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.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 180 - Aged Banana Bump'n

Thursday it is, in case you did not know. You probably knew that did you know that bananas are the world’s most popular fruit after tomatoes? While grocer’s like that they make up 3% of their total sales they are less than happy that bananas account for the most complaints from grocery shoppers. Some just go off at the sight of an overripe or even spotted banana. Fact is that a spotted banana is 6x sweeter than a green banana. So people, don't be shy of the more 'experienced' bananas amongst the bunch.

Yesterday my son & I visited Lake Andrea for some exercise. We followed last weeks walk / jog layout exactly the same. Decided to do this versus increase the total percentage of jogging. Oh I will do that soon, but yesterday I just wanted the challenge to try and be a better time, or, amp up the pace of both the walking & jogging. And that we did, we completed the 2.25 mile loop in 29:32 minutes, beating our best by 1:23 minutes. Oh Yeah!

Bumper Stickers, was doing some bumper sticker window shopping (what you don't do that?) and came across a few worthy of sharing...

Ah, many times in the past I could have displayed this one and related. Start a diet, flounder through it, lose steam, slip and slide and quit before even giving it a chance. In the end, all I did was lose time. Well, hopefully I also gained some knowledge on how to 'not' diet. Or even more optimistically I gained some knowledge on why 'I' quit the diet because the diet did not quit me.

Another I can relate to. In part the bad choices of my 20's & 30's left me really feeling life in my 40's. And when I'd look in a mirror, the show was not a good one. Fine, that may be so. But now I am going to try & reverse this bumper sticker and prove that a better life can begin in your 40's and you can improve how it shows too.

This one is pretty simple to relate to I believe. What do we say, eat less & move more to get healthy. I prefer eat smarter & move more, but let us not split bananas here. Get off the rump roast, eat less of it too, get on your feet, and move. Simple enough?

Well, this one is just silly I suppose. Why did I show it? Because it reminded me of the 1,273 excuses I have used in the past for why I was (still am) obese. Most were attempts to use humor to ease the pain of being obese and change the topic either in my head or with someone else. Have fun, laugh out loud, but be serious about our health - we can have fun and be healthy. But making fun of ourselves and leaving it at that, well that just is not funny!
This one you can fold in half lengthwise and just show the top portion in my opinion. Get healthy for yourself. Do it whatever way you inspires you to get it done. Lace on the Nike's and just do it and worry not one ounce what anyone else thinks about how you look, what you are doing, your progress or plateaus or set backs... all that matters is what do you think about yourself?
Source for all of the above bumper stickers.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. I love bumper stickers and t-shirt window shopping as well!

  2. Loved these. thanks for sharing!

    - Lisa

  3. Fun post, and I like the not spotted bananas. My wife likes them with spots. I like to let them get over-ripe if I don't get them before spots and then make bread out of it.

    If you get the chance today, stop by my blog and let me know what YOU think about my post from yesterday. please.

  4. Love the post, especially the last bumper sticker! And the "get off your ass" one too! Thanks for the smiles today!

  5. You just gave me the first smile for the day :)

  6. I cook with the mushy bananas but don't usually buy them that way it just happens at my house lol. Loved the bumper stickers.

  7. Thanks for my daily Patrick induced giggle. Loved these. I also love bananas. But I'm picky. I don't want too green or too mushy. So, I don't eat a ton. Plus the high sugar sometimes backfires into carb craving. BUT, they are awesome.

  8. All these stickers are funny - my favorite is "dont worry about what other people think..." That is funny. You are a PR monster... I love Bananas had one this morning. If they get old I get that gagging feeling in my throat and have to spit them out... Too hard they just taste like s#it. Get them right in the middle and they are delicious!!!
    Patrick – you did not respond to my Before and After Pictures… I finally posted them after all this time!!!

  9. Loved the bumper stickers! I personally don't mind spotted bananas but can't stand the green ones! I hate when I go to the grocery store and only see green ones...they weren't ready to be picked! Ah well...tis life.

  10. Nice job with challenging yourself with the same exact layout you did last week. And look what happened, you bettered your time right there. This, I believe, falls into the category of one of my favorite quotes, "You will never know, until you try."

    I also like your bumper sticker section, I think I found my new quote for today's Heavy Man post.

    Keep it up brother.... it can only get better from here if you keep focused.

    - The Heavy Man

  11. I like the bumperstickers, I don't like Banana's

  12. love the last one!!!

    no they don't think often

    sad our mouths work before our brains sometimes

  13. Patrick, bananas are my favorite fruit for smoothies, I recently learned that they are easily frozen. When I find my bananas are getting too ripe; I peel them, cut in half & freeze in baggies. Drop easily into the blender for your next smoothie!