Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 10 - There I Am

There aren't a lot of pictures of me laying around since I am usually the one taking them but I wanted to at least get a mug shot for my blog here, figured one would be more appealing than that self-made blockhead thumbnail I've been using; you decide. I've done so and replaced my profile picture and also tossed it up on my "About Patrick" page as well should you want to see a larger image of me and my two chins.

This pic was taken yesterday at work after a long day. Not that I look any better at the start of the day :-)

That’s me at 2% of the way towards my weight goal. Although for any picture to be used for before-and-after purposes it needs to be a full body shot. That said I will try and accomplish this week.

Excellent day on Monday. Walked up the stairs once, the only time I needed to go from the first to third floors on Monday. Funny thing about it though was how I went about it. Yesterday I worked at a different location in the morning, a building that is just one floor. Then when I came back to the building I usually work at in the afternoon my mind was moving furiously over what work was at hand and the upcoming meeting I needed to kick ass in. With my mind there I came right in, hit the elevator button and up I went. While in the elevator, and then the short walk to my desk, and for a few minutes while I settled in I had a nagging feeling I had forgotten something. Had my Laptop bag with me so I had all I needed for work. Had my cell phone. You can probably imagine where this is going so I'll come to the point. After a minute just before getting into email it hit me, I had forgotten to take the stairs. D'Oh! A quick check of my watch told me I had just enough time to correct that oversight. So back down I went and back up I came on the stairs this time.

Two flights later I'm huffing away and making my way back to my desk. As I walk I start in on myself questioning why did I chose this change in week two? After a few minutes all was well respiratory wise again and I allowed myself more positive thoughts such as I am now one trip up the stairs closer to them not kicking my ass anymore.

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone and find some stairs to climb if you can.

Responsibility 199... Gotta Do It!!

1 comment:

  1. What is awesome here is that you got up and you did it! You didn't say "oh well, I'll get them the next time." You corrected your habit..I wouldn't say your "mistake" necessarily since habits are what they are and can be difficult to change. I think that is a great breakthrough!