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.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 85 - 33% Progress

Stanton Hill was calling me yesterday. So, I listened and chose it for my morning cardio. I believe what I like about the hill is that I attack it with a time limit; 30 minutes in which I try to achieve a number of laps (trips up & down). Versus my walks which all have a distance I try to achieve in a time. It's that little bit of variety that helps make exercise desired vs. dreaded. That hill gets my breathing pounding like nothing else. Not even the 1 block jog I've taken up gets me sucking in wind like that hill. Last time I went to the hill I did 17 trips up and down in 30 minutes; yesterday I did 18!...

What exercise is it that you do that gets your heart & lungs working their hardest?

In the evening after dinner I didn't feel much like sitting around so I went for a walk. I didn't plan to make this walk for time, just some distance; the Neighborhood-II Loop of 3.6 miles. Just something casual to end the day with. But on the way back as I neared one mile to go I figured why not try and get a PR for the one mile best time. My body was warm and my stride was string so the challenge was on. Shazam! 16:29, shaved 7 seconds of the previous best set the day before.

So a couple of Oh Yeah!'s for those PR's. Now onto the scale...

My goal for this weeks weigh-in was 282.5... I had doubts at the beginning of the week whether I'd have a loss for this weigh-in. I was exercising and eating fairly well, but I just felt heavy coming off of the holiday weekend. It wasn't until Thursday that the heaviness started to fade and the fire rise.

As of today I have dropped 33% of the weight I want to drop. That comes out to 40 pounds dropped in the past TWELVE weeks; 4 of them this past week. Today I weighed in at 280 pounds.

Nothing else to say about making it to 40 pounds lost other than Oh Yeah!

Body Measurements, Kyle  recommended early on in my mission to measure and track those as part of my progress. I then promptly measured them back in April when I started and told myself I would check them at 33%, 66% & 100% progress. Ok, 33% is here (WHooHoo) so I will get out the tape measure later today & share them tomorrow...

Hey, Go Gett'em Today!
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Way to go!!! Congratulations on 40 pounds!! That is wonderful!! Your attitude about exercise is inspirational!

  2. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!!!!!! So, I challenged you to that hill way back when my comments kept disappearing so let's see if this one stays put! :-)

    Such great progress Patrick! You should be very proud!

  3. 40 pounds. That's a lot. High Five.

  4. Very impressive progress, Patrick! I think your loss is amazing and I look forward to your posts.

  5. Well done mate,

    Should go pick up a 40lb weight and walk around with it then think to yourself Damn I was carrying that around!!!!

  6. Congrats on your loss Patrick! And to answer your question, STAIRS have been tough for me lately but it is THE thing that gets me going the most. Heart thumping out of my chest. Can't breath. You get the picture. :)

  7. Thanks for the congratulatory words everyone. Feels good, looking forward to feeling better still.

  8. Congrats dude!!!! Im feeding off your inspiration. Im like an inspiration sponge!!!! I NEED MORE!!!