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."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day #153 - A Very Halloween Weekend

Waking up this morning was a little hard to do. The last few days have definitely taken a toll on my body. But Patty and I were not going to let those circumstances stop us from fulfilling a promise that we made to her nieces and nephews about a month ago. We had promised to be there with them, at a huge Halloween Festival, down in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The festival is called "Sea Witch." And let me tell you, these people know how to throw a Halloween party. They had a parade, a Halloween costume contest, magicians, pumpkin painting, scarecrow building, and trick or treating. I don't think I have ever seen so many kids in costumes, in one place, in my entire life time. If anyone is down for a fun time next year, I would definitely recommend checking the "Sea Witch" festival out.

Anyway, since getting back to the East coast, I have noticed that my eating pattern is a little off. The times that I would usually get hungry during the day, I was not hungry at all. I was actually hungry late tonight because Las Vegas is three hours behind and I would be eating dinner around 7:30 pm Vegas time / 10:30 pm Jersey time if I was still there. However, I made sure to try and stick to my normal eating pattern, that I would usually fall into, if I had been home the past few days.

I was very happy with myself today, when it came to eating. Of course when you talk about Halloween, it is only natural to associate this holiday with candy. And let me be perfectly honest with you all, candy played a big roll in getting me to over 300 lbs. I have a very sweet tooth, and it led to my decline in health. I ate healthy the entire day leading up to the festival and the real test was going to come when the trick or treating started. But you all would be proud of me because I put my foot down tonight. I did not eat one single piece of candy at all! Don't get me wrong, I was tempted a few times but I did not act on the temptations at all. In fact, I have been making a conscious effort to try and cut any cheating out of my mission all together. A while ago I instituted a weekly cheat meal into my mission. But I have been realizing that there is no reason for me to try and keep to that cheat meal on a weekly basis. Of course there will be times when I have no choice but to go out of my way to have a cheat meal once a week is unnecessary. I have a goal that I am determined to reach and cutting corners is not an option I want to take. My next small goal is reaching 232 lbs, which will bring my official weight loss to 70 lbs lost since the start of my mission. I believe this goal is reachable and I want to do everything in my power to get there.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 36 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites on a whole wheat bagel with a slice of american cheese = Points 9
Snacks During the Day - 1 health bar, 1 serving of beef jerky, 1 banana and 1 serving of whole wheat pretzels = Points 9
Lunch - 1 turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with a slice of american cheese and a serving of whole wheat pretzels = Points 11
Dinner - 1 Grilled Tuna Steak with a side of wild rice and a serving of asparagus = Points 8

 Total Points Eaten Today = 37 Points (1 point over my daily limit)


I did not make it to the gym today. I woke up at 9:30 am and drove 4 hours to Rehoboth Beach, DE for the festival. I then walked around the festival and went trick or treating with Patty's family for about 5 hours. So I definitely got some sort of cardio workout  today. Tomorrow I will be running outside.

Day #153 - Weigh-In = 238.2 lbs
Day #153 Weigh-In

Day #153 Front Shot


  1. Yea He-Man, you didn't eat candy and you didn't die because of it, lol. I've gotten better at that too. It's just when you have a real focus, a real goal that's important to you, candy doesn't seem worth the risk. I have a ginormous bowl of mixed candy by our front door waiting for our trick or treaters and I haven't touched it once. In fact, I think I'm a little afraid of the candy. I think it's one of my "trigger" foods so I avoid it like the plague.

    It's so wonderful seeing you progress through your weight loss journey. You really are doing very well. I agree with your decision to cut out "cheat meals" as much as possible, but they do come in handy once in a blue moon when you just don't have any other options because of your traveling scenarios.

    Take care, be well, be happy!

    Happy Halloween, Joni

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