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."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day #187 - Day #1 in Charleston, SC

I want to first start off by saying that Charleston, SC is a very beautiful city. Especially the location that we are staying in for this entire month. The area is called the, "Isle of Palms." And let me tell you, the weather and the landscapes are amazing! However, I am starting to get home sick and I miss Patty a lot already. I just have to keep on reminding myself that time will go by quickly if I keep focused on my work and staying healthy. Anyway, today was a very long and productive day for work. I managed to get a lot done, which is a good start to the month.

We went exploring a little today, in the small area of Charleston that we are staying in. I will get some pictures up very soon for you all to see.The best part about the house that we are renting, is that we get free memberships to the gym right down the street. There is also a recreational building right around the corner from us with indoor and outdoor basketball courts! I can continue to work on my game while I am away from home. We ended up playing for a little bit today, to breakup the work day. I also ran outside for the first time in about a month because the weather was awesome tonight. So I think I am off to a good start so far on Day #1 of this business trip. We didn't get our passes today for the gym so I had to make due with what I had.

I also noticed that I missed my side shot picture for the beginning of this month. However, I think I am going to wait until I get home (January 2nd) because I want the side shots to look the same. I think it shows a better comparison if I take the side shot photos in the same exact elements every time. But I still took a side shot tonight which I might keep hidden for a while, maybe as a secret photo. Kind of like a never before seen episode of a famous TV show. I think all of the travel has finally caught up to me...... lol. Anyway, it is getting late and I want to try to catch up on sleep before the long weekend hits. I will talk to you all tomorrow.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 49 Points)

*Weight Watcher's has launched a new program called PointsPlus. It has taken the place of the old program and everyone has been converted over to it. I spent a while tonight trying to figure out the details and that is why my daily points limit is higher now than it has been in the past. I will talk about it in tomorrow's post. But for now, I am sorry if my the new points system seems a little confusing.

Lunch - 1 foot long Chicken Teriyaki sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese with a serving of baked chips and apples slices = Points 26
Dinner - 2 cups of steamed chicken and broccoli, with a cup of fried brown rice, and an egg roll = Points 22

Total Points Eaten Today = 48 Points (1 point under my daily limit)


Today I played basketball for about an hour and a half. I then ran outside tonight for 30 mins. It felt great being able to run outside again. Tomorrow I will execute my weight lifting routine if we get our gym passes.

Day #187 - Weigh-In = 223.0 lbs
Day #187 Weigh-In

Day #187 Front Shot


  1. Stay focused and everything will work out. Patty will be down there soon too spend Christmas and New Year's with you. The time will go by fast and before you know it you will be back in freezing New Jersey! Love you Mom

  2. I'm starting the new plan on Monday :) Let me know what you think of it!

  3. I just discovered your blog today. I look forward to visiting again. (Sorry this comment almost sounds like one of those silly spam ones).