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."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day #31 - One Month Down, A Life Time to Go

Can anyone believe that it has already been a month since I started my "Mission to Healthy" on Monday, May 31, 2010? I know I have been saying this a lot lately, but I really have all of you to thank. Without your support, I would have probably given up at the start of week #2 just like I have done on several occasions in the past.  I strongly believe that having a support group around you not only to lose weight but to get through any struggles in your life is a very big help.

Now I am not saying that the last month has been a cake walk. There have been some very tough obstacles that I have had to over come. For example: my cravings for junk food, the saga I went through when my scale broke, and who can forget the on going struggle of attempting to wake up in the morning to start a morning workout routine. But for every dark cloud there is a silver lining. I am in the process of building an amazing support group not only for myself but for everyone who is struggling with weight issues. Because of my great support group, I have not strayed from the weight loss program with the fear of letting everyone down. I have learned  to express my feelings through words. I have developed a new found confidence in not only my physical features but in myself as well. My clothes are slowly becoming baggy on me. I finally was able to wake up this morning to workout after 30 attempts. Don't forget the most important silver lining so far, I have lost 22 lbs to date and have got that much healthier since Day #1!!!!

I am very happy with how this mission has started. Well what else can I say then , "One Month Down and a Life Time to Go."


Well folks, I finally did it. I managed to wake up this morning and got my butt to the gym. It was a little easier then yesterday I can tell you that much. I had set my first alarm last night for 7:30am and placed it on the other side of the room. I then set my second alarm for 7:30am and placed it on the desk right next to my side of the bed. Well, 7:30am rolled around and I got up out of bed and shut it off. I then rolled back into bed and slept for 15 more minutes. Once the clock hit 7:45am, I jumped out of bed, got dressed and went to the gym for a nice hour of cadrio and core body workout. I tell you what, after this morning's workout, I felt energized and ready for the day. Working out however, did make me hungrier during the day. I one today's battle but there still is a war.

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

Breakfast - 3 scrambled egg whites on 2 slices of whole wheat Weight Watchers Bread with a slice of Kraft Fat Free american cheese = Points 3
Lunch - Foot long chicken teriyaki sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese, a bag of baked potato chips, and a side of apple slices (Subway) = Points 19
Snack - 3 chocolate rice cakes = Points 4
Dinner - Grilled tuna steak with a side of steamed green beans and a 1/2 a cup of chicken rice = Points 9
Dessert - 1 Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar (Weight Watchers) & 1 cup chocolate ice (Weight Watchers = Points = 5

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (1 point under my limit)


This morning I woke up at 7:45am and went to the gym!!! I ran on the elliptical for 30 mins and then I did my core body workout: Crunches (2 sets x 15 reps), Lying Leg Lifts (2 sets x 15 reps), Cable Side Chops (2 sets x 15 reps - Lower, Middle, and Upper from the left and right side). Tomorrow I will run for about 15-20 mins and then I will do my upper body routine.

Day #31 - Weigh-In = 280.6 lbs
Day #31 Weigh-In

Day #31 Front Shot

1 comment:

  1. Way to go!!! You're doing an amazing job...keep it up. 22lbs is incredible. You should be so proud of yourself. Lot's of luck on month #2 which will be easier since you've been doing so well in the first month. Brenda