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, February 19, 2011

Day #264 - Getting Back To The Streets

Today was absolutely beautiful outside and was a very pleasant change of pace from the extremely cold winter New Jersey has had so far this year. And when it is 60 degrees outside the entire day, it only makes the work day go by even slower. Thank goodness I had a ton of work to do today, to keep the clock moving forward at a decent pace. But I have said it before and I will say it again..... Thank God it is Friday.

As I left work tonight, I was trying to figure out what I was going to do in terms of working out. And after a few minutes of pondering my options, it popped into my head, I will run outside tonight! For those of you who have gotten to know me over the past few months, you know that I enjoy running outside. And for those of you who are getting to know me now, it hasn't always been that way. I used to despise running because it meant I had to move at a faster pace then I was accustom to. Hence the 302 lb problem I had developed a while back. Anyway, I decided it was time to take my cardio routine back to the streets tonight.

It has been almost a month and a half since I was able to run outside. This long period of time was due to bad weather that has been brought on by this very long winter. I was able to run a lot down in Charleston during the month of December but it was nothing like being able to run at home. So with my excitement starting to get out of control, I made my way outside. I did not waste any time heading towards my old running route, that got me through the starting stages of running.

During my run, I was noticing how much easier it was for me. I remember when I first started a few months ago and I couldn't wait to get from point "A" to point "B" and then back home. It almost felt like I was running because I had to, not because I wanted to. Well things have certainly changed since then. I enjoyed my 45 minutes of cardio tonight. It gave me a feeling of being myself again in my own environment. One thing is for certain, I hope Spring comes fast because I definitely want to be running outside instead of in the gym. Anyway, it is getting late and I have a full day of things that have to get done tomorrow. Until tomorrow, have a great night my friends.

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

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

Breakfast - Egg whites on a multigrain roll with a slice of american cheese = Points 8
Snacks - 1 apple = Points 0
Early Afternoon - (1) 6" Chicken Teryikai sub on wheat bread with a slice of american cheese and a serving of sun chips (Subway) = Points 15
Late Afternoon - (1) 6" Double Turkey sub on wheat bread with a slice of american cheese and apple slices = Points 10
Dinner - 1 serving of steak with brown rice and steamed vegetables = Points 11
Dessert - 1 serving of WW ice cream = Points 4

Total Points Eaten = 48 Points (4 points over my daily limit)


Today I ran outside for 45 minutes. Tomorrow I will be executing my weight lifting routine and I also have baseball practice.

Day #264 - Weigh-In = 198.8 lbs
Day #264 Weigh-In

Day #264 Front Shot

Friday, February 18, 2011

Days #257 - #263 - I AM BACK!!

Hey everyone!!!! I am back and I am very sorry it has taken me this long to write my next post. Since last Friday, my life has been busy and I apologize for disappearing. It was not intended but I am back now and it is time to get down to business. So the last week has been very eventful. I have gone down in weight, then back up in weight, and back down. My birthday weekend was a huge contributor to this weight roller coaster. But I did manage to get through this past weekend with only gaining a few pounds. And it is now the end of the current week and I am still go strong. I did however have a cheat meal with Patty tonight, celebrating good news. What I want to do now is share with you all a little bit from each day, during the past week, and show you the update photos from each day as well.

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 (Day #257)

Friday was the day before my birthday and it just so happened to be my father's b-day as well. So of course I called to wish him a happy birthday. And of course it was the last day of the week, which meant that the weekend was upon me. Friday just so happen to be the day when I weighed-in the least since the start of this mission.
Day #257 Front Shot
Day #257 Weigh-In
Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 (Day #258)

Happy birthday to me!!! Yes my friends, my birthday was Saturday and I turned 28 years old. A fun fact about Saturday is that I was a over 100lbs lighter than I was on my birthday last year!! I just so happen to pig out on Saturday as well with a nice Hibachi dinner, followed by a night of drinking and fun. And as you can see I was still in the 196 lbs range Saturday morning.
Day #258 Front Shot
Day #258 Weigh-In
Sunday, Feb 13, 2011 (Day #259)

Sunday I woke up with what many people call a "hang over." All I have to say is that it was a good birthday :-) I also had my official birthday breakfast with my mom, step father, and grandma. It was a great way to start the morning. You will also notice that my weight went up a little due to the partying from the night before. Whoops!
Day #259 Front Shot
Day #259 Weigh-In
Monday, Feb 14, 2011 (Day #260)

The day that everyone fears because it is time to go back to work. Believe it or not, my body was still  feeling the affects of the weekend and I felt like I was dragging ass the entire day. But I did manage to get myself to basketball for a nice 2 hours of cardio. Patty and I didn't end up doing much for Valentine's Day because she had night classes and we were both exhausted. I did however manage to stay away from all of the, not so good foods, that Valentine's Day brings to the table.
Day #260 Front Shot
Day #260 Weigh-In
Tues, Feb 15, 2011 (Day #261) - Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (Day #262)

Nothing happened at all on both Tues and Wed. That seems to happen a lot because they are both in the middle of the week and are usually boring days. I did however stick to the mission and the healthy eating routine. So that is a definite plus. You can also notice that I started to go back down in weight as well.

Day #261 (Tues) Front Shot
Day #261 Weigh-In
Day #262 (Wed) Front Shot
Day #262 Weigh-In
And that brings me to today (Thurs, Feb 17, 2011 - Day #263). It was a very eventful day at work and in my personal life. I received some very good news from an old friend that I am excited about. I also worked my butt off at work to get a lot of things done. I then decided to pick up some flowers for Patty and to treat her to a nice dinner. A dinner that I just so happen to have a cheat meal during. So we all should expect to see my weight go back up again on the scale, come tomorrow morning. I am not worried though, because I am about to kick my mission into another gear. My wedding is six short months away and I am going to look damn good by the time it is here. Anyway my friends, I had fun catching up with you all and I look forward to my next post, which will definitely be tomorrow....... I promise!!

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

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

* Today I had a cheat meal with Patty, celebrating some good news.

Breakfast - 4 Eggo nutrigrain waffles
Snacks - 1 pear, 2 servings of wheat thins, and 1 serving of baked chips
Lunch - (1) 6" double turkey sub on wheat bread with a slice of american cheese and a serving of baked chips
Dinner - Half of a sampler appetizer, chicken with pasta and alfredo sauce


I did not workout today. I went straight from work to pick up Patty and we went out to dinner.

Day #263 Weigh-In
Day #263 - Weigh-In = 197.8 lbs

Day #263 Front Shot

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sorry.... I Will Be Back Soon

To all my friends,

I am sorry for disappearing over the past week. My birthday celebration this past weekend was awesome and I have been tied up at work the last few days. I have still kept up with my healthy eating and workout routine. So I haven't been gone from the mission. It have just been a little wrapped up lately in life. But that is no excuse and I will be back to posting every day starting tomorrow. I appreciate everyone's patience and I hope you are not mad at me. Until tomorrow my friends, have a great night!!

Your friend,

The Heavy Man