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."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day #188 - Reaching Goals and Cooking Meals

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed after I finally was able to get some much needed sleep. But I still miss home and Patty a whole lot. And like I mentioned yesterday, I am going to try and keep busy as much as possible, so this month goes by very quickly. That is exactly what I did today, and let me tell you, it wasn't that bad. I got a lot done for work as well as did some personal things to keep the day going. I really hope the rest of the days go as quickly and productive as this one did today.

Anyway, I do have a bit of exciting news to share with everyone. As many of you know, when I travel, I make sure to have two things with me at all times. Those two things would be my camera and my scale. And let me tell you, they both assisted this morning in capturing what I am going to tell you next. My friends, I officially weighed in this morning at 221.0 lbs!!!And this means that I have officially lost 81 lbs since the start of my mission!! Finding this out this morning, not only started my day off great, but it gave me the motivation to keep the day going strong. I am extremely happy that the hard work I put into this mission, day in and day out, is still paying off. I am determined to be weighing in at 215 lbs by the time my big event is here on December 31st. Wish me luck with that.

Feeling motivated the entire day, after this morning's weigh-in, my buddy and I decided that we needed to go food shopping because there was absolutely no food in the house that was good for us to eat. And eating out everyday at Subway was going to start to become expensive and I don't think we need to be throwing money out the window like that. So I decided that I would make an attempt at recreating Patty's Chicken Pot Pie for dinner. With the plan in motion, we put together a shopping list and took off for the nearest food store. The store we found was not the best store in the world and it did not have any Weight Watcher's food at all. But we adjusted, just like I have grown accustom to doing when I am away from home. Once back at the house, I got to work trying to come close to what Patty's Chicken Pot Pie looks and tastes like. And I think I may of had a good first attempt at doing so. The dinner ended up tasting amazing and was healthy of course. My friend even liked it as much as I did.
My First Chicken Pot Pie
(Weight Watcher's Recipe)
I think today went well. It started with accomplishing another small goal, I was able to get work done for my job and myself, and I actually cooked my first real recipe since the start of my mission. I hope everyday goes the same, from now until the day I make my way home.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 49 Points)
(I am currently following the new Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

* I know I was going to talk about the new Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program today, but I was so excited about my weigh-in and making my first ever recipe, that I wanted to talk about that. I will review the new program in tomorrow's post.

Lunch - 1 foot long Chicken Teriyaki sub on whole wheat with 2 slices of american cheese, a bag of sun chips, and a bag of apple slices (Subway) = Points 26
Snacks During the Day - 2 apples, two crescent rolls, and a 100 calorie snack pack = Points 6
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 17 (I had to use original crescent rolls because the store did not have reduced fat crescent rolls. So the points on this recipe are supposed to be less.

Total Points Eaten Today = 49 Points


Today I ran for 30 mins outside. We received the gym passes a little late and we did not have a car to get there. We are still driving the Budget Truck that we rented and it is to big to bring to the gym that we have free memberships to. I will definitely get there tomorrow, I am anxious to do so.

Day #188 - Weigh-In = 221.0 lbs
Day #188 Weigh-In

Day #188 Front Shot


  1. OMG!! You hit 221, that is so awesome :)
    And making the chicken pot pie away from home?? Absolutely awesome!!
    You seriously rock.

  2. Congrats on the loss!!!! and the great day!

  3. wow He-man, you had a swoosh! (Sudden drop in weight) You are certainly an inspiration to all of us who make excuses, especially when it comes to are proof, there is no reason why you can eat healthy, exercise AND lose weight while traveling.

    Congratulations on your major weight-loss swoosh and good luck reaching your next mini goal!!


  4. WOW 221?! That is absolutely awesome! You have come along way man. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration.

  5. I miss you a lot too.. I have spent the last few days doing not much else but sitting on the couch, getting work done, and missing you. Caroline and Natalie have been helping me out and keeping me company since I am kind of stuck here. I wish you could be here with me. I hope the weeks go by fast so I can see you soon. I miss you all the time.. I love you.. and your will be amazing because you are running it.

    I love you- About 8 months to go until the wedding!!!!