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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 199 - Vote & Fruit Me 199

Lanie shared this comment with us yesterday, "Tomorrow is day 199 of responsibility 199. I think we should throw a party. A fruit party. Maybe we, as a Patrick's fans & friends should eat a total of 199 pieces of fruit minimum. Who's with me? Then on Wednesday we can have a potty party." YES, Today is Day 199 of Responsibility 199...

Ok, I am game - spread the word to all that if you eat fruit today let me know and lets see if we can get 199 pieces of fruit consumed. I should be good for a trio myself.

BEARING is my word for today.
Setting forth with purpose and certainty in the direction I have chosen to proceed.
In my post yesterday I outlined how I will SEE my way to achieving my goal for November.
 I believe this has me set on the bearing I need to do just that.

In support of my November goal I have chosen to count calories for a few days just to reinforce my belief in my bearing. Those of you that follow me know I do not regularly count calories. The fact that I have chosen to do so should signal that I am determined to succeed in November and that I also am not leaving anything to chance, not even my comfort with not needing to count calories as a rule.

Up top there you see my dinner; a broiled salmon salad w/ stewed tomatoes & chilies. Dinner is often a tough challenge for me as I am usually at my most hungry at night and that meal is usually the most tempting to go over board with. Having shared that on twitter last night, how cool is twitter, Carla (MizFit) wasted no time jumping in to help me with that. At the end of out tweet chat I walked away with a tip from her, Thanks Carla! Oh, Carla shared some exciting news with all of us yesterday, if you missed it, then get on scoot'n over her way and check out one of Austin’s Fittest Mamas!

Her tip, simply since I usually cook dinner, and since I tend to nibble a bunch of extra calories as I cook; she suggested that if I must nibble to nibble away at the veg. Such a simple solution but yet one that has evaded me. Last night I chomped down a raw carrot while the salmon was cooking and I whipped up mashed potatoes for the rest of the family.

My daily target is between 1800 & 2000 calories a day on average. Yesterday I was pleased to see my days eating did just that; I calculate it all at the end of the day so I do not know for sure the numbers as they add up through put the day. Here is what I did yesterday calorie-wise using FitDay as a reporting tool...

The error in yesterday would seem to be too much fat. That is simply going a bit heavy on the almonds and also almond butter. If I cut that almond butter snack out then I'd have been at 40/35/25, which would still be too heavy in fat. All good to know, today I get to do better!

It is Election Day in the USA... Jody reminded all of us yesterday to get out and vote today. I scribbled this comment back at her and figured I'd link to her and re-scribble my own words here today as further reminder to all Americans to vote in this election. My scribbles, "I voted a couple of weeks ago, I love early voting. Yes, VOTE people. My friends in Chicago, I know you will vote often too. Have fun with it, when filling in the circles on the ballot use your non-dominant hand and see if you can stay with-in the lines. Or, if you vote via touch screen take a rubber band with you and see it you can shoot it from a foot away accurately at your preferred candidates; be careful, you wont want to miss. And if you still vote with a punch card, laugh out loud when they hand you your ballot and shout Viva 2000! Just Vote People!"

Did you Vote America?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Patrick, your determination & hard work are paying off & I know you will reach & exceed all your goals!!!!

    I LOL at your comment yesterday & loved reading it hear again! The punch card thing.. PLS, not again anywhere! :-) Although, Florida has another craziness going on this time too! ;-) Always something but there! Well, a lot of places!!!

  2. 199 pices of fruit! This is a badass challenge! I accept with a smile! I'm gonna have twice as many as I usually do. Just because of you :D

    I've been thinking... what really will happen to your belt in the end??

  3. Put me down for 4 fruits today (already had 2). Look forward to seeing how many you end up with. Glad tracking the food is showing you that you're doing ok. I use to use fitday maybe I should get back to it myself.

  4. Put me down for 2 fruits today, Patrick. I do love supporting my fellow blogsters in their fruity causes.

  5. This is cute! I have two fruits for your cause! Happy 199!

  6. Put me down for 2 fruits as well!

    I the sticker and everything.

  7. Put me down for four fruits today (though I tend to do more).

    Congrats on your consistency and success! I am sure that you will hit that new decade on 11/30!

  8. I'll eat a banana in your honor, Patrick. Um ... that didn't sound right, so let's just make it "two pieces of fruit" and leave it at that.

    Your tracking mechanism fascinates me. What a handy evaluation tool ... I need to check out FitDay. I've been meaning to do so.

    I hope November is your best month yet!

  9. That's an awesome idea! Put me down for 2! (For sure.)

    I hope November is a great month for you!! :)

  10. Put me down for 3 apples today. ;)

  11. Whoo Hoo! I better get to eating my fruits! I'll let you know at bedtime how many I choke down!

  12. OK, fruits - i've had a banana, satsuma, pear and a grapefruit - so put me down for 4 today.

    Twitter - yes, it is way cool, and i will have to watch that i don't become addicted.

    I can almost see, just by reading this post, the look of steely determination on your face for the NovGTD. go for it mate.

  13. How cool is this! I just bought some apples today so will happily eat one in your honor. And that Carla sure does rock:)

  14. Put me down for 4 an apple an orange and 2 watermelons. Congratulations on day 199

  15. I had watermelon, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, and an orange. That's 5!

  16. Put me down for 5 as well! But don't tell my doctor, she might faint!