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

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!



  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. : )

    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.

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

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

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

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

  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!!

    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.

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

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

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


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