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."

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day #33 - Oooooh..... Body...... Why Must You Mess With my Head

I now understand why most weight loss programs instruct you to weigh in once a week. Weighing in once a week is better for the mental aspect of any diet. Weighing yourself everyday can be very frustrating and sometimes can cause you to second guess what you are currently doing with your weight loss program. There are so many variables that can come into play with your body weight everyday.

When you wake up in the morning, your body weight tends to be less then it would be at the end of the day. The reason is because your stomach is empty and your body has totally digested any food from the night before. Your body is also rested and has the tendency to be dehydrated in the morning. During the day, you constantly eat food to replenish the nutrients that your body loses during the course of the day. However, it takes a little time for your body to digest food after you eat, so you tend to weigh a little more after eating meals. Also, take into account that you can gain muscle mass if you are constantly working out every day. Muscle mass does weigh more then fat mass and that can be a reason why you weigh more some days even if you are taking the right steps to lose weight and burn fat. Which brings me to an interesting question, when is the best time to weigh yourself during the day for the most accurate reading? I usually weigh my self at night before bed time but I am willing to change the time of day if it works better. Please comment if you have a good idea.

By weighing in everyday, I can see these changes happening constantly to my body. It gets a little frustrating to me because I some times do not understand why I weigh more at different parts of the day. Or why I weigh more on Tuesday then I did on Monday. I now realize that these are the natural phases that a human body goes through everyday. I keep on reminding myself that if I stick to the plan and keep working hard, then I will eventually reach the overall goal regardless of how my weight fluctuates during the day.

I am also going to continue weighing myself everyday. I think it is important that everyone sees how your results are going to vary on a day to day basis. And you are not going to always get results you are looking for on a day to day basis. However, don't let it stop you from working towards the main goal. I have been back and forth for the last few days between 280 and 281 lbs. I know that is going to happen quit frequently during the course of my mission for the reasons I mentioned just before. So, in order to off set the results of weighing myself everyday, I am going to record my body measurements once a week and share them with all of you. This is to show that even though my weight loss is not going to be much every week, my body is still changing in a healthy way. I want to make sure that I stay focused on losing a healthy 1-2 lbs a week. Each day is a battle that I might win or lose but achieving a healthier life is definitely a war that I am looking to win.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 41 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 Borden's Fat Free American Cheese = Points 3
Snack - 2 chocolate rice cakes = Points 2
Lunch - 6'' Tuna sub on whole wheat bread with a slice of white american cheese, a bag of baked chips, and a side of apple slices (Subway) = Points 15
Snack - 2 chocolate rice cakes & 1 serving of "Smart Ones" Bite Sized Pizzas = Points 7
Dinner -  1 Serving and a 1/2 of home made Beef & Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) with a side of 2 slices of Weight Watchers bread = Points 11
Dessert - 1 Chocolate Fudge Sundae Cone (Weight Watchers) = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (1 under my limit)


I woke up this morning at 7:45am and made my way to the gym. At the gym, I ran on the elliptical machine for 30mins and then I did half my core body workout because I ran out of time because I was running a little late for work. Tomorrow, I will run for about 20 mins and I will do my second upper body workout of my new routine.

Day #33 - Weigh-In = 279.6 lbs
Day #33 Weigh-In

Day #33 Front Shot

Day #33 Dinner
Weight Watchers Recipe

1 comment:

  1. Take your measurements, they change somtimes faster than your weight...don't get discouraged. I'm so proud of're helping me to keep going too. I read your blog everyday. You're doing great! Brenda