Jamaica4god's Journal, 30 March 2011

Accountability: "the obligation to bear the consequences for failure to perform as expected"

Personal accountability: when I stop allowing things to "happen" to me and become accountable for my actions as well as accepting their consequences.

How does this apply to weight loss? This has everything to do with weight loss.

The people on this website can help support you in encouraging words, but they can not hold you accountable for your actions and decisions regarding food and exercise. They can not hold your hand and tell you no when you go to reach for that piece of cake.

If you do not have a personal trainer or a strong family support system that can help you stay on the straight and narrow, you have to be able to rely on your own sense of accountability to stay on course.

The first key to having personal accountability is to stop lying to yourself. Yes that handful of chips did make a difference, yes that one cup cake at the birthday party did make a difference and yes the decision to sleep in an extra hour this morning did make a difference, so when you weigh in week after week and the number is the same or you haven't lost that much, be accountable to your own actions and understand that yes, you made choices. They may not necessarily have been bad choices, but they do have effects, and if you don't like the effect, learn from it and make a conscious effort next time to make a different choice.

I like one of the FS member's signature saying that there is no cheating, only choices. She has a lot of wisdom. Guilt will not move you forward. Get rid of the guilt and make a conscious effort to make a different decision next time.

This is very much me preaching to myself. Last night we had Amy's birthday party, and I made the conscious decision to eat pizza, soda and a cup cake and while I did not gain, I did not see the desired result this morning. So, I will be accountable and recognize that I enjoyed her party, my decision to eat unhealthy food led to the consequence of the same number on the scale, and I will move on and make a better decision today. It is not the scales fault, it is not water weight, I made the decision, and now I will live with it and move on.

Going to have a blessed day!!


amen sister! :) 
30 Mar 11 by member: IdaMarie78


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