I am a 34 year old stay at home dad of two amazing children. Jackson is four and Katie is two. I married my high school sweetheart about 3 years ago, and moved up to Richmond, Indiana from Orlando, Florida. I was working for DHS/FEMA at a Services Branch Director in Orlando for the long term recovery after several horrible hurricanes. My family has been very supportive to my weightloss efforts and are a key role in my success both at the resort and at home. Originally I am from Lexington, Kentucky and miss it quite a bit. As a family we still travel there quite a bit, and I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2000 with a BS in Computer Science. Go Wildcats!

Though I started this blog a few years ago when we had my daughter and I started staying home, my real journey seems to have begun at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Malibu. I attended their program for four weeks from January 9th till February 6th and it has helped transform my life.

Enough of that now onto my goals:
– Lose another 88 pounds
– Develop an Ipad/Iphone/Android application for assisting weightloss
– Expand the blog and gain readers since the more people that read the blog the more accountable I feel.
– Start riding a bike with my family
– Find some great hiking trails this Spring
– Become a certified trainer
– Become RKC certified with kettlebells
I think that is enough for the next year or two, I will add some and update them as needed.

16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jo Jo  |  March 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I would like to be included in your Blog. Is there a way I can gain easy access to it? Thanks!

  • 2. Chicago Mom  |  March 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Just read about you on AOL and wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS and KEEP GOING! I have never been a skinny gal and feel like I have been at war with the scale my entire life. I guess I’ve been lucky that for most of that time, I only carried an extra 15-30 pounds but that didn’t mean that I wasn’t conscious and frustrated about it. Now as a post-menopausal woman, the weight started to settle in on my midriff and not only do I look more like an overstuffed sausage – I am increasingly uncomfortable & I can tell the extra weight is causing more and more discomfort in my joints! I’m now probably 50 lbs overweight & II don’t feel good & yet can’t seem to get my rear in gear & really do something. I know that after 3 family member deaths in 7 months, that has contributed to my ‘malaise’ but with an active husband & 2 very active teens in the house – I NEED to get off the couch and computer and get my act together!! Sorry for dumping so much ‘me’ stuff but I wanted to say that I was touched by your struggle and impressed by your actions and also let you know that others struggle too. Keep it up for yourself first and your family second – our kids learn so much for our example. Keep blogging – it’s a very courageous thing to do.

    • 3. admin  |  March 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

      Thanks for sharing, you do not have to worry about sharing your story here. This site is about support and encouragement. I felt it when I went to the resort and I want to help everyone re-create a sense of community, trust and comfort with each other so you can move forward. You totally can do it, and thank you so much for your kind words. You can always find support here, sorry to hear about your family members passing. Take your time to heal and refocus some energy for your health and wellness. I have faith in you.


  • 4. Sarah Britain  |  March 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Wow, you look great!!! I also would like to be on your website. I’ve never blogged before. I can identify with the binge eating. Choc Chip Cookies / dough are my weakness!! Thanks Sarah

    • 5. admin  |  March 5, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Thanks! The binge eating is difficult, just remember you can have those cookie dough times, but try to make it just 10% of your eating and the other 90% healthy.

      Thanks for the encouragement!

  • 6. Dan Carlson  |  March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Hey Dwaine;
    Great work! I was about 310 on Cotober of 2010, am down to 260 dogging away at a HCG protocol, although not as militantly as I should. One of my big motivators is using an inexpenssive BMI scale, that “reads” my fat, water and muscle content. It is good to see the muscle go up, and the fat go down every day. Keep up the good work!

    • 7. admin  |  March 5, 2011 at 11:03 am

      Thanks! Wow 310 to 260!! I am dreaming of that right now. My motivators are using my watch to see how many calories I can burn and of course my blog. Thanks for the comment and keep going! Amazing work!


    • 8. Bonnie  |  March 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Say Dan whats the name of this BMI scale and where did you get it? Does it really do all that for you? If so that would be great to have!

  • 9. Richard Kinne  |  March 5, 2011 at 11:22 am


    I was surfing the web and noticed your name and picture. I’m not sure if your remember, but we worked together at the JFO in Orlando. I’m glad to see that you are improving your health and that you have found a program that is working. Also, It looks like you have a nice family and that life is good.

    Stay in touch, I would like to see how you are doing.


    • 10. admin  |  March 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

      Of course I remember you! We worked together there, and also in Miami. Definitely stay in touch, I miss my job, but my family is great. Things are going well, how are things with you? Drop me an e-mail.

  • 11. Ang  |  March 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I am so happy to have found your blog! Thank you for making it and sharing! I binge eat too….I realize I have been doing it all my life, but now that I am a mother and older and not as active/athletic it is really stressing my body and life……I look forward to following you and if you ever feel the urge to talk more about the binge eating and addressing that issue and what you have learned, well I would be so grateful…..

    • 12. admin  |  March 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Glad you are getting something from it, I will be posting often about binge eating because it is a part of my life and I will address some coping mechanisms I have found through counseling. I am a stay at home father of two so I know how difficult it can be to focus on your own health and well being. You can do it! Thanks for posting.


  • 13. dan herman  |  March 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    hey there. i saw your story on aol today, so i am sure you are being overwhelmed with emails. I wanted to say keep up the great work. im 27, soon to be 28 and suffered from being over weight my whole life and as a result it sent me into a depression when i hit my high of 365(ish). over the past few years i have gone from 365lbs, down to 206, and have kept it off for over a year. stay stong!

    • 14. admin  |  March 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      Wow that is an amazing weightloss, I hope to have the same story in a years time! Thanks for the encouragement!


  • 15. Tiffany  |  June 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Hey! I couldn’t find your email address but I wanted to put FitFluential.com on your radar because I think you would be a good fit. Check out http://fitfluential.com for more info on who we are or feel free to email me if you have any questions!

    • 16. Dwayne Phillips  |  June 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks for dropping by I have been meNng to check you all out since I met Kelly at FitBloggin. I will look around this week.


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