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, November 2, 2010

Day #155 - A Potential Solution / Side Shot Day!

Yesterday I mentioned that I am currently having some issues with my scale. I accidentally dropped it this weekend and I am now having trouble getting a correct reading. This morning, I stepped on the scale and the numbers went from 239 lbs to 235 lbs and back up to 237 lbs very quickly. Well it is official that I can not get a clear reading anymore with this scale. This morning I had decided to go back to the store and purchase another scale that is the same exact model. I figured that this scale was right on point with all of my weigh-ins since I purchased it. Only if I didn't drop it, but things happen. Anyway, to make a long story short, I ended up getting out of work late and was not able to purchase a new one today. Knowing that it was too late, I ended up going home to change for the gym. While getting changed, I was bending over to tie my shoes and I realized that I still have another scale at home that I have hardly used at all, that was still under my bed. It is a Weight Watchers scale that my brother had bought me a little while ago when my first scale crapped out. I think I might have found a solution to my most current scale drama. I am going to use his scale tomorrow morning and then confirm, with the scale at the gym, to make sure it is still accurate. Wish me luck.

Side Shot Day

Back by popular is side shot day! To bring everyone new to the blog up to speed, I take a side photo of myself on the first day of every month. I then take that side shot and put it next to the side shot from the previous month, as well as the side shot from the first day of my mission. I feel that physically seeing my production over the past few months, gives me motivation to keep on going strong. Please let me know if you see any difference in the photos.

Day #155 - 238.2 lbs
Day #125 - 247.6 lbs
Day #1 - 302 lbs

To also add a little extra into the mix, I will also include my front photo from tonight compared to my front photo from Day #1 of the mission.
Day #155 - 238 lbs

Day #1 - 302 lbs

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)

Breakfast - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a whole wheat bagel = Points 9
Lunch - (1) foot long Chicken Teriyaki sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese and a serving of baked chips (Subway) = Points 18
Dinner - 2 cups of steamed chicken and broccoli with a serving of brown rice = Points 8
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cup = Points 2

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


Today I executed the weight lifting portion of my workout routine: Dumbbell Press on Stability Ball, Alternating Single Arm Pull Down, and Alternating Single Leg Press (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Push ups on Half Stability Ball, Lateral Raises on Half Stability Ball, and Triceps Kick Backs with Resistance Band (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Alternating Single Arm Rows, Alternating Front Raises, and Alternating Single Leg Extension (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Planks, Alternating Dumbbell Curls, and High to Low Cable Chops (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #155 - Weigh-In = 238.2 lbs (This is the last weight that I accurately weighed in at before my scale broke. I am going to attempt to use a scale that my brother purchased for me a while ago. I will let everyone know tomorrow how accurate it still is).


  1. Wowsa's you can really see the big difference!!

  2. Love the progress photos! Looking good! You must be really proud of your progress! :)

  3. Wow! The pictures alone tell the story. My husband and I have been on a similar journey and it's been frustrating and wonderful..both at the same time.

    Keep up the good work!!!

  4. Big difference from the first picture to your current picture. Notice how improved your posture is? Also, you're facial features (jaw line) are starting to reappear. Oh and yes, you are a lot thinner! Way cool, good job.