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.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 275-276 Weekend Man Mode

Good Morning Bloggers, Happy MLK Day & welcome to a new week of whatever it is you want life to be. Hopefully a great weekend was had by all.

This weekend I was very much in man-mode. The NFL playoffs had allot of my attention especially since my team, the Chicago Bears, were playing. Of the four games I was very pleased with the results in three of them; only the win by Green Bay wrinkled an otherwise perfect weekend.

Yesterday twitter was alive and a few of us regular blogger types mixed it up for a bit; Francis @hipcop, Simon @Cyclingsi, the uber Jet fan of Jet fans Kelly @kellyespitia, and a few others. Good time, especially since the Bears won! Then when the games were over and the tweets turned to whatever awards show was on, I faded into the back ground and bed was my destiny.

The picture up top there is from our cafeteria at work last week. Yes those are cupcakes decorated with Chicago Bears helmets. There were also cookies shaped like helmets & footballs tempting the fans. I abstained and instead chose cottage cheese to quell my hunger that morning...

This weekend I found time to tackle the elliptical each day before the football games grabbed my attention, see...

And I ate fairly well too. I say fairly as i did eat too much of good things at times. Here is a great Grilled Chicken Salad my wife whipped up just in time for the Bears game...

Ready or not it is Monday, have a great day, great week!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Honestly, I love those pics you take of yourself! Too much! Congrats on that cottage cheese too! Anybody try to sabotage you there.. get you to eat a cookie or cupcake!

    Great job Patrick!

  2. Your wife can cook for me anyday :)
    Way to go on getting up on that elliptical!
    Turning down sugar for cottage cheese=inspiring

  3. Glad you had a great weekend, Patrick and that chicken salad looks DIVINE!

  4. You are one strong man to pass up cupcakes for cottage cheese. I'm so ineffably proud of you! Go you! GO YOU!


  5. Sounds like a great weekend. Way to offset the time with the TV on the elliptical!

  6. Arrrgghh, Man Mode. Way to pass up the CC, even if they were for da Bears. Yummy looking chicken salad - my fav. Enjoy your happy and healthy week, Patrick. You are an inspiration, to say the least.

  7. Nothing says January than ellipticals and football! Great job on the food, too, it is a tough thing to avoid football food! Sorry I can't root for the Bears, I still have Sexy Rexy nightmares...I'll have to pull for my Sexy Sanchez since my Peyton is out. Yes, I did say 'my'. ;-)

    Polar's Mom

  8. Your wife rocks and so do you for saying no to those delicious cupcakes. I only hope that I can someday be as strong as you;) But seriously, thats a pretty big deal.

  9. Wow sounds like you had a really great weekend. I love the picture of the chicken salad it looks great.

  10. That salad looks delish!! Kudos on the elliptical- it's my favorite machine for cardio :)

    My husband snuck wings and chips into our basket for the game last night. Oy vey.

  11. Thanks for the shout out Patrick! Love, uber Jet fan.

  12. Congrats on the Bears win. The Seahawks were living on borrowed time. Just wish they didn't get so banged up in the process!

  13. That salad looks soooooo good! And I love the picture of you exercising. :) Hope you have a great week, Patrick!

  14. Man, that grilled chicken salad looked awesome. Thanks, now I'm hungry again :)

  15. Awe, those darn Seahawks! They don't make it easy for us here in the Puget Sound. Sounds like you had a great weekend. That salad looked like a perfect meal. Here's to a great week!