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, August 9, 2010

Day 114 - Blog With Substance

Welcome to a new week everyone.

What do you have planned for your success this week?

Myself, EXERCISE, 4x this week minimum. EATING, balanced & sensibly portioned meals & snacks daily. FUN, if it aint fun I don't want to do it this week; sorry non-fun-stuff not this week. BLOG, The past week with all that has gone on at home I have not been as attentive to your blogs as I like, that changes today!

Thank you to my friend Marie at And then the refreshments come... for honoring me with this Blog With Substance Award!

Rules, the rules for the award are as follows:

1. Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience in 5 words:
Hmm, sum up three things in five words; Ok, I like a challenge. Boisterous, Forthright, Tenacious, Enumerating, and Quintessential.

2. Pass it on to 10 other Amazing blogs:
I could honor so many many bloggers here. But I'll put up just 10 here somehow, enjoy the award folks, my pleasure to honor you!
Julie @ Julie Lost And Found
Suzi @spunkysuzi working towards a healthier me
Clyde @ The Clydesdale Project
Tish @ Incremental Improvements
Vickie @ Vickie's Voice
Bobbie @ Anonymous Fat Girl
Manda Panda @ Candyland to Bandland
Trina @ Dropping the pounds, Picking up my life!!
Rapunzel @ In Pursuit of my Inner Pin-up

There, TEN... 10 of nearly 100 I follow and am so grateful to share my days with.

As noted yesterday my son & I went to the Cubs game. They lost, 11-4, typical for me attending a game. I had trouble uploading pics from the stands yesterday, all I got off was the sunflower seed shot; so I didn't take many pics as it were. But here are a few from the game...

The famous Wrigley Field manually operated scoreboard. This was before the game started and they put up all of the zeros the Cubs were producing...

This embarrassingly I must share was my seat at the game; look at the damn I-Beam pole in front of me? When I got the tickets from Stub-Hub there was no reference at all to Limited View seating. None. Argh...

Last but not least, there is Andrew on the 'L' train texting who knows which of a handful of bff's... Notice his shirt if you can, "Failure Is Not An Option"; Amen to that...

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Wrigley is my favorite ballpark. Too bad I live in Seattle!

    Great work on your blog.

  2. this now-texan adores wrigley as well.

    I need to plan a trip there and away from this HEAT :)


  3. Goooooo Cubbies! The Cubs were my first major league baseball game! :-) Sounds like you did well eating-choice-wise at the game, no? :-)

  4. Thank you so much! What a great way to start my week and your right, failure is not an option!!

  5. I love that you make a weekly plan! I do that too (well, right now I'm on vacation so there is no plan, but here's an example) :

  6. Congrats on that muchly deserved award! I love what you wrote about yourself & great goals for the week! You rock Patrick!

    Hope all is well with your wife.

    My goals.. keep challenging myself & I did in today's workout too!

  7. I have the same effect on AZ Diamondback games but they don't need much help from me this season. Thanks for my award!

  8. Patrick, thanks for listing my blog!!!! :)

    I grew up in northern Indiana and have attended my fair share of Cubby games and I must say your post made me long for that. Hubby still hasn't made it to one, so I need to drag him down there! :)

  9. Working out 4 times this week is a positive goal. For me the only way I can take off these pounds of mine is to workout and sweat the pounds off. Good luck to you!

  10. Thank you Patrick for honoring me including me in the list of ten blogs to pass the award along to! What a great way to start the week! I am also committed to getting back on track with my exercise this week! It's been a busy couple of weeks and I've let it slip but this week it's right back at it for me!

  11. Boo Cubs! Sorry I had to say it :0)

    My goal for this week get on the tredmill!!!

  12. Hi Patrick! Thank you so much for the blog award!! I am thinking of my list of words and look forward to passing it on. :)

    This is going to be a busy week for me. My plans are to eat healthy, walk every day, and make significant progress in getting my daughter ready to leave for Spain. I know..not much fun in there, but well, my birthday is Saturday so maybe then? I want to see "Eat Pray Love" at the theaters..we'll see.

  13. Hey Patrick, Thanks for the award! I think I"ll adopt your goal of being more regular at blogging. I've been a bit of a slacker recently at getting new posts up. I also need to weed out some pesky munching weeds that are trying to spring up during my day. Hope the recovering wife is doing well. Sounds like you're doing the parenting thing very nicely!

  14. Hi Patrick, Thank you so much for the award, as it is 10 P.M. and i'm exhausted i promise i work on my 5 words, figuring out how on earth to get the award to my page to choose 10 to give it to and continuing my blog at the same time lol!! Got my work cut out for me!! Good night and i hope your wife is doing well and is pain free.

  15. Patrick, congratulations on a well-deserved award! And thank you so much for passing it along to me. :) I'm honored!