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 30, 2010

Day #122 - The Travel Series Part 6c - No Place Like Home

I woke up this morning at 6 am, trying to figure out where in the hell I was at. And then it dawned on me, I was still in Canada and I had to get up for my 3rd and final event this morning. I guess not sleeping for almost 40 hours straight from 8:00 am Monday morning to late last night, took a toll on my brain. However, I still managed to get myself out of bed, into the shower, and out the door for the event. The last 2 days in Canada have been the longest 2 days of my life, that I can remember. But I still managed to get what had to get done and made my boss happy in the process. I am providing you all with a link, if you are curious as to how the one of the events I ran yesterday turned out. I am the cool looking guy on the far left, It made the cover of the sports section in "The Record" up in Canada. Let me know what you all think.

The drive home today was a long 8 1/2 hours and I was thinking about being home for every single one of those minutes. Even though the entire trip was a long 2 days, I still managed to eat healthy, write my blog, weigh myself in, and take my daily photo in the process. I did not, however, get to the gym at all. I was constantly moving from venue to venue as well as setting up all of my equipment and breaking it down 3 times. I think I managed to get some good cardio during the last couple of days though. I could tell that I did get some form of exercise out of it because I weighed in this morning at 246.6 lbs and that weight came down from 248.8 lbs yesterday morning. I must have really been running around like a mad man. I am curious to see what I am going to be weighing in at tomorrow morning.

Anyway, I could tell that Patty was excited about me coming home as well. It wasn't the calls that she was making every ten minutes to see how close I was, but I think it was the fact that she made me my favorite dinner. She made me homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe). I personally believe she was using it as a tool to bribe me into not traveling again for a while. At least she will be traveling with me to my next 2 events, so that is a plus.

After being cramped up for 8 1/2 hours in a car today, I couldn't wait to do some actual workout activity tonight. And being that I haven't been able to actually do a real workout the last 2 days, I decided to do my new favorite thing..... running outside. So, after I was done eating my delicious dinner, I told Patty to put her running shoes on because we were going to spend some quality time together outside in the beautiful fall weather. And believe it or not, my knees are feeling good right now. I hope all of this running I am now doing outside is starting become a little easier.

I would also like to take the time to thank Alan, who writes his own blog called, "Pounds Off Playoff." If you have not seen his blog yet, please take a moment to do so, I think you all would like it. Anyway, Alan presented me this morning with, "A Blog with Substance" award. Thank you Alan for this great honor. I promise I will follow through with all of the requirements on tomorrow's post pertaining to this awesome award. I just had a few things I wanted to talk today about after my long trip home from Canada.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 37 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 2 apples with a side of yogurt = Points 6
Early Afternoon - Grilled chicken breast on a multigrain roll with a slice of american cheese and a side of fruit = Points 11
Late Afternoon - (1) 6" double turkey meat sub on whole wheat bread with a slice of american cheese, a side of baked chips and apple slices (Subway) = Points 9
Dinner - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 8

Total Points Eaten Today = 34 Points (3 points under my daily limit)


Today I ran outside for 30 mins and then walked for 10 mins, for a grand total of 40 mins of cardio. Tomorrow I will be getting back into the normal workout routine by executing the weight lifting and strength training portion.

Day #122 - Weigh-In = 246.4 lbs
Day #122 Weigh-In

Day #122 Front Shot


  1. Really nice job, Heavy Man. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration.

  2. Traveler,

    Thank you for your support!! It is great people like yourself, that inspire and motivate me to keep on going.

    Thank You!

    - The Heavy Man

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  4. I'm so sorry i made a mistake on the first comment!
    You were in my town!!! Too bad Patty wasn't with you i would have loved to meet both of you :)
    Good job on keeping yourself healthy on your road trip!

  5. Spunkysuzi,

    It really is a small world. That is crazy that I was in your home town. I do appreciate your support!

    Keep in touch, Thank you!

    - The Heavy Man