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, November 4, 2010

Day 201 - My Endurance Video

Fruit Count: 73 - We have collectively eaten 73 pieces of fruit the past two days. Nearing 1/2-way to our goal of 199. Let's keep eating fruit people, it's good food for you; shout out how many pieces you eat today!

Our picture riddle was a good one if I may say so. Anne our Carb Tripper came right out of the gate with a great guess; a ceramic cow moo moo pitcher that pours cream. Now I have seen such a thing, and not just pouring cream. I wish I had one (Ok not really, don't add that to my list for Santa please) for if I had that would've made a great pic-riddle.

Dawn of Fixing Myself Thinner was first to touch on what it is with her guess of 'plastic horse toy or something'. Ann who is Livin' Large immediately followed up with her guess of  'a chess piece'. Then not long after that yet another Anne, Anne of How I am Losing It finished off the completeness of our riddle with her guess of 'a Knight from a chess set'. As you see there, that is indeed what it is. Good Fun. Well done!

Yesterday I got in my second of two committed cardio sessions for this week. My son & I returned to Lake Andrea where I set a challenge for this visit of jogging 1 mile of it's 2.25 mile loop. Not 1 mile consciously, that would be nice, but I am not there yet. Previous visits I jogged .85 of a mile, so I was looking for a slight challenge up for me to make it a mile.

Different from those previous attempts as well was the length of the jogs. Before, most legs were .125 miles; now for this challenge I mapped out four .25 legs; thank you Google Earth. As well as actually completing those four .25 mile jogging legs without stopping (my primary challenge here) was the added challenge to try and complete the loop in less than 29:32, my previous best. Here is the course I mapped out...
Away we went and the skinny on our result is this...
  • The four .25 mile jogs: Achieved, all four loops jogged without stopping!
  • The loop time: We completed the loop in 29:46 minutes, oh so close but no PR (Personal Record) today.Oh Yeah!
Andrew ran ahead of me at the end of the loop & took a short video of me finishing. Enjoy at my expense ;-)
The heavy breathing you hear is him, the cold air tickled his asthma. The heavy dude in black coming towards you, that's me. As I neared the line & saw him shooting I let out what was supposed to be a laugh but instead sounded like a goat giving birth to a pregnant-moose; a moment to visualize... I also blurted out 'Enough' although I am not sure why. Probably glad the the end was achieved. I'll give myself an Oh Yeah!

Endurance, that is the word for the day. This trait to me speaks to the ability to overcome the stress and fatigue that can come with the effort needed to be better than obese over the span of a lifetime. Sure, it applies to smaller spans too, such as my Lake Andrea challenge there. I've had to build up my endurance to be able to do that. Six months ago, no way. Eating better and Exercising better allowed that to happen. Now six months from now, whether I just maintain what I have now or improve my ability to do better; either way I'll have to endure the effort needed to do so. If I stop putting in the effort, then my endurance recedes and I recede back towards greater obesity. That's not going to happen.

Quickly, this post is way too long already; but here is yesterday's food intake...
Note to self; the "Red Robin Fajita Fiesta Pollo Salad" that appeared to be healthy and which was my dinner actually accounted for 910 (F54, C57, P49) of those calories; ugh! I should've known better, and I do.

Give me your FRUIT and give me your latest OhYeah! moment!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. You rock! Love the banana word of the day. hahaaha.

    Next time you're going out to eat, check this cool website:

    It'll help you make better choices.

  2. lol....loving the video Patrick. I would never let anyone video me working-out, too self-conscious. Well done on extending the walks into increasingly longer runs.

    Fruit for today - apple, satsuma, grapefruit and a pear.

  3. great jog, I love the war cry at the end!

    I've eaten 3 bananas and two apples for you.

  4. You are a running machine!
    I also have a little kitten creamer
    where the cream/milk comes out from her little paw!
    Just sayin...

  5. Yeah, I was stung yesterday too, by a meal that wasn't quite as healthy as I thought it was. I went over my calorie budget by 30. Now, I know how to further adjust that dish, the next time I may order it. These things happen, it is a learning experience.

    Fruit today: black cherries, banana, and an apple. I'd count the cherries as 1 fruit serving.

  6. Ha ha, I love the video!!! War cries are awesome! I almost did that at the gym yesterday but reined myself in at the very last second. WHEW! Close call!

  7. Great video! Good for you on running the .25 sects without stopping. Running is one of those things I haven't been able to get into yet. 2 pieces of fruit for me today

  8. Awesomeness! Yes, sounds more like a groan of pain than laughing, but at the end of a hard run, what's the difference? Good for you. My fruit:last night I had additional-1 watermelon and a banana. Today I will have an apple, orange and watermelon. That's the planned snacks. Doing my best to get those counts up. Fruit ROCKS!

  9. You are actually making this look like fun! How do you do that?
    Your energy and enthusiasm are just what I needed to catch today. thank you!!!

  10. I ate an avocado for your fruit drive!
    Yummy good idea!

  11. I am at 6 servings of fruit for the day. Did someone just say, "Frank"?

  12. hahaha Mandy!

    I only had 3 servings today. Too busy at the potty party to eat much!

  13. love this. it's a THIN LINE between gaffaw and sound of pain huh?
    who knew?