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, September 10, 2010

Day #102 - Breaking Through the Plateau

It is the 3rd day of my newly reconstructed cardio based workout routine and I am feeling more energetic without all of the soreness in my joints and muscles. I am really starting to like this new exercise route I am currently going down. I woke up this morning in anticipation, hoping to see that my weight on the scale has gone down. Even if it was 1/2 a pound, I would have been happy because at least it meant that I had found a way of switching it up just enough to break through this darn plateau that I have been stuck in for the last week and a half.

As I rolled out of bed and made my way to the living room to weigh myself, I felt like I was getting ready for the first day of school. I had mixed emotions because I wasn't quite sure if I was going to the right direction. And if I wasn't going in the right direction, was I going to have to try and find another way to go? Well one thing was for certain, I was going to find out very soon. As I approached the scale, I took off my clothes, I took a deep breath, and I stepped up on the scale. I was standing on the scale for at least 5 seconds before I gathered up the courage to look down. Guess what I saw........?

I weighed in at 253.2 lbs!!! I finally broke through the 255 - 254 lb range. I actually weighed in yesterday morning at 254.4 lbs, so this means that I did something right. And boy did it feel good to look down and see the very satisfying confirmation on the scale. Now, I know a pound is a little silly to be getting excited over. But when you are stuck at a certain weight for an extended period of time, especially after getting used to losing between 1-2 lbs a week for 3 months, it can be a little frustrating trying to break through to a lower weight. Of course, being able to get back to a normal healthy eating pattern after a holiday weekend does help but finding a way to get it done is so satisfying as well.

I am extremely happy with myself for not getting discouraged and giving up. The fact that I took the time to understand what was happening and also took the steps to try and correct it, makes me even more confident that I can make it to my goals.  I hope that this small but important accomplishment is a sign of more positive results to come. Tomorrow, here I come!!

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 38 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 2 Eggo nutri-grain waffles with a cup of Light'n Fit yogurt and an apple with sugar = Points 5
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 6 rice cakes, 1 pear, and a serving of Baked Tostitos Scoops with a serving of mango salsa = Points 9
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef Stroganoff (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 9
Mid Afternoon - 1/2 serving of homemade Beef Stroganoff (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 5
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca Veggie Burger with a slice of Weight Watchers american cheese = Points 3
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) and 1 reduced fat crescent roll = Points 6
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2

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


Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training part of my new workout routine: Incline Dumbbell Press, Seated Row, and Triceps Push Down (All three exercises were executed together as a set for 4 sets x 15 reps each); Leg Extension, Rear Delt Fly, and Stability Ball Crunches (All three exercises were executed together as a set for 4 sets x 15 reps each); and Flyes, Straight Arm Pullovers, and Stability Ball Squats (All three exercises were executed together as a set for 4 sets x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #102 - Weigh-In = 253.2 lbs
Day #102 Weigh-In

Day #102 Front Shot


  1. HM,
    Yay for you! Well done again!
    I'm 1.5lbs down (mostly water I would guess) so far, although it is very early days yet.
    My blog link is if you want to come over and take a peek. I also mentioned you last week as I really do find you inspirational, and I hope we can both meet our goals with a little help from each other.
    Have a great day
    Katrina x

  2. Katrina,

    That is awesome! I will check out your blog this weekend. I also appreciate your kind words and mentioning me in your blog.

    There is no doubt in my mind that we can help each other reach our goals!

    Talk to you soon.

    - The Heavy Man

  3. Deanna,

    I couldn't agree with you more!!

    - The Heavy Man