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, February 23, 2011

Days #265 - #269 - Catching Up

Hello my friends!!! I have yet again been caught up in the crazy saga that I like to call my life. I don't even think "busy" is the word that can describe the last few days. And it is not just my work life that has been busy, it is my personal life as well. Now I am not complaining at all, I actually prefer to be busy instead of being bored with nothing to do. Anyway, the last week has been crazy but it has also been productive. To tell you the truth, so much has happened that I really can't remember what things happened on which days.

The good thing is, that no matter what happens in my life, I am still going to stay true to my mission and my health. Which means I kept to my healthy eating routine as well as working out every day. Speaking of working out, I have been doing a lot more cardio lately because my lifting partner, Paul, is about to have his first child any time now. So he has been with his wife the last few days helping her along the way. And I wish them the best of luck! Anyway, as I mentioned above, I have been sticking to my mission and I have managed to get myself down to 196 lbs as of yesterday and this morning. I am determined to make it into the mid 180s and then I want to start building more muscle and toning my body. I will have a body worthy of a magazine cover by the time my wedding date is here!

I am now going to leave you with the many update photos that I have taken over the last few days that will illustrate my progress. I have missed you all and I will talk to you again tomorrow.

Saturday, Feb 19, 2011 (Day #265)
Front Shot
Sun, Feb 20, 2011 (Day #266)
Front Shot
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 (Day #267)
Front Shot
Tues, Feb 22, 2011 (Day #268)
Front Shot
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 (Day #269)
Front Shot
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man 43 - Points) *My daily points has gone down because I broke through the 200 lbs wall.
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - 4 Eggo nutrigrain waffles = Points 7
Snacks - 1 apple, 1 pear, 1 yogurt pretzel pack, and 1 serving of baked tostitos = Points 6
Early Afternoon - 2 pieces of Chicken Parm (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 9
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca Chicken Patty on WW whole wheat bread with a slice of WW american cheese and a serving of back tostitos = Points 11
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Beef Stroganoff (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 10

Total Points Eaten Today = 43 Points


Today I executed my weight lifting routine: Lat Pull Downs (Front - 3 sets), Lat Pull Downs (Back - 3 sets), Upright Rows (3 sets), Bent Over Rows (3 sets), Seated Cable Rows (3 sets), Dumbbell Shrugs (3 sets), Straight Bar Curls (3 sets), Preacher Curls (3 sets), and Front Straight Bar Curls (3 sets). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Am Still Here

Hey Friends,

I hope you all had a great weekend and last few days. I just wanted to let you all know that I am still here and I am still going strong. I am upset with myself for not being able to keep up with my posts like I was able to before the month of December. Things have been extremely busy with both my work and personal lives. But that doesn't mean I don't think about you all every single day. I have a post that I am planning for tomorrow, to catch you up on what has been going on with me the last few days. I know I promised I would be posting again every night but the last few days have been crazy and I have some exciting things happening that I can share with you guys soon!

I have been still going strong with the mission and I have been taking my update photos every day like usual. Speaking of update photos, my "Side Shot" post for next month is coming soon! Anyway, as of this morning I weighed in at 196 lbs!! I think I want to get down to the mid 180's and then start building the muscle back up.

Thank you all for being patient and please stick with me as I take a huge step into the next part of my life. You have been so supportive of me and very motivational as well. I have truly made life long friends with each and every one of you!!

I will talk to you all tomorrow and be prepared to see a ton of update photos as well as a recap of my last week. Until then my friends, have a great night!!

- The Heavy Man