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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 212 - Judging My SEE

Today is day-1 of today's mission to be healthier, tomorrow will be day-1 of tomorrow's mission. That is what I posted to twitter this morning. It is true as cheese tastes better than chalk. Success yesterday doesn't bring with it a guarantee of success today. Yesterday's success does provide reason to believe you can succeed today, but not a guarantee.

In kicking off today's mission I am looking to the word judgement. This morning I sit here reflecting and judging myself, specifically my success over the past few weeks. Yes, I have made progress; but not at the pace I desire. In my reflection I believe that I can and should expect to achieve at my desired pace. The reasons I have not come from honest judgement of my actions.

In weighing the facts of my actions I honestly cannot find issue with exercise, I am getting that done. The bottom line is that my eating remain inconsistent. I write this at the risk of sounding like a broken KC and the Sunshine Band record; awful broken or not but terribly annoying to listen to broken as it skips the same line over and over.

It does no good to judge through the facts, and then not decide on a solution. And I have that, I stated it two weeks ago when the month started and I scripted how I will SEE November. In judging myself here I struck-through the lines on my plan where I have not executed consistently. I need to look no further than them for reason and solution. Here is that plan...

Set for November if a goal to Weigh-In on Nov. 30th (a special Tuesday w/i for me) at 249.5 or less. My scale reads in tenths, but I record in 1/2 pound increments and I round the tenths up to the next 1/2, so 249.6 will not cut it, 249.5 it must be.

Establish a plan could be as easy as just doing what I have been, here is my plan...
  1. No Fast Food, Candy, or similar food as poor in quality
  2. Exercise 5x week; 2x Cardio & 2x Strength & 1 Flexibility Workout (that will be new for me)
  3. Drink 2 liters, or more, of water a day
  4. Participate in #NovGTD, log my miles and tweet it up each day
  5. Calorie intake will be no more that 2000 calories and carb controlled
  6. Avoid inducing fasting response, eat 6x a day; 3meals and 3 snacks
  7. Eat breakfast at home to avoid skipping it
  8. Take fruit to work for snacks to avoid grabbing poor quality snacks at the office coffee shop
  9. Every other lunch at work will be a visit to the salad bar which is a treat since it is a good one
  10. Plan out evening meals to avoid creating last minute high-calorie dinners of convenience
Execute the plan.

I do not need a new plan.
I do not need to reinvent how to get healthy.
I do need to execute the plan I have.
I do need to remember that I know how to do this and I believe that I can achieve my goals at I desire pace.

Today is day-1 of today's mission to be healthier...

What is your plan for today?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Patrick YOU CAN DO THIS! You have proven to you & us that you can! We will be with you!

    Me, I am doing "53" today! :-)

  2. Seems like you're motivated and have a good plan to be enforced! You can do it :)

  3. Patrick, i love this post. I have been down the same bumpy road for the past 8weeks now.
    I will join you and execute the my plan. I'm off to go make one now...thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Today I will stick with the plan I have. As yours, mine is a good one, but it's up to me to work it for my benefit. Today will be a low calorie day.

  5. Sounds like you know what needs done and will follow through. I struggle with food the most too. I think it's something we probably will struggle with forever. It's about just refocusing which you are good at. Here's to a good week Patrick.

  6. I can not agree more!! I too am learning that it does not matter what we did last week, yesterday, or even this morning. It's what we do Tomorrow that counts!! Remember, the motivation is in the Doing!!!

  7. Sounds like a good plan. I'm the same way; my plan is almost always right. When I don't measure up, it's rarely the plan's fault and usually my fault for not executing it.

  8. Good thinking, Patrick. The plan is solid, I have a solid plan too. Execution is always the struggle, right? But doable. Make today a great day.

  9. Great plan and i know you can and will do it :)

  10. We could be writing each other's blogs this week! The moving part isn't so bad it the "oh it's 2:30 time for a milkshake" part that's got me struggling. My plan is to avoid sugar for like 3-5 days so I stop craving it so much, 3 solid meals to avoid munching, and to go to the gym. I like what you wrote on yesterday's post about always asking myself what I want. I want to be in control and not let the candy pull me into the kitchen for binges. I want to master my life!

  11. Execution is always the most difficult part of any plan. I'm so happy to read you are re-committing to something you know will garner results rather than feeling a sense of futility and/or scrapping that plan to start over. I can learn from you, I think! ;)

  12. Patrick although you look great and have already achieved what most people don't, I think having a plan is great. And, you have motivated me to do so as well.

    Today I will post on my blog, my plan to get healthier. Like you, I have the exercise down, my food choices are crappy.

    Thanks for the motivation my fellow Blackhawks fan !!

  13. BTW - Gave you a shout out in my blog.....

  14. You have done great and we all know, that the harder we hit the exercise and the better we do at eating healthier, the better the results!

  15. I'm sticking to my plan. It has worked so far.

    And you can do this. Why make this process take any longer than it has to?

  16. you DO KNOW.
    my husband used to roll his eyes at me when people would ask me how I stay fit and Id respond that it was simple.

    but it is huh?

    SO SIMPLE just a challenge to DO.

    youve got this!!