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."

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day #127 - Helping Others Get Healthier.....Through Food

I have shared with you all in the past that I started this mission and blog to not only help myself get healthier but to help others get healthier as well. No, I am not one of those people who thinks everyone needs me to survive or to better their lives. I am just a normal person who has seen the many struggles of being over weight and if I can help a few people move past their struggles, then this mission of mine will be a success.

I just recently made a new friend and her user name, on blogger, is "spunkysuzi." She too, is a person trying to become healthier just like a majority of us out there in this world. Please show her some support by visiting her blog, "Spunkysuzi Working Towards a Healthier Me", I think you all would enjoy it. Anyway, spunkysuzi reached out to me today via a comment she left on yesterday's post. In this comment she expressed her love for chicken pot pie, at least I could tell she was through what she wrote. She also asked if I could share the Weight Watchers, Chicken Pot Pie recipe that Patty cooks for me, at least once a week. And I thought to myself, what an awesome idea, sharing this recipe. What a great way to help someone else become a little healthier, by sharing one of my favorite healthy recipes with them. However, I am not only going to share this recipe with her but I will share it with all of you as well.

Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe)

Points Value per Serving - 5 Points
Servings per Recipe - 6
Preparation Time - 50 mins


- 1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup wine, dry white
- 2 cubes chicken bouillon cube, crumbled
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 Tbsp white all-purpose flour
- 5 oz fat-free evaporated milk
- 4 rolls reduced fat crescent roll dough, unrolled


Place chicken (cut into small 1 inch pieces), water, wine and crumbled bouillon cubes in a medium pan. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook gently, uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Set aside one cup of broth and chicken.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a deep 8-10 inch pie dish with cooking spray

Microwave carrots and peas for 2 minutes. Drain, heat in oil in a medium nonstick pan, add onions and cook until soft. Stir in flour and cook over low heat for 2 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and stir in milk and reserved broth. Return to heat and cook, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens. Add carrots, peas, chicken and corn.

Cover entire dish with crescent rolls, pour chicken mixture into dish, and cover with remaining crescent rolls, press firmly around edges to seal. Bake until rolls are golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Weight Watchers Recipe

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do every week. Please comment and let me know how it turns out if anyone decides to make it for dinner in the near future! I am also looking for new recipes to try as well, so if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to forward them onto me!

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 on a multigrain bagel with a slice of american cheese = Points 9
Snacks During the Day - 2 Weight Watchers brownies and 2 rice cakes = Points 6
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 7
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 7
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (All Weight Watchers Ingredients) with a serving of baked potato chips = Points 6
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cup = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 37 Points

Body Measurements

Chest- 43 1/2 inches (1 1/2 inches less then 2 weeks ago)
Waist (Around my stomach even with my belly button) - 45 inches (Lost 3/4 an inch since 2 weeks ago)
Neck - 15 1/4 inches
Bicep (Not Flexed) - 14 1/2 inches (Lost 1/4 an inch since 2 weeks ago)
Bicep (Flexed) - 16 1/2 inches
Upper Leg - 28 inches
Lower Leg (Calf) - 16 3/4 inches (Lost 1/4 inch since 2 weeks ago)


Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine: Close Grip Lat Pull Down, Lateral Raises, and Leg Press (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Dumbbell Press, Seated Row, and Leg Extension (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Flyes, Rear Delt, and Tricep Pull Downs (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Crunches, Bicep Curls (Ropes), and Dumbbell Side Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #127 - Weigh-In = 243.8 lbs
Day #127 Weigh-In

Day #127 Front Shot


  1. Thank you!! I'm already making another one tonight but this is going on my to do list :) And thanks for the shout out.
    I see the scale is showing you some love too!!

  2. You MUST make this - its amazing!

    Here's a link to where I get the recipe. I leave out the water and it turns out great. Tastes even better as leftovers for work!

  3. Can i ask if it's 4 rolls within one container or is it 4 containers??
    Help :)