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."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day #124 - Not Your Typical Week

This past week has definitely been one of the longest weeks of my life. As many of you all know, I started the week off by taking an 8 1/2 hour trip to Canada on Monday, executed 3 events on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, took an 8 1/2 hour drive home on Wednesday night, put in a full day of work in on Thursday, drove 5 hours today (Friday) to an event and drove another 5 hours home. It is currently 5:45am on Saturday morning and I just got home from Friday's event. However, I am still taking the time to write and post Friday's blog. I don't know about you, but I think I am just as dedicated to my job as I am to my "Mission to Healthy." But no matter what, I still managed to eat healthy this entire week and exercise every chance I got. Now that is what I call dedication.

Obviously, I have lost a lot of weight over the past few months and I can really see and feel a physical change. But over the past week, I have noticed something that has been puzzling me. During each event I ran ,this last week, there were a ton of pictures taken with me in them. When I go back and review the pictures, why does it always seem, at least to me, that I look just as big as I did a few months ago in the mid section region? I know I have lost weight and I know my body has changed for the better, but why when I look at my picture do I feel like I still look heavy? I guess the camera really does add 10 pounds, which I don't really understand the science behind that. Do I sound crazy or does anyone else feel the same way?

Regardless of how I think I look in photographs, I know I am still losing weight and becoming healthier in the process. I might just have to destroy every picture I have ever been in and trust I will look better in the future. Tomorrow is another day and I am looking forward to what it may bring my way.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 37 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a multigrain bagel = Points 9
Early Afternoon - (1) 6" double turkey sub on whole wheat bread with a slice of american cheese and a serving of baked chips (Subway) = Points 9
Late Afternoon - (1) 6" double turkey sub on honey oat bread with a slice of american cheese and a serving of baked chips (Subway) = Points 9
Dinner - 1 french onion soup and a Steak and Mushroom meal (Applebees) = Points 14

Total Points Eaten Today = 41 Points (4 points over my daily limit)


I was on the road for an event from 8 am Friday morning to 5:45 am Saturday morning. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the gym. I will be executing the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine on Saturday.

Day #124 - Weigh-In = 247.0 lbs
Day #124 Weigh-In

Day #124 Front Shot


  1. Unfortunately the stomach is the last to go. You notice it in your face first. But you don't look as big for sure. You are looking awesome and younger and you must be feeling great. Very inspirational guy!

  2. Just Me,

    Thank you for the support and the inspiring words of kindness! I hope you have a great weekend.

    - The Heavy Man

  3. New to your blog. Found your from Dr. Fit (Fatty) and Allan (I received an award, too from him). Congrats on coming as far as you have. I am behind you and will cheer you on. Michele at

  4. Michele,

    I appreciate your support and very kind words. I look forward to checking out your blog. Let me know if you need anything at all, I am here for you as well.

    Talk to you soon.

    - The Heavy Man