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, August 8, 2010

Day 113 - 38% Progress Again

Well, I shared yesterday I had a bad day this week. And I did get out there and exercise yesterday and I did eat well. But the bad day must have been worse than I thought as far as the scale is concerned, as the number this morning was exactly the same as a week ago. So I have a no loss/no gain week to report to you.

All things considered, I suppose I shouldn't let it bother me. But I would be lying to you if I told you that it didn't. That said, I shall maintain perspective. Life is good. My wife is on the mend, I have lost 45.5 pounds in 16 weeks which is way more than I ever would have hoped for when I started this mission, my kids are happy & healthy (one of them got their drivers license amidst the anxiety of last week too), heck even our four cats are smiling. Smiling cats is kind of a freaky thing to see.

Onward we march towards the next good choice and into another new week of opportunity to get healthier.

The new week started today with this weigh in, and then a chug-a-lug of some tomato juice before hitting the pavement for a 2 mile walk. As soon as I post this, it is off to the shower. Then as soon as Grandma arrives to hang out with my wife, her daughter; my son & I are off to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs dismantle without mercy the Cincinnati Reds. You should be laughing right now. I mean,your side should be splitting. Not because I predicted a Cubs win, nope. Because I did so in a game which I will be in attendance. They always lose when I go, and lose bad usually at that. Hey, they could win; it could happen! :-)

Go Cubs!!!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Yea luck happens, maybe .... they will win.... LOL LOL LOL have a great day!

  2. First a clean bill of health and your wife is on the mend... And then you piss off whatever higher power there is by rooting for the Cubs... Hide your wife.....

  3. :)
    Smiling cats rule the planet!

  4. Patrick, with all you had going, maintenance is a good thing! And you are back to it so not to worry! Keep up the good work & hope your wife is improving as well!

    Hope you enjoyed that game too! Did they win? I am not the biggest baseball fan....

  5. 45.5 lbs in 16 weeks is an awesome accomplishment..congratulations!

    Have a great, healthy week! Go Red Sox... :)

  6. Glad your Missus is on the mend! :o)