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.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 121 - Three For Victory

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A call to arms has gone out within my head. Having given thought to what I need to do here to get back on track with losing at least 1.5 pounds a week here is the trio of actions I have decided on...

First, I have reviewed MY CHANGES, a list of eight changes in behavior that has I evolved as I got into this mission. Holding firm in my commitment to these changes is the first thing I need to do.

Second, I need to socialize my food & exercise log this week. Many times I have said it that I do not count calories. But I do log what I eat, and do for exercise, in a small note book, I have talked about my log and how I log on DAY 16. To this day I have been consistent in that approach. This week I shall share that log with my posts with my food consumed the previous day. Yesterday log looked like this...
  • 7a - Tomato Juice
  • 730a - Exercise: Shining Hills Forest Preserve, 3 miles in 58:14
  • 1030a - Tomato & Mozzarella Salad w/ Olive Oil & Celery Seed Dressing
  • 1p - Cheese Stick
  • 3p - Burger w/ Salsa & Grilled Onions. Lettuce Wedge w/ Salsa & drizzle of Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 7p - Grilled Chicken Breast, Grapes, Cherries
The reason I keep this log is to have a reference to look back upon in situations just like this one I am in now. In the pages of the past two weeks I have way too many red entries than are acceptable, and too many blur. Driving for a return to green entries!

Third, Mix it up, exercise that is. I am going to give exercising in the morning before work a try this week at least once. My thinking here is with the kids going back to school, the day light hours decreasing, I am bound to find it easy to succumb to excuses in the evening to not get in the exercise I need. Hedging that with morning exercise may do the trick. We'll see.

That should do it. I am open to suggestions, always have been - so share them if you got them; please!!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!

14 comments:

  1. The morning exercise is oh-so-important. If I don't do it before sunrise, the day gets away from me and it never gets done. 30 minutes of brisk dog-walking this am did the trick for me!

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  2. Sounds like you have a great plan for the week!

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  3. Patrick, planning is key & accountability as well so sounds like you have it going here! :-)

    I always like to do the morn workout & that way nothing gets in the way later. That is me. Saying that, some people just can never get used to it & feel better later & we all need to do what feels best for us.. BUT for sure, first thing, nothing to stop you but not getting out of bed! ;-)

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  4. Might I make a suggestion on the food choice? You'll optimize your fat burn and muscle building if you consume some kind of protein immediately following your workout (like, within 30 minutes of a workout). That could be a little tunafish, a leftover grilled chicken breast, or a small protein shake. Great job working out and making healthy food choices, by the way.

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  5. Great planning! You have all the tools you need.

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  6. Sounds like a good plan. Good luck!

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  7. Good plan, Patrick. I'm gonna try to hang on your coattails in trying to lose 1.5 lb per week over the next few weeks. I too have several Back to Basics rules, very similar to your "Changes." I'll exercise 45/6/7 and log my food on WW. Let's get some synergy going!

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  8. Working out first thing in the morning is ideal. That said, I never do. I am not a morning person so the chances of me springing out of bed with the dawn chorus are slim (irony). If I could though, I would.

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  9. Are you SURE you weren't a trainer in the past? Your plan sounds excellent, Patrick.

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  10. Sounds like a great plan to just get back to the basics and to share on here. I know for me accountability is a big thing.

    I've never been a morning exerciser (except on the weekends) so I say if you try it and like it they say it's a good thing to keep doing if not just as long as your getting in the exercise you should be fine.

    Here's to a great week for all of us!

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  11. morning exercise will also increase your metabolism for the whole day and once in the groove can increase your energy level if you are getting propper rest first.

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  12. i enjoy working out in the mornings -- but I am hungrier throughout the day...that's just me though...

    for some reason - every time I come here...it's relaxing. :)

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  13. Your success continues to amaze me! You are so determined and I love that you just do what you have set out to do. Congrats again!

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