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."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day #194 - Good Results

Today was a pretty good day for work. Things seemed to be more productive today then they were earlier this week. I love the fact that everyone, that is involved with this event, is starting to pull together to get things done. It is really great when you have motivated people around you working towards a common goal. I hope the rest of my days, down here in Charleston, go exactly the same way. "Knock on wood!!"

I have some more good news for everyone, pertaining to my mission. This morning when I woke up, I weighed-in at 217.8 lbs!! I am really amazed how good I am doing with the weight loss down here, even though I am so far away from home. I believe it is good that I am using exercise as a way to take a break between the long hours of working each day. This is the first time in a while that I have been able to build up a consistent workout regiment. I say this because I have been traveling a lot, for the last 10 weeks, and I some times have to do cardio more days in a row because I don't have any weights to workout with. But I have now been in one location for a week & a half. And I have been able to establish a balance again between my weight lifting routines and my cardio routines. So I think this can be a contributing factor to my current weight loss success.

Also, I did start a new eating routine as well. I am still following the Weight Watcher's program. However, they have just converted over to a new program called, PointsPlus. And let me tell you, I am loving it so far. I noticed that it allows me to eat a little more. And by being able to consume a little more food, it allows me to eat more times during the day and that serves as fuel to my body. Now I could be wrong with my assumption but that is what I have noticed. Regardless, I just started this new Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program when I got down to Charleston and it seems to have shocked my body a little. I think the results over the last few days have shown.

When it comes down to it, balancing my workout routines more and switching up my eating routine seems to have done something. I only hope this success keeps on going. My event is 3 weeks away and maybe I can get my weight below 215 lbs by then. Here is to hard work and determination!

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 Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - 1 cup of Cheerios, 3 eggs with american cheese, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, and a fruit cup = Points 17
Snacks During the Day - 1 serving of baked tostitos, 2 rice cakes, crystal light, and a serving of cheddar cheese = Points 12
Lunch - 1 grilled cheese sandwich (whole wheat bread and 2 slices of american cheese - 2% milk) and a serving of wheat thins = Points 11
Dinner - 1 grilled cheese sandwich (whole wheat bread and 2 slices of american cheese - 2% milk) and a serving of wheat thins = Points 11

Total Points Eaten Today = 51 Points (2 points over my daily limit)
Today I ran for 30 mins outside. I was lucky because I beat the rain. Tomorrow I will be executing my weight lifting routine.
Day #194 - Weigh-In = 217.8 lbs
Day #194 Weigh-In

Day #194 Front Shot


  1. I'm planning on getting on the new ww plan Monday!
    Your definitely a walking advertisement for them :)

  2. you look so different, even from two weeks ago. the lbs are just melting off. it seems your weight loss is accelerating and you're looking downright skinny!

    This is getting really FUN!!!


  3. Wow! you are doing GREAT! I'm kicking around the WW idea, and boy are you ever a great advertisement. Keep up the great work!

  4. Sounds like you're kickin' butt! I've never tried WW, but I'm hearing everyone is excited about the changes they've made.

  5. wow! Your transformation is just incredible. Keep posting those scale pictures because they motivate me immensely.