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."

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day #207 - The Starting Date is Almost Here

It is almost Christmas time but I feel like Patty and I are the only people, tied to this event, that will be working on Saturday. I feel a sadness deep inside every time I think about it. I can guarantee that this will be the last time that we miss the holidays at home like this. Today was another long day of work and we actually started to think about next year's event in the process. We were developing ways on how to make it better, while not going through all of the same headaches we went through this year. It is true what they say, the first time is always the most difficult. I have a feeling that next year's event will be 10 times better and even more efficient.

I am counting down the days until Patty and I move into the hotel. That magic number is now 2 days. At least in the hotel I will be able to lift weights and run on a normal routine once again. Thus making it easier for me to get back to my daily routine. I have been working out everyday but not the way I want to. Running every night is great but I need to get my weight lifting workout back into the mix. Any exercise is better than no exercise but I do miss my normal routine a lot. It also helps that I have been eating pretty good since I arrived down here. In the last 3 weeks, I only had 2 cheat meals. That is not bad at all, considering that I have not been home for a while now.

Anyway, tomorrow is another important day for getting work done. The participants will be heading down here on Sunday and I want to make sure that everything is covered and taken care of before they are here. I hope you all have a great night and I will talk you 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)

Lunch - Foot long double turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese, a serving of cheddar sun chips, and apple slices (Subway) = Points 23
Snack - A serving of wheat thins = Points 3
Dinner - 2 servings of Tuna Roll (Sushi), 1 cup of hibachi chicken, 1 cup of white rice, a salad with honey mustard dressing, and a cup of edamame = Points 22

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


I ran for 30 mins outside. I will probably end up running outside for the next 2 nights and then get back into my weight lifting routine on Sunday, when I get into the hotel.

Day #207 - Weigh-In = 212.0 lbs
Day #207 Weigh-In

Day #207 Front Shot


  1. You are doing great for being away from home... I hope you and Patty can enjoy some fun time on Christmas day!

  2. Hang in there. I am so happy Patty is with you. I have been away from your blog for awhile, but have thought of you. Stay strong. You will all learn alot (as you wrote) to make next year easier and more efficient. You have made terrific progress this year. Stay strong, my blogger friend, through this wonderful season. Merry Christmas, Michele

  3. If I don't have my routine I am lost. The fact that you are finding a way to somewhat stick to yours away from home is unbelievable. You will probably feel a huge sense of normalcy once you hit the hotel. That has got to be better for you.

    At least you and Patty are together and you aren't alone. I hope you have a good Christmas with her.

  4. Wishing you and Patty a Merry Christmas!
    Hope you get a little time to yourselves.
    I know you'll be happy to back to a routine.

  5. Hi There

    Just found your blog thru Allan's. Your blog is great. Keep up the awesome work. Have a happy and a healthy