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."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day #234 - A Determination to Succeed

Yesterday (Wed, Jan 19, 2011) was day #2 of my current gym dilemma. To recap my last two days, I found on late Tuesday night, that my gym was shut down due to bankruptcy. And after finding out this very disappointing news, I realized that I was left without an official place to workout at. It wouldn't be as bad if it was not winter time because I could easily run outside. But that is not the case, which brought up some cause for panic the last two days. Plus I need a place to execute my weight lifting routine as well. So with all of this in mind, I made it a priority yesterday, to find a new place to workout.

I spent most of the day in the office yesterday and did not have any time to research new gyms. Luckily Patty took the time yesterday to do so, while she was at home. Plus my brother had some input about his gym that he uses, which is in the next town over from where we live. And as soon as I was done with work, I made my way home to eat dinner and then to visit potential gyms. I went straight to the gym that my brother recommended because it was the closest to my apartment. And believe it or not, I fell in love with it as soon as I walked in the doors. It is gigantic and has plenty of weights, cardio machines, and weight lifting machines for me to be able to do what I needed to get done. And the best part is, that it is only $10 / month and I can cancel at any time if I wanted to. So ladies and gentlemen, I am now an official member of Platinum Fitness in Verona, NJ.

I am extremely happy with myself for having the determination to find a new gym right away and to not waste any time in doing so. I could have easily packed it up and said I will look for one over the weekend or next week. But I did not want to lose any momentum that I had built up recently. During my long 7 1/2 month mission so far, I have gone through 3 scales and now I am currently on my second gym. And I have not lost a step yet. If that isn't determination, then I don't know what is. Until next post my friends, have a great day!

With that being said, let's get to the details of yesterday (Wed, Jan 19, 2011):

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 45 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a multigrain roll = Points 8
Snacks - 2 servings of wheat thins and 2 apples = Points 8
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef Stroganoff (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 10
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef Stroganoff (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 10
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 5
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cup = Points 4

Total Points Eaten = 45 Points


Yesterday I ran for 30 mins on the treadmill at my new gym (Platinum Fitness). Today I will be executing my weight lifting routine.

Day #234 - Weigh-In = 203.4 lbs
Day #234 Weigh-In

Day #234 Front Shot


  1. I'm glad you've found a gym again. Sounds like you're back in business. By the way, I like your clear scale. Looks awesome. Cheers, Rick

  2. Rick,

    Thank you for your support. It means a lot!! I love this scale, it is the most accurate scale that I have had to date and it comes with me everywhere!

    I hope you have a great day my friend!

    - The Heavy Man

  3. Way to go for not using your old gym closing as an excuse to slack off! So proud of you!


  4. 203 is awesome!! Glad you found a new gym :)