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."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day #54 - My Body Didn't Get the Memo

It is Day #54 and I am feeling great!! However, I am still confused about the pattern at which my body is losing weight. I mentioned a while back that I was getting a little frustrated because I was stuck in the 280 lb range for about a week and I couldn't figure out why. After some research, I found out that after the first 3-4 weeks of a weight loss program, your body gets into the pattern of losing a healthy 1-2 lbs a week. After finding out this information, I realized that I had to be patient and work hard to achieve the results I wanted. Then the 4th of July weekend hit and I broke out of the 280 lb range and I was extremely excited to make that happen. But once the weekend was over, my body decided on its own, to disregard the rules of weight loss. Let me explain to you how I came to this conclusion.

Day #35, Sunday, July 4, 2010 - I weighed in at 279 lbs. I was excited because I had escaped 280 lbs and during the 4th of July weekend no less.
Day #36, Monday, July 5, 2010 - I weighed in at 276.2 lbs.
(I managed to lose almost 3 lbs in one day. That day was extremely hot and I was cooking outside, on the grill, for about 3 hours.)

Day #37 - #40 (Total of 5 days including Day #36) - I stayed in the 276 lb range.
Day #41, Saturday, July 10, 2010 - I dropped down to 275 lbs. Now this is understandable because it follows the 1-2 lb weight loss pattern during the course of a week.
Day #42 - #44 (Total of 4 days including Day #41) - I stayed in the 275 lb range.
Day #45, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - I dropped to 274 lbs.
Day #46, Thurs, July 15, 2010 - I dropped to 273.4 lbs.
Day #47, Fri, July 16, 2010 - I dropped to 272.6 lbs.
(Again, I lost about 3lbs in a short amount of time after 4-5 days at the same weight.)

Day #48 - #51 (Total of 4 days including Day #47) - I stayed in the 272 lb range.
Day #52, Wed, July 21, 2010 - I dropped down to 271.6 lbs.
Day #53, Thurs, July 22, 2010 - I dropped down to 270.6 lbs.
Day #54, Fri, July 23, 2010 (Today) - I dropped down to 269.2 lbs.
(Yet again, I managed to lose about 3 lbs in a short amount of time after 4-5 days at the same weight.)

I still don't know exactly the reason behind my, out of the ordinary, weight loss pattern. I am still only eating healthy foods and working out just about everyday. But my body seems to have fallen into the pattern of losing about 3lbs at a shot and then staying at the same weight for about 4-5 days and then I lose another 3 lbs. I went into the gym this morning, that has the serviced scale, to verify my home scale because the last thing I want is to go searching for another home scale again. To my excitement, it was dead on with what my scale at home was reading. So, I took my investigation a little further and asked two of the trainers at the gym if they had an answer to my particular weight loss pattern. They both said it is an unusual weight loss pattern but anything is possible because everyone's body is different. Well, I guess I have to take these recent events as a positive sign that I am still losing weight and get healthier by the day. My body didn't get the memo on how to properly lose weight but in the same token, I am still on the right track.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 39 Points. I lost a point because I broke into the 260's)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites on 2 slice of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread with a slice of fat free american cheese = Points 3
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 4 rice cakes, 2 Weight Watchers mini carrot cakes, 1 Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookie, 1 large apple = Points 11
Lunch - 1 serving of left over Tuna Noodle Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 5
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (Weight Watchers bread and cheese), 2 servings of McCain's Sweet Potato Fries = Points 13
Dessert - Weight Watchers raspberry ice cream bar = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 34 Points (5 points under my new daily limit)


Today I executed my back and triceps workout routine: Lat Pull Downs (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, 5 reps), Bent Over Rows (3 sets x 8, 10, 12 reps), Over Head Dumbbell Raises (3 sets x 8, 10, 12 reps), Standing Triceps Push Downs (4 sets x 12 reps), and Standing Dumbbell Shrugs (4 sets x 18 reps). Tomorrow I will doing cardio and my core body workout.

Day #54 Weigh-In = 269.2 lbs
Day #54 Weigh-In

Day #54 Front Shot


  1. You're doin' great! You have such a great work ethic with this. I'm so jealous that you're already in the 260's! I still have so far to go until I get there. But, I'll keep chugging away!

    Hope you have a great Saturday! Take care, Maggie

  2. Maggie,

    Hard work, patience, and determination is the key. Just the fact that you realize that is going to take time and you are still determined to keep on going strong, is a win in my book.

    Keep on going and I will be here to help you in anyway I can. I hope you and your husband have a great weekend.

    - The Heavy Man