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."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day # 83 - Travel Series Part 4c - Getting Home for Caroline's Birthday

Today was another eventful travel day. Patty and I were flying home from Columbia, SC and it is a 2 hour drive from Charleston to Columbia. After the event was over last night, my boss was extremely happy and treated Patty and I to dinner. We ended up leaving Charleston at roughly 11:30pm and we didn't arrive in Columbia until about 1:30am this morning. As we were making the journey to Columbia, I thought to myself that this is going to be another night of only a few hours of sleep because our flight was scheduled for 8:45 am. That meant that we had to be at the airport by 7:30am with only a small amount of sleep, yet again. To make matters even worse, we were delayed arriving into Atlanta for our connecting flight by an hour, due to bad weather. And our connecting flight back to New York was delayed an hour to due weather issues as well. Making a long story short, we ended up getting home at roughly 3:30pm, a whole 2 hours later then what was originally expected.

The reason Patty and I left Columbia so early was because we had to make it home in time for Caroline's (My Sister) birthday celebration. This also meant that I would have no time to take a nap or get any kind of sleep. So, I decided that I was going to get my workout in before we went out. After the gym, I came home to shower and change for Caroline's b-day. While trying to find clothes, I came across a pair of jeans that I haven't been able to wear for a very long time. Curious to see how they would fit, I jumped at the opportunity to try them on and to my surprise they actually fit pretty good. I also came across a nice button down shirt, that my grandmother had bought me for Christmas. I wasn't able to fit in it then, but I was determined to use it as a goal shirt. I was determined  to fit into it some day. After I tried it on, it actually fit!! Patty even said it looked a little big on me!!

For Caroline's birthday, we went out to a nice Hibachi Restaurant by my house. This would be the second day in a row that I had a non healthy meal for dinner. Last night I ate, "Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo" and tonight I had a chicken and steak combo. I am really happy that these last two days ended up with eating only 2 bad meals and not 2 bad days of eating. Even though both of these meals were because of special events, I think it is OK to cheat every once and a while. It is a great tool to use, to keep you from going insane. Besides the 2 small stomach aches, I think I did really well with staying on track. I can tell you one thing for certain, tomorrow it is back to the grind for me.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 38 Points, I just recently broke into the 250's and that is why the decrease in my daily points limit)

Breakfast - Egg whites with cheddar cheese and a mini box of cheerios = Points 4
Lunch - 1 turkey wrap with a side of baked potato chips = Points 8
Late Lunch - 1 serving of whole wheat pasta with grated cheese = Points 5
Dinner - Chicken and Steak Hibachi dinner special = Points 33

Total Points Eaten Today = 50 points (11 points over my daily limit, for Caroline's B-Day Dinner)


Today I ran for 30 mins on the elliptical. Tomorrow I will be executing my legs and shoulders routines.

Day #83 - Weigh-In = 259.4 lbs
Day #83 Weigh-In

Day #83 Front Shot


  1. yayayayy! you finally passed the 260 mark. CONGRATULATIONSSS!! =)

  2. Yes!!! 250's Keep going Chris.
    xoxo Mom

    Congrata on your event being a sucess.

  3. Buddy, You are looking fantastic! Congrats brother!

  4. Thank you guys for your support. I am totally excited about breaking into the 250's!!! Hopefully there is more weight loss to come!!