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, October 17, 2010

Day 183 - Get Looking Up

On Friday (two days ago for those of you still half-asleep) I mentioned a minor set back I had on Thursday (Thanks again for all the enouraging words) and that I was moving onward. And I did, Friday was a banner day actually. It was banner in that I ate great and exercised and got my healthy back on.

Yet, even though I knew what I needed to do, and I did it, I still found myself wanting to get angry and argue with myself over the set back. It must be cruel human nature to want to get down on yourself and needlessly drag out the negative. Why that is I do not know, but I don't like it. More specifically what I don't like is that I came to terms with the set back, and step forward again physically, but still I stepping forward mentally took an extra day or so to catch up.

Oh, maybe I am whinning here and I really ought not too. Especially since it was a small hole I dug myself into. If so, then I will stop as I dislike whinning and doing it myself is not something I can tolerate. What really matters is that my brain has caught up to my body and all is well. There is no perfection really, just great effort to be better. And better I am, that I am positive of.

Looking up, well you see me there looking up, and that is just what I am doing. Something that keeps me looking up is you, my fellow bloggers. And I'd like to share a few shout outs with you from some cool posts I've read this past week...

Luke over at "The Super Fatlete" had this post on Wednesday.
He shares a cool idea to pair up the obese / over-weight with mentors from endurance sports in effort to break their cycles of unhealthy living. Luke is looking to move this idea into reality He has hasked for feedback about the concept and suggestions about the execution. Check him out and share your words whether they be wise or whimsical. 

LauraLynne over at "Taking the Scale by storm!" had this post on Thursday.
She shares her boot camp experience and love she has for it. What really tugged at me with this post is this quote, "I'm not there to impress anyone". I know, that by itself doesn't say much. But read the paragraph it is in, and tell me you don't get tugged in too. She also goes on to talk very frankly about parenting. And after reading that if you want more LauraLynne as I did, read her NSV post from Wednesday. Oh heck read all of her posts! Seriously, check her out if you two have not met.

Hope everyone had a Saturday they can call great and that your Sunday will be better yet.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. It is completely annoying how your (read my) brain takes so much longer to catch up on the good stuff. It's like the brain is Eeyore and can't believe that it's okay, we've climbed out of the hole. We've moved on already. Good for you for pushing yourself to do what you knew you wanted to do despite the fact that your brain wasn't quite there yet.

  2. Ugh, I know how you feel. Im still thinking about my bad day this week and was reminded of it again when i faced the scale this morning. It wasn't pretty :S

    But im back on track now...and nothings going to stop me. Got to keep my eye on the goal....

  3. Yep I can call my Saturday great *smile*.

    "There is no perfection really, just great effort to be better."

    This statement is very true!

    Here's to a great Sunday Patrick!

  4. You had one bad, day and you quickly turned it around... awesome!

  5. I know how you feel about a bad day. I had one yesterday and ate very bad. I stayed in my point range but it was unhealthy as hell. Have a great sunday.

  6. With me it's exercise, Patrick. I have fallen off the wagon for a few days. But I'll be back.

  7. The key is to keep moving forward no matter what, don't give up & just get back to it.. good for you Patrick!

  8. I've been having a bad week. You'll be fine :)

  9. aw shucks!! thank you - really.

    As for your small setback, you've picked yourself up, dusted yourself off and you're back on the road. A small stumble does not a failed journey make!

  10. The set-back is done, you have moved on. good for you. :)

  11. see? I travel for work and I miss you losing and refinding your mojo!!

  12. No weigh-in this weekend? I thought Sundays were your weigh-in days. Or were you giving yourself a week off from the scale? I hope you are doing well! Onwards, healthy choices Patrick!

  13. Isn't it strange how we hold ourselves to much higher standards than we hold others? It's okay to be angry with yourself for a little bit, but if you like yourself as much as we all do . . .then that would become REALLY annoying.