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 8, 2010

Day #191 - Getting Things Done

Today was another long day of working towards getting this big event in Charleston up and running. I believe that most of my day was occupied by meetings. And when I wasn't in a meeting, I was by my computer working on others things that needed to get done. I feel like I am stuck in a weird dream that I can't wake up from. But I realize that this is what has to happen and I am a team player first and fore most. So working hard is what I will do until everything is complete. Come hell or high water, this event will happen and it will be great.

It is funny because I use the same attitude when it comes to my weight loss program. It is not always that easy to stick to something that you know you have to do, in order to stay healthy. I know that eating right and exercising is what I have to do to get healthier and eventually stay in shape. So having all of this knowledge now of knowing how to eat correctly as well as exercise correctly, I know that is what has to get done. It is not a matter of feeling like I have to do it. It is knowing that it has to get done and thus I execute this weight loss program the best I can, to make myself better.

It is amazing what a person can do when they know they have to get something done in order to survive. Whether it be at a job or becoming healthy to live, you will get it done if you know that is what you have to do. Of course making the decision to do it is important, but I think everyone is born with the natural instinct to survive. Anyway, that was my deep thought for the day. I am going to get some sleep before my next wave of meetings are here. Good night and 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)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - 2 cups of cheerios and a cup of 2% milk = Points 9
Snacks During the Day - 100 calorie snack pack and banana = Points 2
Early Afternoon - Grilled chicken on a sandwich roll with fresh mozzarella and a side of fruit = Points 14
Late Afternoon - Turkey on whole wheat bread with a slice of fat free american cheese and a serving of baked tostitos = Points 8
Dinner - 3 slices of roast beef with a small amount of gravy, a serving of white rice,  a side salad, and a dinner roll = Points 18

Total Points Eaten Today = 51 Points (2 points over my daily limit)


I did not make it to the gym today due to meetings all day and a dinner meeting tonight that had us arrive back to the house at 11:00pm. I will make sure to get my weight lifting routine in tomorrow.

Day #191 - Weigh-In = 220 lbs
Day #191 Weigh-In

Day #191 Front Shot


  1. 220.0 lbs?! Are you kidding me...aren't you just freaking out?! Way proud He-man, doing freakin awesome!!!

    Be well, my friend, Joni

  2. Dude, you are doing amazing in the cinsistency department. Making the decision to get the job done is important, it is essential. But so many people do that, but then fail to follow through to the end. Most really barely get started before they revert back to accepting mediocrity. I've been there before, spent years there before. Likely you did too. What is always interesting to hear is why this time, why is it that this time we are following through on that important decision and getting the job done?

  3. 220!!!!! Wowsa's your rocking this journey :)