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 29, 2010

Day 134 - 41% Progress

Got in another cardio workout on Saturday. A return to the Junior High soccer field for some more 80 yard sprints. Last weekend my first attempt saw me do ten sprints before calling it a workout, this attempt I did a dozen. My fastest sprint was 20 seconds, a second better than my best spring a week ago. I may have pushed it a bit further than wise as my left thigh was not too happy with me afterwards. I stretched it out good afterwards and it felt better, no big deal; just need to stretch more beforehand is my guess.

Had a pair of cool NSV's yesterday...

We are going to a wedding this coming Friday. My wife asked if I was going to get a new pair of trousers since the ones I wear now are so baggy. I wasn't going to but she seemed to want me to so we did just that.

For the better part of a decade I've been wearing 46's. If honest with myself I should have been wearing 48's or 50's perhaps the past year or so as my 46's have been tight tight tight. I grabbed a pair of 44's to take to the dressing room and my wife suggested I try 42's. Not necessary I thought but I grabbed them any way and off I went to the dressing room.

The first thing I tried on was a 2XL t-shirt I grabbed before making my way over to the trousers. Before I started this mission I wore exclusively 3XL's which fit me. Not all would fit when I tried them on, just some. Had I been willing to buy 4XL's I'd have had more options in recent years, but, for whatever reason buying 4XL's was something I was not going to do until I needed to.

Huh? Can you believe that!? Attitude, that was my old attitude, that someday I would have to buy 4XL's and when that day came so be it, but not before. Thinking back at that attitude both boils my Irish blood and tickles my Irish bum.

The 2XL t-shirt fit great and the many old 2XL t-shirts I've had shoved to the back of my dresser drawers have been replaced the 3XL's for use now as I can wear any 2XL I touch comfortably now.

Back to the trousers, I started with trying on the 42's. Now I should have known my wife would be right, silly me. I never even tried on the 44's, just took the t-shirt & the 42's and checked out.

So chalk these up on the NSV list...
>Buying new trousers in size 42, down from 46's.
>Saying goodbye to having to buy 3XL shirts & hello to 2XL

The numbers for this weigh in areas follows: I weigh 41% less than the day I started this mission.
Thus, 49.5 pounds have been lost in the past EIGHTEEN weeks; 2 of them this past week.
Today I weighed in at 270.5 pounds. Oh Yeah!

Cool - the 40% mark has been achieved! The 50 pound mark, missed it by that much; holding thumb & fore finger a 1/2 inch apart representing that 1/2 pound shy I am of that mark. Needless to say, I am quite please with this past week.

Enjoy your Sunday, have fun & be healthy!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Congratulations! Fabulous scale as well as NSV's!

  2. Gotta do it?
    You are doing it, dude!

  3. YOU DID IT! Look at you! 2 pounds lost and you're sprinting to your goal at the end! Wonderful! :-)

  4. That's awesome! I look forward to reading your post next week when you hit the 50 pound mark. :)

  5. This is amazing. I don't call these NSVs at all. These are surely HUGE victories! Congrats, Patrick!!!

  6. I can see the 50 lb mark from here and it looks grand!

  7. so cool, buying smaller clothes makes it feel real!!!

  8. Hi Patrick! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Huge congrats on your NSVs! Those are awesome markers of success in my books! Congrats on your actual scale victory too - 41% to goal in 18 short weeks is amazing progress!

  9. Oh Yeah, Patrick...that is so Awesome!!

  10. Hooray for NSVs! Thats great Patrick!

    It turned out that the boy from China liked me more than I like him, and I ended up breaking his heart. At least I got good food out of it!

    (I'm really not as callous as I sound, it was devastating at the time!)

  11. I absolutely LOVE reading posts like this! Great NSV, Patrick! And, after all these years, you questioned your wife's opinion? Tsk, tsk, tsk ... you know better than that! Women know ... Congratulations on your continued weight loss, and on the much smaller clothing sizes. Gosh, if you fit into a 42, I'd say your wife was 1,000% correct in having you get something "less baggy" to wear to the wedding. Besides, you wouldn't want your wife to be escorted to a wedding with someone who looks like a hobo, not that there's anything wrong with that. (cheeky grin)

  12. Patrick.. FABULOUS!!!! All of it and how exciting!!! Hard work pays off!!!! You deserve it all!

  13. Way to go Patrick!!! Congrats on the new smaller clothes. You will look amazing at that wedding. Also congrats on the weight loss.

  14. O Frabjous Day! I'm smiling right now, just thinking of how super well you're doing. Great job at the scale check in--surely we'll celebrate 50+ with you next week. And I love the NSV AND the impressive progress in your workouts. I can't imagine how proud your kids and wife must feel about your accomplishments.

  15. Great weigh in! And congrats on the NSV too

  16. Super fabulous Patrick...I think that wearing smaller clothes might be one of the best NSVs going.

  17. Isn't it gret buying smaller cloths!!!

    Keep up the good work.

  18. Fantastic. Love the NSV's the most and sprints...can you imagine doing that 50 lbs ago? Keep it up, Patrick. You're dragging us miserable ones (me) out of the dumps :-)

  19. Congrats Patrick, that is awesome, you are doing great!

  20. Patrick, the change in clothes may be the most gratifying of all SV or NSV. Congrats!

  21. Im very excited about you hitting the 50 pound mark. Good luck!!!