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."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day #108 - The Heavy Man, Travel Series Part 6b / The Number 50!

I hope you all had a great day today. I am currently writing to you from a small town right outside Philadelphia, PA and I am back again with part 6 of The Heavy Man, Travel Series. Well, maybe a mini travel series because I am only here for 1 night.  But none the less, I still have my camera and my scale on the road with me. I am preparing for a trip to Canada that will take place in a week and a half.  I am going to be running a series of events, up there, that will be tied into my big event in Charleston, SC that will be happening in Dec. Anyway, I need my passport and I have been instructed, by the nice people who deal with developing passports, that I have to visit a regional passport office in order to receive it in such a short amount of time. The New York City office was booked until Monday and I didn't want to wait that long, so I decided to take a trip to visit the office in Philly because they had a ton of meeting times available. What lengths I will go through in order to get the job done. I think the most difficult part of this entire trip is to avoid the Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches down here. Wish me luck with both the passport meeting and resisting the cheese steaks.

The Number 50!

Yesterday I mentioned that I am currently chasing the next milestone for my mission. And guess what my friends........ I caught it!! I was extremely excited this morning to wake up, roll out of bed, and head to the scale. As I walked into the living room where my scale resides within my apartment, I couldn't tell if I was more anxious, excited, or a little nervous. I have been doing so well since I switched up my workout routine and I was hoping that today would be the day that I made it to the next step of my mission. So, like I always do in the morning, I walked up to the scale, took off my clothes, took a deep breath, and stepped up. And all that I hoped would happen, actually came true! I weighed in at 251.2 lbs, bringing my official weight loss amount to 50.8 lbs since the start of my mission, 108 days ago!

It always feels good when I get positive results out of working hard and having a lot of determination. But it feels even more amazing when I set out to achieve a goal and I actually reach it. And that is exactly what happened this morning. One of my personal goals of this mission was to loose at least 50 lbs. And now that I have reached it, I can move onto the next goal. I can honestly say that it is an honor to share this achievement with all of you. You all constantly send much needed support, motivation, and inspiration my way. All I can say is, on to the next goal!

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 38 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a multigrain bagel = Points 9
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 2 servings of whole wheat pretzel sticks = Points 4
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Two Cheese Vegetable Lasagna (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 6
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Two Cheese Vegetable Lasagna (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 6
Dinner - 1 piece of grilled chicken with 1 1/2 servings of whole wheat pasta with parmesan cheese = Points 10
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 37 Points (1 point under my daily limit)


Today I executed my weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine: Incline Dumbbell Press, Rear Delt Flyes, and Alternating Dumbbell Hammer Curls (4 sets each x 15 reps each), Lat Pull Downs, Dumbbell Shoulder Press, and Side Lunges (4 sets each x 15 reps each), Cable Flyes, Seated Row with Short Bar, and Leg Extensions (4 sets each x 15 reps each), and Cable Chops, Skull Crushers, and Dumbbell Side Bends (4 sets each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #108 - Weigh-In = 251.2 lbs
Day #108 Weigh-In

Day #108 Front Shot

1 comment:

  1. 50 YEAH!!!!!!! Great Job xoxo MOM