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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 313-314: Angel's Food vs. Devil's Food


Angel's Food vs. Devil's Food
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then using God's great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Krispy Kreme Donuts. And Satan said, "You want chocolate with that?"

And Man said, "Yes!" and Woman said, "and as long as you're at it, add some sprinkles." And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled.

And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 14.

So God said, "Try my fresh green salad." And Satan presented Ranch Dressing, buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said, "I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them." And Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.

God then created a light, fluffy white cake, named it "Angel Food Cake," and said, "It is good." Satan then created chocolate cake and named it "Devil's Food."

God then brought forth running shoes so that His children might lose those extra pounds. And Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue light and gained pounds.

Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them. And Man gained pounds.

God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite. And Satan created McDonald's and its 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then said, "You want fries with that?" And Man replied, "Yes! And super size them!" And Satan said, "It is good." And Man went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.

Then Satan created HMOs.


Not sure who to give credit to for that joke, it is easily found on a number of various joke sites, I lifted it from HERE.

I found this joke quite humorous, and also quite telling in how it is our nature to take good action and soon follow up with new not-good action. It is a constant struggle to address old and new challenges to healthy living. Fun, have to have fun each day; but we also have to stay on guard each day.

For the record, I LOVE & prefer Angel's Food over Devil's Food cake!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. I have seen a few variations of this, but this version is my new favorite.

    Okay, so my test question: Who created blogs, God or Satan....?

  2. Oh, and while I'm commenting, ask a child who created which -- I think the might tend to reverse the sources.

  3. It gets ya thinking, doesn't it!!! With all the distractions in this world, we really have to fight heard for our health!

    Love angel food too!

  4. Angel food has a weird textures to it. Devils food for me

  5. Angel food cake squeaks against my teeth. It's only tolerable with heavy amounts of creamy frosting to cut down on the squeaking, and then it kind of defeats the purpose. Although, there's nothing like a summertime treat of angel food cake with fresh strawberries and a dash of whipped cream!

  6. Ahahahaha! Love this. Thanks for the giggle Patrick.

  7. Love it!

    I'm going to be honest. If it was purely taste, I do like devils food cake better.

    Since it's not, I would choose angel's food over it. Preferably with fresh strawberries on the side.

  8. Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned how you've inspired me in my blog post today. Thanks so much for how you've driven me!


  9. The Devil created HMO's *giggle* *snort*
    Alright that was undignified. Last night I used gods running shoes to jog for 2.5 miles and then enjoyed a few bites of Satan's cake. It was a good night, I'm not gonna lie.
    Thanks for the laugh Pat.

  10. Angel's food is the way to good.

  11. This cracked me up! I actually don't like either that much. I prefer my homemade style of white cake with buttercream frosting...technically, I guess the devil still created it.

  12. Funny! Gotta say though I'm a chocolate girl...and can I have Peanut butter on that. :)

  13. Cute:) I'm the one holding one of each, one slice in each hand.

  14. Very entertaining Patrick! Ahh, now it all makes sense as to why I reached an all time high of 391 lbs. The devil made me do it.

  15. Soooooo funny. I'd never seen it. I'm with Christine in that I love it w/ strawberries, but I don't need the cream. I'm not a huge devil's food fan, but Thanks anyways for planting the imagery in my carb addicted brain. Very helpful. Hmmmm...

  16. Devil's food for me, please!

    Love that "joke!"

  17. Ha ha! Well I haven't been to church in a while, so next time my mom asks about my spritual health, I'm forwarding her this post!