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 19, 2010

Day #111 - My First Blog Award!! / My Next Goal is in Sight

After I woke up this morning, I made my way to the scale like I do every morning. And to my surprise, I received another exciting result! I will get into that result in a little bit. After I was done weighing in, I decided to go straight to my computer to see if I had received any comments on yesterday's post. As soon as I signed into the blog site, I was notified that I had 1 comment. It turns out that the comment was from my new friend, Patrick. Patrick has his own blog as well called, Responsibility 199 and in this blog he explains how getting himself to 199 lbs or lower is a belief, need, mission, and commitment to himself. He can definitely explain better, please take a few minutes to visit his blog when you have chance. It is put together very well and I think you all would enjoy reading it. He is currently embarking on his own mission to become a healthier person and I congratulate him on the progress he has had so far. Please show him the same support that you all have been kind enough to show me over the past few months. Thank you!

Anyway, I found out this morning that Patrick had presented me with a blog award. When I read this, I was taken back because it was the first award I have ever received for my blog. I want to thank Patrick for this honor and of course, I would like to thank all of you as well because with out the support I have received, I don't think I would had made it this far! Now, I have to follow a few rules in order to complete the process of being presented this award.

1. Answer the question, "If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

I have had a pretty good life so far,  if I do say so myself (Knock on Wood!). But I do have an answer in reply to this question. I would definitely go back and change one thing in my life. I mentioned at the beginning of my mission that I tried doing Weight Watchers when I was in college. I stopped after a few short weeks because I wanted to party with all of my friends. I wish I could have seen back then what I took the time to learn now. I spent a lot of years being over weight and I had to suffer through them all. I do wish I could have taken the time, back then, to get myself healthier. I say this because I am now 27 and it has taken this long to understand that I was slowly killing myself, for years. However, I have learned from my past failures and I have used it to fuel my mission. I will never go back to being physically that way ever again.
2. Pass on to six people and inform them of the award.
I would be glad to do this step. The following people are who I would like to pass this award onto:
1. Maggie - I'm Losing It
2. Traveler - Trek to 99 Kilos
3. Just Me - Have you Gained Weight
4. Healthy Loser Gal
5. Alan - The Pounds Off Playoff
6. Vinny - The Fat to Fit Diary 
My Next Goal is in Sight
I mentioned earlier in this post, that I received a nice surprise this morning when I stepped up on the scale. This morning I weighed in at 250.6 lbs! You know what this means...... I am one step closer to breaking into the 240's!! A few days ago, I reached 50 lbs lost for my mission. I also mentioned to you all, how that was one of my main goals so far for my mission, to reach that mark. And now that I have reached it, I think my next goal is breaking into the 240's. I know it is such short notice announcing this goal, but now that it is realistically right in front of me, I want to reach it really bad. Let's go Heavy Man, it is time to step it up a notch!
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 (I slept in late today) - Grilled Chicken Sandwich and a 5 piece chicken nugget (Wendy's) = Points 13
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 1 pear and 1 Weight Watchers Brownie = Points 3
Later Afternoon - 2 slices of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread with 2 slices of Weight Watchers american cheese with a serving of baked potato chips = Points 5
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 5
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 28 Points (10 points under my daily limit)
I did not make it to the gym today. Patty and I spent the entire day running around food shopping, running errands, cleaning our entire apartment, washing all of our laundry, and cleaning out our entire apartment storage space. My knees and legs hurt from walking up and down my apartment stairs all day. I mentioned before that I like to take 1 day off from the gym a week and today was that day. Tomorrow I will be doing cardio at the gym.
Day # 111 - Weigh-In = 250.6 lbs
Day #111 Weigh-In

Day #111 Front Shot


  1. Congratulations on the award and thanks for passing it on to me. Great blog. Glad I just found it. And I like your signature photos with the newspaper, like those "proof of life" pics in the hostage movies. And love that you're using the NY tabloids - I'll be looking the next time AROD or Rex or someone does something outrageous, just for the headline!

  2. Hey HM, well done on your award. Don't forget to come and visit me sometime and keep an eye on me! Any comments welcome. Keep up the good work buddy xx Katrina