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."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day #169 - Basketball Night Take 2

Last Monday night, I attempted to play basketball for the first time in about 6 months. And being that I have lost some weight since then, I thought it was going to be an easy transition running up and down the court. Well I was way off on that. At the time, I had just recently gotten over a nasty cold which caused me to get winded quickly. Also, I was not used to stopping and going so much while running and that caused my lower back to act up. Anyway, I ended up limping out off the court and was sidelined from working out, the way I have grown accustom to, for a few days. But tonight was a different story my friends.

I had a great weekend of working out and I had managed to lose some more weight. But the most important thing about this past week was that my back was feeling 100% better. So only thing left was to do today, was to figure out whether or not I wanted to jump back on the court and give it another try tonight. I was hesitant at first because I didn't want another set back with my back. But my back was feeling great and I didn't want last week's mishap to ruin what could be a great cardio night for me. So I sucked it up and made my way to the court after work was over. This time I made sure to stretch really well before I stepped onto the court tonight.

I was a little winded in the beginning but midway through my first game, I was actually feeling pretty good. And guess what, I ended up scoring 4 points in a game that went to 11 points. Not only was I moving good but I was having a pretty good shooting night as well. I ended up playing 3 very intense games tonight, which added up to about an hour and a half of constant movement. I even received a compliment during the final game of the night. The guy that was guarding me asked why I was so full of energy. And I really didn't notice that I was. I was feeling so good by the last game, that I was out running everyone up and down the court. I didn't want the night to end!

I was happy that I didn't let last week's set back keep me from playing again tonight. Not only did I a get a great night of cardio in but I also weighed in this morning at 230.2 lbs. This brings my official weight loss amount to 71.8 lbs. This also means that I am that much closer to breaking into the 220s. I can't wait for tomorrow morning's weigh-in to get here!

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 Watcher's Points System)

Breakfast - 4 Eggo nutrigrain waffles = Points 4
Snacks During the Day - 1 serving of cheese crackers, 1 serving of peanut butter crackers, and 2 pears = Points 8
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of leftover homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 5
Mid Afternoon - 1 serving of leftover homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 5
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of leftover homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 5
Dinner - 1 Boca veggie burger with a slice of Weight Watcher's american cheese on a Weight Watcher's whole wheat roll and a serving of baked chips = Points 7
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 36 Points


Today I played basketball for roughly an hour and a half. Tomorrow I will be executing the weight lifting portion of my workout routine.

Day #169 - Weigh-In = 230.2 lbs
Day #169 Weigh-In

Day #169 Front Shot

1 comment:

  1. 230.2!! Awesome :)
    Going back to do something that you previously didn't enjoy and end up not only working out but seriously enjoying it is a non-scale victory!!