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.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 154 - Cherry On Top Award

Lanie Painie has honored me with an award yesterday.

Thanks again Lanie! She definitely does have a beautiful blog, I mean, it has allot of orange on it. Orange is my favorite color! She has a bit of 'then some' too, she understands who she is,that she own her own choices including what she eats & how much she moves.

Ok, this award's rules for eligibility are:

1. Answer the question, "If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
This is a really tough question. Certainly I'd change a number of things if I could roll the clock back say 30 years. Some people say they would change nothing in their lives. Seriously, I have doubts there isn't at least one thing all of us can find we'd change if given the chance. Ok, here is mine...

I would have completed my college degree in four years, not the nineteen it took me to do so. Now I know that is not a health related change. But if pressed for one I really have to choose between this and whether or not I should have kissed Tammy on the first date in 1982. A story for another day. Not completing my degree in my early twenties certainly reduced some of my career options early on. Now I did real well to succeed & climb the ladder despite not having a degree for many years, but I often wonder which doors weren't open to me for so long because I didn't have a proper ticket to the dance.

2. Pass on to six people and inform them of the award.
Hhmmm... Six who have beautiful blogs and then some. Ok, here we go:
  1. Liz
  2. Karla
  3. Clyde
  4. Jae
  5. The Heavy Man
  6. Christine
 Have a Great weekend!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. I agree with you about regrets. It'd be nice not to have any, but realistically, there's gotta be SOMETHING!

    Have a great day and keep up the great work!

  2. I too agree that everyone has to have at least one regret in life! I have several, ha

    Have a great weekend =)

  3. I have to agree about getting the qualification. Some employers just put their fingers in their ears and close their eyes when you haven't got a degree, despite the skills you may already have. I know my degree is a valuable tool now but seriously, up until the final year of the degree, all the stuff in my computing course i already knew just from reading books and programming practice. It's can be frustrating.

    But hey, now we have our tickets! :o)

  4. Patrick,

    I am honored that you presented this awesome award to me, for my blog!! Thank you for your support!!

    I will fulfill the rules of eligibility for it on tonight's post!

    Thank you once again and congrats to you for receiving it as well! Your blog is awesome, Keep on going!!

    - The Heavy Man

  5. Awe, thanks, Patrick!!!!

    Like you, my regret, other than ExJerk, is not finishing my degree. You did better than I did, I've waited 30 years to go back, but it was the best decision. I'm enjoying it so much more than when I was 18 and clueless.

    Thanks again for the award.

  6. I was awestruck to see that I received a blog award. Thank you, I have enjoying following your Blog with all the inspiration, riddles, and motivation that it brings everyone. Thanks Patrick!

  7. Thanks, Patrick. You are the best. Also, thanks for your comment yesterday. It helped to fuel me.

  8. Patrick your post made me laugh today - great minds think alike - I named my blog the same today for the Cherry award. I would have awarded mine to you, but Lanie stole you from me.

  9. Dontcha just love those no calorie donuts? Congratulations. You've got to know that a fella who likes alternative history fiction is going to have a good answer to the question for this award. I want to hear the first kiss story, romantic that I am . . . . have a good weekend.

  10. thank you Patrick. I soo agree, college would have been more of a priority

  11. I'm glad you were able to get it done. What a long break. Love to hear the first date story sometime, mostly becasue I like to hear back in the day stories from before I was born. :)

  12. "Marty, I'm lost in the time continuum - get me to the flux capacitor!"

    Patrick, I think you put a post up and pulled it back because it was early or something. Was going to comment on it - I appreciate how you find new bloggers. Will be following G96 for sure.