My Story

On Monday, May 31, 2010, I embarked on a mission to lose weight and to get into the best shape of my life for my wedding. For a long time that mission was a success until life started getting stressful and food became a way to cope with that stress. To make a long story short, the mission fell short before my wedding day was here. And to make things even worse, I stopped eating healthy, exercising, and blogging for over two years. I now have a very beautiful wife and baby boy but my health is still crap. So to turn things around, I am brining back "The Heavy Man" and the "Mission to Healthy."

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day #18 - Obeserving Life

Have you ever taken a second to imagine how everyone else in the world lives their lives? What struggles do other people go through? Are they similar to your struggles or are they totally different? What do they do to over come the problems that they encounter? Do they have anyone to lean on in their time of need?

I went to the mall today after work to purchase a new home scale. While going from store to store, I took some time to observe the many different people that circulate through the mall. I like to watch as people walk by and try to guess what is currently going on in their lives. I some times sit back and wonder if I will ever cross paths with any of them in the future. I like to think that maybe some day I can be a person that helps them get through their rough times. That has always been the kind of person I am. Ever since I was little, I wanted to help people in need of help.

I believe that is the approach that I am taking while trying to complete my mission. I think, through my struggles, I can help someone else over come their own. It is not easy, by any means, trying to figure out how to over come any problem that stands in your way. I am not only talking about weight issues but any obstacle that can affect anyone of us at any time. Of course, I am currently struggling with weight issues but you can also take the lessons that we are all learning from this mission and transfer them into solving other problems. I think too many people see a lot of things as being to difficult causing them to throw up the white flag to early. I have personally thrown up the white flag too many times in my life. Why not take a chance at doing something great. Since the dawn of time, this whole world of ours was built on people taking chances. I took a chance 18 days ago when a started to share my weight struggles with the world. What it is the worst that can happen, you fail and then you learn from your mistakes and move on. Like my quote of the day said yesterday, "You fall down seven times, and you get up eight."

I am here for every single one of you as all of you are for me. I would like to know the struggles that everyone goes through and I will help you find a way to get past them. Please feel free to share with me, if you would like to. You all have been listening to me for the past 18 days, it is always good to have someone who is there to listen to you.

With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:

Meals of the day (The Heavy Man - 41 Points)
(For everyone who is new, I am following the Weight Watchers Point System)

Breakfast - 2 rice cakes, egg whites on whole wheat toast with a slice of american cheese, and a cup of mixed fruit - Points 11
Lunch - 1 piece of grilled chicken w/ melted mozzarella cheese and lettuce on a whole wheat roll and a bag of baked potato chips (Wyckoff Deli) = Points 14
Dinner - Tuna a whole wheat bread with a slice of white american cheese and a bag of baked chips = Points 16
Dessert - Cup of Turtle Ice (Weight Watchers Brand) = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 43 Points (2 over my points limit)


I ran on the elliptical machine today for 30 minutes and I did sit ups. I have a softball game to tomorrow night as well as running again. I will keep everyone posted on how I do.

Day #18 Weigh-In (I went to the mall today and purchased a new scale. Let's hope this one holds up better then the last one).

Weigh-In (Old Scale) = 266.6

Weigh-In (New Scale) = 287.0

* The new scale is very close to the weight that the serviced gym scale was displaying (288.2 lbs) yesterday with my clothes on. So, if I stick to the weight of 304lbs (with clothes on) when I first weighed in on the gym scale on Day #1, I lost roughly 17 lbs over the last 18 Days !!!! I would say for a first time weigh-in, the new scale seems to be pretty accurate. Let's hope it stays that way.

Day #18 - Front Shot

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