Saturday, December 29, 2012

Six Word Saturday



If you have been reading my blog at least since last year at this time, you know I chose a word,along with several other bloggers, that we wanted to *live* for the following year. 

To recap, my word last year was:  Gratitude.  I really tried to be grateful EVERY.SINGLE.DAY for all that me and my family had been blessed with and although there were still definite pity parties  (more so I think in the last couple months) overall I *think* I was *intentionally* more grateful than in years past.  I made it a daily priority to be grateful for whatever was thrown my way, good, bad or indifferent. 

My 6 words for this Saturday are:
 
 
My word for year 2013: Accountable.
 
 
 

Definition of ACCOUNTABLE

1: subject to giving an account : answerable <held her accountable for the damage>
2: capable of being accounted for : explainable
 
 
Although much of this post may sound a bit selfish...
and maybe it is, first and foremost I need to be
Accountable to myself and for myself.
 
Accountable to take care of myself; mind, body & spirit.

Accountable for vocalizing my own needs.
 Telling others when I need help rather than  
enabling them and then resenting them later.
 
Accountable to tell others no when
I am feeling overwhelmed;
only I can do this.
 
Accountable for my own actions AND reactions
therefore putting me on a better path of a positive well being.
 
In a nutshell, Accountable for putting my own health
and well being above all else;
knowing with that I can be a better
Lord loving, wife, mother, friend, employee.

I feel that these last couple years I have put everything and everyone
before myself and I have lost my mojo.  I have run out of steam and it
clearly is apparent in my lackluster motivation of late.


Obviously, I will still be there for my children, take care of my children,
be there for my husband, take care of my home, work, etc...
but I am going to be much more intentional about taking time for ME,
taking care of ME.

And I have already taken the first step down my ACCOUNTABILITY path.

Operation Shed Some Pounds has begun.

I went and bought a new pair of running shoes this past week
and I am heading to sign up at the gym today.

 
 



I have never been as heavy as I am now. 

My goal is to lose 75-100 lbs this year. 

No gimmicks. 

No weight loss pills, shakes, payed for eating plans. 
Just a whole lot of hard work at the gym,
a sensible diet and everything in moderation.



I plan on posting weekly about my weight loss journey and hope that
you can join in helping to encourage me and motivate me. 

I will post a before picture soon (when I muster up enough
nerve and then will post more as I progress).

I know I can do anything I put my mind to but encouragement always helps.



What is your word for 2013?


I am linking this post up with Cate's 6WS at Showmyface.com.

If you want you can join in too. 

Post what is going on in your life at the moment in 6 words. 

Elaborate, shows pictures, or not.

It is up to you.


Hope you all have a fab weekend and Happy & Safe New Year!









 
 
 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. You go girl! I'm proud of you and I'm here for you. Call me or text me anytime you need encouragement or want to go for a walk. I have a great 3 mile loop I do regularly. We need to get that "Walk, talk and tone" back up and running at church! Chy will have you screaming in no time. : )

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    1. Thanks Jill for always being so supportive and such an inspiration. I will probably take you up on that offer a little bit down the road. And Chy will have to work my way up to that. I know she is a killer. LOL. In time. In time.

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  2. That's super inspiring! Your body loves you for this. Happy shedding and happy new year!

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    1. Thank you so much! I worked out today and already feel better.

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  3. I wish you the best in 2013. I look forward to watching you reach your goals. You should always be àcoountable`to yourself.

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  4. GREAT word, in so many ways of life! Good luck to you and happiness for the new year too!

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    1. Thank you Karen. Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

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  5. Good luck with your new program. Determination is at least half the battle.

    I greatly admire accountability in others, strive to keep it foremost in my own actions as well. Salute!!

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    1. Thank you Ron. Yes, determination is half the battle. And I am determined! I admire accountability as well and now holding myself up to that standard more as well.

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  6. Looking forward to your posts in the coming year! You can do it!

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  7. You go girl, I'm cheering you on from my side of the world. Love the word as well, very appropriate :-)

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  8. You Can Do It! If you need inspiration or encouragament email me- YOU CAN DO IT!

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