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 #112 - The Wedding Planning Starts to Pick Up

Today was a very important day in the planning for mine and Patty's wedding. Today was the day that Patty tried on her wedding dress for the all ladies that will be involved with the wedding as well as trying to figure out what the bridesmaid dresses will look like. She had been nervous the entire week leading up today because she really wanted my mother to like the way it looked on her. So in the good spirit of sticking to tradition, I was not allowed to participant in today's event. Instead I was volunteered for babysitting duty. I had the job of entertaining my future nieces and nephews while the ladies did their thing. So we decided what better way to keep the children busy then go to the park. It was also great for me too because I like to take a day during the week, preferably Sunday, to get away from the diet and eat some food that I would not normally eat. I have mentioned a few times in the past, eating some unhealthy food one day a week helps me to control my junk food cravings. Anyway, the park was perfect because I got to run around with the kids for an hour or two.

Once the ladies were done, I met up with them at one of our favorite restaurants across the street from our apartment. I could immediately tell that they all had a good time trying on dresses and talking about wedding planning. I especially noticed that Patty was very excited at how the dress appointment turned out. She also said that she got the reaction she had hoped to get. It turns out that once my mother saw her in the wedding dress, she started to cry those happy tears only a proud parent can do. My mother had told her that the dress was perfect! I think that is absolutely awesome!! Patty was happy, her mother was happy, and my mother was happy. I think that is a winning combination.

I did however, go a little over board with the unhealthy food choices today. I was excited for Patty with how everything turned out today. So I decided that I would eat a little more unhealthy foods then I would normally eat on a day such as today. And I think I am paying for it now. Even when I went to the gym tonight to workout out, the food that I ate felt like a rock sitting in my stomach. The day turned out great but I can't wait to jump back into the mission both eating healthy and exercising again 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 Recipe)

* Today is what I am going to refer to from now on as a "Cheat Day." Over the past few months I have decided that in order to overcome my cravings for unhealthy food, I will take one day out of the week to feed those cravings. This accomplishes 2 things: First, it controls my cravings for the week and second, it actually gives me a stomachache. And that stomachache more often then none, reminds of how my body used to feel when I ate crappy on an every day basis. That feeling also makes me want to jump right back into the mission because I refuse to ever be that way again. During my cheat days I will attempt to only eat one bad meal, however there will be days like today were I will eat a little more then usual. I will also record what I eat but not keep track of my Weight Watchers Points because the points will be higher then my daily limit anyway.

Early Afternoon - I ate at a brunch buffet this morning with Patty's family. I had eggs, bacon, a mini waffle, some mac n cheese, some french bread and a few chocolate chip cookies.
Mid Afternoon - I ate with Patty's family as well as with my mother, grandmother, and Aunt. I had a cheese burger with american cheese on a roll and a side of sweet potato fries.
Late Afternoon - I had a serving of homemade chicken pot pie (Weight Watchers Recipe)
Dinner - I had 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (All with Weight Watchers Ingredients) and a serving of baked potato chips
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone
Snacks During the Day - 1 pear and 2 Weight Watchers brownies


Today I ran for 30 mins on the elliptical machine at different resistance levels. Tomorrow I will be getting back into the swing of things with executing the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine.

Day #112 - Weigh-In = 250.4 lbs 

Day #112 Weigh-In

Day #112 Front Shot



  1. Nice 4 pound lose!! Excellent! I love the park too, I love running after the kids, often play a game of tag so I get some extra calorie burning in but more importantly so I don't get sucked into the convos of the other moms there!!

  2. Good luck with the upcoming wedding.