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.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 103 - Kodak Moments

A quick post with a handful of pictures from vacation. It has been fun a fun trip checking out the colleges and enjoying some family time. The exercise has been there, sure, not as intense as it is when back home but I have gotten it in. The eating on the other hand has been so-so. Not a train wreck as vacations of the old me, but I have taken a few more liberties with food than I had planned this week. When I hit the scale on Sunday I do not expect to be horrified, not at all. But I may see progress has slowed or stalled. We'll see on Sunday.

Ok, on to the pictures and then back to the family fun...

You met 'Altidore' yesterday. Here he is enjoying the ride to Decatur with my wife. Want an big-fluffy racoon? We picked up while in Iowa here in Iowa. I don't see him or the other big-round plush animals like him on their site here. But the have contact info on the site, drop them an email & I bet you could ask about the animal you want & they'd sell/ship it to you. last year my daughter got a big-round chicken. There were a half-dozen other animals there too.

In Decatur we stopped in for lunch at Garcia's Pizza before heading on to Millikin for the college visit. Cool pizza shop. Here is a picture of one of the tables, the top is a bunch of Star Wars cards set into the table. All of the tables there were this way but different cards, one was Simpsons, another Trivia Pursuit cards (which was a bummer as the answer side could not be seen), and so on. The pizza, not bad.

Hot Sauce, if you have followed me for a while here you may recall that I collect hot sauce. These are my recent additions picked up in KC, KS from our stop at the Original Juan factory store. Oh I could have spent all of the kids college fund money there, but stopped spending at what you see here.

Millikin banner nearby where we ate pizza...

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Do you use the hot sauces??? Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  2. Looks like a fun trip. I am glad you did okay on your eating..

  3. Those Star Wars cards....there's a collectible card game called Star Wars CCG. (Those cards aren't of the CCG, but it's very similar.)'m married to the National Champion. And pretty much all the World Champions hang out at my house every week. Ummm...yeah I've got some geekage going on chez moi. Star wars trivia? Yup, got that covered. ("Who shot first?")

  4. Christine, Who took the first shot, just a guess - shot in the dark... but I am guessing someone like with a trigger finger, say Chewy.

    Suzi, I do use a good amount of hot sauce but not from my collection. I by extras of those I like for eating.

  5. spunkysuzi asked my question! And you answered it! there a college front runner?

  6. Kyle, She has narrowed it down to Coe College & Millikin U. as her final two. She will also apply Northern Illinois, Bradley & Carthage as the plan all along has been to apply to all on her final five. She will tell you that Millikin has a slim lead right now but if I had to bet I would drop a shiny nickle down on Coe.