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 25, 2010

Day 191 - Pic At This

Thought I'd spend today putting up some pictures. Why not start with a picture of something, something that you may or may not know what it is. If you think you do, offer a guess, otherwise, I'll come back tomorrow with what it really is. So take your best guess, it costs nothing and won't hurt a bit.
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Our daughter Ashley turned 18 this week. It was just another day as a high-school senior for her in most ways with one exception; she got to vote for her first time. Thanks to early voting in Illinois . Her birthday cake was as she wanted, a stack of chocolate donuts with candles on top; and it was for breakfast. Hey, she wanted chocolate donuts before getting off to soccer practice.
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Part of her day also included a trip to a couple of banks to close out her children's savings account and get her properly set up to bank as an adult. I wonder if she can spot me $5 until Tuesday?
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My wife and I went for a walk yesterday evening. Felt good to get out and walk for some exercise, first real cardio I've done in a week. All of the neighborhood trees planted along the roadside parkways are void of leaves. The rapid leaf loss this year has more to do with the high winds of late versus the temperatures which have been quite warm the past few weeks.
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Good thing I saw this lawn decoration while it was still a bit light out. If I hadn't noticed it until one of my 4:30 a.m. walks I may have well been freaked out enough to run. Hmmm, that may not have been a bad thing. We used to go bonkers on the holiday decorations when the kids were grade schoolers. These days they could careless and participate less in such things. Thus we do not decorate at all for Halloween and my once Grizwold like Christmas display pales in comparison to a decade ago.
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This past weekend my wife & I went on a date. We took in our first hockey game of the 2010-11 campaign.
The Blackhawks 2010 Championship banner looks great hanging from the rafters of the United Center.
Now we need to get another, and another, and...
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Today's word of the day is ABLE.
I am able to rule this day and end it healthier than I started it.

How was your weekend?

 Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Happy Birthday do your daughter. Looks like you had a nice weekend. Nice you got out with your wife, always nice getting some one on one time.

  2. Love the donuts for the bday! I go for cookies rather than cake! Happy bday to her!

    Love decorations on all holidays.. we don't do them but love seeing them.

    Great word of the day!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for the nice compliment! I hope you get a chance to make the pie...and then let me know what you think!

  4. Great word and happy birthday to your daughter! I have no idea about the picture...kinda looks like an electric meter?

  5. The inside of a safe?

    Happy birthday to your daughter!

  6. I remember the first time I voted. I felt soooo awesomely cool. Happy bday to your daughter. I love your word for today.

  7. Able is an awesome word of the day!
    I am able to make the best choices for me today.

  8. My guess is frozen yogurt machine

  9. Ah season is upon us. Last week I had the pleasure of seeing the Toronto Maple Leafs in #1 position in the rankings. Hey - it was short-lived, but you have to take what you can get when you cheer for the Buds. ;)

  10. That lawn decoration is awesome!!

    I never went to a Blackhawks game, but I think it would be fun. I've never been to a pro game, but I've been to a minor league game in Maine and it was super fun! This weekend I watched "Slap Shot" with Paul Newman. It was a good movie! Hockey must be on the brain! :-)

  11. Hey Patrick:

    Just checking in to see how your progress is going...

    WOW~~~ you are kicking fat to the curb!!! Good for you. Congrats on your daughter's birthday. Today is my dad's.

    Thanks for putting a link on your blog to mine. I don't have many who follower publicly :-) but a lot of "hiders" - I will put a link to your blog on mine as well.

    enjoy this awesome weather and GO HAWKS!!!!

  12. picture - i think it looks like the inside part of a safe/vault door.

  13. Hey you

    Hope your gal had a great Bday.

    And that pic looks like a safe

  14. Voting for the first time was a big thing for me, too. We always did it as a family. my oldest brother was so proud of me. I was 18 and he had just turned 37. good times, good times.

    Congrats on raising your girl to the big 18.