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 23, 2010

Day #176 - Cardio Has Been the Name of My Game

I woke up this morning fully expecting my "Friend's Thanksgiving Dinner", from Saturday, to have caught up to me. But it did not happen at all, I actually weighed in this morning at 227.8 lbs. This weight is the lowest I have weighed-in to date for my mission. I guess bringing back the early morning basketball with my friends yesterday morning, really helped to get my metabolism going for the day. To tell you the truth, I have been doing a ton of cardio lately because I have been traveling a lot. And the places I have gone or the past few days have not had any weights in their fitness center. That means I have not done any weight lifting in roughly 5 days. And the weight continues to come off at a nice healthy pace. I guess this does prove the point that my spikes in weight, here and there, can be attributed to my weight lifting. Which is not bad at all, because I would rather have good weight gain instead of bad. But I still can't wait to get back into my gym at home for a good weight lifting session.

Today was a very busy day. I am traveling again with Patty and we are currently down in Washington, DC for an event happening at Dunbar High School. So you can only imagine the turn around we had to execute today, after just getting back from Orlando on Saturday. But that is my life for right now. And amongst all of the busy work today, I did manage to get a few comments from some people about how I was looking. I still feel great every time someone goes out of their way to comment on my progress. Even my brother said something tonight to me. He hadn't seen me for a week because he has been sick and he kept on saying how great I was looking!

Anyway, it has been a long day and we have to wake up at 8:00am for another event tomorrow. Until tomorrow my friends, have a great night!!

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 35 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites on a whole wheat bagel with a slice of american cheese = Points 9
Snacks During the Day - 1 Pear, 1 serving of yogurt pretzels, and 2 slices of Weight Watcher's whole wheat bread = Points 4
Lunch - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Parm (Weight Watcher's Recipe) and a serving of whole wheat pasta = Points 8
Dinner - 2 pieces of grilled chicken, a serving of whole wheat pasta, and 3 reduced fat crescent rolls = Points 13

Total Points Eaten Today = 34 Points (1 point under my daily limit)


Today I played basketball for 2 hours. Tomorrow I will be executing the weight lifting portion of my workout routine.

Day #176 - Weigh-In = 227.8 lbs
Day #176 Weigh-In

Day #176 Front Shot


  1. Congrats on the nice weigh in!

  2. Holy Batman that's an awesome weigh in! Are you bribing the scales or something :)

  3. Sweet numbers! But I am more jealous that you played basketball for 2 hours!!

  4. Thanks guys!

    I am hoping that this little weight loss streak keeps on going. But we all know that I am going to hit a wall soon, that will take me a few days to get passed. But I still appreciate all of your support. You guys are awesome friends!

    - The Heavy Man

  5. Excellent weight loss, I love it that you are doing great, it's really inspiring!!!