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, October 4, 2010

Day 170 - Loose, Bang, Beef

Seems like it was Monday just seven short days ago. Monday it is, so lets see what I can bring to the blog today. How about some pictures to start the week off nice and easy...

The first one is there on the left is from Saturday. I decided to try on a few shirts I've had set aside in hopes of being able to fit in them someday. When I bought this it was skin tight. And I dislike tight fitting clothes. It was very pleasing that it is no longer tight and now is quite loose around the gut. This shirt will go in my drawer of shirts exercise use, the weather is getting colder I need some long sleeve gear. Can't use being cold as an excuse to not get out there and get the miles in.

Here are the boys Saturday evening getting there rifles zeroed in for deer hunting season which starts next week.
Top left is Andrew with his Savage .30-30.
Top right is Andrew in a pic looking down the 'tube' they shoot into. Can you see the paper target at the end of the tube 25 yards away? Yep, 25 yards, that short range is what we use to zero the scopes. If your tight on target at 25 yards then you will be at 300 yards.
Bottom left is Ryan and bottom right Cameron. Both have their own Savage 7mm which were their 8th grade graduation gifts. This was the first time Cameron's was fired and wow was it way off the mark out of the box.

On Sunday I smoked my first Beef Brisket. Many of you know I love BBQ and getting meat busy on my grill or smoker. For whatever reason I had yet to put a brisket on the smoker. On the left is a raw 4 lb. brisket waiting for some love. On the right a happier brisket after getting some lovin with a light oil massage and a big fat kiss of sweet-mesquite.

At 7:35 a.m. the brisket went on the smoker (left) and at 2:15 p.m. it was ready to come off and rest for a bit (right). Is that not a sexy piece of meat or what?

Rested and ready to serve it is time to carve and get to eating (left). My plate gets two thin slices for our late-lunch time feast (right). I got a good smoke ring on this brisket and it was quite good. Truth be told, it enjoyed its time in the smoker about 30-45 minutes too many. I would've preferred it a bit more medium rare. Live and learn.

Hope all of you had a good weekend.
Healthy eating and some exercise amongst all the fun.
Enjoy the week.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. What? No gun for the girlchild?

    Freezing here too. I thought it was the tropics in Chicagoland. Darn, I scheduled the wrong vaca.

    So glad ato see a dieter that isn't afraid of meat. Pace yourself brotha!

  2. Good cheek-to-stock weld, there, young guns!
    Good on the new pajamas for Patrick!
    And good looking beef!
    Happy Trails to everyone!

  3. For a vegetarian pacifist, I'm a bloody good shot! (At targets, not animals!) When I was 12 I took part in a fund-raising target shooting competition at a fayre, competing against men from the army, and I beat them all! Haha!

    Hope all is good with you. :o)

  4. Yes it is Monday. Great to see that ticket moving in the right direction. Hope you have an awesome week.

  5. Oh Yeah on the brisket! That looks so tasty! Hubby was interested in the pics of your boys, never seen a shooting range like that....they just go outside and shoot at targets to sight their scopes.

  6. Mmmmmmm....brisket. Sounds like a fun weekend. I'm not into hunting or guns but love that you have a hobby you can share with your family. I'm sure your boys will look back on your hunting days quite fondly.

  7. I love your facial expressions in all the pictures. Makes me wonder if you have any background doing theatre?

    Congratulations on the loose clothes!

  8. OMG! Children with guns!!! *runs and hides* Well, ahem, at least you're teaching them the proper use of guns, when it's okay to use them or not, how to handle them, proper safety, etc. Looking on the bright side...

    Okay so in non-controversial notes....holy guacamole that sweater is swimming on you! You skinny man you!

  9. No more budda belly for you, Patrick! That looks like a good workout shirt for colder weather. In Chicagoland, that means good through, what? May?

    We were raised with firearms, no biggie. It is actually a fun hobby. My baby brother still goes out - now teaching his sons.

    I find it interesting that Patrick's boys dressed alike in both pictures. Maybe it is a girl thing, but I never wanted to match either sibling. :P

    Patrick, did you wear a blue shirt/white T on that day too? And who sets the style for the day? :)

    The brisket looks yummy! Smoked anything is soooooo good!! It looks like a fun weekend was had by all.

  10. Cool, i would love to go hunting - but here in Britain, it isn't just frowned upon it's downright spat upon, and the powers that be just don't trust us with guns anyway...probably not the worst thing in the world as we have had 3 gun nuts "go postal" over the summer here in England.

    That smoked brisket looks fantastic.

  11. How cool about the shirt.. not that you can't wear it BUT that it is to loose!!! YES!

    OK, I am not a hunting nor a beef person but always love checking out your pics!

  12. Very cool about your shirt. This is my first time stoppign by, but I will be back to read more of your story. Keep up the great work.

  13. come to texas.
    we love the beef and have the BEST!WEATHER! EVER! right now...

  14. Gun AND meat porn. I am getting way to excited to be at work.

  15. Good luck on the deer hunting.... gotta love venison!