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, December 8, 2010

Day 235 - Momma Said, Wait No She Didn't

Had an excellent day yesterday even though it was extremely busy. So busy all I could do blog wise was post that brief excuse for a post from my cell phone. Momma said there'd be days like that. Well, she never expanded upon that warning to the point there will be days where you take your truck in for 'routine' maintenance and it costs you $1,600 in the end... no she didn't. But, that was part of my day yesterday.

I did catch a break yesterday in that my evening plans softened up enough to allow me to get in a great work out on my new weight bench. There you see a pic of me in action, my spotter felt I was doing fine enough to take the time to get that shot. After the weights were worn out I wanted some more so I went upstairs to the treadmill and got in three miles on that. I really dislike treadmills, thus why this weekend I went outside for my failed attempt at 13.1 vs. hitting the treadmill. But, falling back into the cold and coughing that was much of my weekend was less appealing than the treadmill so we got together & tolerated each other. Eating and drinking was spot on too so all smiles yesterday sans the truck news.

Wanted to get to a shout out since last week, been scatter brained lately it seems, better late than never applies here I believe. Dawn of Fixing Myself Thinner said something in fine fashion in a brilliant post after returning from her Thanksgiving trip. Her trip challenged her ability to keep it healthy and provided a lesson on environment and the key role the environment we are in plays in our ability to succeed in our daily mission to be healthy.

In attempts past I have wavered in and out with the advice that it is wise to clean house, get rid of all the no-good-tempting foods and keep them from coming back. In general, this advice is hard to argue; if a temptation is not there then it is harder to give into it. Myself, my mind is cautious of anything labeled, 'general' as I see them as lazy attempts to over-simplify how something applies to all of us as a whole. Good sense for one person is nonsense for another. Strong will in the face of temptation comes easy to one but is a panic laden experience for another. Thus we are all different in how we deal with situations and issues regarding weight loss, general or otherwise. 

Dawn's post wasn't as much about our immediate environment however, I wandered a bit in tangent there. Instead she reminds us we are going to find ourselves out there, in environments we do not have full control over, but that fact need not be reason to pack in the healthy behaviors for a moment or a weekend. For those times where we know ahead of time that we will be in less than diet-friendly environments a little planning ahead can allow us to arm ourselves with healthy options. I won't bother with a list or tricks or tips as so many bloggers are posting here around the holidays with how to survive them. Most of them apply year round. Of course planning ahead is ideal, but take a further lesson from Dawn; don't forget to take the protein bars you made with you when you venture out :-)

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. This environment thing is a big deal for me as relates to social eating. I tend to fall into the mentality that I will give into temptation so why try hard in the days before. Very bad for my eating. As for the clean house thing, I have often said that I wish I could get rid of all the stuff around here that I overeat, but my that is not fair to my son and husband. Sigh.

  2. Ouch! Sorry about the truck.

    And I have to agree with you and Dawn. Planning is the key to success, at least for me. This dieting business all boils down to choices. If you make a plan and know what your choices are then you can make the smartest ones.

  3. Yahoo for weights! :-)

    I so take food with me no matter what.. I am just "particular" & also, my tummy does not like certain things so for me, better safe than sorry & yes, I plan! ;-)

    As for the truck.. UGH. I understand!

  4. I'm pretty anal anyway, but I still have to remember to plan for meals out sometimes- like checking nutritional info on websites so I know what I can and can't order on plan before ever sitting down. I take snacks everywhere now too. As for keeping the house "clean," I did that for months, and now I'm finding that it's safe to bring in the things that my husband and son still enjoy- without being tempted by it anymore. Enough time away from certain foods has made it easier to be around in my experience!

  5. Planning is key -no doubt.... my problem is implementing!
    But only some time.... I'm getting better!

  6. Glad you were able to find a break in the chaos to get in a workout. Sounds like you are working extra hard!