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.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 223 - Post Turkey Ugh

Hope all had a great Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving was filled with good food and time with the family. I ate well, and didn't over do it. Oh I wanted to. That turkey was calling me to come and get some more of that succulent breast meat. Those mashed sweet potatoes were singing a seductive song which was so lovely. And the pumpkin pie, it just had to sit there and use ESPN to keep it's presence on my mind. Yeah, I so wanted to go and load up a second plate, but I abstained. What a difference a year makes. In years past I would have loaded up two and three plates before surrendering to my recliner for an afternoon nap.

Hope all that are out shopping in the early dark hours of the morning survive the madness. You wont ever catch me out there shopping when the body should be sleeping. This morning I am headed out early though; need to drop my son off at school by 6:30 a.m. so he and his wrestling team can make the not-quite-an-hour'ish trip to Barrington for a tournament. He'll spend all day today there and if he is not eliminated all day Saturday too. Thankfully his practice yesterday was in the morning so it didn't interfere with family plans. The tourney starts at 10 a.m. so I will have time to get in some exercise before heading down myself to spend the day watching the action.

Is the exercise in your plans for today?
Some exercise can help shake free the ugh feeling you may be feeling from over doing it yesterday.
And if you didn't over do it, just get some exercise in just because.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Shopping today would be a work-out in and of itself!
    Black-eye Friday!

  2. Sounds like you did very well over the holiday. I overindulged but not as bad as year's past. I only had half a plate of food (as opposed to 2 or 3 helpings) and 2 slices of pie. I didn't even go back for turkey sandwiches later last night like I usually would. No shopping for me. Black Friday people are crazy! Good luck to your son!

  3. Glad we both did well maneuvering around the overload!

  4. I was hoping to see 199 reasons to be thankful on your blog!

  5. Normally I exercise first thing when I get up... it's now 11 AM and I have not competed any exercise yet.... I am hoping to get on that treadmill soon!

  6. You know, I realized yesterday I just don't have the capacity I used to. Least I've eaten a Turkey Day in years.

  7. My get together is not till this weekend so it was a normal day for me yesterday.. & it will be this weekend too. I just do my same ole & save for a treat! :-)

    Glad you had a good one Patrick!

  8. scratch turkey off my menu for the next .... oh say... Month??!!

    enough was enough, feel better already after only one day of eating back to normal

  9. So how did your son do?! Did he wrestle his way to Day 2?