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, April 28, 2011

Day 376 - You Have Me Wondering

 From yesterdays post this is what I learned from your answers, and what I am left wondering...

1- When was the last time you exercised and were you satisfied with your effort?
About 50/50 here, actually just a slight edge in favor of those who are satisfied with their exercise. For me, lack of recent exercise had me answer dissatisfied. No doubt there is plenty of room for improvement here for many of us. Which has me wondering...
What would make your exercise more satisfying?

Myself, when my exercise is filled with variety I am my most satisfied with it. I am too easily bored. One day I have to be outside for cardio, then the next session can be indoors. Or one day a walk/jog is good, but the next session shouldn't be the same walk/jog. Same for strength training, I don't want to feel the burn in the same place from one time to the next. If I do, I am likely doing the same exercises and ho-hum will soon set in.

2- Do you find Angel Food cake easy or hard to pass up?
Unreal, just not even close to real. I LOVE angel food cake. And none of you gave it any love at all. Hello... it is ANGEL food cake! I find it very hard to pass up. Maybe I just a sucker for angel's? Or sponges?? Maybe angels who give sponge baths??? Hmmm, I wonder...
What are you a sucker for?
Not an easy question really. I am a sucker for confidence. Engage me with confidence and decisiveness, you will have my attention and maybe more. To serious of an answer for you? You don't have to answer as seriously :-).

3- Salad dressings, do you do the right thing by eating salads but misuse salad dressing?
Another 50/50 result with this one showing a slight edge in favor of those who misuse dressing. At times I do misuse dressing, at others I do not. Probably depends upon the quality of the salad stuff I am dressing up. This dangerous inconsistency with salad dressing needs to be addressed! I can only sit here, look to the sky (or ceiling blocking the view of the sky) and wonder...
Seriously, how flippin hard can it be to exhibit salad-discipline?

4- Twinkie The Kid versus King Ding Dong, in a cage match to the death, which one wins?
Twinkie The Kid had the early lead but King Ding Dong love votes came in late and we have a tie. Not sure how we can break this tie, keep voting I guess. My fellow Chicagoland'ers feel free to vote multiple times as you always do in elections. While we wait for this to be resolved, excuse me for this bit of wondering...
Has anyone else ever eaten their twinkie, or ding dong, with a fork?
Yes, I said "else", thus I admit; I have! (a twinkie)

5- Tanning booths, is increasing the chances of skin disease/cancer tomorrow worth the risk to get a great tan today?
While some kind words for tanning in general, I didn't sense any true love for tanning booths. Myself, I can't help but laugh. I am a Caucasian of Irish, Scottish, and Snowman heritage. I've never tanned a day in my life; not on purpose. Obviously, after my recent dances with melanoma I am not likely to pick up the tanning hobby anytime soon, or, ever. On this question I have no further wondering.

6- Are you going to achieve your dreams of living healthy, living long, living happy?
Lots of believers here that they are achieving their dreams. Very good to hear. For this question I have many follow up wonderings...
If you aren't working towards our dreams, then we are just existing for the sake of existing; right? 

Of all of your dreams, which is the one you going to realize next?
And what will/are you doing to make that dream reality? 

Of all of your dreams, which is the one you want more than any other?
And how confident are you that you will realize that dream someday? 

I'll get back to you on my own dream wonderings.

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Always interesting Patrick! I am consistent with my workouts so I don't have that prob but with my feet issues, well, not what I want form them so for me, if I had $$ to fix the feet - that would be my dream right now!

    I am a sucker for a great cookie or fresh bread or a tear jerker movie!

    Eat Twinkie or Ding Dong with a fork??? Hmmm, makes me wonder about you! ;-)

    Ah, dreams - HONESTLY, Patrick - I have put aside the one I want the most. Tried too many times & it just ain't happening. I guess I will have to think of something else.

  2. My next dream is to create a small vegetable garden in the back yard. I don't know if this dream will be realized but I intend to give it my best effort. I'm doing it the old fashioned way as I can't afford a tiller right now. I will consider working the ground into plantable shape my exercise for a while.

  3. I'm a sucker for oreos and cake and a witty sense of humor.

    I've never eaten either with a fork but can I throw out an underdog contender - swiss miss swiss cake rolls. Those blow both twinkies and ding dongs out of the water!

    Now that I'm on the healthy train, I'd really like to get on the Financial healthy train. I suppose my next dream is be debt free.

  4. Ding Dongs rock....I've picked a box of them(the larrrrge one from Sams) over a birthday cake many years....(not this one Allan). So if how many one has eaten in this life counts....I should be able to pick the winner.