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, September 12, 2010

Day #105 - The Weekend is Over, Time to Get Back to Business

This weekend was excatly what I needed to get my mind off of everything stressfull that is tied into my job. I watched a ton of football, I hung out with friends and family, and I shut myself away from everything having to do with work. The big push to get everything accomplished for my big event down in Charleston, will be starting tomorrow. So in order to get myself both mentally and physically prepared, I made it a point to not even think about what has to get done for work, at all this weekend. I think it will pay off for me in the long run. However, I know one thing is for certain, this is going to be a long three months coming up.

Today I visited my mother and step father for our traditional get together, to celebrate the first official weekend of the new NFL season. My mother had called me yesterday to ask, if what she was cooking, would be good for my diet. It turns out that she went out of her way to print out a meatloaf recipe from Weight Watchers! I thought it was very awesome for her to do that. She used to make us meatloaf all the time when we were little and it was definitley one of my favorites meals that she made. So going into it, already knew it was going to be awesome because if anyone could pull off a healthier version of meatloaf, it would be her. And it was amazing!!

The day went by really quickly because I enjoy watching football with my mom and step father. And we all know that, time flies when you are having fun. Patty and I ended up leaving around 6:30pm to head home because we have to get up early in the morning for work. While on our way home, I decided that I wasn't going to go to the gym today because I had worked out everyday this past week and I felt that my body needed a rest. I also decided that I was going to treat Patty to pizza for dinner tonight as well. I am going to start trying to incorporate at least one unhealthy meal a week to keep myself honest. This also serves to help control my cravings for junk food because after every time I eat an unhealthy meal, my stomach gets a little upset and I can't wait to be eating healthy again the next day. So, eating healthy the whole day and having the bad meal for dinner worked out perfectly today. My stomach is feeling it and I am so glad that I am not eating crappy everyday any more. Not to mention, my mother sent us home with the leftover meatloaf and we also still have 2 servings of the Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole from last night, so lunch is all set for tomorrow.

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)

Early Afternoon  - 1 serving of Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) =
Mid Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Meatloaf (Weight Watchers Recipe), with greem beans, and baked potatoes
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Meatloaf (Weight Watchers Recipe), with greem beans, and baked potatoes
Dinner - 2 slices of pizza

* I didn't keep my points today because of the unhealthy meal I had for dinner. I went way over my daily points limit and I try to do that 1 day a week to help control my junk food cravings. It has been working so far.


I took the day off from the gym to rest my body. It is bad to over work your body because it could hurt your progress, if you are executing a weight loss program. I will be back on track again tomorrow.

Day #105 - Weigh-In = 253.4 lbs
Day #105 Weigh-In

Day #105 Front Shot


  1. I'm not sure if you ever heard of this guy. He had a site/blog called "One Phat Man" He lost over 150lbs by using your same method..He ate healthy with the exception of 1 day...or maybe it was one meal where he would eat whatever he wanted, and it worked for him...Here's a link to his site, I think it's kind of dated, but I still find it very interesting.

  2. Thanks Shannon!! I will check it out tonight!

    - The Heavy Man

  3. Hey HM,
    Good to see you're taking some down time too. I just find your whole attitude such an insentive to do as well as you. 3.5lb down since last week, and I feel I'm on my way. Mum's meatloaf sounds good....might have to google that one!
    Keep it up.
    Katrina x

  4. Just found your blog. I am on the same journey, but you started before me. Very inspiring. Thanks.