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.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 152 - Cool Progress Pics

Dawn & Christine were minutes apart to be first in to make the correct guess of a fire hydrant for yesterday's picture riddle. I took that riddle shot looking straight down onto the top of the hydrant so what you saw was that large pentagon shaped bolt in the pics center. Many great guesses from all of you. Some I had to look back at the pic to wonder, huh; how is it that is what they see? Cervix, hmmm. The mole I just had removed, LOL. A dish on a plate, well... all good & cool fun!

Yesterday was a fine day on most accounts. Got in another walk. This time my son & I hit Lake Andrea. The last time we went you may recall we decided to jog the last 1/4 or 1/5 mile and I struggled then more with my pants falling down than with the jog itself. Well we did the same this time but I didn't have the pants falling to the ground problem since I had on a pair of 42-inch waist vs. the 46's I was still wearing then. The better fitting pants didn't make any difference in time I am sure, but something did, as yesterday we finished this 2.25 mile trip in 34:57 for a cool new PR around this lake.

This week I believe I've walked about 11 miles in making up for the fact I am not supposed to be lifting weights this week (thanks Doc), 11 miles - cool.

The first time we got close to doing Lake Andrea in 40 minutes; I thought I was faster than anyone possibly could be, outta my way because you can't touch this cool breeze. I'm not a ego fueled head case usually, we all have our moments, but I recall being really stoked over 40 minutes. Now we've knocked that down to under 35 and I have to wonder how much more time can we knock that down? Time will tell.

Progress Pictures... I have updated them. Recently I hit the 40% progress made towards my goal milestone. Yesterday I finally took the pictures of me at this new and cool weight. These pictures are now up HERE or under My Progress Pics link at the top of my blog. I also added a side by side piece for a better visual reference of where I was 152 days ago and where I am today. Needless to say I am quite pleased with these.

How about you, do you have any cool recent progress pictures, or before & after pictures, to share?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. I posted a photo of me and the BFF yesterday. Nothing to commpare it to as it's the first full body shot I've posted.

    You are inspirational and wonderful. Thanks for being you!

  2. An ode to Patrick's Chin:

    Chin chin, you are flappy and sweet.
    I've never described you as petite,
    But you surprise me!
    I have one chin, not three!
    Before/after pictures are so much fun;
    When I see them, I am stunned.
    Is that MY jaw?
    So bonnie and braugh?
    May I shrink very quickly
    So henceforth I shall not be so thickly.
    My handsome and pointy chin!
    I'm a new person in this skin!

  3. I don't have the talent for rhyme like Christine but WOW! Really puts into perspective, doesn't it? Congrats on the PR and thanks for sharing the pics! Really provides some motivation for me.

  4. HOLY COW Patrick!!!! Amazing transformation!!! You look fantastic! AND I so love all the expressions & faces you make.. shows us your true personality & it shines thru! Congrats on all your hard work & how it has definitely paid off!

    Dang, I should have guessed the pic yesterday.. I would have been right!

  5. wow, you can really see the difference 5 months of healthiness has made. keep it up dude.

  6. FYI I put my favorite before/after pictures up on today's post on my blog!

  7. Wow, Patrick! Your belly is almost gone. Impressive progress!

  8. You are looking great Patrick, so slim in the belly area. It's soooo cool that I've been here from start till now, such a great change to watch happen. I'm so happy for you and proud of your terrific progress.

  9. Wow what a difference!! Now that is inspiring :)

  10. Wowzers, Patrick--you're looking great!! Good for you for keeping a picture record. Keep it up (so I can keep getting inspired by you).

  11. I thought I was right on... Shoot. I am going to get one of them these days. Congrats on the photos and your sustained effort to 199. Focus is one of the main keys and you certainly have it.

  12. AWESOME! RIGHTEOUS! SUPER-DE-DUPER COOL! I am in awe! Keep it up!!!

    PS. I tried to come up with a witty jingle or sonnet to compete with Christine, but ALAS, I am not feeling creatively juicy this morning. Mayhaps another day.

  13. Patrick...same fantastic guy...but less of you. Way to go. You look fabulous and I love your poses. Keep knocking that time down. What a great Victory!

  14. Less fabric must have made you more aerodynamic.

  15. WOW!!! You can see a HUGE difference. No pun included... lol Honestly, GREAT job.

  16. Whew, all of you are making me blush. Being of Irish /Scotish heritage when I blush, I go RED.

    Thanks allot for the kid and supportive words. They mean allot and you all have played a bigger role in where I am now that I have probably put into words so far.

    Thank You!

  17. You are looking awesome dude!!!!! Great stuff. YOu must be stoked.

  18. Awesome pics Patrick! I'm not real big on posting pictures of myself, but I did put one up today. I almost made it a "riddle", but then I thought that might be too dangerous for people to guess the zipper location.

    Oh, and I said yesterday the Octagon was throwing me off, I meant Pentagon. Post more riddles, that was fun!

  19. Dude, this is great! You look awesome and I know that you are still moving downward. Congrats on your great success! Keep it up.

  20. so great!! You are rocking this Patrick!!

  21. So what you really need is a limerick?

    There once was a man named Pat
    Who was no longer extremely fat
    He went to my board
    And found an award
    And thought, 'wow how about that!"

  22. Patrick, great photos! I never really considered it before, but I may see about doing before & afters myself.


  23. Those are great photos! You are really losing the "apple". Much healthier. Congratulations and keep loosin'!

  24. Holy Moly Patrick! The changes on the outside are amazing but I'm even more impressed with your fitness progress and the fact that you are shaving time off your walks.

  25. Awesome progress Pics Patrick, You are doing an amazing job.. Keep it up!

  26. I LOVE seeing before and after shots! Those were fantastic! you should be very proud Patrick!!!