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."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day #189 - Weight Lifting Once Again!

Another day down, another day closer to getting back home. Today was another long day of planning, developing, and executing for work. It sucks to say, but from now until the end of December, I will be working none stop. But the prize at the end, developing and executing a successful event, might be able to help me get through this next big push. I did feel a little bit of panic start to set in today because there is so much that has to get done. However, I was able to eliminate that feeling by working out tonight. And I didn't just go running again, I was able to lift weights........ Finally!!!! I felt crappy going into the workout and after I was done, my entire demeanor had changed. While executing my workout, I managed to calm myself down and remembered that taking things one step at a time, will help me get things done. I feel a lot better now and I am ready to hit the ground running tomorrow.

Not only did I manage to get into a gym today, I also continued with my healthy eating routine as well. Today was the third day that I was on the new Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program and I have to admit that I am liking it. First off, my points value is higher than it use to be because Weight Watcher's has developed a new calculation that is totally different from the old program. The new points calculation looks at 4 key nutrients (Fat, Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fiber) that we find in every day food, that help us stay satisfied while losing weight. So instead of just counting calories, this new program looks at the components of calories (macro nutrients) to better account how each of our bodies processes food and how satisfying that food is to us. But having a higher amount of points, doesn't mean that I get to eat a lot more. This new calculation as been applied to every single piece of food that is in the Weight Watcher's database. And a majority of everything has gone up in points value as well. I think the website might be able to explain it a little better, Check it out when you get a moment, you might find something you like. And like I have mentioned before, I am not pushing anyone to do this program. I am only suggesting that you see what it is about because it has helped me lose 81 lbs in the last 6 months and I am not going to stop anytime soon. I think the new program is very interesting and it seems to be working for me as well.

Well it is getting late once again and I have a meeting to attend early tomorrow morning. I am extremely happy that I finally made it to a gym today to lift weights. And I can honestly say that working out every day, has given me away to escape everything that stresses me out. 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 - 49 Points)
(I am currently following the new Weight Watcher's PointsPlus Program)

Breakfast - Egg whites on whole wheat bread with a slice of fat free american cheese and an apple = Points 4
Snacks During the Day - 1 apple = Points 0
Early Afternoon - Grilled chicken sandwich with a slice of american cheese, a serving of collard greens, and an extra piece of chicken = Points 17
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 17
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches on whole wheat bread with a serving of scoops chips and salsa = Points 9

Total Points Eaten Today = 47 Points (2 points under my daily limit)


Today I executed my weight lifting routine: Alternating Single Arm Cable Press, Lat Pull Down, and Side Dumbbell Lunges (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Bench Push Ups, Cable Upright Rows, and Alternating Single Arm Bicep Curls (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Bent Over Cable Rows, Side Raises into Flyes, and Alternating Single Leg Extensions (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Planks, Triceps Push Downs, and Side Dumbbell Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #189 - Weigh-In = 221.4 lbs
Day #189 Weigh-In

Day #189 Front Shot


  1. Good for you to have found the gym and for eating great! Stay strong! You will be home soon!

  2. Good work man! You are motivating me now I may start doing some of this stuff with you lol.