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."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day #125 - It's Side Shot Day Again!!!!

What's up my friends!!! Today was a very uneventful day. I mentioned in yesterday's post, that I got in from my event in Rochester, NY at 6:00 am this morning. I had, once again, gone almost 24 hours without sleep twice in the same week. So you can only imagine what time I wanted to sleep into today. Unfortunatley, I was woken up at 10 am by work and had to roll out of bed to do several things before I got a chance to relax for a change. Anyway, I managed to get everything done that needed to be done for work. I also helped Patty straighten up the apartment, go food shopping for the week, and executed my workout routine for today. And I did all this, looking and feeling like a zombie.

However, I do have some exciting news for you all today....... it is Side Shot Day!! Well, technically yesterday was, but I was on the road the whole day and was too tired to do that this morning at 6am. If you just started following this blog, let me catch you up to speed. At the beginning of every month, I like to take a side photo of myself and then I compare it to the side shot of the previous month, as well as Day #1 of my mission. It switches the photos up a little and shows you a different perspective of how my body has changed over the last few months by doing nothing but eating healthy and exercising constantly. Let me know what you think of this special addition of side shot day.
Today, Day #125 - 247.6 lbs
1 Month Ago, Day #94 - 255.2 lbs
Day #1 - 302 lbs
I don't know about anyone else, but it makes me happy and extremely motivated when I can see positive results. It also reminds me how hard I have worked to get this far. Just imagine how much better I will look and feel by the time my wedding day is here (10 months & 23 days away).  I also want to show everyone my front shot comparison from Day #1 to today as well.
Today, Day #125 - 247.6 lbs
Day #1 - 302 lbs

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)

Lunch - Steamed Chicken with a serving of steamed broccoli and brown rice = Points 8
Snacks During the Day - 1 slice of Weight Watchers american cheese, 2 rice cakes, and 1 pear = Points 4
Dinner - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole = Points 11
Dessert - Weight Watchers ice cream bar = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 25 Points (12 points under my daily limit)


Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine: Incline Dumbbell Press, Rear Delt Flyes, and Alternating Bicep Dumbbell Hammers (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Lat Pull Down, Shoulder Dumbbell Press, and Side Lunges (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Cable Flyes, Seated Row w/ Straight Bar, and Leg Press (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Stability Ball Crunches, Skull Crushers, and Side Dumbbell Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio outside.

Day #125 - Weigh-In = 247.6 lbs

Day #125 Weigh-In



  1. What an incredible difference! Absolutely amazing. Keep up the good work.

  2. Great stuff... Keep it going, and stay away from that Genny Cream stuff I used to have in College...

  3. A picture *is* worth 1,000 words! Fantastic progress.

  4. what a difference in your posture!
    Well done...........looking great xx

  5. Yeah, I noticed the posture too. Good job, brother.

  6. Hey, the side shot really does say a lot. Whenever you're thinking you still look big...look at the side weeeeeee!

  7. Sir, You are An Inspiration! I knew you could do it! You look great! Keep Going My Brother From Another Mother!

  8. I haven't been on in're doing a great look great...keep it up!!!Brenda

  9. Hey Everyone,

    Thank you for all of your kind words. I am motivated just reading them right now!! I hope to hear from everyone again soon!

    - The Heavy Man