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 #177 - I Love Being Home!!

This morning's event went well in Washington, DC. The atmosphere was great and everyone who was in attendance had a great time. And that is all fine and good. But the drive to come home today was another story. If any of you have ever driven from Washington, DC to New Jersey, you know that the almost 5 hours of driving can cause a person to go insane. Now take that 5 hours and add traffic to the mix and you have a recipe for the longest trip home ever. I hit traffic outside of down town DC, I hit traffic right between Baltimore and Philly, and of course I hit traffic on the New Jersey turnpike. I left the hotel at 12:30pm to come home and ended up walking into my apartment at 7:00pm. That is over 2 hours of traffic that I had to sit in today. And the only thing I could think of was getting home, eating dinner, lifting weights for the first time since last Tuesday, writing my blog, and going to sleep.

I especially wanted to get into the gym tonight. Now don't get me wrong, I love doing cardio and starting to play basketball again is a great feeling. However, I felt like I was missing something for the last week and I couldn't wait to get it back. As I walked into the gym tonight, I had that great feeling of being back home. And let me tell you, even though I have been working out every day, the body does know when it hasn't lifted weights in a while. I just know I am going to be waking up tomorrow morning with that great workout soreness, that lets you know that it was a good workout the night before. I also expect to have a little spike in weight during my weigh-in tomorrow. However, I have been wrong on my last few weigh-in predictions. But being wrong and still losing weight, is something I would take more times than none.

The last few days have been extremely long. Going to Orlando from Thursday to Saturday and then having to drive to Washington, DC and back, from Monday to Tuesday night, has sure been exhausting. But I am still looking on the bright side because I managed to workout every day, lose weight just about every day, and Patty and I are now heading into some family time with Thanksgiving right around the corner!

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)

Lunch - 1 foot long Chicken Teriyaki sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese and a serving of sun chips = Points 20
Snacks During the Day - 2 granola bars and 1 serving of yogurt pretzels = Points 6
Dinner - 2 cups of steamed chicken and broccoli with a serving of brown rice = Points 8
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream bar = Points 1

Total Points Eaten Today = 35 Points


Today I executed the weight lifting portion of my workout routine: Alternating Cable Chest Press, Pull Downs with Band, and Side Lunges (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Stability Ball Push Ups, Cable Upright Row on Half Ball, and Alternating Dumbbell Hammers (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Bent Over Cable Rows, Side Raises into Flyes, and Alternating Leg Extensions (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Knee Ups in Roman Chair, Dumbbell Skull Crushers on Stability Ball, and Side Dumbbell Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #177 - Weigh-In = 226.6 lbs
Day #177 Weigh-In

Day #177 Front Shot


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