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, July 14, 2010

Day #45 - Old Clothes = More Motivation

It has been so long since I have been able to wear any shirts smaller then a XXXL. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I was able to wear a XXL shirt comfortably, starting about 2 weeks ago. When I switched to wearing XXL shirts I got some positive reactions out of very few people who took notice in my size change. These people were mostly family members and one or two people at work. However, today I ran out of XXL shirts because I really don't have any at all. I only have a couple left over from a few years ago when I was able to fit in them. Anyway, I had to wear a XXXL shirt to work today and let me tell you, the comments came flying at me like they were shot out of a cannon.

It was funny because all of my co-workers, who saw me yesterday in a XXL shirt, commented on how much better I was looking today. I heard just about everything today, "Wow you are shrinking", "How much weight did you lose", "You look great", "Looks like you need to buy new clothes", "Good for you." I mean, they all saw me yesterday and I did not hear a word out of them about anything relating to weight loss. Now don't get me wrong, I like what I am hearing and it only adds fuel my motivation even more. Like I mentioned before, the your clothes don't lie. I do however, need to invest in better fitting clothes eventually.

New Meal and Workout Structure - Update

It is half way through the week and I believe that my new meal and workout structures, that I developed on Sunday, are going well so far. Food shopping on Sunday was a clutch move. Cooking the recipes we had prepared for this week, has been really easy and fun. Taking the left overs to work, from the dinner the night before, is proving to workout out good. Also, adding the refrigerator and microwave to the office makes it real easy to keep the meals fresh and as great tasting as when we first cooked them. Also as an added bonus, we saved over $100 this week by cooking everyday and bringing all of our meals to work. It is a tedious job preparing the meals, for the week, on Sunday but it makes it a whole lot easier and less expensive.

My workout routine seems to be effective as well. Granted, I had trouble waking up on Monday and Tuesday in the morning. However, I didn't let that get me down. I finally managed to wake up this morning to workout and I felt great the whole day. My chest and biceps are soar, as well, from my weight lifting workout yesterday. No pain, no gain. Anyway, I am very happy how this week is shaping up so far. I like taking the steps to prepare for the week on Sunday for both my meals and my workouts. I can only hope that eventually it becomes second nature.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
( I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites with 1 slice of american cheese on 2 slices of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread = Points 3
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 3 rice cakes, 2 Weight Watchers chocolate brownies, 1 Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookie, and 1/2 a cup of fruit  = Points 10
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of Beef & Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Left over from last night) = Points 7
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of Beef & Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Left over from last night) = Points 7
Dinner - 1 serving of Chicken Cordon Bleu (Weight Watchers Recipe) with a side of brown rice and peas = Points 11
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points


I woke up this morning at 7:45am and went to the gym!!! I ran on the elliptical for 30 mins and then a conducted a mini bore body workout due to time constraints. Tomorrow I will be working my back and triceps.

Day #45 - Weigh-In = 274 lbs
Day #45 Weigh-In

Day #45 Front Shot


  1. Great job! Can't wait to see you on Sunday. xo Mom

  2. I've been reading a couple of your posts lately, and I was wondering do you only drink water all they?
    I'm trying to lose 50lbs in 5 months and it's kind of hard.
    ohh before I forget if I don't have weight watchers like you do, what meals would you recommend me?

  3. Anonymous,

    Thank you for taking the time to follow the blog.

    To answer your first question, I have been drinking nothing but water for the last 45 days since the start of my mission. It is recommended that we should drink about six (6) 8oz glasses of water a day. I used to be a huge soda drinker and it has been tested, by cutting soda out completely can help you lose about 15 lbs of fat mass, if you are a heavy soda drinker.

    Weight loss is a very hard and long process that requires a lot of patience. Remember this saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day." Keep your eyes on and constantly visualize your main goal, to lose weight. Having a workout routine is important as well. If you don't currently have one, you should trying doing cardio for about 30 mins a day for 3-4 days a week. Without exercise, your body won't lose the weight properly.

    As for the meals, I will have to get back to you with better details. Eating 5-6 smaller portion meals a day is better for your body then eating 3 larger portion meals a day. Think of your body as a machine. The more times you fuel it during the day the more affective it is at burning fat. Keep this in mind, you should eat about 5 servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day, at least 2 servings of milk products a day, 1-2 servings of lean protein a day, 2 Tbsp of healthy oil a day (Fish Oil or Flax seed oil works), and of course 1 multi vitamin a day as well.

    Everything I mentioned here has helped me a long the way. I am not saying that I know everything about losing weight, because I don't. However, these guidelines are what has worked best for me so far.

    If you have any more questions or you just want to talk, please feel free to comment again or email me at -

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

    -The Heavy Man

  4. Thank YOU!!

    I was just wondering because I dont have a problem when it comes to drinking water, I used to drink 3 or 4 glasses of water a day, not bad but, I now have like a week or so of drinking 3 liters of water. I go for a run in the morning(mile, mile and a half) and I'm finally watching what I eat. I also do sit-ups and some push-ups later in the day.
    Thanks and keep up the good work!!