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 24, 2010

Day 190 - 51% Progress

Whew, after 4pm here on Sunday, I am never this late with a post. But today I am obviously. My wife & I woke up this morning and got busy having fun and haven't stopped all day. Just haven't had any computer time until now. Before I get going any further about myself, allow me to send up a shout out to all of you.

Deb from Deb Shrinks, On Thursday she wrote a post that I could have written myself as well. Deb. I've thought of writing a post on this topic myself. Deb beat me to it, and she did quite well, so I shall abstain from a go at it myself. If you've ever had difficulties taking a compliment, then you too will be able to relate to; read and enjoy.

OK, Home for a weigh in for the first time in three weeks, and a mix of good and not so good I suppose with this weigh in. My hope was to lose 4.5 pounds over the past three weeks, staying with my chosen pace of 1.5 pounds per week. So here is the result...

I have slapped away 51% pounds off my body.
Slapped away in total have been 62 pounds over twenty-seven weeks.
Today I weighed in at 258 pounds.

Therefore I dropped 3.5 pounds over the past three weeks, a pound short of the 4.5 desired loss. Certainly I feel great for having continued to lose weight. And certainly I am not surprised I came up a bit short. This past week has been a challenge with being ill and then just succumbing to being busy so I have had probably my most inconsistent week of exercise in many months.

Thus not allot of self reflection needed to see what I need to adjust to get the pace kicked back up to where I want it. I just gotta get moving like I ought to be moving. And move I shall.

Hope all are having a great weekend!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Congratulations on 51% GONE, Patrick! Sixty-two pounds lighter, in just under 7 months - fantastic! I bet it took a lot longer to put on, didn't it? You'll be back up to par in exercising ... oh-oh, a golf reference, and it is practically snow time in Chicagoland. Sorry .... :D

  2. Way to go on the 51% that is just terrific Patrick. I'm so happy you are here. You really have been so wonderful to me with all your caring thoughtful comments these past many months, thank you for being a good friend. I'm SOOOOO proud of you. I love being here to see you succeed.

  3. That's about one pound loss per week, and that's great! Congrats on the success Patrick!

  4. Congrats Patrick, That is awesome!

  5. Patrick, super awesome!!! You are doing so great.

  6. WEIGH to go! You rock! Hmm, I never said what my "chosen rate of weight loss" is, can I choose 1.5 pounds/week, too?? Do you suppose that will make it happen? I'm down to more like .4 pounds per week now--pretty slow, but at least it's still going.

  7. Hey, that's great Patrick! The direction (of your weight) matters more than the rate. Keep up the great work!

  8. You're great, Patrick! So inpirational! Keep up the wonderful work of making yourself and others healthier by sharing!

  9. 51% is awesome!! You are showing us that it isn't always easy but it is definitely do-able. Thanks

  10. Congrats on the 62 lbs lost!! Keep on pushing forward and you will reach that goal of 199 before you know it!

    - The Heavy Man

  11. Over the half-way mark - you must feel like a superhero! If not, you should. At least the cape part. Way to go! :)

  12. Great progress! As long as the scale keeps heading in the right direction, you're doing great!

  13. great job even though you didn't get the 4.5 youwanted. I love your graphic.

  14. Thanks for the shout out. :)

    And congrats on weight loss. 3.5 pounds is still a good loss, and when you recognize what you could have done differently, it means your mind is coming along for the journey.