been burned from? Well, I can tell in my gut. Dynasty, and a few others have told me that they can see it in my face, which I can't tell...but this one chick asked me if I was losing weight, and she didn't even know I was, so it must be working.....



So why am I trying to lose this weight?




As some of you know, I have acting/modeling aspirations. I have been in a few movies as an extra, meaning if you pause it at a certain point you'll see my bean head, LOL. The most recent movie I was in was The Lake House. You see me walking by Sandra Bullock as she is running into a Chicago bar. I need to get down to a slim trim, and 200 is a perfect weight for my height. I could even dip down into the 190's if I pleased. Remember, for many years that Michael Jordan played at 198 lbs on his 6'6 frame. So after I get down to 200, then I will begin to get "cut", as in working out. My lil step brother, Frosty, will be moving in with me for a couple of months while he finishes out his final semester in college, and he's an athletic dude that stays in shape, so I guess he'll be my training partner.

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Ok, to be honest, I'm still a lil zoned out from being in Boston last weekend, so I don't have much to talk about. LOL. This is the final weekend of the summer (unofficially), so I'm hoping to go out with a bang.....In the meantime, I jacked this meme from Organized Noise, a fellow Gemini. I never checked out his page before, but I saw that he was born on 5/28/78, and I was born 5/27/79. I like him already. LOL............







1. How tall are you barefoot?

6 feet 2 inches

2. Have you ever flown first-class?

Nope, I hate flying anyways

3. One of your favorite books when you were a child?

Judy Blume book, the one where the boy had freckles on his face and didn't like it. I can't remember the name. Freckle Juice, maybe?

4. A good restaurant in your city?

I love Leona's

5. What is your favorite small appliance?

Hmm...probably a hair tweezer

6. One person that never fails to make you laugh?

Tom and Jerry. I still watch those cartoons like they're new. As far as a living person, probably my cuz Smooth

7. Whats your favorite Christmas song?

This Christmas....who made that, Donny Hathaway?

8. What was the first music that you ever bought?

I remember going to the mall and buying the single "That's the way love goes" by Janet Jackson, that was 8th grade.

9. Do you do push-ups?

No, but It will be a part of my workout real soon.

10. What was one of your favorite games as a child?

Softball or Piggy (played with a softball and bat)

11.What is the one thing that you cook that always receives compliments?

I don't cook but people love my Kool-Aid, I make the perfect mix..

12. When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I still wanted to play baseball.

13. Your favorite Soup of the Day?

Chicken w/rice

14. What in your life are you most grateful for?

I'm still living, and I still feel like my dreams can be fulfilled...

15. Have you ever met someone famous?

Jesse Jackson. My family is real close with them. My aunt, Smooth's mom, used to baby sit their kids.

16. Date Of Birth?

May 27, 1979

17. Top 3 thoughts at this exact moment:

1. I still can't believe I went to Boston
2. Can I do this post and get my work done by 4:30 pm today (3 hours fron now?)
3. What will I do this weekend?


18. Three people you're thinking about right now:

1. She knows who she is
2. Nsane. She just emailed me
3. Smooth. I'm trying to get them to hook up (not like that) cuz he's in Dallas and so is she now...


19. Name five drinks you regularly drink:
BEFORE THE DIET:
Orange Drink (think Hi-c), sprite/7up/sierra mist, orange pop, fruit punch pop, root beer.
NOW:
Water,Water,Water,Water, Orange Drink.....every now and then maybe a sprite

20. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news?

Chicago Sun times

21. Current hair?

Low fade. Always.

22. Current worry?

Will I make those moves I want in 2007?

23. Current hate?

Hmm....I hate myself sometimes when I think too much orover-analyzee a situation...

24. Favorite place to be?

Chicago. Or Dallas. Or Boston. LOL, ok let me stop....

25. Least favorite place to be?

Behind a police car.

26. Do you consider yourself well organized?

HA! Try again.....

27. Do you believe in a afterlife?

I waver back and forth with it....

28. Where do you think you will be in 10 Yrs?

I don't know, but I'll be 37, and I hope to be married for about 5-7 years, with a shorty or two, andsuccessfull at either acting or sports broadcasting...

29. Do you burn or tan?
Neither...too chocolate for that

30. Who was the last blogger you hung out with?

Hmm.....if you don't know just read my last entry....lol.....

31. Are you more optimistic or pessimistic about the future?

Definitely Optimistic

32. Last time you had an alcoholic drink?

LOL....In Boston at that "alternative" party...lol...Lemonade spiked with vodka

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?

random lines from any Lupe Fiasco song

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a kid?

Jason Voorhies or Micheal Myers.....yet I watched their movies all of the time

35. Whats in your pockets right now?

Brush, change and 10 dollars. My dumb ass left my wallet at home :(
Now watch I get stopped by one of these suburban (white with nothing to do) cops......

36. Last thing that made you laugh?

Reading you all's comments about my trip. I was in tears, for real..LOL

37. Best bed sheets you had as a child?

The ones that had the solar system..moon, stars and what nots...

38. Worst injury youve ever had?

A really bad toothache...but I've strained ligaments in my ankle one time...swelled up crazy

39. Favorite song?

This is hard, really...right now I love "Failure" by Lupe Fiasco

40. How many TVs do you own?

2.....32 inch in my L'room. I bought it used 6 years ago. My girlfriend at the time was mad because I bought it instead of a new one, but guess who's still here and who's not. LOL. That's mean, but I'm sayin...
The other is a 27 inch in my b'room, I got off of ebay for like 60.....as you see I'm sort of a spendthrift...

41. In the last calendar year, how many people have you told that you love them?

Mom, Dad (suprisingly), cuz Jazz, that's all I can remember....

42. Last person that made you blush?

Royce's Daughter.

43. Best Compliment received?

"You really know what you're doing, huh?"

44. What song is in your head?

I've been on a old school kick lately......Send for Me by Atlantic Starr.

45. What is your favorite book?

Don't know if I have one........I liked the book Sport as a teenager

46. Last meal you cooked for the opposite sex?

Eggs, Grits, toast and bacon for my ex.

47. What songs do you want played at your wedding?

Never thought of this....right now, I guess that one song that they play after both people say I do...that means it really happened....

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?

I REALLLY havent given that any thought.

49. What were you doing at 12 midnight last night?

Just leaving my 2nd job...

50. What would you like to accomplish with the remaining years of your life?

Marriage, kid (s), happiness...whether I make it in the entertainment world or not...


Everybody have a nice 3 day weekend, If something crazy happens I'll write otherwise I'll be back on Tuesday morning...


Thanks for Reading,

Robert Mack

18 Comments:

Blogger NegroPino™ said...

LEMME FIND OUT u tryna move up here...ANd i know u aint thinking bout me...

and like i told you....THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.....got these women fooled....htat boy is not FAT

Fri Sep 01, 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Ummmm...so hook me up with Smooth, I hope he cute and then I can get out the house without my daddy tryna hate on me...cause it won't be his co-worker...I hope we can hook up, like that...*lol* Lemme stop...

#43 sounds so nasty can you expound?

Fri Sep 01, 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Negropino
LOL!! Nope...If I ever move out of Chicago, it will be Dallas or L.A...this lady at work just told me that my face looks smaller, she didnt even know I was dieting...

Nsane
I emailed you the #....call him...I've heard 43 on more than one occasion..I always blush whenever I hear it.......

Fri Sep 01, 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger Organized Noise said...

Well, first of all, thanks for stopping by. Secondly, congrats on the weight loss. Hopefully you posted about how you did it, if not, drop me a line so I can do the same thing.

As far as your answers, you were right, the Judy Blume book was called "Freckle Juice" and "This Christmas" was done by Donnie Hathaway, among other people.

I'm gonna go and read your post about Boston, because I've committed to making that trip sometime this year and want to know what to expect.

Fri Sep 01, 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger G. Mo said...

Just passing through my brotha.

For the record... Chicken with Rice soup is the shiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!

Fri Sep 01, 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

"Alternative Party" - lmas. have a good weekend sweetie.

Fri Sep 01, 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

And I can't tell you like Leona's cause you sholl ain't come to the Bloggers Convention...but I'll give you a pass....

You know I don't like callin people...especially if I don't even know them...

Fri Sep 01, 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

How did Royce's Daughter make you blush?

Lupe is the truth with his lyrics.

Sat Sep 02, 02:05:00 AM  
Blogger JoJo D. said...

Damn, that's a long MeMe, Mack, LOL! Your's was rather enjoyable. Email me; I wanna know what you doing, too. Down an additional three pounds, but when I think about that long road.... shit! It aint like I weigh 300 f*cking big ones, LOL!

Mack, I'ma have to check out Lake House; of course, I wanna see... LOL!

Sat Sep 02, 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Bklyn Diva said...

LOL this was funny good read for me today. thanks Mack :) and errr LOL neva mind.. holdin my comments...


blogger fit club? we have one too :) but errr its only chicks.. we need to combine so we can get males too LOL

anywhoo congrats on the weight loss :) I know how it is

Mon Sep 04, 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Msnhim said...

Congrats on the weight loss.... I'll check in on you soon

Tue Sep 05, 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

O.Noise
See, i;m not sure if youre a traveler. I'm not, so I had fun just on the basis of being out in another city thousands of miles from me...but Boston was nice..be sure you hang out with Missy..watch out she might try to get you drunk on Long Isl Ice Teas..LOL..

G-Mo
Sup man..yeah I could survive on Chicken soup w rice and kool aid..for real...thanks for coming thru...

Phoenix
LOL...it was a trip...

Nsane Lee Sane
I know....I called you a few times and you didnt call me back..then you'll be like the first to respond on my blog, I'll be like ?...LOL...

T-Cas
When she said I was handsome or something like that....Anytime someone tells me that I get a huge grin...Lupe is my guy, he's the only newcomer that I can say that I'll be buying his album...the last one was Joe Budden....I liked it, but he started getting into wanting to beef at g-unit and what nots and he never really blew up...

JoJoD
Yeah I know right, that's what I said! This was long as hell, but I didnt have much to say so it was perfect in this sit...That's good that youre down 3 pounds, keep losing baby! Your goal for next week is to lose 5 pounds! Kidding, I sound like that drill sergeant cat from Celebrity Fit Club...

Bk Diva
WHy you holding back? Let it all come out...
*LOL*
I checked out the blogger fit club, and I was going to comment but just haven't yet..maybe I'll do it now...
Honestly the weight loss is not hard at all...I always knew I could do it, because I've never been a big eater...but when I tipped the scales at 230 I knew it was time.


MsnHim
Hey baby! Thanks for the support, and for coming by!

Tue Sep 05, 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

"Will I make those moves I want in 2007?"
I feel you on that one. I want to make some changes as well. And like you I over analyze shit. I need to stop analyzing and start doing.

Congrats on your weight loss. I love the little scale pics.

Tue Sep 05, 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

I'm thinkin bout that Kool Aid - sounds good, will do this on mine so check it!
Well done with the weight thing, i have done (got rid of) about 7 pounds which isnt much but when i get down a bit more i will start publicisin.
Love the pics from the prev blog.
take care
xx
Bless
xx

Wed Sep 06, 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Miz JJ
We sound a lot alike? Are you a gemini?.....Yeah I guess I post the pics of the scale as motivation and to let you all know that its real...

Wed Sep 06, 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

SB
7 pounds is good, what are you talking about? How much are you trying to lose?

Wed Sep 06, 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Did I say #43? I forget

Ooh what you know about Freckle Juice? Was that a Judy Blume? Mine was "Are you there God? It's me Margaret...." lol, reading that before I even knew what a period was!!!

And baby trust...you're seexy...just dont disappear on me! Dont get too thin!

Wed Sep 06, 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

The size of a baby elephant - i am jokin trust me. Just about 7 more then i will be done.
Ur doin good tho - well proud. Even with the weight you look fab.
xx
Bless
xx

Thu Sep 07, 07:30:00 AM  

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