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, June 26, 2010

Day #27 - No Pain, No Gain

Today started like any other day. I woke up this morning, got dressed, and proceeded to do work. The day may of started like any other day but I didn't feel the same this morning. I woke up and the first thing I noticed was that my body was soar from head to toe. I have been seriously hitting the gym for roughly the last week and the hard work is starting to pay off. I know that my workouts are are being done correctly because I am feeling soar the same day and even a few days after. I did an upper body workout on Day #23 (Tuesday of this week) and I did a lower body workout last night. Like I said, I am soar from my head to my toes. I made sure however, to not over do it for my first time incorporating weights into my workout routine. With time, I will work my way up to where I want to be. I am in no rush.

Like I mentioned in my post yesterday, I really would like to get into the habit of working out in the morning. This will give me a chance to boost my metabolism and burn more fat. I only worked a half day today and I was determined workout early enough so I can put today's post up at a reasonable time and enjoy the rest of my night. I managed to make my way to the gym at 6:30pm today. I know it wasn't the morning but it is a great improvement from last night's 10:30pm workout. Anyway, I made it to the gym and proceeded to run on the elliptical machine for 30 mins.

After I was done with the elliptical, I attempted to do my first full core body workout in about what seems to be 5 months. I did a little core the other day but nothing big. I made my way to the workout mat and plopped down on my back. What happened next could only described as a train wreck. I attempted to do 2 sets of 12 crunches and let me tell you my stomach got in the way of every single one of those crunches. About half way through my first set, I started to cramp up and barley got to 12. So, I decided to give it a minute before I attempted my second set. After a minute had gone by, I started into my second set and managed to make it to 12 reps without any cramping. I ended the core body workout by doing 2 sets of legs lifts and 2 sets of side twist on the cable machine. I honestly feel like I have been punched in the stomach at least 20 times. But like I said before, I am going to take it nice and easy and work my way up.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = Points 41)
(For everyone who is new to the blog, I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 3 egg whites on whole wheat bread (Weight Watchers), and a slice of fat free american cheese = Points 3
Early Afternoon - 1 slice and a half of home made chicken pot pie (Weight Watchers Recipe) from last night = Points 7
Snack - Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar (Weight Watchers) = Points 3
Late Afternoon - Tuna on a 6" whole wheat roll with a slice of american cheese, a bag of baked chips, and a bag of apple slices (Subway) = Points 14
Dinner - 2 cups of steamed chicken and broccoli with a cup of brown rice = Points 10
Dessert - Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar (Weight Watchers) = Points 3

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (1 point under my limit)


I went to the gym at 6:30pm today and ran for 30 mins on the elliptical machine. I then did a core body routine that consisted of: crunches (2 sets of 13 reps), leg lifts (2 sets of 12 reps), and side twist on the cable machine (2 sets of 12 reps each side). Tomorrow I will be running for about 15 mins and then I will do my upper body routine.

Day #27 - Weigh-In = 283 lbs
Day #27 Weigh-In

Day #27 Front Shot

Day #26 - Becoming a Creature of Habit

5 days ago (Day #21) I realized that I wasn't pushing myself to my full potential and I was making up excuses to get out of going to the gym. Since that day, I have really stepped up my game. I have been working out on the road (traveling for work) as well as going to the gym when I am at home. I managed to dig down deep inside and I found that will power I was looking for. I am proud of myself for building a healthy nutritional habit that has lasted for 26 Days so far. And now I have gotten into the stages of developing a workout routine that I believe will turn into a very productive and healthy habit as well.

However, the workout routine that I am starting to grow accustom to is not one that I want to develop into a full time habit. It is great that I am starting to work out everyday but the problem I see starting is that I am working out late at night. I am starting to fall into the habit of coming home from work between 7:30pm - 8pm, cooking dinner between 8pm - 9pm, eating dinner between 9pm - 9:30pm, waiting to digest, and then going to workout between 10:30pm-11:30pm. By the time I get home from the gym, it is already 12am. I then write my blog and go to bed around 1o'clock in the morning. By the time I am in bed trying to sleep, I am so full of energy, from my workout, that I don't really fall asleep until 2am. I usually end up sleeping past my morning workout alarm and then I wake up and head into work. I see this developing habit as a problem because it keeps me up at night and it is causing me to feel more tired during the day.

I want to start working out in the morning because it builds up your metabolism for the day. By boosting my metabolism, I am able to burn more calories and as a result, I burn more fat. It will also help to shock my body into losing more weight because I have been stuck at a plateau for the last week. Not to mention, by getting my workout done first thing in the morning, I will be able to get my blog posts up earlier at night thus making it easier for me to get to sleep at a decent hour. Sleep is also very important when it comes to weight loss as well.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to make it easier for me to wake up in the morning and to develop a better workout routine, please feel free to comment and share some advice.

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

Meals of the day (The Heavy Man = 41 Points)
(For everyone who is new to the blog, I am following the Weight Watchers Point System)

Breakfast - 2 rice cake, scrambled egg whites on whole wheat toast with a slice of american cheese = Points 9
Lunch - Apple Chicken Pecan Salad with Fat Free French Dressing (Wendy's) = Points 12
Snack - 3 rice cakes and a cheese sandwich (Weight Watcher's multi grain bread and fat free cheese) = Points 6
Dinner - 2 Pieces of Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 10
Dessert - Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar (Weight Watcher's) = Points 3

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (1 point below my limit)


Tonight I ran for 20 mins on the elliptical machine and then I executed my lower body workout (4 sets of leg press, 4 sets of leg extensions, 4 sets of leg curls, and 4 sets of calve raises). Tomorrow I will doing cardio and a core body workout.

Day #26 - Weigh-In = 283.8 lbs
Day #26 Weigh-In

Day #26 Front Shot

Day #26 Dinner
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
(Weight Watcher's Recipe)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day #25 - Noticing Changes

Yesterday I expressed my excitement, with all of you, about my clothes starting to feel lose around my body. Not only was I noticing the clothes, but I could tell that I was starting to physically feel better. Even though I can't physically see the changes myself in the mirror, I could feel them happening. I am happy that these changes are starting to occur.

Today, I was made aware of more changes but I wasn't noticing them this time, it was other people. I see myself everyday in the mirror and I believe that I am my own worst critic when it comes to seeing progress pertaining to health and weight loss. However, when I receive comments from other people about how I look, it makes me feel like I am accomplishing something. My brother picked me up from the airport early this morning when I arrived home from Charleston, SC. The first thing he said to me was, "Wow you are looking good." I was pleased to hear that. I asked him what are the changes that he is noticing with me. He said that my face was looking thinner and it looked like my overall body size has gotten a little smaller. I hadn't seen him in a few days, so it was a lot easier for him to see these changes then it was for me to see them.

During work today, I had crawled under my desk to plug in my laptop. While on the floor, my fiancee turned to me and said that she could definitely see a physical change on me. That too, was a nice thing to hear and she sees me everyday!!! I think it is important to have a support system like that to constantly remind you, that even though it is a long road, the changes are going to happen, if you work at it. Even though I don't see them, it doesn't mean that others don't.

I also appreciate the encouragement that everyone sends me everyday either in comments or in direct messages. To know that everyone has my back on this mission, is motivation in itself. Please keep on commenting and sharing advice, it is helping me and I hope others as well.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 41 Points)
(For everyone new to the blog, I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - Scrambled egg whites on whole wheat toast with a cup of fruit = Points 9
Lunch - Grilled chicken on a multi grain roll with a slice of american cheese and a bag of 40% reduced fat kettle cooked potato chips (Wyckoff Deli) = Points 17
Dinner - 2 "Morning Star Farms" veggie burgers with 2 slices of fat free kraft american cheese on two slices of Weight Watcher's multi grain bread. 1 cup of "Rice-o-Roni" 33% less sodium chicken rice = Points 11
Dessert - 1 rice cake and 1 cup of Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream = Points 3

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (I was 1 point under my limit)


Today I ran for 30 mins on the elliptical machine and I did a few core body exercises. Tomorrow I have a softball game and a lower body workout day.

Day #25 - Weigh-In = 284.8 lbs (I have been weighing in around the same weight for a few days now. I have been working out on a consistent basis for the last few days as well. I believe that once a develop a habit with a solid workout routine, the weight will start coming off again. After losing the first 18 lbs pretty quickly, I might have gotten into the area of losing a healthy 1-2 lbs a week. That is a great place to be at as well.)
Day #25 Weigh-In

Day #25 Front Shot

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day #24 - Travel Series Part 2c / Your Clothes Don't Lie

Well.... it is 1:30am EST and I just arrived home from my trip to Charleston, SC. It was a very hot but productive last 3 days. I would call the trip a success on both the professional and personal side. It was a success professionally because I had a lot of questions answered pertaining to an event I am developing. It was a success for me personally because it was the first time I traveled out side the state while on my mission. I now know that I have the motivation and drive to continue my weight loss anywhere. I managed to eat healthy, make time for my workout routine, take my picture, and weigh my self with my own scale that I packed inside my suit case. I would say that the Travel Series Part 2 was a complete success!!!

Your Clothes Don't Lie

I noticed something very up lifting this at the beginning of this week. I can now buckle my belt hook into the second hole without any trouble. I know it might sound weird to some people who are reading this post but something as simple as being able to make your belt tighter without cutting off your circulation is a stepping stone for getting closer to your overall goal. I also noticed my my clothes were starting to get lose and fitting a little better.

I had purchased a new suit about a week before I started my mission for my friend's wedding. I also considered it an investment because I could use it for work related meetings as well. Anyway, when I purchased the suit, it was a little snug on me around the waist because I didn't want the pants to fall down without a belt on. Well guess what, I am having trouble keeping them up event with my belt on. I also purchased 2 pairs of nice shorts and 2 nice polo's around the same time. Those too are getting lose and baggy on me. It sucks that at that time, about a week, before I started my mission, I had to purchase all these new clothes. The reason I did was because nothing I owned would fit me anymore. It was like I took my money, went to the window, and dropped it all outside for other people to pickup. I do, however, have a new plan put in place. When I reach my goal, I am going to give all of my old clothes away and I am not going to purchase any more clothes in any plus sizes ever again. That will give me one aspect of motivation to help me maintain the weight loss. Remember, your clothes don't lie. If they are fitting better, then you are doing something right.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 41 Points)
(For all the new people, I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 2 Special K Bars = Points 4
Early Afternoon Meal - Deli Turkey on a large bagel with a slice of provolone cheese and a fruit cup = Points 15
Late Afternoon Meal - Deli Turkey on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese and a bag of baked chips = 16
Dinner - Small Italian Classic Sub from Quizno's with a bag of baked chips = 14

Total Points Eaten Today = 49 Points (I went 8 points over limit. I honestly didn't realize I ate that many points over. I was distracted with trying to get home.)


I didn't have any time to exercise today. I had meetings the whole morning into the afternoon. Then I had to drive 2 hours from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC to catch my flight home. And I just got home from the airport at 1:30am. I will exercise tomorrow.

Day #24 -Weigh-In = 284.6 lbs (I figured it would move because I didn't workout and I ate over my points. I just I have to keep on moving forward tomorrow).
Day #24 Weigh-In

Day #24 Front Shot

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day #23 - The Travel Series Part 2b / Never Be Afraid to Show the Real You

Today was a great and productive work day for me in a very hot and sunny Charleston, SC. When I say hot, I mean HOT!!!!! It had to be at least 110 degrees down here today. That is not what I like to call "Heavy Man Weather." I was literally sweating just walking to my car. Besides the heat, Charleston, SC is really neat place to visit. The entire city is so rich in history, that I would recommend a visit to anyone who loves to learn about our country's past. There are also a few great places to shop down town at "The Market" as well as "Marion Square." Charleston also plays host to South Carolina's Aquarium as well as a battleship from World War II called, the USS Yorktown. I do recommend that you spend a few days down here if you come to visit, because there is so much to take in and see.

I had an interesting lunch meeting today. The person I met with took me out to a cool little southern restaurant with the best smelling food. We all know by now that food has not been kind to me is the past. As soon as I walked into place I automatically remembered the advice I received from an anonymous person on the Day #19 post. This person quoted, "that some meals will be out of our control" and I totally believe that statement to be true. I did the best I could with the situation I was in. I didn't want to disappoint this person because it was a very important meeting. So, I studied the menu and came up with the best case scenario. I ended up ordering a BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich. I asked for the sandwich without the BBQ sauce and I substituted the sweet potato fries with a nice side of cooked rice. I think I improvised pretty well.

Never Be Afraid to Show the Real You

After suffering through an extremely hot day, I decided that I was going to take a swim in the hotel pool. Now for all of you who know me and for all of you who are starting to get to know me, I don't take my shirt off in public at all. For the past few years I have been avoiding pools & the beach for the fear that I will have to take my shirt off. I even used to go into pools and the ocean with a shirt on. My weight problems have caused me to be so self conscious about the way I look, that it has made me to cut things out of my life that I used to love doing.

Since the start of this blog, I find myself gaining a new found confidence. Believe me, it took a lot for me to put my first shirtless picture up on this blog. But now I am feeling a lot more braver. So, I went down to the pool after my workout today, I took my shirt off and jumped right in. I actually did this in front of people. Here is how a I see it now, everyone is going to see me my go from my worst to my best. I can't think of a better statement then that. Never be afraid to show the real you.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 41 Points)
(For everyone who is new to the blog, I follow the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 1 rice cake, 3 scrambled egg whites with a side of 2 pieces of whole wheat toast and a cup of fruit = Points 8
Lunch - A Pulled Chicken Sandwich on a Kaiser Roll, with a side of cooked white rice = Points 14
Dinner - Footlong chicken teriyaki sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of cheese, a bag of baked chips, and a bag of apples slices = Points 18
Dessert - 1 Special K Bar = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 42 Points (1 point over my limit)


Today, I ran for 20 mins on the elliptical machine at the hotel gym. Then I did an upper body workout that consisted of: dumbbell bench press (4 sets), dumbbell flyes (4 sets), dumbbell inclined press (4 sets), and three different biceps workouts (3 sets for each). After I was done working out, I jumped in the hotel pool and swam for 40 mins. I had a very productive day today. Tomorrow, I will be doing more cardio as well as a core body routine.

Day #23 - Weigh-In = 284.6
Day #23 Weigh-In

Day #23 Front Shot

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day #22 - The Heavy Man's Diary, Travel Series Part 2a

I had almost forgotten how much traveling, can take a toll on your body. I mentioned before in a few posts, I have been working in a business field that demands a lot of my time. Of course, I can clock out at 6pm everyday if I wanted too, but then I would be stuck always trying to catch up. I used to travel every single weekend from February 1st to August 1st. I would constantly find my self struggling to stay healthy, not only with my weight but my physical health as well. I had gotten so sick once, that I was forced to take a week off by my boss. I developed, at an early age, a work ethic that some would call "borderline obsessive." If I am not working I go crazy. This little "obsessive work" problem, was one of the reasons why my health both, weight related and physical, went crashing in a downward spiral.

I now take it easy with the traveling. I had told my current boss, right before he hired me, that I did not want to travel every weekend. I was open to traveling every once and a while when it called for it, but every weekend was out of the question. I am currently right now in Charleston, SC on business. Hoping that I will never fall into that black hole again, I was determined to come out of this trip with positive results.

I woke up this morning at 7am to catch a 10am flight at an airport that was about an hour away from where I live. Believe me when I say, I was set to travel for the next three days. Armed with a package of rice cakes, a box of Special K bars, my Weight Watchers Points Books, my Weight Watchers Points Calculator, my vitamins, workout clothes, my new scale, my camera, and my bottle of water I was out door heading to the airport.

I spent the entire morning and a good part of the afternoon in the air. I have to say something before I proceed with the rest of today's post. Do they make seats on airplanes for larger people? Every flight I have ever been on has the smallest seats!!! If you are plus size and you can't fit in a regular seat you either have to purchase two seats right next to each other or you have to shell out more money to sit in first class. I do not think that is fair. I know being over weight is a problem that we, as individuals, have to control ourselves. But coming from a lot of years of being over weight, it is not easy control. I would hope that one day, some airline company will make it a little more comfortable for people with weight issues to fly.

Anyway, after I landed in Columbus, SC, I drove another 2 hours to Charleston. Let me tell you what, there is a Subway restaurant literally every ten miles and it doesn't matter which major highway you are on. You will find a Subway some how. I finally got to the hotel around 6pm today and after a full day of traveling I was tired. But of course, my workaholic curse came out to play and I forced myself to finish a few things before I sat down to write my blog for today. In the past, I would have worked, ate dinner, and went to sleep after a long day of traveling. However, I went out of my way to find myself a healthy dinner and I worked out at the hotel gym!!! Yes, I survived the day without straying from the mission.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 41 Points)
(For everyone who is new to the blog, I follow the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 2 Special K Bars, Fruit Cup, and a 6oz serving of Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt  = Points 8
Early Afternoon Meal - Grilled Chicken Sandwich with a side of apple slices (Burger King in the Charlotte Airport) = Points 11
Late Afternoon Meal - 6' Turkey sub on whole wheat bread with a slice of american cheese and a bag pf baked chips (Subway while driving 2 hours to Charleston, SC) = Points 9
Dinner - Ham and Swiss cheese on whole wheat roll with a cup fruit cup = Points 13
Dessert - 2 chocolate rice cakes = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 43 points (2 points over my limit). I consider this a very big win while traveling.


I pushed my self after a long day of traveling to run for 30 mins on the elliptical machine at the hotel fitness center. Tomorrow I am going to do my upper body workout plan. I will post the results on tomorrow's post.

Day #22 - Weigh-In = 285.0 lbs
Day #22 Weigh-In

Day #22 Front Shot
(In the Hotel Room)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day #21 - Don't Sitback and Expect Things to Happen

Today I learned a valuable lesson. Don't assume that anything is just going to happen.

Just a little while ago, I stepped on my scale and I weighed in at a little more then what I weighed in at yesterday. Now, I understand that during the course of a weight loss program people hit plateaus. The proper action to correct that kind of situation is to switch up what you are doing to shock your body. So, I sat down to read back through my notes and all my posts to see what I can adjust to move forward. I started to expand my food/meal selections as well as stepping outside of my comfort zone to try different kinds of great tasting healthy foods. I believe that has been working for me so far. However, what I did find was that I was literally doing nothing at all. What I mean by that, is I have not been fully executing a consistent exercise routine. For the last week or so I have been more active then I was before I started my mission by walking, playing sports, moving my entire office, etc... but I haven't really been going to the gym on a consistent basis.

I have gotten complacent because I was losing weight so easily. I am eating 100% better then I was before. Now, don't get me wrong I am happy that I have lost around 16 lbs in the last 21 Days but that is no excuse for being lazy when it comes to engaging in a true exercise routine. I would like to apologize to all of you for my lack of effort on the exercise portion of my weight loss mission. I have become to focused with eating healthy that I have neglected to pay attention to the most important part of a diet. How are all of you going to trust me as a person to lean on if I don't give it a 100% effort on my side? I promise that I will never be stuck in this situation again. I am going to make time to sit down and actually plan out an exercise routine that I will share with you all.

I have always been a believer of, if you want to get something done, you make it happen. You can't wait for it to come to you. I am not going to let this little road bump get me down anymore then it already has. Like my quote said yesterday, "It's not about every meal, or everyday being perfect. It is about the big picture, the goal, a healthy lifestyle, and a healthy you." If you hit a wall, you find a way around it.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 41 Points)

(For everyone who is new to the blog, I follow the Weight Watchers Point System)

Breakfast - 3 scrambled egg whites, 2 pieces of whole wheat toast, and a fruit cup = Points 7
Snack - 2 rice cakes, 1 peanut butter bar ice cream (Weight Watchers) = Points 5
Lunch - Chicken teriyaki on whole wheat roll with 2 slice of american cheese and a bag of baked chips = Points 18
Dinner - My fiancee cooked a nice healthy meal: Chicken parm with whole wheat pasta (Weight Watcher's recipe) = Points 9
Dessert - Cup of cookie dough ice cream (Weight Watchers) = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 41 Points


I went to the golf range today with my father and brother for Father's Day. Hitting a jumbo bucket of golf balls in a 100 degree weather can take a lot out of you.

Day #21 - Weigh-In = 286.6

Day #21 Front Shot

Day #21 Dinner

Day #20 - The "Big Man" takes a bite out of the "Big Apple"

It is Day #20 and I feel like I should be celebrating. It is really because of all you out there who are following this blog that I am able to stay so focused on completing this mission.

So, in the spirit of celebrating 20 successful days in a row not straying from my weight loss mission, I took a trip to New York City!!!! On my very few days off from work, I am going to get out of the apartment and travel to places that I believe are fun as well as places where you can get some exercise at the same time.

My fiancee and I started the trip into NYC at roughly 1:30pm today. It is really great when you have a bus stop right out side of the building you live in. After a very quick 40 min ride we were standing right in the heart of NYC. As soon as I opened the door to walk outside of the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal, I was swarmed by a herd of guys who drive those bike taxis. As I managed to move past the herd, I noticed that there were a ton a people walking by and I was the one being targeted. I guess being a big sized person in the city means, you don't have the capability of walking down the street. I gave everyone of those guys a smile and said sorry gentlemen but I need the exercise.

I tell you what, if you have never been to NYC before, there is nothing like walking down Broadway right in the middle of Times Square. The city just recently started to shut down parts of Broadway in order to bring foot traffic back to Times Square. On the weekends, the parts of Broadway that are shut down, play host to at least 200-300 street vendors. And where there are street vendors there is a ton of......... yep you guessed it, food. I'm not talking about salads and vegtables, I am talking about pizza, gyros, pastries, sloppy greasy sandwiches, etc........ The smells that all these foods were giving off was enough to make me want to turn down another street. However, I have managed over the last 20 days to develop a little bit of will power. Plus, I planned ahead of time for something like this, I kept on drinking water and I was snacking on some rice cakes....... boom, problem solved. I made sure that I wasn't going to be having flash backs of last nights junk food temptations.

After we got passed the Broadway Street Fair, we were staring the beast of the city right in the face. The beast that I am referring to is, Central Park. I call it the beast because it will take you literally all day just to walk through it, let alone visit the many places and activities that lie within. As we walked  up to the south west entrance to the park, I was swarmed yet again by a herd of bike taxis guys. I mean come on, did I look like I was struggling that much to walk. I had to, yet again, turn all of them away and explain that I was going to walk the whole way. I think one of them laughed at me. Anyway, Central Park, I think, is one of the best places to go in New York City. There are so many things to do. To go through everything that I did today would take up a whole lot more space on this post. Please click on to visit the website and see for yourself everything it has to offer.

Once we were done walking through Central Park, we started to make our way back towards Times Square for dinner and then home. Now, trying to find out what you want for dinner NYC when you are on a diet is no easy task. However, thanks to the partnership between Weight Watchers and Applebees it didn't take us that long to find out where we were going for dinner. Thanks guys!!! I noticed that after I had eaten my entire dinner, I was absolutely full. Guess how big my steak was, it was only 4oz. In the past, I would have ordered: a sampler appetizer platter, a full rack on baby back ribs, and a dessert. And that would all be for just me. I am now barely finishing my 4oz steak and a hand full of both broccoli and potatoes. I can safely say that my body is starting to adjust to the weight loss program.

After the whole day was over, my fiancee and I managed to walk a total of 82 blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to 81st Street (Middle of Central Park) and 81st back to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. I am very tired and exhausted but It was a great healthy day!!!

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 41 Points)
(For all the new followers of the blog, I am currently following the Weight Watcher Points System)

Breakfast - Egg whites on a multi grain bagel with a slice of american cheese = Points 6
Lunch - 2 rice cakes, a cup of mixed fruit, turkey and munster cheese wrap = Points 13
Snack - 1 Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar (Weight Watchers) = Points 3
Dinner - Steak & Portabello Mushrooms with a side of potatoes and broccoli, French Onion Soup (Weight Watchers meal at Applebees) = Points 15
Dessert - 1 Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar (Weight Watchers) = Points 3

Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (I was 1 point under my limit)


I walked a total of 82 blocks today in New York City. My feet, legs, and back are feeling it right now. I should be well rested and ready to go by tomorrow morning. It was a great day for a cardio workout.

Day #20 Weigh-In = 285.8 lb
Day #20 Weigh-In

Day #20 Front Shot
(I was given advice by a friend
 to use the news paper
to keep track of the days)