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, September 5, 2010

Day 141 - 43% Progress & Five-Oh'Yeah

A good morning to you all...

This morning was weigh-in day, and a it was great validation of all the hard work, mental & physical, I've put in over the past 4-1/2 months. The milestone hit today is just a number, but if you asked me 4-1/2 months ago if I'd have been able to hit it by the end of year, let alone in 141 days; I'd have said nope, not likely.

This morning I have lost 43% of the weight I have set out to lose.
That's 51.5 pounds lost over NINETEEN weeks; 2 of them this past week.
Today I weighed in at 268.5 pounds. Oh Yeah!

Yes, 50 is just a number. It represents what? Well, let's see...
  • 50 less pounds to threaten my cardio-vascular health
  • 50 more pounds of confidence to believe I can accomplish this mission
  • 50 less pounds to inhibit my ability to do the exercise I need
  • 50 more pounds of motivation to try things I thought myself incapable of 4-1/2 months prior
  • 50 less pounds to have to explain when I get my annual physical
  • 50 more pounds of energy to keep me off the couch and on task
  • 50 less pounds to prevent me from getting on a roller coaster
  • 50 more pounds of knowledge to put to use in getting healthier and healthier
  • 50 less pounds to toss around as excuses for not living life as I wish I could
  • 50 more pounds of blog followers who fuel me with the wisdom & respect of their own stories
  • and I could go on...
So 50 is just number; and today it is my favorite number.
What is your favorite number today?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. BIG woot woot for you!!! Congratulations!! You are taking life by the reins and you are making of it what YOU want. That is HUGE!!!!! Way to go Patrick!

  2. Patrick, just amazing progress. Congratulations!!!

    Are you doing anything else new, or still sticking with the list of "changes" you have posted?

  3. THIS is my favorite blog post today, Patrick! I LOVE IT ... and wow, 50 lbs in a mere 4.5 months. That is a testiment to your hard work and dedication. Well done, my friend, well done!! You sound not just 50 lbs lighter, but 50 times more resolved. What a terrific boost for us all. Thanks, and keep doing what you're doing! xx

  4. What a wonderful journey you have had so far the the rest can only get better!! Congratulations my friend.

  5. do da do da do da doooo ...... doing the happy dance for you!!!! woo hoo!!! congrats congrats congrats!!!

  6. Congrats Patrick! What a wonderful success! You're almost halfway there! You're killing it, man! KEEP GOING! :-)

  7. You are rocking the lost 50!!!!! LOVE IT! Congrats Patrick & all the hard wrok you have put towards this goal. You deserve it!

  8. Fantastic Patrick. You have proven to yourself that you are mentally and physically strong and doesn't it feel great. I'm so, so happy for you and your heart is happy too. It is such a joy to revel in your success.

    You are close to 50% now. Keep it up. I'll be watching your journey - with glee!

  9. Congratulations Patrick...high fives to YOU!!!

  10. Patrick that is quite an accomplishment, 50 lbs is awesome!

  11. bullet points from me, except fabulous

  12. You are great, Patrick. Consistently interesting in your posts, steady in your progress and always cheering others.

    Well done on this impressive milestone!

  13. Congratulations. Good for you!

  14. Congrats on the weight loss. You are amazing and 50lbs is wonderful..

  15. Way to go Patrick!!! I've enjoyed your blog from the moment I read your first post. I look forward to your next 141 days and all the days after that *smile*. Way to go on 51.5 lbs gone forever!!!

  16. Nothing feels like an accomplishment so much as a nice round number!

    Keep it up, Patrick! You're such an inspiration.

  17. Thanks for all the support everyone; great having you in my corner. Couldn't imagine having done it without your help!

  18. You hit the 50 el-bee mark? High Five!

  19. Woo hoo! Congrats Patrick I'm so excited for you!

  20. So do you think you could share those 50 lbs with some of us. Cos you know it's just a number. May be you could spare a 10 for me :) Congrats big time. I had no doubts about you cos you are just amazing! Who else could hit the mark so fast but just in time!

  21. That is staggering, amazing, impressive, and cool all at the same time. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!