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 22, 2010

Day 96 - What's In A Name

Recently I was asked why I named my blog Responsibility 199. Naturally I had a quick answer, "Did you read the introduction at the top of my blog titles 'Responsibility 199, what is it?', it explains it there". Nope, she hadn't read it and instead of going on to read it and leaving me be to enjoy my apple she chose to comment that it just seems like a name that doesn't catch the eye, doesn't draw you in. Really, huh; I wondered for a second before dismissinmg any second guessing on my part. The purpose of the title is not popularity or even advertisement but just simply a super-duper-short summary of me and what I am doing. That's my take anyhow, maybe you see it different with your blog names.

All that said, when I was setting up this blog I did struggle with what to name it and I recall some of the ideas that came to mind at the time. Thought it would be fun to share them...

  • Waisted No More (Had potential until I realized I am fat in places other than my waistline)
  • This Is It (So boring I was afraid it would bore me from wanting to visit my own site)
  • Mission Not Impossible (Gave this serious consideration)
  • I Am Getting Healthy, Or Am I (Figured a dose of doubt might somehow inspire)
  • Blog Be Gone (Sounded like a pesticide that might repel any interest including my own)
  • I Can Do It (The chance of being seriously considered related to the Waterboy were too great to accept)
  • Pounding Myself Off (um, for obvious reasons I left this one for someone else braver than I)

That's all I got today blog fans. Oh, before I go a quote to inspire, "Captain Insano shows no mercy"
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. "I Didn't Get This Beautiful From Broccoli" is still my favorite that I have not used...

    Waisted no more, that is for the Pot heads. This is it was used by Michael Jackson. The others, with the exception of the last one, are used out there. The last one, my hobby and comfort place, is not PC around here...

  2. "There Goes Me" is one I considered....
    Such an entendre.

    hehe to the last one.....
    You would have been swarmed on that one!

  3. Too funny. Thanks, I needed the chuckle this am.

  4. The last one made me laugh out loud!! Thanks for my first genuine smile of the day!!

  5. I like the last one as well! :o) Probably would have attracted the wrong(?) crowd, though...

    Often, the title of a blog will dictate whether I even look at it...

  6. Bah! I like your name. Keep it!

  7. I also liked the last one. This was way to funny. Thanks for the laugh.

  8. Now you know what we all do in our spare time...

  9. Lol good list Patrick but our title really is about ourself and you are a responsible kind of guy for sure *smile*.

  10. "Mission not impossible" is good but a bit predictable. I really like the name you chose - it says it all, and it's special to you. (I like Allan's favourite too!)

  11. Awesome alternatives. Made me chuckle for sure!

  12. I vote for the last one but I am a dirty old broad.. was a young one too in my day! :-)

  13. I once considered 'Fat Guy Wants A Little Coat', a play on a line from the movie, 'Tommy Boy'.

    I love that your blog is named for what you want, and not what might be catchy.

    "Pounding Myself Off" sounds filthy. lol.

  14. I actually really like the name of your blog. It caught my eye and made me wonder what it meant..then, well, duh, since it was at the top in big bold letters "what is it?" I um, read it. :)

    Thanks for the funny post! Gave me a good laugh this morning. haha

  15. I'm glad you stuck with responsibility 199 :)