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."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day #168 - The New Shopping Grounds

Mr. Weight Fluctuation has struck again. Just imagine me saying this with an evil villain laugh. Except this time, it has struck in a good way. Within the last 2 weeks I have lost over 5 pounds, gained 2 pounds back, and then lost those 2 pounds yet again. With this crazy equation taking place, I managed to weigh-in this morning at 231.4 lbs. This is a great example of how not giving up, even though the scale went up in weight, can create positive results. It also doesn't hurt that I have learned the different patterns that my body goes through, on a weekly basis, pertaining to losing weight. My main goal this up coming week, is to break through the 230 lb mark, right into the 220s. It will happen sooner than later, I can feel it.

Anyway, today was a very productive day for Patty and I. And being that it was Sunday, it was definitely time to go shopping for this week's meals. But instead of going to our normal food store, that is literally right next door to our apartment, we decided to try out the new store in the next town over. Patty and I have been hearing some great things about the new Stop & Shop that just opened, about 5 minutes away from where we live. We were told that the prices were fair and the sales can help us save every week. And when we hear the word "save", we will jump at the opportunity to do so. So we decided to give it a try today.

As soon as we walked into the store, I could tell that we were going to have a great time. The first thing we did was sign up for a store membership, this way we could take advantage of all of the potential savings. Next, we walked over to the portable scanner wall to get our scanner. This was the coolest part because you can scan everything you put into your cart before you reach the check out counter. I had a lot of fun doing so. There was even a person walking around the store with free food samples!! When we were done with our shopping list, we brought the cart up to the check out counter and loaded our scanner into the machine. All we had to do from that point, was to pay for the food and bag everything. We ended up saving a lot of money, purchasing more food than we usually do, and stocked up for the next week! I really enjoyed the experience and I would recommend everyone to do their food shopping at a Stop & Shop, if you have one by you that is.

When all is said and done, today started off with a great weigh-in that lead to me being extremely motivated for the rest of the day. The food shopping is done, the laundry is done, my workout was awesome, and I am feeling relaxed and ready for the week. Talk to you all tomorrow!

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 Watcher's Points System)

Early Afternoon - 1 serving of whole wheat pasta with 4 reduced fat crescent rolls = Points 8
Snacks During the Day - 1 serving of mini yogurt covered pretzels, 1 serving of mini peanut butter crackers, 1 serving of cheese crackers, and 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 13
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca veggie chicken patty on a Weight Watcher's whole wheat roll with a slice of Weight Watcher's american cheese, and a serving of baked chips = Points 8
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie & 1 reduced fat crescent roll (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 6
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 2

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


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

Day #168 - Weigh-In = 231.4 lbs
Day #168 Weigh-In

Day #168 Front Shot


  1. That store sounds awesome!! Nice weigh in :)

  2. Hhhmmm, scaning everything before you reach the check out counter, that is so brilliant it cannot be true. No doubt it is true, but it is too good to be true. Myself, hate shopping of any kind. So anything that gets me in and out fast, I am a fan of.

    Have a great workout today!

  3. Chris, Great weigh in! You are doing awesome!!!

  4. Sounds like a great place to grocery shop! Nice work getting it all done, and healthy.

  5. The two-twenties are right around the corner. Go He-man!