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, October 1, 2010

Day 167 - Fun, Need More

Our picture riddle yesterday was fun for some good guesses. The most popular guess was the tassel rope/cord on a on a graduation cap. And that certainly was close, but not quite right. My fave guess was it being "polypropolene rope to keep my black silk shorts up during runs", thanks Ann :-)

Becky over at First Steps did get it right with her guess of "the gold honor cord I got to wear around my neck at graduation". The difference being that this was the honor cord I wore when I graduated, finally, in 2007. Thanks to all for playing and congrats Becky on nailing the answer. Good times.

The picture there is me on that day. It is actually a photo of a photo, our scanner died; hence the cruddy quality. Look at the face! Easily I am 310 if not much closer to 320 in that photo. Cheeks, chin, even my ears are fat! Not sure what exercise to do to slim the ear lobes. And the gown, it was huge. They had three sizes if I recall; Small, Large & Tent. So glad I have left the tent sizes and a chin or two in my wake recently.

Thursday was fun for me in many ways...
  • Blogging, fun; so many of you posting up good news I can't get enough. I need more time to comment and draw even more inspiration from you. Oh, read a good one today here at The Right Fit.
  • Twitter, fun; some of you connected up with me after yesterdays post and we got busy chattin up being healthy and goofing off a bit too. I had to let it be know to FatGirlvsWorld that the Giants will fall to the Bears Sunday night. She'll get over it.
  • Work, fun; yes it was fun too. Someone tried to ruin my day with a project delay & I disarmed them with humor and understanding. Once the chip was off his shoulder we got the schedule re-set in a way that satisfied all.
  • Eating, fun; I kicked butt keeping temptation at bay and chomping down on good quality choices. Well, um, maybe I did have a few too many beans in my salad.
  • Exercise, fun; knocked that ball so far out of the park that it filed a flight plan with Captain Kirk. Or do you prefer Captain Picard? Sit ups, Push ups and walking. Then round two was a one mile walk/jog combo for time, the first time I timed such a combo; 15:14 minutes. So we'll use that as a benchmark to improve on going forward. This and Lake Andrea will be my personal challenges for the near future same as Stanton Hill was over the summer. Thanks Jody for giving me the inspiration to have such a personal challenge to keep exercise fresh, fun and meaningful.
  • Family, fun; my wife is gorgeous, sexy and I can't keep my eyes off of her when she gets home. My daughter was accepted to her first choice of colleges and raked in a good size scholarship to boot. So now I wont have to sell as much plasma as I feared. My boys, well they didn't get in trouble yesterday so a thumbs up to them too.
October is here, I am having fun, and I want more!

What do you want more of?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. DUDE, I knew I shoulda put that. I knew it. But, with all the other guesses and on the right track, I was sure someone else got it already.

    T guess I'm gonna have to get over my resistance and start tweeting.

    OH Yes! The Giants must fall. Even though, I'm not a fan of daBears and they benched my Tommie Harris, bastards.

    And KIRK. Duh.

    Congrats on the daughter's college victory.

  2. Congrats to your daughter! That's fantastic news! Sounds like you had a super fantastic day yesterday, YAY! :-) Keep it up Patrick! You're LIVING!

  3. yay! you get to keep your plasma!

  4. That's so awesome about your daughter! Now you will be able to afford to bail out the boys when needed.

    You look stunning in your cap and gown and cord. I thought that's what it was but I thought since we're family now it would be unfair of me to play (yeah, right).

  5. Hey! Thanks for playing along on my blog. Sounds like you did have a fun week! I could user more cooler weather. We had a taste of weather in the 90's a couple weeks ago but have been breaking heat records ever since. Blah! Congrats on your daughter's scholarship! Very exciting!

  6. Sounds like a heapin' helpin' lot o fun goin' on. It's always nice when you can keep your plasma i find. It just makes the day go so much smoother. :o)

  7. I want to see some pics of your wife, Patrick! :)

  8. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! You got that mindset right & you are fun & loving to your family & just fun to read!!!!

    Patrick.... keep it up & I will find more challenges for you!!! ;-)

  9. Glad you enjoyed my way-out-there guess, Patrick. You said "fun," so I turned creative.

    Speaking of fun, now that the cooler weather is upon us, we're breaking out the badminton set and are going to let the birdies fly! What fun things are you going to do with your family this weekend?

    I want more hours in the day, but that isn't realistic this time of year (clocks falling back and all that). So, my second choice is for my 20+ year old car to last another few years. It has the advantage of making anyone who rides in her look really, really good! (She is a little worse-for-wear) :D

  10. nah, plasma will go for CuteBabyGirl's wedding. :)

  11. Great post. You're doing FABUOUSLY well. Congrats to your daughter (and to your bank account). Your wife is one lucky lady.

  12. Like the picture of you at graduation. You are doing great.. Also congrats to your daughter.

  13. Congrats to your daughter! That's awesome! :)

    sounds like a lot of fun in your life. I definitely want more fun in October.


    me? massages.

    because more of can be NEVER HAD ONE--yes?