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, November 7, 2010

Day 204 - 53% Progress

So how was everyone's week? Fulfilling and fun I hope. The week was a good one for me. Weekend is good too. My wife & I were out and about this morning and will soon be back out for more. Good times, so I have very little time to get this post out, but out it will go.

My Sunday shout out this weekend goes to Teresa over at Today Is A Good Day To Diet, she had a birthday this week. In her birthday post she included a 'Call to Action' for her coming year. The entire post is beautiful; lost weight, gained it back, acceptance, and gratefulness; just a very well written self-reflection. The icing on this cake for me was her 'Call to Action', just read it and I think you will feel as I was; moved and inspired.

My week was a much better display of consistency. Funny however that the previous inconsistent week brought me slightly greater loss than this past week. The human body is a funny device at times. Yes, funny. I could easily replace the word funny with frustrating in those sentences. But nope, no way. I continue to make progress and I refuse to find any frustration in progress of any kind. Sure, I'd love to see a slightly faster pace, just a tad; but patience will do as much to see me to my goal as effort.

Today I register a mark of 53% pounds lost.
All totaled 64.5 pounds has been lost in the past twenty-nine weeks, 1 of those this past week.
Today I weighed in at 255.5 pounds.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Patience is key. Effort requires so much more energy. All patience requires is for us to sit back and take each day as they come.

  2. Patrick, FANTASTIC!!!! You are doing great & yes, it takes time & sometimes we lose faster & other times slower & other times inches but no pounds. Stick with it!!! Health is so important!

  3. Congrats on the loss Patrick, you are doing great! :)

  4. good job on the weight loss!

    Fruit count?

  5. It's so true it is a slow but sure journey! Congrats on another awesome week.

  6. Way to go on the lose Patrick! Glad you had a good week, mine not so much but I know what to do. You are right consistency is the thing.

  7. Congrats on hitting 53% Patrick, you are doing awesome!

  8. Congratulations on the downward movement on the scale, AND for being one pound closer to better health!

    Great attitude too ... not to be frustrated with forward progress. It is progress, after all! Wow, less than 30 weeks, and nearly 65 lbs gone. That is just downright wonderful!!

    Put me down for a banana and raspberries, Patrick (if you're still doing a fruit count).

  9. Awesome Patrick! That's one more pound - GONE FOREVER!!!!

  10. I had 6 servings today. I don't care what Mandy says, she's going fruitarian. She'll probably get some henna tattoos too (i love those!) and start doing yoga.

  11. Yes sir!!! Congrats on your awesome weight loss total thus far! Being patient and not letting any frustration into the equation will be rewarding in the end.

    Keep it up my brother!

    - The Heavy Man

  12. Slow, steady and permanent weight loss will look great on you!

    Add 4 fruits for me.

  13. AMEN to our bodies just being,well, WEIRD sometimes.
    Ive had the biggest losses and gains (muscle) when Ive been completely offtrack.

    ahhhh the humanity :)