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, February 21, 2011

Day 310-311 I Will Not Fall Prey To The Ice

This mornings drive into work was an experience. We received a nice sheet of ice over night making the roads, well; icy. In total I saw a half-dozen cars in ditches, facing the wrong way on the side of the road, etc. It never ceases to amaze me how drivers refuse to adjust their driving to the conditions. Truth is, some people just suck at driving and are time bombs on clear-dry days and they just implode when wet.

Such drives are not without a dose of humor amongst the head-scratching horror. Case in point is in the picture there; that is who I was so lucky to follow in to work. I gave this character lots of room coming close enough to snap this photo pulling away from a stop light. Good thing I took it when I did as it would be just a 1/4 mile up the road when he became one of the half-dozen to fall prey to the ice.

While some out there, not just drivers, are off to a slippery start to their week we need not accept thoughts that our weeks are going to result in fender-bender frustration. Nope, now; right now is time for us to get our footing secure and set off for a week of victory.

For me that means that this week my eating plan will consist of no more than 2000 calories a day and protein will make up 50% of what I eat.

This week my exercise plan will consist of 3x Cardio, 3x Weights & Stretching with each of those six. I will also make another go at a new personal best on the Plank.

This week I will challenge myself to add some weight to my lifting routine and lose that smidge more needed before I can justify taking hammer & punch to my old belt again.

How about you?
Are your feet on steady path??
What is your plan for the week???

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. My plan is in place and now I'm anxious to get started on it, Patrick. I have my meals planned and also my exercises. Thanks to Allan and Jillian Michaels, I'm all set. Have a great day, in spite of the ice!

  2. I feel like I am on a steady path. Wrote some therapeutic blogs over the weekend and feel ready to tackle everything today.

  3. Ice is scary, and great analogy. Do not fall prey to the ice. Stay on solid ground.

  4. My plan for the week is to drink at least 64 ounces of water every day and track, track, track! :)

  5. Funny picture! I'm on track and focused for the week!!


  6. Funny pic & glad you are not off to a slippery week! Sounds like your plan is in motion & no doubt you will accomplish it.. looking forward to more videos! :-)

    I am off & running & doing my best to make each day the best I can! :-)

  7. Feet are pretty steady. Made it back to the gym. If I can make it again on Wednesday, I'm calling it a streak.

    P.S. I'm so glad I don't live where there's ice and snow.