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."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day #135 - Two Goals in One Run

I would imagine that all of you have heard of the saying, "Kill 2 birds with 1 stone." Well I figured I would use the same concept tonight. I attempted tonight, to accomplish 2 goals in 1 run. I mentioned last week that I love setting small goals for myself to keep me going strong, as well as to keep the mission interesting. To bring everyone up to speed, the most recent goals I have set for myself was to make it to 242 lbs, so I can reach the 60 lbs loss mark. Also to run from my apartment to the bottom of this big hill, the next town over, and to make it back to my apartment without stopping to walk. I think I gave it a pretty good shot tonight.

This morning I had weighed in at 242.6 lbs and I know it says 242 lbs but I want to weigh in at exactly 242 lbs flat. Because when I first weighed in on Day #1, I was 302 lbs and I would love to be exactly at 60 lbs lost. Now don't get me wrong, if I end up weighing in at below 242 lbs tomorrow morning, I am not going to complain at all. It has been over a week now since I had set this goal and I am so close to reaching it, that it is actually making me even more motivated to get there. So hopefully tomorrow morning will be that day.

I came close in the past few days to reaching my second goal of making it to the bottom of the hill and back to my apartment without stopping. However, each time I made it back up the hill, I had to slow down to a walk because my knees were getting sore. I started off great tonight and was just about to get to the the hill when I was stopped by my friend, who just so happens to be a police officer in my town. It turns out that passed me on the road in his patrol car and circled back around to talk to me. And being the nice person that I am, I stopped to talk for about 5 minutes. After our conversation was over, I picked right back up were I left off and made it to the bottom of the hill and back to my apartment without stopping. Let me ask everyone this question, Did I actually complete my second goal, even though I stopped to talk to my friend? Or should I scratch that off as a good attempt and try once again on my next cardio day? Please let me know what you think, I did not stop because I couldn't go anymore, I stopped because I am a guy who doesn't like being rude to other people.

Anyway, my night of trying to accomplish 2 goals at once, actually turned out to be pretty fun. I at least hope, that I make it to 242 lbs tomorrow morning and If I have to take a stab at accomplishing that second goal once again, then I say bring it on!

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 - 2 Eggo Nutrigrain Waffles = Points 2
Snacks During the Day - 4 rice cakes, 2 servings of mini rice cakes, and an apple = Points 7
Early Afternoon - 2 Boca veggie burgers with 2 slices of Weight Watchers american cheese on 1 Weight Watchers flat rye bread with a serving of baked chips = Points 9
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca veggie burger with a slice of Weight Watchers american cheese on 1 Weight Watchers flat rye bread with a serving of baked chips = Points 6
Dinner - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 8
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream bar = Points 3

Total Points Eaten Today = 35 Points (2 points under my daily limit)

Body Measurements

Chest - 44 inches (1/2 inch larger than last week)
Waist (Even with belly button, around my sides) - 44 inches (1 inch less than last week)
Neck - 15 inches
Bicep (Not Flexed) - 15 inches (1/2 inch larger than last week)
Bicep (Flexed) - 16 3/4 inches (1/4 inch larger than last week)
Upper Leg (Thigh) - 27 1/2 inches (1/2 inch less than last week)
Lower Leg (Calf) - 17 inches (1/4 inch larger than last week)


Today I ran for 40 minutes outside. Tomorrow I will be executing the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine.

Day #135 - Weigh-In = 242.6 lbs
Day #135 Weigh-In

Day #135 Front Shot


  1. Hey Chris...I don't know if you remember me from high school, but I enjoy reading your blog. You're doing awesome! You seem really dedicated, it's great!

  2. Hey, Heavy Man,
    Well, sounds like you did great and you had fun. Maybe two birds with one stone the next time??

    Thanks for stopping by my blog with that award. I will thank-you on my blog in the next couple of weeks (once I find some new bloggers to award this too). In the meantime, I will come and check in with you. Stay strong! Michele

  3. I'd probably try again next time! 242 is awesome, that scale is showing less and less everyday :) Keep up the great work