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, April 18, 2011

DAY 366 - Moving Forward

THANK YOU to all who respond with such excitement and relief to my news Saturday of my latest victory over cancer. Your comments, tweets, emails, phone calls, and I believe someone actually made it through to me telepathically; it is 2011 after all. Again, for all of your support allow me again to say...


Three exclamation points, one for each time I've knocked the beast out of me. Please let that be the last.

Now, with all the cancer nervousness behind us minus the healing and some follow up appointments; it is time to move forward again with this life I have been given to live. And living I am, and living I vow to do as I've never done before.

My wife & I started doing just that Saturday evening....
On Valentines Day for some reason I didn't share her what I gave my wife. Amongst the flowers and dinner was the gift of an evening with Johnathan & Andy Hillstrand, Captain's of the Deadliest Catch's Time Bandit. That evening was this past Saturday evening at a community college about 90 minutes south of where we call home.

Cathy (my wife) is a reality show fanatic and Deadliest Catch is one of her faves. Some may recall last summer we met Josh Harris at a local restaurant. Captain Andy is her Captain and given the chance she'd punt me for him in less time than it takes to turn channel. Um, remember when we actually had to 'turn' the channel?
We had a great time listening to the entertain us from the college auditorium stage for 90 minutes and then afterwards sign autographs and take pictures. For the record Johnathan was bad boy who was well on his way to a good drunk from the moment he got on stage. Also for the record he was the crowd favorite as anytime a kid asked a question he got up, hopped off stage and met them in crowd. Andy was the good boy who played off his brothers antics very well. If anyone can remember Laurel & Hardy here, these two could be the modern day L&H. 

Like I said we had a great time, we always do together! The picture up top there is Cathy & I waiting for the show to get started. As you can see my neck is still quite swollen from the surgery. Hoping that abates shortly. Can't see it? Ok, here are some better shots of what will be my victory scars...

Before I close I must once again say....
(yeah, I am not an arts & crafts person; marker on a paper towel is akin to Picasso from me)

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Awesome ...I LOVE to watch Deadliest Catch with my guy! SOOOOO glad you are ready to move forward again...ME TOO...

  2. Love ya, guy!
    Seriously, though, for just a minute -
    Love ya!

  3. Nice Sponge Bob, peeking from behind, what is hands-down the craftiest thing I've ever seen made by you! Hey, maybe you can teach the Hawks how to fight back. Love you!

  4. You're welcome! I really am a good friend! ;)

  5. I don't watch much tv at all but if I can catch an episode of deadliest catch there's no changing the channel ;)

  6. I'm so glad to hear this, Patrick. Thanks for reposting your good news. I had completely missed the other post. I'm so relieved for you and very grateful that you are cancer free once again. Hugs. :)

  7. Love that you & your wife had so much fun & right after VICTORY so a great way to celebrate!

    Battle scars show that you are a survivor! YES! Still happy about your news!

  8. My hubby was hooked on Deadliest Catch for awhile...until we realized that every season, they just go catch crab. Looks like a fun night!

  9. Stil very happy for you....great pic of you and the wife

  10. I'm so happy to hear you are Cancer free Patrick, big big hug. We love deadliest catch too, cool you got to meet the guys.

  11. Yes yes yes... movement forward is great! Thank you for doing what you do for the blog world!

  12. I am also a reality TV junky!It started about 10 years ago with Big Brother. I have never missed an episode! Congrats again on your great news!

  13. I'm so glad that you are free from the big C. Hooray! Great pic of the wife and you. I'm happy for you!

  14. Awesome news Patrick! I love Deadliest Catch as well... I'm a fan of Captain Sig and his crew though.

  15. So, glad to read about your good news! Excellent! Fantastic! What a relief! You take care now, too. Lots to live for and of course love. Your blogging friend, michele

  16. So happy for you and your family. What a relief!!

    My hubby loves the Deadliest Catch! He would be so jealous!!

    Stay focused!