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 17, 2010

Day 153 - Fuel For Life Award

Good Morning, Good morning! Um, is it morning where you are? If not Good Day to you then.

Today I have a pair of doctor appointments, yeah I hear you; yippee kay yay for me. Boring you with details I wont do today but I will say this is the day I will learn just what that blemish was I had removed, or mole as some have come to refer to it; factually it is a skin lesion. Shoot, failed; I went & bored you didn't I?

Final doctor tidbit is that I'll get these surface stitches removed. If you looked at my progress pictures on Thursday then you saw in my 40% shots I have that bandage on my right cheek still. Looking forward to saying sayonara to those stitches & the bandage.

Misunderstood and Admired honored me with an award yesterday - Thanks again!

He sent some very kind & admirable words my way with his award presentation, you can read them on his blog via that link there. If you are not a follower of Misunderstood and Admired, you really ought to check him out.

With sincere appreciation I accept this award and at the same I must spread credit for it out amongst my fellow bloggers with who I am engaged regularly. Together we put blogging to use. Blogging is not a video game, it is not aimless surfing of the net to kill time. Yes, it is enjoyable but it is also beneficial & useful to our missions to getting healthy.

Lets see, I have been blogging for well 153 days now. On day one I expected blogging to be simply where I would organize my thoughts on how to go about losing weight. Maybe, probably not, but just maybe I'd gather some pointers along the way too. My expectations were low, but my curiosity was high. Thank goodness it was too as I've been rewarded a zillion-fold for my explorations. A few blog visits here a few more there, and wow; I was buried in a torrent of new knowledge I could put to immediate use thanks to bloggers such as all of you.

This award has some responsibilities to follow, so let me get down to business...
1. List three things that you are happy about at this very moment
a- I am happy about being able to rise above my own self-imposed perceived limitations and enjoy the immense surprise from my own results
b- I am happy about having family by my side & having all of you here in blogosphere join me too
c- I am happy about the Chicago Blackhawks possessing Lord Stanley's Cup

2. List three things that played a big part in your current focus on weight loss and inner growth
a- Shutting out negativity. We can fail, learn from failure, and even feed off of it. But negativity too often is the straw that breaks the back of many an effort to get healthy; I have chosen not to accept or even acknowledge any negativity on this mission - none
b- One at a time. Success happens one choice at a time. I have planned to lose 121 pounds, but I attack the plan one choice - one decision - at a time; just one & no more.
c- A new respect & a new approach to food. I haven't talked about this much, or perhaps not at all; but I shall in a post soon

3. Pass this award on to a blogger that you feel really deserves it
'A' blogger huh, just one... whew who oh who do I give this to?
Ok, I will stay within the same essence of the presentation in which I was given this award...
Someone I've had as a friend from the beginning (she was the first to ever post a comment on my blog in fact)
Someone whose energy I feed of off
Someone who has demonstrated they can put it all together into a rhythm and groove
Someone who has FUELED my tank

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. You are most deserving of this award Patrick!

  2. 153 and going strong - i think the award is truly well-deserved too. Best of luck at the Docs.

  3. Congratulations to you and Dawn, your both the best!! You guys are da bomb :)

  4. Definitely a deserving award candidate. Congrats!
    Thanks for your words of wisdom on my blog this morning - great perspective I needed to hear!
    Good luck with the docs today - and hello amazing progress photos this week! woo hoo!

  5. Thanks Patrick this meant a lot to me. Hope you get a clear bill of health, good luck getting the stitches out too. Here's to a great weekend!!!

  6. What a fun post to read! Congratulations on the award, Patrick, and to Dawn (its newest recipient). I hope you have all good news from the consultation today, and that you won't embarrass the kids too much with your energetic happy dance, at finally having those stitches out. :D

  7. You are excellent at this, Patrick. I appreciate your great answers and you made a great choice.

    Looking forward to hearing your good news from the doc.

  8. Congratulations on your award! I'm so glad I found your blog... You make me smile and you're inspiring me to dig in and get my butt in gear. Thank you! I don't know what I would do without this community.

  9. Wow, what a fantastic post, Patrick. So uplifting. I was singing, Rise up, Rise up... while reading it. What about the Canucks though, Patrick? Come on, share. I especially love the, "Shutting out the negativity and the straw that broke the camel's back." I almost let it break me. Again, loved this post today ... you really do deserve this award.

    And hope all goes well at the docs.

  10. Patrick.. really well deserved award for you! You are funny & show hard work pays off & all the rest of what it takes!!!

    Hope the doc thing went OK!!!!

  11. Cool, congrats on the progress ... The pictures really show changes, positive change!!! Woo hoo loving the leaner life,