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, October 3, 2010

Day #126 - A Big Thank You

I first want to thank everyone for the kind and supportive comments they have sent me, pertaining to yesterday's post. I have said this before and I will say it again, I get my inspiration, motivation, and determination to stick with my "Mission to Healthy" from all of you. I know I would have had a hard time going through this journey alone. Day in and day out I feel a sense of belonging, with all of the constant support I receive from everyone who takes a little time out of their day to help me get through mine. For that, I am forever greatful.

I will admit that I some times get upset with myself for getting to this point, where I have to struggle to become healthier every single day. I even think, from time to time, that what I am doing is not working. Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, when I see myself in pictures that other people have taken, I feel that I still look the same. I think it is because I am my own worst critic. But then I sit down and take a look at my "Side Shot Photos" from the present time, compared to the first day I started this mission. And I realize that what I have done, in the last few months, is nothing short of amazing. It is amazing, not because I managed to loose all the weight, but it is amazing because I have been fighting tooth and nail to save my life. I don't honestly know what shape I would be in right now, if I didn't decide to embark on this mission. But one thing is for certain, I am glad I decided not to find out.

I weighed in this morning at 244.8 lbs, which was down from 247.6 lbs yesterday morning. I still don't understand how the human body can go from one weight to another so quickly but if I am eating and exercising correctly, I have nothing to complain about. I also took the time to go the gym this morning to confirm that my scale at home was still reading the correct weight and sure enough it was. I can tell you that nothing pertaining to weight loss surprises me any more. I have seen ups and I have seen downs but as long as I am healthier in the end, I will keep on going strong.

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)

Lunch - I slept in this morning to catch up on some much needed sleep that I lost during this past week's traveling and events. 1 serving of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole = Points 7
Snacks During the Day - 2 Weight Watchers brownies, 3 pears, and 2 rice cakes = Points 9
Dinner - 1 slice of plain pizza and 1 slice of pizza with pasta and vodka sauce on it = Estimated Points 23
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cup = Points 2

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


Today I ran for 35 mins outside. Tomorrow I will be executing the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine.

Day #126 - Weigh-In = 244.8 lbs
Day #126 Weigh-In

Day #126 Front Shot


  1. Patience Grasshopper. You are cruising !!!

  2. Your doing great!! Can i ask you for the chicken pot pie recipe?? Please :)