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, September 10, 2010

Day 146 - See Spot Go

Cool comments from all regarding my belt yesterday. I hear you loudn & clear; I shall save up for a new belt; soon. This belt I will not get rid of, ever, but I do need a new one for work. But I can never get rid of this reminder of where I was & how far I have come.

It would be nice if I had a children's story to tell. Remember those books we learned, or we used to teach our kids to read; See Spot Run, See Spot Sit. Or in my case See Spot Eat Allot! Some of you may be using these with your kids or grand kids these days.

No, the spot I want to see go way is the one you see there on my face. It has been there about 3-4 years now. It started small, just seemed to be a freckle, and I have many freckles so I thought nothing of it. But the past year or so it has slowly grown.

Remember Karl Malden from The Streets of San Francisco? Most think of him for that bulbous nose, it defined his look on screen. But he also had a bunch of skin spots such as this on his face, especially in his later years. He lived into his late 90's passing away a bit more than a year ago.

Forget about Karl now, my point is I really don't wish to age and be one of those men with a face full of these. My father didn't have them, nor his dad, so if heredity plays a role in them I should be safe. But then again I have this one. More importantly I am very aware of that which is a cancer risk. And while I am told that this lesion is not cancerous, it someday could be; just no telling.

So, See Spot Go, I say.

And go it will later on this morning. It what will hopefully be the only reason I ever have to use a plastic surgeon, I am trusting one today to remove this spot and leave me looking as if it were never there. Well, that won't happen. There will be a barely noticeable scar, which is fine by me. You don't get to be 320 pounds and carry allot of vanity along with you. Scar or not, it is a fine trade off to remove that which bothers me and may be a cancer risk.

Now, please tell me you have more exciting, if not all out fun, plans for this day; what are they?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Wishing you all the best today!!!! XoXo

  2. I've got a face spot too and I want it to go away. I'm not brave enough (yet) to go to the surgeon. Why do I think they'll say "my GOD woman, you need TONS OF WORK!" That spot is the LEAST of your worries!"

  3. Work, work, and more work. That's my weekend. Good luck at the doctor's!

  4. I had a malignant melanoma successfully removed from my back a few years ago. With all the necessary followups, I've made good friends with my dermatologist. She has removed several little age blips from my face over the past few years. I love it. OR What a sneaky way to drop another ounce or two!! Good luck!

  5. Harrison Ford has that chin seem to have that same "reluctant-hero" swagger about you, so maybe your new tiny scar will make you look like him!

    I'll be thinking of you today, Patrick. Do check back in and let us know how it went.

  6. A teeny tiny scar can't detract from your stunning good looks, Patrick. :) Just be sure the surgeon doesn't go all Picasso on your face! Best wishes for the surgeon, that he has a steady hand and a REALLY good day today! Looking forward to your update. xx

  7. Don't you know real men have scars? Don't worry. It will be fine and I'm sure it will be benign.

  8. Best safe than sorry! Good to do the right thing! Battle scars can be good! ;-)