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.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 90 - Versatile Blogger Award

Good morning everyone. Let's see if I can pull this post together quickly. I've been pushed by Jody to go tackle Stanton Hill often and this morning she is getting her wish; this one's for you Jody! Many of you may know Jody, but some may not. She is a very popular and accomplished blogger and I highly recommend reading what she has to say. Actually, I would suggest you start with her post HERE from yesterday re: The 2010 Team Sarcoma Initiative. Great cause and amazing job she is doing in leading the fight on this rare form of the beast. But I don't recommend her post from today, oh no. It is about pancakes,yes PANCAKES! The pictures she has there; amazingly! Be warned, they are so inviting - you don't want to be like me and actually start sniffing the pc screen in hopes for just a small whiff. I said sniff people, not lick or nibble! What do you think I am goofy? Seriously, check out all of her posts, sniff the screen, and join her cause if you can,and say Hi.

Thank you to my friend at First Steps for honoring me with this Versatile Blogger Award!

Rules, the rules for the award are as follows:
1. Thank the person giving the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs.
4. Let your nominees know about the award.

So let me play by the rules now...
1. THANK YOU once again! If you are not following First Steps, you should!

2. Seven things huh. So far I have shared 17 unknown facts with you with past awards, and I don't want to give you any duplicates; thinking... Ok, here are my 7 for this award...

  1. I have dyed my hair light brown for about 8 or so years now. If I didn't I would be all grey. I don't mind grey hair, but I went grey in my late 20's and that was just too young for me. So in my mid-thirties I learned to dye in and do so once a month.
  2. My wife does most of the work on the bills. She is an accountant/financial management type and it all comes natural to her. Oh how I love my wife!
  3. My favorite band is Chevelle, hands down! 
  4. I believe what comes out of Hollywood has never been as anywhere near as good as it was when John Wayne was alive. 
  5. I grill our dinners outside 80% of the time; cooking indoors pales to cooking outdoors. 
  6. I have stared down the barrel of a gun and into the eyes of the man willing to pull the trigger and talked my way out of a bad ending.  
  7. I bond with my kids while playing darts; the more we play the more talk. The more we talk the more I am involved, I know, I understand and thus the more I can influence their making better choices.
3. For nominating 15 newly discovered blogs, I am not sure 'what newly discovered' means really. Newly discovered by me I suppose, not new to blogging necessarily. That's my interpretation. My 15 here are mostly newly discovered by me, some not as new as others but hey I have only been here 90 days now - In no order of anything here they are...
  1. Kristen-Conversations With My Inner Skinny Chick
  2. Luke-The Super Fatlete
  3. Christine-Phoenix Revolution
  4. Michelle-The Garlic Chronicles
  5. Seth-Fit WIth A Purpose
  6. Dan-At Darwin's Table
  7. Going For 96
  8. Lisa-In Weigh Over My Head
  9. Allan-Almost Gastric Bypass
  10. Debbie-Weigh Down
  11. Michael-Free The Wolf
  12. Vickie-Vickie's Voice
  13. Rick-Fat Bastard
  14. Lynda-Taking Less Space
  15. Grace-Grace's Fat Chance
 4. On my way to do that now... enjoy the award folks, my pleasure to honor you. I could have honored so many many more too!

Go gett'em this Friday!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Thanks Patrick! That's very nice of you to nominate PhoenixRevolution! I'm very appreciative of you visiting my blog and offering your support! I really look forward to getting to know you better and to support you in your own journey!

  2. Well Thanks..Not sure what I have done to deserve this award.. I'd like to thank the Academy, my first grade.... Thanks again...

  3. Thank you!!! You've made my friday all warm and fuzzy with my first blog award :D.

  4. Hi Patrick,

    Thank you for this award...I haven't won anything in such a long time! We just went to a casino and promptly lost $40...just like we do every couple of years when we venture out to a casino.

    I enjoy reading your blog because I think we have a lot of things in common. Congratulations on your success!

  5. Thanks Patrick!! I guess I will have to post later this afternoon and pass it on.

  6. Congrats and thank you so much for passing it on to me :) I'll post tomorrow about it!

  7. Patrick, a much earned & deserved award for you!!!!! You write well & are so funny too!

    Thank you so much for sharing my link & passing on the word! Sarcomas are so rare that they get little funding from the larger groups that are doing a lot anyway to fight cancer. It is all good as long as we continue to fight & you know that as a survivor. Go Patrick!!!!

    Your things about yourself.. wow!!!! That gun one.. holy cow! My dad was held up by a guy with a sawed off shot gun when he was alive. VERY SCARY! You amaze me in so many ways!!!!

    Again THANK YOU!!!!!! And the pancakes are a healthy version if you can portion control & stop as well as be careful what you put on them!!!! :-) The pic makes it look like butter but it actually was not butter.... OK, I should have chosen a different pic!

  8. Gratz to you - :) well deserved if'n I may say so.

  9. Congrats on your award! I've just found your blog now i need to go read it from the beginning :)

  10. Hold on one minute, you stared down the barrel of a gun, talked your way out of it and never shared this with us until now? I want all the details!

    BTW, if you are interested in tracking stats, I use Blog Patrol (blogger's version) but a lot of people use Google's version.

  11. thanks so much! i think it's GREAT that you bond over darts. Cool idea.

  12. Patrick,

    Thanks for the links!


  13. Hey, Patrick. Thanks for the award and the shout-out. Now to think of 7 things.... : ) Enjoy your workout.

  14. Thanks so much Patrick! I don't know if I know 15 other blogs that haven't already been given this award but I can sure make a list of seven things. Thanks again...I'm honored to be included and I love your blog