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, July 10, 2010

Day #41 - Old Friends and New Tricks

Today was a very nice day. I have been working and traveling so much lately, that I really hadn't had the time to sleep in or relax. So today was the first day in a while that I left myself sleep in late and focused on relaxing and enjoying myself. Not only did a I relax but I also was able to hang out with old friends that I have known since college. My buddy and his wife took an hour trip up north today to come and visit myself, my fiancee, and my sister. I have known him for a while and he was actually the person who taught me how to develop and maintain a blog. He too, writes his own blog and the name of it is "The Brew-Thusiast." If you enjoy learning about and drinking all different kinds of beer, then he would be the person to follow. Check it out when you have a free moment.

Anyway, getting back to the point. My buddy, has also struggled with weight issues for a good part of his life. However, over the last two years he had decided to embark on a mission himself to lose the weight and to get healthy. He was over 300 lbs when he started his weight loss program and now he is currently around 215 lbs. He his one of my inspirations for my mission. I have a photograph of him and myself when we were both heavy together. I keep it as a constant reminder of the journey he went through to get to his goal. He has managed to lose the weight and keep it off for two years now. I can only hope that I will accomplish the same thing and reach my goal just like he had reached his.

During the course of the day, we had ended up going to a restaurant called, "Cosi" for dinner. Cosi is great because they offer fairly healthy food that tastes amazing. It is a great place to grab lunch or dinner. Anyway, as we walked into Cosi, I was trying to look up on the Weight Watchers website what the points system was for their meals. To my surprise, it was not in the points system, which wasn't really a problem because I could have easily looked up the ingredients individually in the Weight Watchers book and figured it out myself. My buddy noticed me trying to put the points together and he told me that he could make it really easy for me to find the points value without having to search in the books. Intrigued by what he said, I invited him to let me in on the secret. He had directed me to a website called, "Dotti's Weight Loss Zone" that his wife had found for him when he first started the Weight Watchers program 2 years ago. Let me tell you what, this website is amazing!! It turns out that Dotti is an average person just like you and me who decided to make a healthy change in her life about 12 years ago. Since October of 1998, she has lost a total of 105 lbs and guess how she did it? She followed the Weight Watchers program. Anyway, over the last 12 years she had been compiling so much information, that she created a website that has Weight Watchers points for almost every major food chain and restaurant. She has places on her website that even Weight Watchers doesn't have on theirs. I thought this was the most amazing thing in the world. I had learned a new trick today. So, if you are currently following the Weight Watchers program (I am not saying that you have to) and you are having trouble finding point values for a restaurant you would like to go to, look up "Dotti's Weight Loss Zone" and I am pretty sure she will have what you are looking for.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 3 egg whites on 2 slices of Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Bread with a slice of fat free american cheese = 3 Points
Snack - 2 rice cakes & a Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bar = Points 5
Lunch - 2 Boca Veggie Burgers on 2 slices of Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Bread, 2 slices of fat free american cheese, and a serving of sweet potato fries = Points 10
Dinner - Chicken BMT Sandwich and A side of Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from Cosi = Points 24

Total Points Eaten Today = 42 Points (2 points over my limit)


I woke this morning at 10am and went to the gym first thing. At the gym, I actually did a cardio workout for 30 mins. I had to make it quick because I had to go food shopping before my buddy came up for the day. Tomorrow, I will be doing my lower body workout.

Day #41 - Weigh-In = 275 lbs
Day #41 Weigh-In

Day #41 Front Shot

Day #40 - Too Much Heat is no Good / Adding Variety Works

Dear Diary,

Please make this extremely hot weather, that we are going through, disappear.

Thank You,

- The Heavy Man

For roughly the last two weeks, here in New Jersey, we have been experiencing the most uncomfortable weather. I believe we have been averaging in the high 90's everyday. Now, I don't mind it being hot outside but everyday is a little to much. The type of weather we are going through is not what I like to call "Big Boy Weather." My favorite time to be outside is during the fall and when the winter turns into spring. It is not too hot or too cold. There is a happy medium, that makes me very happy, to be outdoors. It has been so hot lately, that I have been trying to avoid being outside for an extended period of time.

I get so embarrassed in this kind of weather, because I am a natural sweater to begin with, and I tend to sweat a lot more. I used to wear an undershirt underneath my normal shirts because I would sweat so much that it would show through everywhere. I have stopped with the under shirts because I realized it only added to the problem. Lately, I have been wearing dark colors because it is a lot easier to hide, if I am sweating. I made the mistake of putting on a gray shirt, the other day, when I was traveling on my business trip. I was carrying around my book bag through the entire airport and by the time I got to the security line I had a giant sweat mark going down my back. I wasn't the only person to experiencing that but I was still embarrassed. I wish some company would event nice shirts, undershirts, and T-Shirts for everyday use, that wouldn't show you were sweating at all. Thank goodness for air conditioners.

Adding Variety Works

Just recently, I noticed that my hunger has died down quit a bit. I have been going longer between meals without having the urge to snack or eat again. I have been also stepping outside of my comfort zone to try new and creative meals to help me get through this weight loss program. I have mentioned before, that in the past, when I was on a diet, I would tend to stick to the same kinds of foods. It would cause me to get bored and then I would eventually be knocked right off the path. But this time around I had made it goal to incorporate new and exciting meals to keep my interest in eating healthy last a very long time. I have been doing great with expanding my dinner selections. I now want to take it a step further by adding variety to my breakfast and lunches. Now more then ever, I think it will be important to sit down every Sunday and plan out my meals for the week. If anyone has any ideas for new healthy recipes or meals please feel free to let me know. So far, so good.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites on 2 slices of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread = Points 2
Lunch - Half a Rotisserie Chicken, with a side of green beans and cinnamon apples from Boston Market = Points 20
Dinner - 2 cups of chicken and broccoli with a side of brown rice = Points 13
Snack - Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bar and an apple = Point 4

Total Points Eaten Today = 39 Points (1 point under my daily limit)


Today, I stepped it up a notch with my cardio workout. I ran for 40 mins on the elliptical and I also added pedaling backwards to the routine. Let me tell you what, I was sweating more and my legs where getting weak when I was pedaling backwards. Tomorrow I will conducting my new lower body workout.

Day #40 - Weigh-In = 276.4 lbs
Day #40 Weigh-In

Day #40 Front Shot

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day #39 - "Travel Series Part 3c" - Home Sweet Home

I have mentioned before that I used to travel a lot for work and it does take a toll on your body after a while. Since I have started at my new company, I have cut down on the traveling part a good amount. I am spending most of my time in New Jersey traveling back and fourth from my apartment to the office and I can't complain. You would think that having the ability to travel with work would make anyone want to take advantage of it. But I will tell you this, more times then none, I find myself missing home a lot when I travel. I am at that point in my life were I want to concentrate on building my life, growing my family, and of course getting myself healthy. I will continue to travel for work when I need to, but I am quite happy with the mission I chose to develop and am committed to follow. And when I am on the road, I will continue to stay on the path, "The Mission to Healthy."

Where ever I maybe in the world, I always try to put my best foot forward when meeting new people for the first time. While traveling home today, I was forced to fly on, what I would call, the smallest commercial plane ever created. I had to duck when entering and walking through the plane. Not to mention, I had to squeeze into a small chair next to a lady who I thought I was going to crush. We actually had to sit next to each other with the middle arm rest up because I would have never fit into the chair if it was down. I had apologized to her several times for being on top of her. She had told me, "It wasn't my fault at all and it was just like she was sitting next to her son." It turns out that her son was around the same age as me and he was struggling with weight issues as well. She is trying to help him lose weight and was in search of a program that can help. After hearing her story, I proceeded to tell her about the blog site, as well as my struggles with weight. I had also mentioned that I am currently trying Weight Watchers and it has helped me lose 25 lbs. I did also mention to her that the most important key to my weight loss success so far was, the support group that has formed around the blog. It has helped to keep me both inspired and motivated. She had thanked me for the good advice and said that she was going to make sure that her and her son checked out the blog. She was hoping that it would inspire him as well.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 1 fruit cup = Points 2
Lunch - Chicken BLT Salad with fat free french dressing from Wendy's = Points 15
Dinner - French Onion Soup, Steak and mushrooms with broccoli and potatoes = Points 14
Late Night Snack - 5 points worth of mini rice cakes and a Weight Watchers Ice Cream Cone = Points 7

Total Points Eaten Today = 38 Points (2 points under my limit)


I woke up at 5am MST / 7am EST to catch a flight. I was traveling the entire day and I got home at 10pm. I am honestly very exhausted and I didn't get to the gym at all. However, I am back home and my normal workout routine starts again tomorrow. The important things is, that I stayed on the path over the last few travel days and ate very healthy.

Day #39 - Weigh-In = 276.8 lbs
Day #39 Weigh-In

Day #39 Front Shot

Day #38 - "Travel Series Part 3b" - Learning to Adjust When Needed

This morning felt like an extension of the long day that I had yesterday. Last night after getting in late, I managed to write my post and layout everything that I was going to need for my meetings today. This morning I woke up thinking I was set but quickly realized I was far from it. I had been waiting for a call since yesterday morning on the location of my morning meeting that was set for today. The person I was waiting for, did not call me back until the last possible minute. The meeting was set for 10am and he finally called me back at 9am and said that he was going to pick me up at 9:30am. I had originally planned to drive myself to the meeting and was waiting for him to send me the address. So with the change in plans, I only had a half an hour to iron my shirt, eat breakfast, and meet him outside. I managed to get myself ready in about 10 minutes and the last thing I had to do was iron my shirt and put it on. The only problem with that was, the iron wasn't turning on when I plugged it in. I quickly called the front desk and had them rush another iron up to my room. When received the second iron, I plugged it in and it didn't turn on as well. I figured out that it wasn't the iron that wasn't working, it was the electrical outlet in the bathroom that wasn't working. Needless to say, I ended up ironing my shirt and grabbing two "Nutrigrain Bars" out of the hotel store before walking out the front door. After yesterday's events and this morning's iron mishap, I couldn't wait to get my meetings over with and to head back home.

After the meetings were over, I made my way back to the hotel to workout. I don't know what it was this morning but I couldn't, for the life of me, wake up to workout. I think I may have been experiencing a case of jetlag. My business trip is on the other side of the country in the Mountain Time Zone, which is 2 hours behind the Eastern Time Zone back home. Anyway, I made some adjustments and ended up working out in the late afternoon at the hotel.

When I am home, it is easier to go to the gym and have everything there that I need to conduct my normal workout routine. However, when I am traveling, it is not as easy to do so. When I am on the road, I am subject to what is available to me at the hotel and every hotel is different when it comes to fitness equipment. The gym at the current hotel that I am staying at only has a few cardio machines and 4 small weight lifting stations. There wasn't enough equipment for me to do my full workout routine. In the past, I would have given up right there and would have said to myself, "I will workout when I get home." Not this time!! I made my adjustments and ran on the elliptical a little more then I would usually run on a weight lifting day and I used the equipment they had, to create a make shift upper body workout. It wasn't what I originally wanted to do but it was something positive. I adjusted to my surroundings and made it work.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 2 Nutrigrain Bars = Points 4
Lunch - Foot long Chicken Teriyaki sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of cheese, a bag of baked chips, and a side of apple slices (Subway) = Points 19
Dinner - French Onion Soup, Steak and Mushrooms, with a side of broccoli and potatoes (Applebees) = Points 14
Snack - Lunchables Snack Pack = Points 8

Total Points Eaten Today = 45 Points (I went 5 points over my limit)


I ran for 30 mins on the elliptical machine. Then I conducted a make shift upper body workout with the equipment that was available in the hotel fitness center: Chest Press (3 sets x 15 reps), Lat Pull Down (3 Sets x 15 reps), Cable Row (3 Sets x 15 reps), Triceps Pull Downs (3 sets x 15reps), and Biceps Cable Curls (3 sets x 15 reps).

Day #38 - Weigh-In = 276.2 lbs (I packed my scale and brought it on the road with me and weighed myself first thing this morning)
Day #38 Weigh-In

Day #38 Front Shot

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day #37 - "The Heavy Man's, Travel Series Part 3a" - On The Road Again

If you are new to the blog, I have a job that demands a lot of hours from my life. However, one of the perks of my job is getting to travel all over this fine country of ours. I have seen good travel days, I have seen rough travel days, and I have seen just down right ugly travel days. Today was one of those days that kinda fell between the rough and the ugly.

On a day like today,when you spend basically the whole day traveling, eating healthy can get a little tricky. You have to know where to look in an airport in order to find a nice healthy meal on the go. But first, my day started out pretty well. I went into the office for about 3 hours this morning to make sure that I had everything I need for my meeting tomorrow. After I left the office, the real fun began. I got to Laguardia Airport, in NYC, in a decent amount of time and had about two hours to spare. However, the directional signs at the airport don't tell you exactly which airlines are at which terminals. I ended up circling the entire airport 4 times passing through each terminal until I finally found my airline. Then, I got out of my car, unloaded my bags, said goodbye to my fiancee, and went inside to check-in. About 15 minutes later, right before I walked up to the security line, I received a call from my fiancee. I had accidentally taken the keys to the apartment and my car with me. She was driving my push to start, Nissan Cube, back to New Jersey with no keys in it. She managed to get the car back to my apartment without the keys!!! I have no idea how that was even possible.

Anyway, after that whole debacle, I had to run through security to my gate with no food in my stomach. The key when you are running late at an airport and need food, is to find the booths that already have healthy sandwiches and fruit cups pre-maid. They have the nutritional facts on the back that I can type into my Weight Watchers' Points Calculator to give me a quick points summary. So, I found one of those booths, grabbed a sandwich and a fruit cup and got onto the plane in just enough time. Once everyone was boarded on the plane, we started to taxi towards the runway when all of a sudden the captain comes on the intercom and says we have to turn around back to the gate to refuel. The airplane did not have enough fuel to get to Chicago. What?!?! It took us almost an hour to refuel and to take off.

We ended up arriving to Chicago at the same time my connecting flight was boarding. I had to quickly get off the plane and run to the next gate before it was to late to board. I was again running to catch a plane with no food in my stomach. I managed to find another healthy food booth right next to my connecting flight's gate. I quickly grabbed a sandwich, a bottle of water, and an apple. After I was boarded on the second plane, we ended up sitting online to get to the runway for an hour and a half. I ended up getting to my final destination an hour past the time I was supposed to originally arrive. But that didn't stop me at all from writing today's post. I am very happy that I worked out first thing this morning as well as managed to eat healthy during the course of this very long travel day. Hopefully all this work leads to a great meeting tomorrow.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites on 2 slices of Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Bread = Points 2
Snack - 3 rice cakes = Points 3
Early Afternoon - Turkey, light mayo, and flat bread sandwich with a fruit cup (Cosi Food Booth) = Points 11
Late Afternoon - Turkey and provolone multi grain sandwich with light mayo and an apple = Points 11
Dinner - I got landed so late that I purchased a small Lunchables snack pack and a bag of baked potato chips = Points 12

Total Points Eaten Today = 39 Points (1 point under my limit)


This morning I got up at 7:30am and went to the gym. I ran on the elliptical for 30 mins and then I did a core body workout that consisted of medicine ball crunches and dumbbell side raises. There is a fitness center and the hotel I am staying at. I will try to conduct an upper body workout with what is available at the fitness center tomorrow morning.

Day #37 - Weigh-In = 276.6 lbs (I weighed myself this morning when I woke up)
Day #37 Weigh-In
Day #37 Front Shot

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day #36 - Once and A While Won't Hurt

It is 11:16pm on Mon, July 5, 2010 and I just arrived home from a long but fun 4th of July weekend. I managed to go the whole weekend keeping my urges and temptations under control. There was a ton of food that was made available this weekend and some how I came out of it without gorging myself to the point that I couldn't move. I'll tell you what, in the past, it would have been all over from the second I step foot in side the house. I would have eaten junk food for snacks, at least 6 cheese burgers during the course of a day, tons of side dishes, and I would have probably put down at least 2 2Liters of Coke by myself. But some how I found a way to keep my food consumption under control. Of course it helps to have a bunch of people on your side helping you get through the weekend. Not to mentioned, I was constantly moving in very hot weather. I was keeping so busy that I also managed to lose about 3 pounds this weekend in the process.

Right before we left to drive home, my fiance and I treated her niece to dinner. We stopped at Friendly's on our way back to her house. At this point of the day, I had managed to have 21 points left for dinner. We were moving around so much today that we really didn't sit down to have a full meal at all until dinner. Anyway, I started my dinner with a nice steak, rice, and broccoli meal and ended off strong. I came to the conclusion tonight, that in order to keep sane during my new healthy life style, it wouldn't hurt to indulge my insane cravings every once and a while. I have heard from a few different sources, as well as read up on it, that it is okay to indulge yourself every now and then. I am human, and I will get cravings from time to time that will only get worse the more I try to suppress them. So, eating an unhealthy dish every once and a while helps to suppress that craving, making it easier for me to concentrate on sticking to a healthy life style. The dish I had tonight was a Rieces Pieces Ice Cream Sundae. Now, I have gone #35 Days without straying from my mission at all and I did so well this weekend that I decided to treat myself to an unhealthy ice cream sundae. Let me share this with you all, it may have tasted great but my stomach is in knots because it is not used to having this much sugar and crap in it anymore. This can also be a great tool for reminding yourself on how you used to feel after every meal before the mission started. I know for myself, I will be back to eating healthy again starting tomorrow morning.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Early Afternoon - I slept in this morning because I was so worn out from yesterday. I had a small cheese burger with a side of fruit  = Points 12
Late Afternoon - Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Chik-Fil-A = Points 5
Snack - Fruit cup = Points 2
Dinner - 1 serving of steak tips, with a side of rice and broccoli = Points 11
Dessert - Rieces Pieces Ice Cream Sundae (Friendly's) = I couldn't find anything that told me how many points a sundae like this was. So I am going to say that it took up the remaining 10 points I had for the day plus some activity points that I have earned during the course of the week. One bad meal every once and a while won't hurt.

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (Plus whatever the sundae counts for)


I was honestly so busy this weekend helping setup, cooking, breaking down, and cleaning up for the party that I really didn't have any time to workout. I also did not have a gym available to me and it was dangerously hot to run out side. However, because I was constantly moving this weekend, I managed to lose 3 pounds, On a Holiday Weekend!!!! Tomorrow I will back into the swing of working out and eating great.

Day #36 - Weigh-In = 276.2 lbs (I managed to lose 3 lbs this weekend)
Day #36 Weigh-In

Day #36 Front Shot

Monday, July 5, 2010

Day #35 - I Survived the 4th!!!!

Many of you have probably experienced a big family get together at some point in your lifetime whether it be a birthday party, family reunion, wedding, graduation or a holiday. These amazing events most likely consist of games, presents, music, and of course..... food. Well, I can tell you from experience, nothing beats a birthday party / holiday party.

I am currently in Dover Delaware for the holiday weekend spending time with my fiance's, and soon to be, my family. Every year, my fiance's sister throws a birthday party for her three children on the 4th of July weekend. These parties usually consist of a lot of family members, tons of games, water guns, Nerf guns, water slides, music, and tons of food. This year we came up a little early to help setup for the party. We have been up since 8:00am this morning helping to create an awesome party. My main job this year was to help cook the food on the grill and let me tell you, it was a serious challenge for me to not eat everything in sight. We were cooking spareribs, sausages, cheese burgers, turkey burgers, hots dogs, and potatoes on the grill. I didn't even mention the food that was cooked in the kitchen. I don't think my mouth has watered so much in a very long time. I managed to keep myself under control by eating little pieces of fruit when I had the urge to grab a cheese burger. Needless to say, I managed to push myself through the day without stuffing my face.

One of best things to happen to me since I have started this mission was the support group that has developed around the blog. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me this far. Anyway, one of coolest things happened this weekend pertaining to the support group. We took my fiance's nine year old niece bowling yesterday. While at the bowling alley my fiancee and her niece went to go purchase a couple of waters for us. My fiancee later told me, that day, that her niece turned down buying a soda. My fiancee said that it was fine if she wanted a soda and her niece said, "I don't want a soda, I would like a water because Uncle Chris is on a diet and I want to help him eat healthy." I thought that was the coolest thing to hear. It turns out that she over heard her mother saying that I was on a diet and she wanted to help me eat healthy during the day. That motivated me through the entire weekend. A nine year old girl, who is not even a blood relative, wanted to help me with my diet. That, I think, is very inspiring.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites on a honey multi grain bagel = Points 7
Lunch - 2 Turkey burgers, with two slices of american cheese on a regular hamburger bun with a side of fruit = 16
Snack - Three medium sized spareribs = 6 Points
Dinner - 2 small hamburgers with 2 slices of american cheese on a regular hamburger bun = Points 18

Total Points Eaten Today = 47 Points (I went 7 points over my limit. I consider this a big win today, considering the amount of food that was available. I also was moving the entire day, lifting heavy things, and cooking in very hot weather. I wouldn't be surprised if I lost a little more weight then usually today).


I really did not have anytime to do a gym workout today. We were up at 8am setting up tents, tables, chairs, water slides, games, etc.... today. We didn't finish cleaning up until about 10:30pm. It wasn't a normal workout but I was sweating a ton and constantly moving today. Not bad for a holiday / birthday party. Tomorrow, I will be running and doing my core body workout.

Day #35 -Weigh-In = 279.0 lbs (Today I officially started to weigh myself every morning. I came to this conclusion after receiving some advice from a couple of blog followers as well as doing some research. Every source points to the same answer, the best time to weigh yourself is in the morning, after you wake up and go to the bathroom).
Day #35 Weigh-In

Day #35 Front Shot

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day #34 - Well, Morning It Is!

Yesterday's post was focused on my frustrations for not fully understanding why my weight fluctuates from morning to night and from day to day. I also mentioned some theories yesterday that I have heard in the past pertaining to why weight fluctuates but I had to know how much of that was true. So today, I conducted some research and I found some answers to back up my speculations pertaining to the concerns I had in my Day #33 post.

I had found out that it is true a person's body weight can vary at different parts of the day as well as from day to day. This fluctuation in weight is due to food and water consumption during the day. It can also be due to muscle gain as well. Also, I found some info on several websites that explained a similar message that I have been mentioning for the past few days now, "Your own perception can be the most valuable tool to help you track your weight control progress. If you physically feel better and your clothes are feeling lose then you are doing your weight loss program correctly." WOW..... remember what I said a few posts ago, "Your Clothes Don't Lie." It always feels great when you can find answers and advice while researching to solve an issue.

I also asked the question yesterday, "When is the best time to weigh yourself?" Out of the responses that I received back, a majority of everyone had said that, weighing yourself first thing in the morning after you go to the bathroom is the best time. I also wanted to research this topic a little bit more and every website I found said the same thing. It is also important to weigh yourself at the same time during the day, consistency is the key. So, from this point on, I will be weighing myself every morning at the same time, before I go to the gym to workout. I want to stay as accurate as I possibly can.

Tomorrow, I will be attending a family birthday party / 4th of July BBQ. There is sure to be tons of food at this event. I will let everyone know how I make out dealing with all of the temptations that I encounter during the day. Wish me luck!!

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 3 egg whites on 2 slices of Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Bread with a slice of fat free american cheese = Points 3
Early Afternoon - Turkey on whole wheat bread with light mayo and a slice of provolone cheese, and a side of apple slices = Points 11
Late Afternoon - I took my fiancee and my niece to Applebee's. I had 2 1/2 mozzarella sticks, steak and portabello mushrooms, with a side of broccoli and potatoes = Points 16
Dinner - Turkey and a slice of white american cheese on whole wheat toast and a side of apple slices (Wawa) = Points 10

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (I hit my new limit)


I woke again this morning, this time at 8:00am and went to the gym. I ran for 10 mins on the elliptical and then I conducted my back and triceps workout: Lat Pull Downs (4 sets of 15 reps, 12 reps, 10 reps, & 8 reps), Seated Row (4 sets of 12 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps, & 6 reps), Lying Skull Crushers (4 sets of 15 reps, 12 reps, 10 reps, & 8 reps), Bent Over Rows (3 sets of 8 reps, 10 reps, & 12 reps), Over Head Dumbbell Extensions (3 sets of 8 reps, 10 reps, & 12 reps), Standing Triceps Push downs (4 sets - 2 sets with rope, 2 sets with straight bar), Standing Dumbbell Shrugs (4 sets of 15 reps). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio and my bore body workout.

Day #34 - Weigh-In = 279.4 lbs (I lose 1 point off my Weight Watchers daily point allowance becuase I broke into the 270's)
Day #34 Weigh-In

* I am in Delaware for a family birthday party and 4th of July BBQ
Day #34 Front Shot