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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 200 - Take A Swag

Wednesday seems like a fine day to have a bit of riddle with our good eats and exercise. So there it is, it is a thing or thang, maybe it is a this or that, perhaps even a what or huh... you tell me. Give us a guess. No idea what it is, the give us some swag (silly-wild-ass-guess). Tomorrow we'll see is any have nailed this riddle to the wall or knocked a nasty hole in it.

Fruit... yesterday we had a bit of fun on my 199th day here where we called out here, on facebook & twitter to see how many pieces of fruit we could eat. Thanks Lanie for the idea! I counted FIFTY pieces of fruit, including the four I ate. That is about a trio of fruit for those who stepped up to play, I'd call that a huge success. But it is not 199, so lets keep piling up apple cores, banana peels and grape vines on this thing; hit me up with how many you eat today and we'll keep this going until we get 199.

Decisiveness, a trait we have all embraced at times. Question is, are we decisive consistently? In April I decided to lose weight. That fine spring day, April 18th, I took prompt and determined action to do get healthy. Decisive behavior and a serious decision goes together like socks and shoes. No, like Laurel and Hardy. What, you don't know who they are? Hmmm, Mike and Molly?
Nope, not going to say that I am always consistent in being decisive. Certainly I feel I am more often than not. And in being honest there are some aspects in life I am more decisive than others. Family gets my decisive side quickly. Self needs I have been more reserved in being as decisive. That is a fault I have come to believe, one I am working to correct. Getting my butt in gear on getting healthy is proof of that.

Had another good day yesterday. My eating was good and I believe a bit better than the day before. The fat percentage was much better. I'd like to flip-flop those carb & protein numbers, I'd have to change things up further to do so. I take in a great deal of fruit and salads and veg which are primarily carbs. And it has been that way, what you see in that chart, for the most part since April. Those, I think, are high quality carbs so the numbers as you see them here should be fine for the long haul; please do share your thoughts if they differ.

Exercise was part of my day yesterday as well. The home gym routine was owned and as well push ups and sit ups were done. Oh, yesterday I meant to share this photo of me getting home after my walk/jog on Monday evening. It was a cardio session worthy of an Oh Yeah! I crushed my 2 mile loop where my PR of 29:03 minutes fell hard to an awesome late evening walk/jog effort. A new 2 mile 26:41 minute PR reigns and as well my new 1 mile PR is now 13:05 minutes. November has left the station with a full head of steam.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. A moo moo pitcher that pours cream -
    Like a ceramic cow....?

  2. spackle?

    I notice you still (again?) have a bandage on your face. I hope everything's ok with your handsomeness!

    What? ONLY 50?? 1/10th of that was ME! slackers. Ok, I don't know if I can do 5 again, but I'll see what I can swallow by the end of the day. Maybe it'll keep me busy enough to stop having crazy ideas!

  3. Patrick, you always make me smile! Love your pics!!!! Hope the face is doing well....

    Your percentages look good.. like a 40-30-30 thing. You can always mix it up on certain days to shock the bod! :-)

  4. Does it say something about me that I think it looks like luscious white chocolate? MMMMM...chocolate. Put me down for 2 more pieces of fruit. Also..congrats on the PR! You're starting to make me yearn to run...sort of.

  5. Forgot to tell you about my 3 pieces of fruit. I think it's the plastic covering on the hinge of a hand weight. Great PR.

  6. White plastic horse toy or something?

    I've already had 2 fruits today, not sure I'll get in more before I head out though.

    Way to go on the new PR. You are a running machine *smile*.

  7. Swag: A tight shot of the mouth and nose of the molded plastic head replica you created, depicting the little angel that sits on your shoulder every day, saying "DON'T eat that! It has FAT!!" Or "Run, Patrick, Run" (Forrest Gump style)

    Or, a chess piece that reminds you of the little angel that sits on your shoulder every day, saying ...

  8. That is a great mile time man! Keep it up. At this rate you will kick November's ASS!!!

  9. Patrick - day 200 and you're doing amazing things! Congrats on that PR with the running - that's a seriously great time!

  10. I agree with bbubblyb and Ann, it looks like a Knight from a chess set.

    Congrats on your new PR time!! Awesome!

  11. I've had 1 pear, 1 apple and 2 cups of watermelon. I will be having an orange also. Yummy! Doing what I can to get to 199. Everyone has a word of the day or week. Maybe I need a word....I like it and I'm jealous.

  12. TAG! You're it. See my blog :)

    How many fruits are we up to? I many have we eaten? Pieces of fruit that is. Oh boy.

  13. You can put me down for 2 fruits Patrick!

    I am like you - very decisive in some things like family issues, but I need to work on decisiveness in other areas...

  14. I came back tonight to report that I've had SIX servings of fruit today and when I saw the photo again, I thought "toothpaste." Sensodyne.

  15. Dude, I love your face after that walk/jog. It's like "oh, sh!t, yeah baby!" all combined.