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 18, 2011

Day #232 - Getting Back to the Basics

Yesterday (Monday, Jan 17, 2011) was a day of getting back to the basics of this mission. Those basics would be: eating healthy and exercise. Isn't it amazing that when you break it down like that, there are basically two main things you have to concentrate on while trying to get rid of that unwanted fat. Of course there are many other things that come into play and every one's body and mental approach can be different. But it can be as simple as eating healthy and exercising every day.

I had a great eating day yesterday and I was able to spread out my meals perfectly. I was not overly hungry at any time during the day and I ate my last meal right around 9pm. Which meant that I did not go to bed with a full stomach. The exercise portion of yesterday actually kicked my butt. I played basketball for 2 1/2 hours last night. And it wasn't like I played a game, sat down, and played another game 20 minutes later. My team actually ended up playing 6 games last night because we kept on winning. When you win, you stay on the court. I don't think I have ever played so much basketball in one night. I actually went home sore as hell. I had no problem getting to sleep last night either. I would say that yesterday was a great day for getting back to my routine.

The wedding is right around the corner and I am not about to slow down any time soon. I realize that the last month and a half was hard but I managed to survive. I ended up losing 20 lbs in the month of December and I think that is a pretty amazing accomplishment. Especially since I was not home and did not have access to a gym everyday. Anyway, today is here and I have a lot to do but I will talk to you all again tonight. Have a great productive day!

With that being said, let's get to the details of yesterday (Monday, Jan 17, 2011):

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 45 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program)

Breakfast - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a multigrain roll = Points 8
Snacks - (1) 100 cal pretzel pack, 1/2 a serving of whole wheat wheat thins, and a pair = Points 4
Early Afternoon - (1) 6" double turkey sub on whole wheat bread with a slice of american cheese, pickles, and a serving of sun chips = Points 15
Late Afternoon - (1) 6" double turkey sub on whole wheat bread with a slice of american cheese, pickles, and a pear = Points 11
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watcher's Recipe) = Points 8

Total Points Eaten Yesterday = 46 points (1 point over my daily limit)


Last night I played basketball for 2 1/2 hours. Tonight I will be executing my weight lifting routine.

Day #232 - Weigh-In = 204.4 lbs
Day #232 Weigh-In

Day #232 Front Shot


  1. Yes indeed dropping 20 lbs in December is a pretty amazing accomplishment.

    Lead the way, lead yourself to the finish line and drag some of us along with you!