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, March 24, 2011

Day #10 (Part 2) - Work Then Travel

Today was another busy day of work. It is funny but it seems like I have a whole lot more work to do when I am working from home. Don't get me wrong, I worked by butt off at my last job when I was in an office during the week. But it seems like the day goes by quicker when I work from home. To tell you the truth, it doesn't feel like there is enough time in the day to get what I have to get done. As long as I do what I am supposed to do and make my boss happy, then I have no complaints at all.

I will officially back on the road once again, starting tomorrow. I am flying down to Jacksonville to assist with the operations of my new company's first event of the year. I am very excited to get down there because I will be meeting a lot of my new co-workers for the first time. Like I mentioned yesterday, it is always fun putting a face to the voice. And if this weekend goes the way I know it can, we all could be in for a successful year. I am knocking on wood and crossing my fingers as I am typing.

Today was also another strong day for the mission. I ate very well and got back into the gym again for my cardio and core body workout routines. I am a little upset that I couldn't do my cardio outside today. The last two days have been full of crappy weather. And when I say crappy, I mean snow, rain, and hail. I don't understand how we can go from absolutely amazing weather this weekend back to this crap. I really can't wait for Spring to be in full swing because that means the snow will be gone and I can exercise outside a lot more! As I start to train for the 2 triathlons I will be doing in September, I think being able to do so outside is going to be the key to my success.

Anyway, it is getting late and tomorrow is a travel day. I am going to continue to follow my mission while I am gone. I am hoping that I will be able to get internet access while I am on the road. If I am not able to, I will make sure to update everyone with how the weekend went on Monday. So until tomorrow my friends, have a great night! Let's get to the details of the day.

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 43 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 egg white on WW whole wheat bread with a pear = Points 4
Snacks - 2 rice cakes, 1 pear, and 2 granola bars = Points 8
Lunch - 2 whole wheat & american cheese sandwiches with a pear = Points 6
Dinner - 1 serving of miso soup, 1/2 serving of edamame, 2 tuna rolls, and 1 serving of hibachi steak = Points 23

Total Points Eaten Today = 41 Points (2 points under my daily limit)


Today I did: 15 minutes on the stair climber, 25 minutes on the bike, and 15 minutes of core body exercises. Tomorrow I will be executing my weight lifting routine.

Day #10 (Part 2) - Weigh-In =195.6 lbs
Day #10 (Part 2) Weigh-In

Day #10 (Part 2) Front Shot

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day #9 (Part 2) - Feeling Better

I am not sure if I had a 24 hour bug yesterday or if I ate something wrong. But I feel a whole lot better today than I did yesterday. However, my stomach was still feeling a little upset, so I didn't really eat like I have grown accustom to. None the less, I still managed to eat healthy and stuck to the mission perfectly. As a matter of fact, I believe I came in under my daily points limit again today. I was also able to execute my exercise routine much better today as well. I was so determined to get a good workout in after not feeling so well yesterday.

Work was never ending today. As soon as I woke up, it was a non stop process to get every thing accomplished that I wanted to. Not only did I have to execute my check list but I had a ton of things added onto my plate as well. Now I am not complaining at all because I would much rather be to busy than not busy at all. Plus it is very fun, when I have all the permission in the world to be as creative as I want to be! Like I said yesterday and I will say it again today, I love my new job so far!

Tomorrow is going to be a very long but important day. I will be preparing to take my first business trip for my new job and I can't wait to meet everyone for the first time. It is a different experience being able to work from home and not knowing exactly who you are talking to on the other side of the phone. I just hope I am able to impress and gain the trust of everyone I am working closely with. This also means that, "The Heavy Man" is going to be on the road once again. And guess what my friends, the scale, camera, and of course the mission are coming with me. Even though I will not be home, Part 2 of the mission will continue as planned.

Well my friends, it is getting late and I have a lot to do tomorrow. So until tomorrow and I mean tomorrow, have a great night. Let's get to the details of the day:

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 43 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - 2 eggs on a whole wheat bagel with apple slices = Points 11
Snacks - 1 apple, 1 pear, 1 serving of baked tostitos, and 2 rice cakes = Points 6
Lunch - 1 1/2 servings of Newman's All Natural Pizza = Points 12
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with a side of whole wheat pasta = Points 13

Total Points Eaten Today = 42 Points (1 point under my daily limit)


Today I executed my weight lifting routine: Chin-Ups (4 sets), Upright Rows (4 sets), Bent Over Rows (4 sets), Dumbbell Shrugs (4 sets), Rear Delt Rows (4 sets), Arm Curls Straight Bar (4 sets), Preacher Curl (4 sets), Reverse Curls Straight Bar (4 sets), and Wrist Bends (3 sets x 2). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #9 (Part 2) - Weigh-In = 194.8 lbs
Day #9 (Part 2) Weigh-In

Day #9 (Part 2) Front Shot

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day #7 & #8 (Part 2) - From Feeling Fine to Feeling Sick

Hello My Friends,

I first want to apologize for missing yesterday's post. As you all know, Patty is currently studying for her Master's degree and she had some very important papers she had to write yesterday for her classes today. So she had to use the computer. She has successfully finished and I am back tonight. I was determined to not miss 2 days in a row. By the way, you really didn't miss anything yesterday. I got some work done and tried to relax a little before the week started.

Today on the other hand, started off very busy. I was up and moving on all cylinders early this morning and did not take many breaks at all. I love my new job so far and I am sure it is only going to get better as time goes on. However, as the middle of the day approached, my day started to fall off. My stomach started to hurt, my head began to pound, and I absolutely feel like crap. To tell you the truth, I don't really get sick often but when I do, it really sucks. I didn't even fulfill my daily points limit today with the fear that I wasn't going to be able to stomach it. I even attempted to play basketball tonight but wasn't feeling good the entire time. Even my friends were noticing how I was feeling and asked me if I was ok because I wasn't my normal upbeat self.

Thankfully, my brother has some cold & sinus medicine for me to take tonight. And to be honest with you all, I feel like I can fall asleep at any time and sleep all the way through the night. Anyway, I am going to head on to bed and hopefully I will be better tomorrow. I promise I will have a much better post for you all tomorrow night. Until then, have a great night my friends! Let's get to the details of the day:

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 43 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - 2 Rice Cakes = Points 3
Snacks - 2 pears = Points 0
Lunch- (1) 6" turkey sub on whole wheat with american cheese, side of sun chips, and a side of apple slices = Points 16
Dinner - 1 1/2 servings of whole wheat pasta and a side of whole wheat garlic toast = Points 15
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 4

Total Points Eaten Today = 38 Points (5 points under my daily limit)


Today I played basketball for a little bit but felt sick the entire time.

Day #7 & #8 (Part 2) - Weigh-In =198.8 lbs & 197.6 lbs 
Day #7 (Sun, Mar 20, 2011) Weigh-In

Day #7 (Part 2) Front Shot

Day #8 (Mon, Mar 21, 2011) Weigh-In

Day #8 (Part 2) Front Shot