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."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day #184 - Travel Series Part 13b

Today was a bad day for traveling. There were tornado warnings in Alabama this morning when I was flying out. It was raining the entire day in Alabama, in Charlotte for my connecting flight, and at home when I landed. And of course there was a lot of turbulence. But I kept myself busy trying to plan the next few steps for my big event in December. I kept on thinking about how happy I was going to be when I arrived home. I also kept on thinking about what I was going to do in the gym tonight for my workout routine. To make a long story short, I made it home safe and sound.

It felt great getting back into the gym tonight, to execute my weight lifting routine. The part I hate about traveling is that my daily routine can be disrupted some times because not every fitness center, in each hotel, has the equipment I use. But I still manage to make due with what I have. Anyway, getting back into the swing of things, on the weight lifting side, felt awesome. I was sweating up a storm today and I can really feel that I had a good workout tonight. And if I am sore in the morning, that only backs up the hard work that I put into it tonight.

I have been amazed with how my weight keeps on moving down, even though I had an up and down eating week. I mean I didn't over do it, but I still managed to put more food away than I normally tend to do. I guess the extra cardio workouts I had to do, when I didn't have weights, helped to keep my weight in check. The exciting part about this morning's weigh-in was that I was 223.8 lbs! This means I am getting closer to to accomplishing my next goal of making it to 222 lbs. That also means that when I reach this goal, I will have lost 80 lbs since the start of my mission! I am getting pumped up right now just thinking about.

Anyway, it is getting late and I have an important meeting in the morning to attend with my boss. 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 - 1 serving of frosted mini wheat with a serving of low fat milk and a banana = Points 9
Snack During the Day - 2 granola bars = Points 4
Lunch - 1 Turkey Club sandwich and a serving of multigrain sun chips = Points 16
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie = Points 5
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 36 Points (1 point over my daily limit)


Today I executed my weight lifting routine: Dumbbell Press on Stability Ball, Alternating Single Arm Pull Down, and Side Lunges (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Push Ups with Stability Ball, Upright Cable Row, and Alternating Bicep Hammers (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Bent Over Cable Row, Side Raises into Flyes, and Alternating Single Leg Extensions (4 set of each x 15 reps each), and Planks, Triceps Kickbacks with Band, and Side Dumbbell Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #184 - Weigh-In = 223.8 lbs
Day #184 Weigh-In

Day #184 Front Shot


  1. your collarbones are appearing, that is a very good sign. who knew?! ha.


  2. Key lesson for us all: make due with what we have. No matter what the day brings us, we can surely make it work for us and finish the day healthy and happy.

  3. I can feel your excitement!! 80 pounds is amazing, Congratulations.. you're just moments away.