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."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day #113- Working Hard to Make the Impossible, Possible

I think it is absolutely amazing how the human body can go from feeling so crappy after eating some unhealthy foods one day, to feeling great the next by eating all healthy foods. It is interesting for me to think about because it is not like I ate crappy the entire day yesterday. I had a few unhealthy things for brunch and a cheese burger for a late lunch. Other then that, I ate healthy for the rest of the night. But those few things, I had yesterday morning, gave me a stomachache for most of the day, leading into the night time. Those few unhealthy things, I believe, also had something to do with my weight fluctuation as well this morning. After being in the 250's for the last few days, I weighed in this morning at 251. I am not complaining about the 0.6 of a pound weight gain, I just think it is amazing how every little thing can affect the outcome of how a person weighs from one day to the other.

The good thing is that I did not let my "Cheat Day Hangover" or the fact that I went up a little in weight this morning, get me down. I have learned from executing my mission, the last few months, that these ups and downs are a normal part of life as well as the weight loss process. I went into today fully understanding that it was a new week and that I have determined a new goal for myself to reach. I mentioned a few days ago in one of my posts, that my new goal is to break through into the 240's. I honestly can't even remember when the last time I weighed in the 240's was. This mission, some times, feels like a dream and my wedding day is the goal that I am constantly trying to get to. I knew coming into this mission that it was going to be a long journey that will definitely be the hardest thing I ever had to do.

However, over the span of these last few months I have learned to be patient, to let the weight loss process take its natural course, and to visualize what my end result will be and feel like. As simple as it may sound, I want to be able to run in a marathon one day, I want to be able to do 100 push ups in one set, and I want to be in such great shape that I might be able to dunk a basketball. I want to be able to make the impossible for me, become possible. I don't think anything is to small or to big to visualize because I know I will keep working hard to make anything possible eventually.

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 - 2 Eggo nutrigrain waffles with a serving of Light'n Fit yogurt and a serving of strawberries with brown sugar = Points 5
Snacks During the Day - 2 Weight Watchers brownies, 1 Weight Watchers carrot cake, 3 rice cakes, and 1 pear = Points 9
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 5
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca Veggie Burger on 1 Weight Watchers rye flat bread and a slice of Weight Watchers american cheese with a serving of baked potato chips = Points 6
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (All Weight Watchers Ingredients) with a serving of baked potato chips and a pear = Points 8
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 35 Points (3 points under my daily limit)

Body Measurements

Chest- 45 inches (Same as last Monday)
Waist (Around my stomach even with my belly button) - 45 3/4 inches (Lost 1/2 an inch since last Monday)
Neck - 15 1/4 inches
Bicep (Not Flexed) - 14 3/4 inches (Gained 1/2 an inch since last Monday)
Bicep (Flexed) - 16 1/2 inches (Lost a 1/4 inch since last Monday)
Upper Leg - 28 inches (Gained 2 inches since last Monday)
Lower Leg (Calf) - 17 inches (Gained 1/2 an inch since last Monday)


Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine: Close Grip Lat Pull Down, Lateral Raises, and Leg Press (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Dumbbell Press, Seated Row, and Leg Extension (4 sets of each x 15 reps), Flyes, Rear Delt Fly, and Triceps Push Down (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Stability Ball Crunches, Bicep Curls, and Dumbbell Side Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #113 - Weigh-In = 251.0 lbs
Day #113 Weigh-In

Day #113 Front Shot

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about slight gains, and I try really hard not to let them be a cause for throwing in the towel. I had a few glasses of wine on friday, and I'm just getting back to the pre wine weight!!!
    So when are we going to run this Marathon then HM? :-)