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.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 81 - Josh Harris

Part of my mission to get healthier is not just to lose weight and get in better shape physically. Oh that is a BIG part of it but it is also about getting into a better place mentally. When we think of the mental aspect of fitness we usually are referring to attitude, confidence, etc.. In addition to that I insist on including having-fun as a characteristic of a sound mental approach to being healthy. That means identifying the things I/we enjoy and finding the time/resource to do them.

Who here likes crab? I like crab. I like most seafood, but many of you likely know that from all of the fish dish pictures I have shared with you. Well last night was another day of enjoying seafood, but it was more than just eating some. It came with a good dose of fun.

We heard that Josh Harris was going to be at one of our favorite seafood houses, Bob Chinn's. Do you know who Josh is? He is one of the crab fisherman from the reality TV show Deadliest Catch.

Our family being a fan of the show figured why not go to Chinn's for dinner and meet Josh. So we did. Up there you see a picture of Josh and I, and below is a picture of Josh and my wife.

He is quite a friendly sort, very personable and likes to talk. He spent about 5 minutes chatting with us before getting down to the business of signing autographs and taking pictures. His sense of humor was evident too and also came out in his autographing, for the poster he signed for me he did so as follows,"Patrick, Big Balls = Money. Josh Harris". Hmm, did I learn something there?

If you watch the show which is nearing the end of its current season now, then you would know that Josh and his brother Jake lost their father, Phil, on the show this past winter while filming the season that is airing now. Talking to Josh, he is grieving for sure, but he is using the loss to find new focus on what it is he wants to do in life. One thing is to quit smoking and get healthy. In short order he's turned his pain into effort and is now touring promoting an alternative to smoking cigarettes as part of a plan to quit the habit. If you are a smoker and part of your mission to get healthy includes quitting, perhaps Josh can help, read more about his effort here.

Oh, back to Bob Chinn's... Chicago has several seafood houses but Bob Chinn’s in Wheeling is hands down the best of the best whether it be for crab or fish. Here is the Sockeye Salmon I had. Oh, my wife gets a giggle out of me taking pictures of my food and played with my green beans first, guess she is saying HI to all of you...

Have a great Wednesday!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Hey thats pretty cool!!!

    And that pic of the food looks really good

  2. Looks like you had a good time. The fish looks awesome! Yummmmmmmy :0)

  3. I don't watch that show but have heard of it ... glad you enjoyed!

    My mom-in-law lost her life to small cell cancer from smoking... bad stuff!

  4. We watch that show too, was sad about his dad :( Glad he's doing something positive though. Cool you got to meet him too.

  5. That's awesome! It's heartening to see him channeling his grief in a positive direction. So many people get lost in it.

    I'm not really a fan of seafood. I love salmon and a few other fishes, but I could do without crab, shrimp, lobster, etc. Many find that funny because I grew up on the coast of Maine.

  6. Cool - posing with a celebrity!
    and your fave Sockeye Salmon, if I remember correctly!
    "Hi" back to the green to the bean!
    And the Missus.

  7. Ive been out on Russian Trawlers when I was a Scientific Observer in New Zealand. So I definitely 'get' deadliest catch but russian style.

  8. That picture makes me very hungry!!