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.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 27 - Oh Yeah! NSV

Friday - It is Friday everyone!

But you knew that. I am liking this Friday quite a bit so far because I've had a Non-Scale Victory today!

For a long time now I have used either the inner-most belt hole or the one a hole outward when I've had to add some breathing room after a bad meal, bad day, bad whatever. Each day would be different and it wouldn't be unusual for me to adjust one or more times during the day. But now, and for that past week or more, that's no longer the case. It dawned on me this morning that I haven't used that one a hole outward in a while. Lately I have been comfortable leaving my belt constantly secure to that inner-most belt hole. SWEET!

So, to celebrate I'm going to have me a double-cheeseburger and fries for lunch- whoohoo! Yeah, NOT… Seriously, I'm celebrating this by simply recognizing it and recording it on my blog under 'My Non-Scale Victories' (see sidebar on left). Today's entry there shall read: >Regularly using the inner-most belt-hole; no longer adjusting outward after bad meals or days

Look forward to having to go another hole inward. Except that there is not another hole inward to go to on this belt. So either I get to punch a new hole or buy a new belt. Something I'll have to figure out when I get there.

Exercise and my recent discipline to getting it done has certainly helped this NSV occur. Yesterday I planned to get exercise in, what was it I said; "I have an elliptical machine that hasn't been used in about a week; I am going to make it wish it had never been assembled"... well I am not sure if the machine had any regrets when I got off, it did it's job and wore me out. I put in a full one-hour on that thing yesterday. When I hit my previous best of 45 minutes I still had gas in the tank so I kept going. At the 50 minute mark though my tank was quickly drying up; just my mind growing tired I figured. Determined to push it a minute or two more I stayed on. When I saw that one-hour tick by I said enough, you win elliptical. Until next time.

What was your latest Non-Scale Victory?

Have an amazing Friday!

Responsibility 199... Gotta Do It!!


  1. Congrats on that NSV and way to go on that elliptical machine!!!

  2. Belts and clothing make for great NSVs...way to go!

    An hour on the elliptical is very awesome.

    My latest NSV is that I've been right back on track after my restaurant debauchery...I guess my "good choices" are really part of my lifestyle now.

  3. hey patrick, thanks for checking in on me! I am doing well, finally made it out of the 190s to 187.8 (HOPE I CAN STAY THERE). congrats on your non scale victory, you are doing awesome!!!

  4. I know how that feels Patrick!! Great job,, you'll be getting out the steak knife and risking your fingers in no time lol...

  5. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm not the best at searching out new blogs, especially now that I am maintaining and don't need the huge encouragement and motivation that I once did. Don't get me wrong, still need the encouragement and motivation, just not willing to spend countless hours by the computer anymore.

    I'll be adding you to my blogroll, cause if I don't, I'll probably be very poor at visiting.

    Great success so far!!

  6. TB, great to see you here and keeping on with maintenance.

    Thanks for the thoughts everyone!