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 10, 2010

Day 207 - USMC BDay 235

Private 'Me', USMC, 1983

Happy Birthday to all of my fellow Marines.
Today we celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

I leave you with this video from our Corps' Commandant and Sergeant Major. They do a wonderful job delivering this years birthday message around a tribute to the Marines who fought & endured the brutal frozen Chosin Reservoir Campaign in Korea 60 years ago this month. I've had the pleasure of a close friend since high school whose father is a Marine Korean War Veteran and have been blessed to hear his stories.

Enjoy the video and to all my brothers & sisters, Oorah!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Semper Fi Devildog!!! Happy Birthday Marine. My Dad was a Marine at the Chosin Reservoir.

  2. There are no "ex" Marines! Happy birthday Marine Corps, and many more!!

    And yes, thank you Patrick, for your service!


  3. Look what a handsome Marine you were!!! :-) I love the picture! What kind of lessons did you learn in Boot Camp & training in terms of exercise and weight loss that you've been able to apply to your life today?

  4. Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps! Looks at how young you look!

  5. Great picture! I spent a long time trying to explain to my 4year old what a veteran is today. I think it is so important to explain things to kids so they grow up knowing how important it is to respect our military.

    PS. I'm diggin those glasses.

  6. Thank you for your service Devil Dog!

  7. Love The Marines! Thanks so much for serving.

  8. I did not know you were a marine! Thank you for your service!!

    My trainer is a marine. One tough disciplined dude!

  9. Semper Fi, Devil Dog!!!! (84-88 myself!)

  10. Happy birthday to the Marine Corps, and a big thank you to you for your service!

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  12. Happy B-Day Marines!! You the man Patirck!!

    - The Heavy Man

  13. Thanks for serving Patrick! Happy Birthday to the Marine corps.