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 #156 - The Scale Saga Continues

I want to send a very special "Thank You" out to everyone who sent me the kind words and comments pertaining to yesterday's side shot post. It is the constant words of encouragement, advice, tips, etc.... that I receive from all of you, that make this mission of mine a lot easier. Without all of you, this long journey would be even longer. So thank you once again from the bottom of my heart.

Anyway, it is Day #3 of my most recent "scale saga" and the test I had planned for today, seems to have failed. Let me explain how I came to this conclusion. As many of you may know by now, I dropped my glass scale, that I have been using forever, on the ground this weekend and now it is broken. Trying to replace it, I remembered that my brother had purchased a scale for me a little while ago from Weight Watcher's. So trying to avoid buying another scale, I had decided that I was going to weigh myself this morning on his scale and then test it tonight at the gym.

This morning I weighed in at 235.2 lbs on the Weight Watcher's scale. After I weighed myself, I ate breakfast and went to work. After work was over I came home, ate a nice healthy serving of homemade Vegetable Lasagna (Weight Watchers Recipe), and then I made my way to the gym. Tonight I ran on the treadmill for 35 minutes straight and I was feeling great! My knees don't hurt anymore, my hips are feeling a lot better, and I feel that I am actually getting a little faster. Anyway, after my run was over, I grabbed both a 15 & 10 lb dumbbell and went into the locker room where the scale was located. Before stepping up onto the scale, I placed the 15 lb dumbbell on it. The weight that was displayed was 15 lbs. I then took the 10 lb dumbbell and placed it on the scale and 10 lbs showed up on the scale. So from what I can see, with that simple test, the scale looked to be accurate. So I took off my clothes, leaving my underwear and socks on, and stepped up on the scale. The weight that showed up on the screen was 235 lbs. Now I know that morning weight and night weight can be different because of the normal daily weight fluctuation a human body goes through. So with that in mind, the last part of the test, I had to conduct when at home with the Weight Watcher's Scale.

As soon as I arrived home, I took off my clothes and went straight to the Weight Watcher's scale. As I stepped up onto the scale, I was wishing that it would read the same weight as the scale in the gym. But to my disappointment, 238 lbs was displayed on the screen. And if my test was accurate, the scale at home was about 3 lbs off. Which could mean that I weighed in this morning around 233 lbs, which would be cool. Unfortunately, this means that I am going to have to go out and purchase a new scale after all. Well, things happen and a scale can certainly be replaced. I am excited though to see what my true weight is after I get the new scale. The mission must and will go on.

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
Snacks During the Day - 1 Eggo Nutrigrain Waffle and half an apple = Points 2
Lunch - 1/2 a rotisserie chicken with 2 servings of steamed mixed vegetables = Points 17
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Two Cheese Vegetable Lasagna (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 6
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cup = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 36 Points


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

Day #156 - Weigh-In = 238.2 lbs (This was the last accurate weigh-in that I have recorded. I will update it when I purchase my new scale)

Day #156 Front Shot


  1. Hi! I'm new to your blog and I wanted to say hello. It sounds like you're doing great with your exercise and food intake! I look forward to reading more about your journey! :-)

  2. I find all scales are different. But if you pick one and only use that one it's usually pretty consistent.