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, April 6, 2011

Day 354 - Leslie, Elle, Kathy, Jenn & Me

This morning I opened up Blogger to see what's up and write a post. Lots going on out there, and lots of thoughts bouncing about my head. So many I am at a loss as to what topic to snag and gab about today. So, since I seem to be a bit scatter-brained this day, let's just spitball shall we; random thoughts/comments/whatever coming at you ready or not…

The Chicago Blackhawks are going to kill me before anything else. With just 3 games to play they have yet to clinch a berth in the playoffs; not what we expected from our defending champions. They can still make the playoffs and probably will, but their recent inconsistent muckiness has seen many fans move on to chewing other peoples finger nails.

CRAP a tweeter I follow tweeted this recently: @LeslieGoldman "Don't eat CRAP: Caffeine, Refined sugar, Alcohol, Processed foods. @ellemcpherson (Her trainer's philosophy. Seems to be working for her!)". First this tweet gave me flashbacks of the early 90's when Elle Macpherson was 'the' gal who could get us guys drooling the fastest. Well, most guys; I still say Kathy Ireland was 'the' gal of that day. As much as I enjoy reliving fantasies of Kathy & Elle, this tweet grabbed my attention more for the CRAP reference. Think about… what percentage of your daily intake was CRAP when you were at your worst? Honest reflection; I'll say 60%+ myself. On my best days; 20% or less'ish… meaning I am not certain. Something to pay more attention too. Check out Leslie's blog here!

And you can check out Elle here, and, Kathy here (yeah, Kathy rules but Elle's site is better).

News is that the U.S. Government may shut down soon. Huh, meaning they have been working up until now?

My Ford Expedition hit 145,000 miles this week, picture proof above. This week it has also been knocking and making uncool sounds. I think it is a tank of bad gas, something I personally have been accused of often. But ever since filling up at a grocery store last Sunday this racket has come & gone. Hopefully the octane boost added and running this gas tank dry remedies this woe. My goal is to have this ride around for another 145,000 miles of 7 years, whichever comes first; I know, not realistic.

Seriously, word is that 2 Billion people are predicted to tune in to watch the royal wedding; Seriously?

I have another shout out for you: Jenn over at AGirlWhoLovesCupcakes, also tweets as @iheartreading. Jenn achieved some cool fame recently that many of us will only dream about; she found herself on a highway billboard, the link there will take you right to her proud post. Did you check it out? Yep, pretty cool huh? Plenty more reasons to follow Jenn… the food pics on her blog are tasty looking, her writing is top notch, and my fave Jenn'trait is how she ends each blog post with an {I am grateful for} list. If you didn't check her out yet, stop being a fool and get over there!

My final thought for the day, and a thought for everyday really:
There is no such thing as courage without fear.... to be fearless is to be foolish...

Respect Fear, Embrace Courage, Achieve Victory!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Hang in there, Patrick. I will not be one of the people watching the royal wedding. I watched the last one and look how that turned out. I think the the media is a wedding curse.

  2. before I check out the links I need to agree.

    indeed there is NO courage without fear.


  3. Thank you SO MUCH for the shout out. The billboards were totally a surprise and amazing folks from twitter have sent me in snapshots of ones in NYC, Chicago and Atlanta! I love Chobani so I was really happy!

    I couldn't agree more that there is no such thing as courage without fear. I am slowly learning that it's okay to be afraid, and it's even more okay to do it anyway!

  4. OK, from the top! My hubby is freaking about the Ducks & not winning the past couple & in jeopardy!!!

    Ah, Kathy & Elle. I agrre with you though from a women's point of view.

    Loved the government comment! We need to reahaul the whole gang of them - both parties!

    Just had my hubby's car in & turned out to be more than we thought - UGH! We have older cars too!

    I am so tired of this royal wedding stuff....

    HAve a great day!

  5. Well, I admit I'm caught up in the royal wedding stuff. Prince Diana got married the year I was born so I haven't witnessed one yet. I'm a dork. Sue me.

    I love the CRAP acronym. Honestly, I would say my old diet was probably at least 75% CRAP. How sad.

  6. Um, caffeine, as in...none none? Sorry, got kind of hung up on the C in crap ;)

  7. I don't really have anything interesting to say as of late (hence being quiet on Twitter, so I will just leave you with this...

    GO BRUINS! ;)

    Keep Rockin' Patrick!!!

  8. I've eaten a lot of crap in my day. But, not so much now. I haven't completely given up the caffeine though.

    Um....yes the government works. My husband works fro the EPA and he'll be getting no pay if they don't work this out. Poopy heads.