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 2, 2010

Day #94 - Adjusting to Patty's New Schedule

It is has been a little different in the office the last few days. Patty, my fiancee and assistant in the office, has started up classes once again for her masters program. What this means is that she will only be in the office for half a day on both Monday and Wednesday because her classes start at 4:20 pm both days. Her classes on Monday go until about 9:30 pm. I am very proud of her for pursuing her dreams and I back her up 100%. However, her going back to school does mean that I have to make some adjustments to stay as close to the everyday routines that we have developed since the start of the mission. Let explain to you all the adjustments I am going to have to make.

First, as you all know by now, I can't cook for crap. Patty is the one who has been cooking our meals for the past few months. And let me tell you, she has gotten pretty good at doing so. Anyway, since her classes are from 4:20 pm to 9:30 pm on Mondays, I have to figure out how to continue the healthy cooking so we can eat dinner on Monday night and have enough for leftovers for Tuesday afternoon. Of course I could take the easy way out and pop some veggie burgers in the microwave but I want to at least try to cook something because she does so much for me and she deserves to have someone cook for her every once and a while. Another adjustment that is going to be made is that I am going to have to make a conscious effort to remember to eat late in the afternoon on Monday's and Wednesday. I some times get so wrapped up in work, I forget that I have another meal to eat and she is usually the one that reminds me to eat it. Also, that is usually the last meal I have before I workout and if I forget to eat it, I will be starving by the time I get home for dinner. The final adjustment I am going to have to make is to keep my composure at work. Usually late it the day I start to get a headache and I am ready to go home. She is usually the one that calms me down, making it easier for me to get my work done so we can make our way home.

I know these adjustments may sound funny but it is amazing how different something can feel, especially a daily routine, when a important component is removed. Anyway, I am still going move forward like I always do and make the adjustments needed. I just hope this semester doesn't feel like it is lasting forever.

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 nutri-grain waffles with a cup of Light'n Fit yogurt and a serving of strawberries with brown sugar = Points 5
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 2 Weight Watchers mini carrot cakes, 2 pears, and 2 rice cakes = Points 6
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef Baked Ziti (Weight Watchers Recipe) and a low fat crescent roll = Points 6
Mid Afternoon - 1 Boca veggie burger with a slice of Weight Watchers american cheese on a Weight Watchers whole wheat roll and a serving of baked potato chips = Points 7
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef Baked Ziti (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 5
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) and 2 low fat crescent rolls = Points 7
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 38 Points


Today I ran for 30 mins on the elliptical and I executed my Legs routine: Seated Leg Curls (5 sets x 15 reps), Calve Raises (5 sets x 15 reps), Leg Extension  (5 sets x 15 reps), Leg Press (5 sets x 15 reps), and Dumbbell Side Lunges (5 sets x 15 reps). Tomorrow I will be executing my Chest routine and my Abs routine.

Day # 94 - Weigh-In = 255.2 lbs
Day #94 Weigh-In

Day #94 Front Shot
* Back by popular demand..... The Heavy Man's "Side Shot!!!" The first day of every new month, I take a side shot photo and I compare it to the side shot from the previous month. Let me know if you notice any differences between the two.
Day #64 - 267.2 lbs
Day #94 - 255.2 lbs

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