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, January 22, 2011

Day #236 - Another Milestone Reached!!

Another milestone has been reached for the mission!! I woke up yesterday (Friday, Jan 21, 2011) feeling great and very anxious to see what I was weighing in at. I had a good few days of working out and of course I was sticking to my normal eating routine. And I could feel it, deep down inside, that something good was going to happen. So I jumped out of bed and made my way towards the scale. But I made sure to take a detour by the bathroom first because I wanted this weigh-in to be as accurate as possible.

After my short bathroom break was over, I continued towards the scale. The walk to the scale seemed like it took forever and it was only about 10 feet from where I was standing at the bathroom door. And as I approached it, all I could think about was what I have been through the last 7 1/2 months to get to this point. So I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and proceeded to step up on the scale. It took me a few seconds to open my eyes and look down. As my vision corrected itself, I was filled with that feeling of accomplishment because the scale was reading that I officially weighed 202 lbs!!! I had accomplished my current small goal!!! I had finally reached 100 lbs lost for the mission!!!

Now I realize that it could go up or down at any time. And I will have to work hard to make sure it keeps on going down. But at least for the time being, I accomplished something that I thought would never happen, even in my wildest dreams. If it does go up a little, I will not let that slow me down at all because I know my body weight can fluctuate and I know that muscle weighs more than fat after I lift weights. But for now, I am going to use this moment as motivation to keep on going strong!! Until the next post, have a great day my friends!!

With that being said, let's get to the details of yesterday (Friday, Jan 21, 2011):

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

Breakfast - 4 eggo nutrigrain waffles = Points 7
Snacks - 2 apples and 2 rice cakes = Points 2
Early Afternoon - 1 Boca chicken patty with a slice of Weight Watcher's american cheese on a Weight Watcher's roll and a serving of baked chips = Points 11
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca chicken patty with a slice of Weight Watcher's american cheese on a Weight Watcher's roll and a serving of baked chips = Points 11
Dinner - 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with a side of baked chips = Points 11
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cone = Points 4

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


Last night I ran on the treadmill for 40 mins!! I kicked it up a little from the 35 mins yesterday!

Day #236 - Weigh-In = 202.0 lbs
Day #236 Weigh-In

Day #236 Front Shot


  1. You did it!! 100 lbs is a tremendous goal! Keep up the good work

  2. Outstanding! 100 pounds dropped, just great!

    Have a Great weekend!

  3. Chris, when you get a chance read some of the post you wrote from the start of your will be amazed at how much weight you have lost when you look back on your pictures. But also how your writing has changed. Meaning, you will see just how much you have grown and healed yourself inside and out. Congrat's on your 100 lb milestone......xoxoxo mom

  4. excellent!!!!! wow, so very happy for you!!

    Be well, JONI

  5. That is truly inspiring my friend. That's one major freaking milestone. Cheers, Rick

  6. Congratulations! Wonderful milestone achieved. Great Job!

  7. Good morning, I gave you some link love this morning,