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."

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day #130 - The Heavy Man's Diary, Travel Series Part 7a

Hello my friends!! I am on the road once again for business purposes but that doesn't stop me from writing my blog every single night. Last week I went north into another country (Canada) and this week I am down south in Florida. After traveling for a few years, it does get hard from time to time leaving home because I miss Patty and my daily routine is always put to the test. When I am on the road it is harder to eat healthy and workout on a consistant basis but I am determined to make this work. The best part about traveling with this new company, is that Patty is able to come on the road with me a lot more then she used to.

I started my morning waking up in New Jersey. I ate a healthy breakfast, went into the office to get a couple of things taken care of, came home to finish packing for the trip, and took off for the airport. I spent the majority of the evening flying and just checked into my hotel literally about a half an hour ago. But the good thing is that I managed to eat healthy the entire day. It is not easy eating healthy in every airport I travel through. Some airports have only fast food and some others have healthy food carts / stands with the pre-made sandwiches and snacks. I tend to search for the carts more because it is easier to adjust and eat healthy on the run by purchasing food from those types of places. Working out is a little harder when I am on the road as well because not every hotel has a fitness center. I will lift weights when I can but I have a feeling that I will be doing a lot more cardio in the future, when on the road, because of my new found love for running outside. Regardless, it is hard enough to stick to my mission when I am at home, let alone on the road. However, I have come so far already and I am not going to let anything keep me from achieving my goals.

Also, I have a little update on my recent weight fluctuation. I have been up and down in weight for the last few days. I was at the 243 lb range a few days ago but I am currently weighing in the 246 lb range. I have been working out pretty hard the last couple of days and the majority of people who I talk to about this situation, all say that I have been gaining muscle. My friend even brought up a good point today. He said that my 5 lb weight loss from last Monday to this past Monday was out the ordinary for my body because I have been losing a healthy 1-2 lbs every week now, for the last few months. He said it is very possible that my body is now leveling out, after losing 5 lbs in a short amount of time. That could be why I gained 3 pounds in the last few days. I am also sure that the weight lifting sessions are contributing to that as well.

Can anyone please let me know if this new assumption makes sense. I am still learning as I go and it would be cool to find out the answer. Anyway, on to the next day!

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 - 4 Eggo nutirgrain waffles = Points 4
Snacks During the Day - 1 Pear and 1 Apple = Points 2
Lunch - 1 Boca Veggie Burger with a slice of Weight Watchers american cheese on a Weight Watchers roll with a serving of baked potato chips = Points 7
Dinner - Half a Turkey Club Wrap and Half a Turkey BLT Sandwich (Airport Food Cart) with a 1/2 a serving of BBQ Chips = Estimated Points 25 Points

Total Points Eaten Today = 38 Points (1 point over my daily limit)


Today, I did not get a chance to go to the gym or run. I will get back to the grind tomorrow by running and doing cardio.

Day #130 - Weigh-In = 246.8 lbs
Day #130 Weigh-In

Day #130 Front Shot


  1. I would definitely say it's your body adjusting. Usually after a big loss comes either a slight gain or a maintain. Not always but usually.
    Your on the right path stay strong.

  2. It's common to have a gain after several large losses. I think you are doing great and you have a good plan for travel. Keep up the good work.

  3. Thank you ladies!

    - The Heavy Man

  4. Bravo to eating well when you were on the road. I think these kinds of success stories are what really count. If we can continue our healthy living when we are living our regular lives (like travel for work) we will eventually be able to slide into maintenance. Excellent.

  5. It sounds like you are doing some great things and I congratulate you for all of your efforts. I own a wellness company ( and I'll tell you, muscle makes a big difference. Make sure you are switching up your workouts though so you don't plateau. In regards to travel, I just started a new site for staying healthy while traveling: I share lots of great tips and information on eating healthy on the road, workouts, flying, getting enough sleep, managing stress and more. I'd love for you to check it out!