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."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day #171 - Move Over "230"

This morning I got my first glimpse as to what it feels like to be in the 220 lbs range! Yes my friends, The Heavy Man has reached another milestone!! This morning I weighed in at 229.8 lbs!! I have mentioned several times in the past that it has been a very long time since I have weighed in the 220s. And let me tell you, I got that sense of accomplishment feeling yet again this morning, as I stared down at the display screen on my scale.
To be honest with everyone, I thought it was going to be a couple more days until I was going to see anything close to the number 220 on the scale. In the past, after switching up my weight lifting routine, I would usually see a little spike in my weight because I would be shocking my body. But to my surprise, that didn't happen this time. Now I am not saying that I am out of the 230s forever because we all know how our bodies can fluctuate in weight from day to day. But it was very motivating to see that I have reached that milestone this morning. It is very surreal for me, to think that I have lost over 70 lbs so far on my mission. And looking back on my journey to date, it seems like I have gone through a lot, in such a short amount of time. The last five and a half months have sure gone by quickly. I can't even imagine how quickly the next 9 months are going to be if I keep focused with my eye on the prize.

It is funny to think back on how I hated to workout and found it to be a chore to do. And now I can't go a day without having the need to get my workout in. I actually use working out as a tool to release all of the stress I go through on a day to day basis. Working out has become my escape from reality. Even if it is only for an hour a day. During that hour, everything seems to come together every time. Anyway, I can't wait for tomorrow's weigh-in, to see if stayed in the 220s for the second day in a row.

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)

Breakfast - 4 Eggo nutrigrain waffles = Points 4
Snacks During the Day - 1 serving of cheese crackers, 1/2 a serving of yogurt pretzels, and a pear = Points 6
Early Afternoon - 1 Boca veggie chicken pattie with a slice of Weight Watcher's american cheese on a Weight Watcher's whole wheat roll and a serving of baked chips = Points 8
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca veggie chicken pattie with a slice of Weight Watcher's american cheese on a Weight Watcher's whole wheat roll and a serving of baked chips = Points 8
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Two Cheese Vegetable Lasagna = Points 6
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 34 Points (2 points under 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 #171 - Weigh-In = 229.8 lbs
Day #171 Weigh-In

Day #171 Front Shot


  1. just cranking out those lbs....right on!


  2. I am so jealous of your scale...
    Awesome stuff..