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 16, 2010

Day #46 - An Unexpected Question

I have mentioned several times before, I started this blog / mission to not only help myself but to help other people who are struggling with the same weight issues that I am. I wanted a place for people to go, to get inspired and maybe discover a way they too, can get healthier. I have have been writing this blog for the last 46 days now and it has been just an amazing experience. In very short time, I have received various comments and suggestions on, not only the blog, but The Heavy Man Face Book Page as well. I am receiving tips and advice from people I already knew and also from people I am meeting for the very first time. This is exactly what I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to build a support network for everyone who follows this blog on a regular basis. Not only can I learn from it, but other people can learn as well.

While I was checking the blog today, I noticed that I received a comment on yesterday's post. This comment was unlike anything I have ever received before. I have received everything from inspirational comments to the comments that give great tips and recipes. However, the comment that was written today wasn't a tip, a piece of advice, or an inspirational quote. It was from a person asking me two questions. The first question was. "Do you drink water all day?" and the second question was, "What meals would you recommend to me?" It turns out this person has been trying to lose weight and is having a hard time doing so. After reading the questions, I was immediately blown away. Here was this person that I have never met before, asking me advice on how to help them get healthier. He or she has been following my blog for the last couple of days and trusted me enough to ask for my advice. I didn't want to mess up my response back to this person, so I made sure to take my time and I answered the questions to the best of my ability.

I personally believe that being able to have someone or some people to help you get through the good and the bad times is very important. Having a support group can only enhance the chances of you being successful and reaching your goals. I am going to extend the same invitation out to everyone who follows this blog as I did to my new friend who wrote the comment on yesterday's post. Please feel free to comment anytime on this blog or feel free to email me with any questions, advice, or if you just want to chat. My email address is -  I know from experience how hard it can be, not only trying to lose weight, but trying to accomplish some thing when you are doing it by yourself.

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 on 2 slices on Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Bread = Points 2
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 2 rice cakes, 1 Weight Watchers brownie, 1 Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookie, and 1 Weight Watchers vanilla cream cake = Points 6
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of left over Chicken Cordon Bleu (Weight Watchers Recipe) from last night, with a 1/2 cup of brown rice, and a 1/2 serving of peas = Points 11
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of left over Chicken Cordon Bleu (Weight Watchers Recipe) from last night, with a 1/2 cup of brown rice, and a 1/2 serving of peas = Points 11
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade "2 Cheese Vegetable Lasagna" (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 7
Dessert - Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bar = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 39 Points (1 point under my daily limit)


Today I conducted my Back & Triceps workout routine: Lat Pull Down (4 sets x 15, 12, 10, & 8 reps), Seated Row (4 sets x 12, 10, 8, & 6 reps), Lying Skull Crushers (4 sets x 15, 12, 10, & 8 reps), Beat Over Rows (3 sets x 8, 10, & 12 reps), Overhead Dumbbell Extensions (3 sets x 8, 10, & 12 reps), Standing Triceps Push Downs (2 sets of rope x 12 reps, 2 sets of straight bar x 12 reps), and Standing Dumbbell Shrugs (4 sets x 18 reps). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio and my core body workout.

Day #46 - Weigh-In = 273.4 lbs
Day #46 Weigh-In

Day #46 Front Shot

Day #46 Dinner
2 Cheese Vegetable Lasagna
(Weight Watchers Recipe)


  1. Ohhh Thank YOU!

    I asked you because in some way or the other you understand how hard it can be to lose weight. I have tried a couple of times before and I always give up when I don't see results in a week or two. I don't want to do that this time (even though I gained one pound) =/ It is really frustrating, and it is killing me.
    I am a girl by the way. My name is Tatiana and I am 17 years old

  2. Hi Tatiana,

    It is very nice to officially meet you.

    Believe me, I have tried a ton of times to lose weight and every time I have come up short. It is not because I was doing anything wrong. It was because I didn't take the time to understand what I was doing. I would constantly see all of these commercials on Tv of people losing weight and looking like models. Even the pictures on the health magazines would be making me depressed. It took me a while but I finally understood that losing weight takes time and a lot of hard work. It is not just a fad but a lifestyle. You will get there if you keep on on working hard.

    Also remember that everyone's body is different, it is just trying to find out what works correctly for you. I personally believe that eating correctly and exercising is the right way to go.

    Please don't hesitate to ask any more questions or comment on anything. I will always be here as a shoulder for you to lean on.

    Thank you for introducing yourself and I look forward to hearing back for you soon.

    - The Heavy Man