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."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day #185 - Almost Time to Depart

Today was an extremely busy day because I am leaving for Charleston, SC tomorrow for the entire month of December. So you can only imagine how much packing and work I had to get done today before I left. However, all the preparation time that I needed today was delayed a little because of an important meeting that I had to attend with my boss in New York City. The meeting went very well but it was the traveling to and from the meeting that took forever. We left our office this morning at 9:40am for NYC, and it took us roughly 3 hours to get through traffic and find the office building that our meeting was at. The meeting then took another 3 hours and then we had to sit in another 3 hours of traffic going back to the office. I did not get back to the office until late. And that would be a normal days worth of work and then I would be able to go home for the night. But I then had to pack the rental truck with all of our equipment for the month. I did not get home until 9:00pm tonight and I still had to pack my bags.

I am now at home getting packed for the long business trip. Patty must have tried to convince me at least 10 times to not go and to stay home with her. Believe me, I would much rather be spending the holidays at home with her and my family. Unfortunately life deals you some curve balls and I try to roll with them as much as possible. I did manage to eat healthy the entire day yet again. And when my boss wanted to stop at McDonald's for something to eat, I told him that I was not going to allow us to eat unhealthy after a successful meeting today. So we ended going to the deli next door to McDonald's, where I purchased a nice healthy turkey sandwich. Hmmm..... not bad.

Anyway, it is getting late and I want to finish up all of my packing so I can try and get some sleep tonight before my very long drive down south. So when you hear from me tomorrow night, I will be somewhere between here and there. Good night my friends!!

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 multigrain roll with a slice of american cheese = Points 7
Lunch - Turkey sandwich with a slice of american cheese and a serving of popcorn chips = Points 14
Dinner - 1 serving of Chicken Parm (Weight Watcher's Recipe) and a serving of whole wheat pasta = Points 11
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 2

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


I did not make it to the gym today. I was really busy with the meeting in New York City and packing for my trip to Charleston, SC. I will be doing cardio tomorrow.

Day #185 - Weigh-In = 223.8 lbs
Day #185 Weigh-In

Day #185 Front Shot


  1. Just wanted to say you're looking fantastic! You must feel great! Almost 80lbs is amazing! congrats.

  2. That was a lot of traveling time! Glad the meeting went well. 223 is absolutely awesome :)

  3. 223?! holy cow! that's really astonishing. you are really rocking, keep up the good work! congrats, Joni