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."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day #154 - A Halloween Scare / "Save the Date" Photo Shoot

Happy Halloween to everyone on this very cold day in New Jersey. I officially received my Halloween Scare this morning when I went to go weigh myself. I stepped on the scale and the numbers went crazy. The weight started at 241 lbs and then shot down to 237 lbs and back up to 238 lbs, where it actually stopped. At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me because I had just woken up. So I decided to step down and then back up onto the scale. And I can definitely tell you that it wasn't my eyes. My scale was actually going crazy. I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out what was going on. I had been traveling with this scale for the last few months and it has been perfectly fine. But then I suddenly remembered, when Patty and I arrived at her family's house yesterday in Delaware, I went to go place the scale on the ground and it actually fell straight out of the box and landed on the ground very hard. After remembering this, I decided to try it one more time and the same results happened. The only thing good that was coming out of it, was that the scale always ended up on 238.4 lbs. But I can't even be sure if that was the right weight because my scale has never acted like this before. I think it might be broken.

I can't believe that I broke my second scale since I have started my mission. My first scale broke after the first few weeks because  I was too heavy for it. And now this scale (2nd) broke after I dropped it on the ground. My luck with scales hasn't been going to well and I will soon be on my third in the last five months. At least a scale can be replaced. If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on a new scale I should try please let me know. I am thinking that I might go back to the same store and purchase the same exact model. I think I might wrap this new one in bubble tape when I travel from now on.

"Save the Date" Photo Shoot

As many of you may know, Patty and I will be getting married soon. In fact, this entire mission started as a way to get into shape by the wedding, however the mission means a lot more than that now. Anyway, Patty and I will be getting married in August of 2011 and today we started developing the "Save the Dates" to send out to everyone we are inviting to the wedding. We decided that we would take a picture of ourselves to be inserted into the "Save the Dates." The only problem is that we are having a hard time on agreeing on which picture to choose.

The following pictures are what we narrowed it down to. Please let me know what you think and feel free to send your thoughts pertaining to this very important decision we have to make. I hope you enjoy looking at what we have to choose from.

The shirt that I was wearing in these photos, was the shirt that my grandmother gave me last Christmas. I was not able to fit in it when I first tried it on and now it is baggy on me. It was blowing in the wind so much, that I thought I was going to take off like a sail. Anyway, please let us know what you think and if you have a favorite. Thank you guys for your support and we look forward to seeing what everyone else thinks.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 36 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Lunch - Turkey on a wrap with shredded cheddar cheese, a side of fruit, and a side of honey mustard = Points 18
Snacks During the Day - 3 servings of whole wheat pretzels, 1 apple, and a serving of beef jerky = Points 10
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches (All Weight Watchers Ingredients) and a serving of baked chips = Points 7
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cup = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 37 Points (1 point over my daily limit)


Today I ran for 30 mins on the treadmill at the gym. It is starting to get too cold to run outside in Jersey. I had to adjust because the last thing I want to do is to get sick this time of year. Tomorrow I will be executing the weight lifting portion of my workout routine.

Day #154 - Weigh-In = 238.4lbs (This was the weight that the scale kept on ending up at, after it was done going crazy. I think it is time to look for a new scale).
Day #154 Weigh-In

Day #154 Front Shot


  1. I like pics 3 and 4 best. Cute couple!

  2. I like 1 and 4.
    Good job by the way!

  3. I love # 1 and # 4!
    Lovely pictures!!