POLACALINDA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=POLACALINDA POLACALINDA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ A New Me by New Means http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315198 I have come to the realization that I have been approaching the area of weight loss as though it were a purely physical issue and IT IS NOT!!! There are many struggles that come along that I have determined are not merely physical in nature... though sometimes they would appear to be so. What do I mean? I hope I can explain this in a way that makes sense to everyone else, but if not, I'm just glad that I finally figured this out for me. What I mean is this: <BR> <BR> I have been worrying... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 22:54:28 EST I AM NOT TURNING BACK!!! I REFUSE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282923 Okay. So, I am not where I want to be. I am not seeing the numbers on the scale drop as much as I want. As a matter of fact, I went up two pounds during my time of the month and they haven't dropped back off yet. Meanwhile, I have had some seriously stressful things going on in my life and I injured my hip while doing some crazy exercise move (live and learn, right?). My point is... I feel disheartened due to my failures, but I REFUSE to give up. This year I will reach my goal! I don't... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:51:43 EST Measuring My Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252196 I won't say I wasn't a little disappointed this morning when I stepped on the scale and saw no change from last week. I did have 1 meal out, with I'm sure some extra calories, but besides that, I really tried to eat clean this week and exercise more. Well, the Lord decided to give me a moral boost not long after my weigh-in. I took my kids for a morning walk (We homeschool) and as we went along the craziest thing happened... I almost lost it! Yes, more than I already have. I first felt m... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:54:11 EST No Turning Back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233694 I am SO excited!!! I made my first goal. I am one pound less the the weight I was trying to be at on February 1st!!! YEAH!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I worked long and hard on a few motivational collages. I have 2 in my bedroom (1 is about personal growth, things that I want to better this year and the other has beautifully clothed models in the size I want to be w/ a few sayings). I also made a very food oriented one to hang on the refrigerator with skinny pictures of me her... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 19:56:21 EST I AM THANKFUL FOR... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228129 LIFE <BR> BREATH <BR> HEALTH <BR> FAMILY (ESPECIALL MY HONEY AND KIDS) <BR> FRIENDS <BR> MY SALVATION <BR> GOD'S PRESENCE <BR> GOD'S MERCY <BR> GOD'S FORGIVENESS <BR> PRAYER - THE OPPORTUNITY TO POUR MY HEART AND SOUL OUT TO MY MAKER <BR> A PLACE TO LIVE <BR> RUNNING WATER <BR> A FURNACE THAT WORKS <BR> FOOD IN MY REFRIGERATOR <BR> A CAR TO DRIVE <BR> GAS IN THE CAR <BR> CLOTHES TO WEAR <BR> GLASSES THAT HELP ME SEE <BR> A BIBLE TO READ <BR> A CHURCH <BR> A SONG IN MY HEART <BR> ELECTRICITY ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:24:39 EST What I'm Excited About... Sort of :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222235 So...I was feeling the twinges of hunger and decided that I was going to have a bowl of shredded mini wheats. I knew it wasn't long until dinner, but I decided that would be my dinner. Well... long story short... I made dinner, served everyone else, and then served myself a little bit of everything. The problem is... I was not hungry. My tummy was not rumbling, not dizzy, or lightheaded or anything else... I just wanted to taste that home cooked Honduran food. <BR> <BR> Okay. I feel bet... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:12:05 EST Who's Looking Where? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218757 I hope this comes out the way I mean it... Here goes... <BR> <BR> "But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not s man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." <BR> <BR> This verse is taken from I Samuel chapter 16 when the Lord sends Samuel to anoint the next king of Israel in Saul's stead. Samuel sees the sons of Jesse and thinks to himself, "This... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:17:42 EST I Just Need to Learn to Listen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213837 How frustrating it is when we tell our kids to do something and they intentionally ignore what we are telling them! I am one that will not tolerate such behavior. If I have said something, I expect my children to listen and obey. <BR> <BR> ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW WE HAVE DOUBLE STANDARDS FOR OURSELVES?!? OUCH!!!! <BR> <BR> Oh, yes! I hear the still small voice of God saying, " You're not hungry any more. Why don't you forget about eating anything else." But do I listen? No. I have to p... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 02:54:45 EST A Christmas Present for Jesus... ME. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196265 My family and I sat around the living room this year on Christmas Eve discussing the lack of focus on Jesus at Christmas time (even in our own Christian family). Yes, I know it is very doubtful that it is the actual day that Christ was born, but it is the day that we set aside each year to celebrate his birth. <BR> <BR> Well, this year, more than ever I started pondering the whole Christmas whirlwind of activity and how much really is for Jesus. Sure, we go to church and participate in the... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 03:19:54 EST I AM BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126174 I am not going to be spending alot of time on SP, just because I have NO time to spare. I am going make it a priority, however, to constantly be reviewing my goals, not just for weight loss, but for everything. It helps me to stay accountable. I have decided that without accountability, responsibility goes DOWN the toilet. Everything that pops up becomes more important. I can and will get to the healthy weight that the Lord wants me to be. I CAN and WILL do ALL things through CHRIST!!! ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:54:33 EST SO FIGHT I (AGAIN)!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718855 Now I KNOW I have to rewrite this blog. I had almost finished the first time, when some weird screen advertisement flashed onto the screen and what I had written disappeared. Someone must need to read this, and the evil one is trying to stop it from happening! THE FIGHT IS ON! <BR> <BR> As I had written before, I am excited about a new determination and resolve that I found the other night as I was reading my Bible. It comes from the following text: <BR> <BR> "Know ye not that they whic... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 15:27:13 EST Blessed is the wo-man! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4684654 "Blessed is the man (or woman) that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his (or her) delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he (or she) meditate day and night. And he (or she) shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water (strong and healthy), that bringeth forth his (or her) fruit in his (her) season (doing the work of God and seeing real results); his (her) leaf also shall not wit... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:46:13 EST Starting to feel a difference:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680707 I am sooooooo excited! I have been faithfully tracking my nutritional and fitness information for a week, as well as monitoring my other goals and I am starting to feel a difference - not just in my body, but in my spirit as well! I have a renewed faith that the Lord is going to take me ALL THE WAY! I have started this journey so many times, but somehow I have always become distracted from my plan - be it because of my busy life or lack of results or whatever. But this time is different. ... 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