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."

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day #28 - Family and Fun is a Must

Before I get to today's post, I just want to announce that I have officially lost 20 lbs since the start of my mission!!!

I just recently saw a movie that many of you might have seen already.  That movie is called, "Click" and it is staring Adam Sandler. "Click" is a movie about a man who is so tied up with his job and getting a promotion, that he neglects to pay attention or spend anytime with his family. One night while searching for a universal remote control, he runs into a gentleman that gives him a special kind of remote control. When using this remote control, the man was able to fast forward through the personal parts of his life he did not want to deal with. To make a long story short, the man ends up fast forwarding through important parts of his life and gets a promotion, but ends up missing everything that would be special to him. Because of decisions to to fast forward through all of the bad stuff, he ends up losing his wife, he misses his children growing up, and ends up alone and very unhappy. At the end of the movie the man realizes that it was all a dream and decides to change his life around by spending more time with his family and not so much time working and avoiding personal issues.

I have mentioned several times before in previous posts that I too, have a job that requires a lot of my time. I have been so wrapped up in work lately, that I didn't call sooner to see how my grandfather was doing after he was in the hospital just recently. I love you grandpa and I hope you feel better. I have said it before and I will say it again, family is the most important thing in my life.

I also admit that I have to take some time off of work for myself as well. So, keeping that in mind for today, I took my fiancee to "Six Flags Great Adventure" in Jackson, NJ. We started out the day of fun by visiting the, "Wild Safari." Now if you have never been to a drive through safari before, I would highly recommend it. It was amazing to see all of the wild animals come right up to your car and look in the window to see you. The Giraffe section of the safari was awesome, they walked right onto the street and was chilling with all of the cars. After we got through the safari, we made our way to the main theme park. We walked for a good 3hours, ate healthy food at one of the restaurants, and went on a few rides that we had never been on before. Even though it was very hot, it ended up being a perfect get away place.

The only issue I had with the park, was that some of the roller coaster seats were not built for people of my body size. Because I was to big, I wasn't able to go on the "Batman" ride and I was barely able to fit into the seat for the "Nitro" roller coaster. Experiencing this misfortune was only adding motivational fuel to an already growing fire. Mark my words, "I will fit into those rides by the time mission is complete."

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 to the blog, I am currently following the Weight Watchers Point System)

Breakfast - 3 egg whites on 2 slices of Weight Watchers multi grain bread with a slice of fat free american cheese = Points 3
Early Afternoon - Grilled chicken sandwich on whole wheat chibata bread with a side of apple slice from Burger King = Points 11
Late Afternoon - Turkey on a 2 slices of whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese and a side of fruit (Carnegie Deli at Six Flags) = Points 14
Snack - 2 rice cakes = Points 2
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (Weight Watchers Bread and fat free american cheese) with a side of fresh mixed fruit (7-Eleven) = Points 8

Total Points Eaten Today = 38 Points (I was 3 points under my limit today)


I woke up at 10am this morning and went to the gym. At the gym, I ran for 15 mins on the elliptical and then I proceeded to do my upper body routine. Today I worked my back, shoulders, and triceps. I did: Lat pull downs (3 sets of 15 reps), shoulder press (3 sets of 15 reps), back rows (3 sets of 15 reps), front/side dumbbell raises (3 sets of 15 reps each), triceps extensions (3 sets of 15 reps), and over head triceps ext with the ropes (3 sets of 15 reps). I will be doing cardio tomorrow as well as my core body routine.

Day #28 -Weigh-In = 281 lbs (I officially have lost 20 lbs!!!)
Day #28 Weigh-In

Day #28 Front Shot

1 comment:

  1. YES!!!! 20lbs Congrats!! xoxo Mom