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 24, 2010

Day #208 - Celebrating Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!! I started off the day feeling crappy because it was becoming a reality that I wasn't going to be home on Christmas for the first time in my life. And many of you who know me and have gotten to know me over the last few months, know that I am a family guy who loves the holidays. So tomorrow is going to be hard but I still have Patty here with me, which is a plus. I only have nine more days to bust my ass and then I am home once again. I think the first thing Patty and I will do is to visit our families who we didn't get to see for Christmas. Next, we will start planning hard for our wedding which is now only 8 short months away. We are then going to spend some time in New York City because I miss the city as well. Finally, I am going to get back into my normal routine once again and push hard to the wedding day!

Since tonight was Christmas Eve and we have been working non-stop, I decided that I owed Patty a night out with a nice dinner. So I asked her where she wanted to go and she replied, with a big smile, to Applebees for appetizers and some good food. So with that reply, I knew I was in for a nice big stomach ache at the end of the night. But I didn't mind because it was Christmas #1 and Patty has been patient the entire week she has been down here. Plus, I still had 34 points left over after this morning's breakfast and I didn't think cheating tonight was going to be that bad. Granted I have stomach ache right now but I think it was worth it to spend a little down time with Patty after a long few weeks. I think I might be in the 213lbs range again tomorrow but I know I will get that ground back very quickly.

Anyway, I promised Patty that I would watch a movie with her in bed tonight while we fall asleep. I hope you all get what you want for Christmas and have a great day with your families. I will talk to you all tomorrow night, Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

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)

* Today I ate a healthy breakfast but then had a cheat meal with Patty tonight, celebrating Christmas Eve.

Breakfast - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a toasted bagel
Snack - 1 serving of baked chips
Dinner - I split an appetizer sampler with Patty and had a grilled chicken and shrimp dinner with steamed vegetables with whole wheat pasta


I did not workout today. I worked the entire day and then celebrated Christmas Eve with Patty.

Day #208 - Weigh-In = 211.6 lbs
Day #208 Weigh-In

Day #208 Front Shot


  1. Merry Christmas my thin friend !!!

  2. Merry Christmas to you too!!

  3. I hope you have a good Christmas with your girl in spite of the homesickness.

    And you seriously need to make a YouTube using your weigh in pics when you get to goal. I am amazed at your progress. You change week to week.