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.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 243-249 Enjoying These Holidays

Hello Bloggers, Hope all have been doing well this December & Holiday season.

Myself I am having a blast thanks in very large part to being fitter and friskier than I have been in years. I've been having so much fun wrapping up things at work for the year, connecting with family & friends as the holidays near, and continuing to exercise and eat well. While I have gained a bunch of energy it seems I have struggled a bit with time management. But not in a bad way, simply I'm enjoying being active having fun so much that I've struggled to make time to sit down and do things like get my blogg'n on.

Twitter has seen allot more of my time the past few weeks that the blogs; so much easier to connect with folks when time is tight from the cell browser than blogs. For those of you that don't tweet I'm sorry to have been absent from you for a while. So what do I have to say today? Who knows, making this up as I go which is my norm. Let me share a few thoughts via photos...

As I have said I continue to get in the exercise and am eating well. Let me not mislead you though, while my eating has been well, but not phenonemal. Thus my weight loss has slowed to a crawl, but the scale still leans a bit more downward each time I step on which has only been about once every 10 days since the holiday season has started.

Exercise, still loving it even though the winter is here and messing around with my outdoor cardio. We have to find fun even in the cold and here is a bit of fun I saw along my walk the other day...
This snowman came complete with mini-guitar and it seems he had a band mate at one time who didn't cut it and was knocked over so this guy could go solo.

In recent years I have felt older than my actual age at times, these days I feel younger than my years...
And I choose to not get old anymore.

Last week my truck hit a milestone turning 140,000 miles...
Averaging about 20,000 a year and I'd like to get another 140,000 out of it if I can. Wishful thinking I am sure but with one kid entering college each of the next 4 years, I will do all I can to get as much life out of my truck as I can my own body.

This is just a reminder to myself to stretch more than I do...
Why I still don't respect the need to stretch as much as I should I do not know. If these ladies can do it, so can I!

While I have not always been healthy in my approach to my weight I have always been on my game in my approach to my dental health...
Here are my x-rays from yesterday's semi-annual exam & cleaning. Yep, those are fillings you see there. I think I have had 6 or 7 in my life. I didn't have any until I was 20 and that year I had 4!

And just because I like to have fun, you get to look at this...
Are you really surprised?

Have fun everyone; Have FUN!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Howdy guy!
    You look great - no worries!

  2. I've been missing you!!! I admit I'm horrible about going to the dentist. They always seem to find something wrong. Glad your scale is still moving. I think mine i son strike...Stuck at 200. I know I need more activity to get it moving again. I've been a lazy bum lately. I hope you have a very happy holiday!

  3. Good to see you back around, Patrick. Hope to see you more often when things slow down. :)

  4. So what kind of FUN have you been up to?

    My car just turned 120,000 miles this week! Happy Milestone Birthdays to our cars!!

    I missed you posting, you know. Glad you're back.

  5. I was going to guess your wedding ring that's what Mike's been complaining is getting big on him. Glad you're having NSV, those are always nice. Glad you're having fun and enjoying the holidays. Was happy to see a post from ya.

  6. I think a lot of us in blogland are posting less frequently with the holidays upon us. Good to read your post!

  7. I know Twitter has taken a lot of my time, which is a very sorry thing for me to admit. I'm addicted, I admit it. That snowman with the guitar was fierce!

  8. I resemble those age cartoon pics! ;-)

    Glad you are doing well & having fun & weight is still going down.. consistency is what is important.. you are right on!

  9. My vehicle turned 140K this past week. I just want to squeeze 20 more years out of it. Is that asking too much? hehehe

    Downward scale is a GOOD THING, especially over the Christmas holiday. Keep up the good work!

    That snowman is not impressive enough for Chicagoland. Next time, I want BIGGER (think of the workout). hehehe

    Merry Christmas, Patrick, to you and yours!! xx

  10. Scale still moving downward is awesome this time of year!! One kid entering college each of the next 4 years!? Yikes.

  11. oh Patrick! You make me happy.

    I read. I laugh. I learn. I am inspired.

  12. I kinda disappeared from the blogs and twitter this past week, glad to see you still doing well!

  13. Dental health is so important! Love the snowman. Takes me back to the days in elementary school where all the kids would be busy rolling snow balls to make a snowman. Haven't thought of that in a long time. Have a Merry Christmas Patrick.

  14. the snowman w/ guitar reminds me of calvin and hobbes. his creative snowscapes were always my favorties as a wee kiddo. The holidays are so much better this year now that i have a plan. Thanks for being a role model ya big stud.

  15. Glad you checked in. Now go and have some more fun and eat good (healthy) food!

  16. That's a pretty good squat that lady in the front is doing! :)