NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NOMORESTALLING NOMORESTALLING'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/ YOUR BRAIN MAY BE BLOCKING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244788 I was recently introduced to Bright Line Eating with Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. <BR> I'm kind of intrigued with it. It has an awful lot of similarities to the Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman as far as the diet on what to eat and what not to eat. But she makes it all about addictive eating. What I'm interested in is the thought process of that my brain may be blocking my weight loss; the physiological aspect of it. So I'm investigating. And as I do I will share what I find. <BR> <BR> How many ... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 18:37:00 EST Sept 26 Lunar Eclipse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237028 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d4ba65e-c14d-41d4-b9a4-82d3daa8e4ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mid-September always seems to bring with it a number of different changes. Summer is winding down, kids are back in school, the weather starts to get crisp and cool, leaving the feeling of fall in the air. This year all of these September changes will be accompanied by a lunar eclipse which is set to take place on this coming Friday the 16th! <BR> <BR> The full moon eclipse will bring about... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:36:09 EST Overcoming Self-Sabotage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229412 Overcoming self-sabotage is one of the most rewarding conversations you will ever have, because on the other side of it is the emotional freedom and depth of happiness that you were born to have; the process of breaking through denial, facing your fear, anger, and other difficult emotions, and making peace with your pain is going to lead - step by step - to an ending of the internal war with yourself so that you can step fully into the greatest expression of yourself. So let's begin... <BR> ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 10:17:19 EST Good Day......For The Most Part http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229400 OOOH Phew What a day yesterday! <BR> Work went just fine until the end of the day when boss showed up to do month's end and in a round about way manager tried putting me in a corner with what was suppose to be done with accumulating the Terry Fox runs; the where and times and which communities. <BR> <BR> "I said oh no you don't. That's never been my part of the promotion. Had I been asked to do it and not assumed that i was doing it I wouldn't have a problem with it.but my part and only part... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 09:59:04 EST Yesterday ...... Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228610 Well I've had quite the day yesterday. Up at 4:30.All animals taken care of, off to work. Good day there. Off to Stettler for the grocery run. But on the way back was where it went heart breaking. I hit a young deer. As hard as I tried to swerve and stop in time it wasn't enough. Moma made it across but not baby. <BR> I had a semi cattle truck behind me and he stopped to make sure I was alright. <BR> I was fine and I went after the deer to make sure it wasn't suffering. <BR> Once I knew fo... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:52:38 EST You are invited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221493 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=66527 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a69b026-9671-4213-ab8d-a2ad22df35d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our goal here is to inspire and motivate healthy weightloss with life style changes that promote disease free longevity. <BR> I have been given yet another opportunity to be the team leader of this team due to the absence of it's original leader and creator. <BR> <BR> Please JOIN THE TEAM and let's o... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:39:20 EST The Benefit of Blueberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/200c3527-5937-408c-a44d-8d3fbf33e986.jpg"> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:55:02 EST The 10 Best and Worst Foods for Health and Longevity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219810 The Best: <BR> <BR> Green Leafy Vegetables <BR> Leafy greens pack a micronutrient punch. <BR> This category includes dark lettuces, kale, <BR> collard greens, arugula, and watercress. <BR> <BR> Non-Leafy <BR> CruciferousVegetables <BR> Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and <BR> radishes contain phytochemicals that modify <BR> hormones, detoxify compounds and prevent <BR> toxins from damaging DNA. <BR> <BR> Berries <BR> Berries support heart health, improve blood <BR> glucose levels a... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:54 EST The Elimination "Diet" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3fee4266-7983-4ec0-8e5f-c0a8c8fac36b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's not only about what we put in our mouths or physical exercise. I believe int three keys <BR> Diet Exercise and removing negative emotions or being able to let go rather than hang onto it and let it effect us at every aspect of our lives. If it's not immoral illegal or life threatening VENT AND LET IT GO! Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:22:52 EST Life Is....Staying Focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219613 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afdc3868-14d5-4ba5-8cae-0b005a529f8d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you easily lose sight of the things that really matter in your life? <BR> <BR> Do you always feel as if you're constantly jumping from one thing to another throughout the day without having anything to show for your efforts? <BR> <BR> Here are seven ways to focus on what really matters, right here, right now. <BR> Set three important tasks to complete each and every day. <BR> <BR> Your... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:20:47 EST Today's Purpose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218242 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eeb43353-f2ab-467c-aabe-df1078f083d4.jpg"> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:50:21 EST No Need For Explanation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217687 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07a3c6fa-5b3a-4181-af51-cdc113de2a61.jpg"> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:32:12 EST Dancing In The Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212646 There are times when we feel the need to wash away all of our troubles and start afresh. Since perhaps the most cleansing substance on this earth is water, think of the joy rain brings as an energetic bath, rejuvenating our minds, bodies and souls. Just spending a few moments out in the rain to become aware of the healing powers water brings can renew us in so many ways. As we do, the more we appreciate the universe’s gift, the more we see that a gentle rain shower is a strong reflective tool... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 09:18:51 EST Medical update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212449 I kept my Dr's appointment and she is a little disappointed with my weightloss only having lost 6 pounds in 3 almost 4 months. She's disappointed?! With everything I do in a day plus the way I eat? Yeah I'm more than disappointed! <BR> Anyway she has now written and sent off a letter to a clinic in red Deer because she is concerned about weightloss specifically because of my back and sciatica issues of late. <BR> <BR> There is a waiting list of course but I'll do it! She says I now qualify.... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 23:07:51 EST And we're back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207489 It's amazing what one can accomplish when you're up at 5 am! And all within an hour and a half! <BR> Up all animals taken car of 8 cats 3 dogs, dishwasher unloaded and reloaded and on the go, kitchen bathroom cleaned, cat box cleaned, garbage taken out back for pick up, coffee made, Walt's lunch made and packed, and ready for work! We're good! <BR> <em>104</em> Woo Hoo! <em>104</em> Woo Hoo! <BR> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:50:15 EST Oh didn't like this week end Not one little bit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205860 Hey all, <BR> <BR> Oh didn't like this week end Not one little bit! For the type of person I am always doing something working on a project either in doors or out and not be able to do anything for almost 72 hours! Brutal! <BR> <BR> Thursday evening I was working on an outdoor project and wrenched my back It wasn't only my back but my sciatic! It's been bothering me for a bit but I've managed to keep it in check until Thursday when I picked up a small boulder to place in my rock garden. Th... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:26:50 EST No Going Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200248 <BR> There are times when we feel that we are spinning our wheels in the mud in terms of our progress. This can be especially true following a period in which we feel as if we've gained a lot of ground. In fact, this is the way growth goes - periods of intense forward movement give way to periods of what seems like stagnation. In those moments when we feel discouraged, it's helpful to remember that we don't ever really go backward. It may be that we are at a standstill because there is a ne... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:11:49 EST Mind Over Matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195177 Mind Over Matter <BR> Culling Out The Weeds <BR> <BR> The power of the mind is a curious thing, because it is so powerful yet so difficult to control sometimes. We find ourselves thinking on a specific thought path, knowing that this thought may or may not create trouble yet we find it difficult to stop the thought process. For example, many people experience becoming sick at the same time every year or every time they go on a plane. The mind being the powerful toll it is their beliefs impac... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:50:17 EST Happy Canada Day My Fellow Canadians! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192917 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1b774eb-d5f6-4d56-8897-cf37cd6ed831.jpg"> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:33:42 EST Woo Hoo I gots Lilies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191902 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e8b88fd-764f-492d-bd41-fea63453a617.jpg"> <BR> These have always been my favorites! I prefer them to day lilies which I have as well and are in bud but haven't bloomed yet. <BR> <BR> These were given to me by the pastor's wife of the Evangelical Free Church. We dug them up and then I transplanted them not more than 2 weeks ago! Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:43:51 EST After today the nest will be truly empty. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184754 Well after today the nest will be truly empty. <BR> My sister has returned to New Brunswick and all settled in ;a place to stay and work. Later this afternoon I have a friend coming for the mother and four kittens to take them t o their forever home! Who am I left with? <BR> Dottie! who is now just 8 weeks old and holding her own Into EVERYTHING! I've forgotten what it meant to have a kitten in the house again. HYPER! doesn't begin to describe this one! <BR> <BR> Here she is! Checking out th... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:57:49 EST Life Changes Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183069 This girl's been busy as well! And lovin' it of course LOL <BR> Today my employer came to me with the plan to semi-retire so today being go to press day it was a learning curve She was teaching me how to completely edit my own material; ads, articles etc. Loved it! <BR> Then after work I ran a couple of errands to check on ceramic planters a neighbour had for sale Got 10 lock stock and barrel for a flat 50.00! <BR> Then it was home to make dinner and head over to another neighbours to dig up ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:20:20 EST Stronger Than You Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172358 <BR> Often we get anxiety for no reason as we are almost always stronger and more capable than we believe ourselves to be. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our capacity to cope successfully with life's challenges far outstrips our capacity to feel nervousness. Yet in the weeks, days, and hours leading up to an event that we believe will test our limits, we can become nervous. While we may have previously regarded ourselves as equal to the trials that lie ahead, we reach a point at which they near and our an... Sun, 29 May 2016 09:31:24 EST The wedding Day May 21 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168158 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0dea2d45-3f13-4b0d-9622-6bde3734cd03.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0afa20a8-7984-4510-8bc5-8e3a4ec179cc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8da333f2-1043-466f-a45c-5e2ab41f452d.jpg"> Sun, 22 May 2016 13:01:53 EST And we're ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163621 Last wedding details taken care of this weekend. Everything in place and set to go. This week is work and ME time! All I have to do now is show up! Sun, 15 May 2016 19:57:33 EST Another item checked off the wedding list! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151004 Our marriage license! Signed sealed and delivered this afternoon! Holy Cow 82.00 later! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:49:43 EST Leaky Gut May Increase Visceral Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148511 When you think of body fat you most likely think of cellulite and love handles (subcutaneous fat), but there's another type of fat in your body that is much less visible and actually far more dangerous. <BR> <BR> Unlike subcutaneous fat that lies just under your skin and is noticeable, visceral fat lies in your abdominal cavity, under the abdominal muscle, and often surrounds your vital organs. <BR> <BR> Visceral fat, together with elevated blood pressure, unstable blood sugar and unhealt... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:19:16 EST 2 very hectic days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148254 It's been 2 very hectic days at work today with booking ads and doing call backs to those I needed to for the Community & Tourist Magazine. <BR> We do have a contest going for most ads most new ads most column inches I'm well ahead of every one with a total of 80 ads 27 of the m new! And there's a week left before deadline yet! <BR> <BR> I had one client who thought she could give me attitude So I went up the ladder and had her boss deal with it. For some reason she made it personal. I had n... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:03:54 EST 6 Foods That Damage Your Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147624 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9af5e2f1-b8e4-4bd0-acae-e49df5fae66e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey <BR> <BR> There’s nothing worse than starting an exercise program, making some good diet changes, but still not seeing the results you want to see. <BR> <BR> Has that ever been you? It can be really frustrating. <BR> <BR> The reason this happens is, even though you think you’re consuming a healthy diet, there's often some hidden food in your diet that is ruining your weight l... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:07:49 EST Pushin' It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147609 Well I'm really pushing myself after a 10 hour work day to go walking for almost 2 hrs out to the rodeo grounds, walk twice around the race track and up the steep bleacher hill and back home. I'm getting in over my 10,000 steps every day. <BR> Today I really pushed myself to do it because my back was in real pain even with my support vest. But I did it. <BR> <BR> Have you all read the articles I posted the other day about Leaky Gut? Wow what an eye opener. I'm making radical changes again. S... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:24:55 EST Kickin' It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146074 Some for the reason I've been "invisible" is because after working anywhere from 8-10 hours a day I'm out at the rodeo grounds walking the race track and bleachers for up to 2 hours! <BR> These are the kind of results I've been having. <BR> <BR> Steps 10,400 <BR> Miles walked 3-5 miles <BR> Calories burned 2007 active cals 649 resting cals 1358 and that was just today! All in an 1hr and 45 minutes Tue, 19 Apr 2016 22:41:42 EST Say NO to drugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144405 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad32697e-8719-4540-aad3-86ce534a61e7.jpg"> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:52:30 EST How Do You Repair Leaky Gut? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144262 The 4-Step Plan to Heal Leaky Gut <BR> <BR> The good news is there’s a solution to successfully healing leaky gut. There is a four-step process that includes: <BR> <BR> REMOVE foods and factors that damage the gut <BR> REPLACE with healing foods <BR> REPAIR with specific supplements <BR> REBALANCE with probiotics <BR> Here’s the protocol I have used with my patients over the years that has helped them see incredible results. <BR> <BR> Remember, the top foods to remove that cause leaky gut ... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:36:38 EST 7 Signs and Symptoms You Have Leaky Gut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144196 The GI condition commonly known as “leaky gut syndrome” has been gaining a lot of attention lately for several reasons: <BR> <BR> A growing body of research has linked leaky gut to a number of “seemingly unrelated” health concerns and chronic diseases. <BR> As more Americans are affected by poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance it appears that the prevalence of leaky gut has reached epidemic proportions. <BR> The medical profession is just now agreeing thi... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:55:57 EST Do You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144195 Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it. From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut syndrome only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can lead to many other health conditions. <BR> <BR> According to research, the cause of your food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism could be leaky gut symptoms progression. <BR> <BR> In this article, I will ... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:53:57 EST Miss me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143911 Miss me? <BR> No doubt by now you all wonder where the world I've been. Fallen off the face of the earth That's what it's felt like. <BR> I'm actually not impressed with work at the moment because we had hired another sales person and he was doing great. It cut my work load to less than half! And now I wouldn't have to cover the territory I had to cover last year in promotion of this year's Community & Tourist Magazine.Then his wife has a baby and he takes paternity leave! NOT IMPRESSED becau... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:38:43 EST Revealing Our True Selves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121306 Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior. <BR> <BR> <BR> Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of “self.” The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vib... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:41:32 EST Going Green is Good for You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6112613 Looking for ways to protect your heart? Think green. Eating leafy green cruciferous vegetables protects your heart and reduces your risk of cancer, so be sure to include these super vegetables in your daily diet. To learn about how the consumption of cruciferous vegetables offers this amazing level of protection. <BR> <BR> Eat More Green Vegetables to Protect Against Heart Disease and Cancer <BR> <BR> MultivitaminsGreen leafy vegetables are superior to other foods in their nutrient density... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 12:43:25 EST 25 signs that could mean your cat is in pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105902 Something for us pet lovers. I know you're out there <BR> <BR> How to tell when felines aren't feeling fine: Researchers reveal the 25 signs that could mean your cat is in pain <BR> Researchers determined 25 behaviours that sufficiently reveal cat is in pain <BR> Through four elimination rounds, researchers narrowed down list from 91 <BR> Some signs of pain include difficulty jumping, hunched posture, less play <BR> By CHEYENNE MACDONALD <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:10:48 EST More accomplished today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095892 Here is what I worked on today for the wedding.Me and my glue gun LOL <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3e4101f-28de-46d2-97e5-1df2e239c7f5.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> The envelopes are designed, and I completed the invitations and RSVP's <BR> and got the dew drops in place on the matron of honour's bouquet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aea3377f-b245-4ead-a3fe-311e4741b301.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efd4b04a-41e8... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:33:47 EST A leap of faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093559 When you make a leap of faith you can accomplish almost anything you set out to do. <BR> <BR> <BR> Many people, in heeding the guidance of their souls, find themselves contemplating goals that seem outrageous or unattainable. In the mind’s eye, these individuals stand at the edge of a precipice and look out over the abyss at the fruit of their ambition. Some resist the urge to jump, paralyzed by the gap between their current circumstances and the life of their dreams. Others make a leap of ... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:58:40 EST History! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090003 OMG! I know this won't mean anything to you all but I've been in contact with an old friend with whom I haven't spoken to in years! And he is going to be able to get me a apart of my history I've been wanting for ages! <BR> <BR> When both Walt and I were in our early teens and met for the first time back in 1974 it was at a youth camp that belonged to our churches. It was where our story all began! Now I will be able to have that part of our story! <BR> This man has the entire history of Eag... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 11:11:01 EST So far so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089315 So far so good Working on wedding stuff this morning. The boutineers my headpiece guest registry and cake knife and server are all finished. Very simple. Want to finish up the wedding bouquets Just have the pearl dew drops to put on them. After that I have 30 wine glasses to wrap lace and ribbon around the stems. Then I'll be all caught up for now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f229310-1784-405b-b631-ba8b530a730b.jpeg"> Sat, 6 Feb 2016 13:08:41 EST Putting yourself first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084347 Putting yourself first means that it may be necessary to say no to someone else in order to say yes to yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> We have all heard the instructions of an airline attendant reminding us to put on our own oxygen mask before we help anyone else with theirs. This advice is often cited as a metaphor for self-care because it so accurately expresses why it is important. It seems to say, ironically, that if you can't take care of yourself for yourself, do it for others. Few situation... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:10:31 EST EXHAUSTED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084343 Here we've had warm and melting. Our driveway is like a skating rink! I went to Red deer to see what I could find for the wedding already and do groceries at Costco while I was gone I had asked Walt to bust up the ice on the side walk and door step so that when we came home we wouldn't have the ice to contend with. He had it done! <BR> <BR> Wedding shopping is going splendidly Went to Michael's and came home with almost everything I need and wanted! <BR> My bouquet is made from silk Magnolia... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:05:43 EST Your Body On Chia Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081814 A few years ago I had no idea what chia seeds were at all. They have since surged in popularity, the tiny, yet powerful little seeds proving to be both nutritious, and rather tasty when combined with the right foods. <BR> <BR> I've started to incorporate them in various ways into my diet. Since their taste is rather mild, they're an excellent nutritional boost to almost any meal or drink: from baking bread, to smoothies and energy bars, I have found out that they work both in meals, and when... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:31:59 EST Foods that Offer Protection Against Colds and Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079517 <BR> As you continue with the Nutritarian style of eating, you will notice that you are less susceptible to illness, and if you do get sick, your recovery is swift. Eating a nutrient-dense, plant-rich diet that includes daily servings of mushrooms, cruciferous vegetables, berries, onions and garlic provides your body with a spectrum of immunity-boosting phytochemicals that helps you throughout the cold and flu season. Vitamin D and zinc are important players in immune function, so supplement... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:07:38 EST Why "just one bite" doesn't work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074925 Have you ever gone on a diet just to have all of your efforts unravel because you slipped up and had "just a taste" of something and then wound up eating more and more? Before you curse your own lack of willpower you should know that there is a biological reason why having "just a bite" often leads to weight-loss failure. Here's how to avoid this common dieting pitfall <BR> <BR> The science on food addiction has now established that highly palatable foods (low-nutrient, high-calorie, intens... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:52:37 EST Earth's Institution of Life's shaping and molding lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073472 Our lives are the province of learning, and the wisdom we acquire throughout our lives is the reward of existence. As we traverse the winding roads that lead from birth to everlasting sleep, experience is our patient teacher. We exist, bound to human bodies as we are, to evolve, enrolled by the universe in earth's school, an informal and individualized institution of living, being, and changing. Life’s lessons can take many forms and present many challenges. There are scores of mundane lesson... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:14:29 EST The Official Annnouncement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071143 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb32861b-27a7-4f73-8d45-b6f7d76ce143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's official! <BR> On May 21st 2016 in private ceremony, Walter and I will exchange wedding vows and rings in renewed promises for life. We will now be one, officially husband and wife! <BR> And although we would have loved to have you in attendance in celebration as extended family you are here with us in our hearts and thoughts. <BR> <BR> In love, <BR> Walter and Gayle <BR> <BR> Weddin... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:48:59 EST