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 14, 2010

Day 211 - 53% Progress & 5K

Today's challenge was inspired by Kelly who I shouted out yesterday and invited others to join in as well. Her cause is a fine one, Kelly is running in a local 5K today to benefit and raise awareness for prostate cancer; which her father is battling.

There being no organized 5k's in my general area this day, I did it solo in the neighborhood on a course I have mapped out at 3.25 miles which is 5.23 K. I did mine as walk/jog combo, I jogged 1 of those miles in multiple segments from 1/8 to 1/4 of a mile. I did this in 46:25 minutes. Kelly asked for pictures of us sweating during our 5K's, well I sweat but not much. It was 37F out and windy, so wind chill below freezing. I sweat in nooks & crevices but will spare her & you those photos. Here is a trio of pics for her however; a before, during & after...
BEFORE taking off, brrr
DURING, right after the 1/2 way turn

AFTER, whew, outta my way - time to get inside!

Today I again register a mark of 53% pounds lost.
All totaled 64.5 pounds remains the amount I have lost in the past thirty weeks, 0 of those this past week.
Today I again weighed in at 255.5 pounds.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Fantastic private 5K, Patrick! Windchill below freezing? That clinking sounds you heard while running were the frozen sweat beads, hitting the ground as you walked/jogged down the street! LOL

    Question: Do Chicagoland Residents lose less weight in winter, due to the hibernation effect?


  2. I saw a dear today and thought about you -
    I tried to "shoot" her but only with my trusty camera!
    Stay warm!

  3. Way to go! I still need to hit the streets for my 5k. The cold temps have me dreading it! I guess it's time to just suck it up and get on with it. ;)
    Well done!

  4. Way to go on that 5K!!! The weight will come off I'm sure, especially since you're probably doing better on meals than me. Keep it up.

  5. Way to go on the 5k. I didn't do it on the treadmill decided to do a double (7 miles) on the elliptical instead. But I was doing it out of thought for Kelly and her 5k. I'm sure next week will be a better week for ya but maintaining isn't a bad thing.

  6. Good for you on getting out in the cold!! I did it in the cold too :)

  7. Love that last picture. You make me laugh. :)

  8. I love it my friend!!! You are the man!!

    - The Heavy Man

  9. Way to go on your 5K! Great pictures. :)

  10. You are always a great and motivating read to start my day Patrick. Keep on keeping on!

  11. Did I remember to thank you for doing this? In case I haven't - THANK YOU!