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, August 13, 2010

Day #74 - Reaching Another Milestone / A Last Minute Menu Adjustment

If you were to ask me 74 days ago, if I thought I would ever get to the point I am at now, I would probably have said it is so far away. I would also be hoping to myself that I would survive week #1 and some how make it into week # 2. Well it is Day #74, I am still going strong, and I am a certain there is no end in sight. I say this because I realize that I have made a lifetime commitment and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time that it gives me the confidence that I will be in the best shape of my life by the time of my wedding, a little over 12 months from now.

Today was another one of those weird weigh-in days. Yesterday morning I weighed in at 263.6 lbs and this morning I weighed in at 261.4 lbs. I am still amazed at how my body manages to lose weight in such weird patterns. Maybe it was because I ate dinner a little earlier yesterday then I normally do. Or maybe I called it yesterday, when I said that running outside and switching up my cardio exercise might shock my body to cause more weight loss. I really don't have an answer for anyone. All I know is that I continue to workout and eat healthy everyday and I am still managing to lose weight. The good news is that since I weighed in this morning at 261.4 lbs, it means that I have now officially lost 40 lbs on my mission!! I can't believe it! Hard work does pay off.

A Last Minute Menu Adjustment

Patty and I had planned to have homemade General Tsao's (Weight Watchers Recipe) tonight for dinner. I had dropped her off after work so she could cook while I went to the gym to workout. I am not going to lie, I was looking forward to that first taste of the new recipe tonight. And being that I am a big fan of Chinese food, it only made the anticipation grow even more as I was working out. When I arrived home, I walked into the kitchen and Patty turned to me and said, there will be no General Tsao's Chicken tonight. She said that we forgot to purchase ginger on Sunday when we went food shopping and apparently we needed a lot of it to complete the recipe. So she adjusted on the fly and cooked a nice healthy grilled chicken and egg noodle meal. She told me that she knew I only had 8 points left and she made me a make shift meal that would keep me within my daily points limit. I thought that was so awesome that she was able to do that for me. I can safely say that she is the one of the main reasons that I have been so successful on my mission. When all is said and done, the day turned out to be pretty good. I am 74 days into the mission already, I reached the 40 lbs lost mark, and I had a great tasting dinner that wasn't even on the origional menu for today.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 39 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 2 eggo nutrigrain waffles, 1 cup of Light'n Fit yogurt, 1 serving of strawberries, and a little bit of brown sugar = Points 5
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 2 pears, 1 Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookie, and 1 Weight Watchers carrot cake = Points 4
Early Afternoon - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Ham and Cheese Calzone (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 11
Late Afternoon - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Ham and Cheese Calzone (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 11
Dinner - 1 grilled chicken breast with a serving of egg noodles = Points 7
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream sandwich = Points 2

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


Today I executed my Back and Triceps routines: Lat Pull Downs (4 sets x 15, 12, 10, 8 reps), Seated Row (4 sets x 12, 10, 8, 6 reps), Lying Skull Crushers (4 sets x 15, 12, 10, 8 reps), Bent Over Rows (3 sets x 8, 10, 12 reps), Overhead Dumbbell Extensions (3 sets x 8, 10, 12 reps), Standing Triceps Push Downs (4 sets x 12 reps), and Standing Dumbbell Shrugs (4 sets x 18 reps). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #74 - Weigh-In = 261.4 lbs
Day #74 Weigh-In

Day #74 Front Shot

1 comment:

  1. Dude, you're doing great! You have full commintment to the WW program. Kudos!!!