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."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day #218 & #219 - I'm Back!!!! With Side Shots!!!

Well it is official, I am back home and I could not be any happier!!! I am sorry that I did not write a post yesterday. Patty and I drove back to New Jersey from Charleston and did not get into our apartment until 5:00am this morning. And we went straight to the bedroom once we walked through the front door, for some much needed sleep. I was extremely happy to be sleeping in my own bed after being away for over a month. It may be colder up here than down in Charleston but there is still no place like home.

I left New Jersey a month ago weighing in at 224 lbs. And I returned this morning weighing in at 206 lbs. I guess this proves that no matter what obstacle stands in the way, it is very possible to accomplish what you want to get done. I left New Jersey executing my mission, lived in South Carolina for a month executing my mission, and now I am home ready to hit the ground hard. When we woke up this morning, Patty and I wasted no time getting our personal life back on track. We managed our budget, paid all of our bills, and went straight to the food store to shop for the upcoming week. It felt great getting out to the food store and buying all of the ingredients to cook our favorite Weight Watcher's recipes for this week. And of course after all of the running around was complete, I made my way to the gym. I ran a lot outside during my month in Charleston and attempted to get into the gym every chance I could. But nothing comes close to being able to workout at home in your own gym. I started my normal routine up again, by running on the treadmill tonight. Tomorrow it is weight lifting...... finally!!!!

I am so excited to be back home and to nurse my life back to normal. I can't wait to see more positive results in the near future. And speaking of results, there has been something missing that I have not been able to do for two months now. And that would be the ever so popular, "Side Shot" comparison. I did not take a side shot photo for December because I was not home and I wanted to keep every side shot photo looking the same. So I had decided to wait until I got home to do so. So without any delay, I will leave you all tonight with this month's edition of my side shot photos.

Day #1 - 302 lbs
Day #155 (2 Months Ago) - 238.2 lbs
Day #219 - 206.6 lbs
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 / Lunch - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a whole wheat bagel and a low fat chocolate milk = Points 19
Snacks During the Day - 1 apple, 1 pear, 2 servings of 100 cal yogurt pretzel packs, 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone, and a serving of sun chips = Points 14
Dinner - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's recipe) = Points 12
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 4

Total Points Eaten Today = 49 Points


Today I ran for 30 minutes on the treadmill. Tomorrow I will be executing my weight lifting routine.

Day #219 - Weigh-In = 206.6 lbs
Day #219 - Weigh-In

Day #219 Front Shot


  1. Wow! The mission is nearly accomplished.

  2. Congrats on a successful month!!! and away from home and to do that good... you are amazing.

  3. Holy EFF!!! WTH?? You are disappearing into nothing! Do you see it? Do you ACTUALLY see the amazing job you have done with yourself? I'm speechless... If I need to guess, you're 75% complete in your journey. That means, you might need to rename your blog to "theskinnymansdiary!"

  4. You are looking sooo good. Congrats on all your hard work and very nice to see such a huge difference. Must feel great!!

  5. Welcome home!!!!!! You look great! See you Sunday. love MOM

  6. Amazing. I love to see success stories like this. Great job.

  7. What a difference. You look so great and you are doing so well. You are inspiring for so many! including me. :)