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."

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day #63 - Every Once and a While - Part 2

Yesterday I spoke about how much of a "Creature of Habit" I have become. I am very proud of myself for being able to reach this point in my mission. I have gotten so used to eating healthy food that I rarely think about eating junk food any more. However, every once and a while, I get that itch to sink my teeth into a slice of pizza or to stuff my face with a gigantic cheese steak sandwich. But those urges have died down tremendously in the last 63 days, until this morning. I woke up this morning with the mother of all cravings for a slice of pizza from one of the best pizza places in this part of the country. So instead of driving myself crazy, I decided to treat myself for doing very well on my mission so far. I had also mentioned yesterday, that I only had one other bad meal since I have started my mission and that just so happened to be on day #36. So I am averaging a bad meal, once every 25-35 days. And notice I said bad meal, not a bad day of eating. I will never let myself get to that point, where I have to let myself go for the whole day. I can deal with one bad meal every 25-35 days. That is a big win in my book!!

In a way, I am glad that I took one meal off today and let me explain why. Today I only ate two slices of pizza. One slice was plain and the other had some ziti and vodka sauce on it. In the past I would have not stopped myself at two slices and I would have probably eaten up to five. However, I didn't even to think about stopping at two slices today, my body did the decision making for me. Half way through the second slice, I was down for the count and I really struggled to finish it. Experiencing this, while eating one of the best tasting foods I have ever eaten, makes me feel even more confident in the fact that my fiancee and I started cooking our own meals at home. The meals that we cook at home are very tasty as well but they don't make me feel crappy like the pizza did today. Eating unhealthy food like this every once and a while also serves as a reminder to your body, how it used to feel on an every day basis. I'll tell you what, I couldn't wait to go food shopping today for all of the healthy meals we planned for this up coming week. I am so extremely happy that I decided to embark on this mission to healthy. Because I will never go back to feeling ,like I did today, ever again.

I also decided today, that I needed a little break from the intense workout routines I have been executing for the last week. I learned this the hard way from past experiences. Working out hard for 7 days a week can take a  toll on your body and can cause you to take a step backwards and that is the last thing I want to do. So being that it was Sunday and I had the day off, I decided to take my fiancee down to the basketball court near our apartment. I wanted to see if I still had the skills on the court. Well what started out as a friendly game of horse ended up turning into a competitive game in the rain. We ended up playing for an hour and a half in the rain and it was one of the most enjoyable workouts I had so far. I really enjoyed kicking her butt.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 39 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Lunch - I slept in again and decided to treat myself to some pizza for doing so well on my mission thus far. I had 2 slices of pizza, the first was a plain slice and the second had some ziti and vodka sauce on it. I calculated the points the best I could and came up with = Points 25
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 1 Large Pear, 1 Weight Watchers mini carrot cake, 1 Weight Watchers brownie, and 2 rice cakes = Points 7
Dinner - 1 serving of home made Baked Ziti with Turkey Sausage (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 5
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today - 39 points


Today I took the day off from the gym routine and decided to take my fiancee to the basketball court by my apartment to shoot some hoops. We had a great time!! Tomorrow I will be jumping right back on the workout wagon and I will be executing my chest and bicep routines.

Day #63 - Weigh-In = 267.2 lbs
Day #63 Weigh-In

Day #63 Front Shot

Day #63 Dinner
Baked Ziti w/ Turkey Sausage
(Weight Watchers Recipe)


  1. Just a thought... I read somewhere... flatting out a piece of chicken breast, with that hammer like kitchen tool, very thin... bake it a little, and the use that as a "pizza crust". Just throwing that in there.

  2. Darnfitness,

    That sounds like a very interesting idea. I might have to try it!!

    Thanks for the idea!

    - The Heavy Man

  3. I just found you through my brothers blog - I enjoyed reading this post! Everything is on program once in a while - and like you said, after the second piece of pizza you started to realize how your body felt all the time.

    I once had a WW leader who loved Chicago deep dish pizza. Once a year, he would order a large one with all his favorite ingredients. He ate one giant slice, and would freeze the rest. Every night he would defrost and eat another slice, and by the end of 6 pieces of pizza in a row, he could go a whole year without touching it again!

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Biz319,

    Thank you for your support and great idea!! I look forward to hearing more tips from you in the future.

    - The Heavy Man