NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog NOMORESTALLING's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The magnificence of you! Our lives are a learning process - we only become wiser from learning. It's unfortunate but sometimes it seems in learning a life's lesson we have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important. IF we learn from it the first time after the mistake, we have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought - it can only be acquired through living life. With wisdom comes strength, courage, knowing, and an ever-increasing peace. However, some are destined to repeat a lesson sometimes... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:21:49 EST What if you, truly being you, is harmony in motion? Are you aware of the intense disharmony most of this world functions from? I would say that would be a big, big … Yes! <BR> <BR> By the way, the plants, the animals and our very planet function from harmony. It's just us stupid two-leggeds that don't. <BR> <BR> And have you been trying to create harmony in a world where most people seem to value and choose disharmony? <BR> <BR> Hint: If you're the one who tries to make everyone in your family (workplace, world ...) happy, this applies to y... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:03:23 EST Growing older gracefully As we cultivate our life, our beauty becomes as much about what we are creating and doing as it is about our appearance. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all tend to associate youth with beauty, right? The truth is that beauty transcends every age. Just as a deciduous tree is stunning in all its stages—from its full leafy green in the summer to its naked skeleton during winter and everything in between—human beings are beautiful throughout all stages of their life. <BR> <BR> During the early years our li... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:52:27 EST Here's to the first 6 weeks! And my huge bowl of salad and vegetable stew are ready for the day so that any time I find I'm hungry I just make a withdrawal. LOL Sounds like a bank account LOL <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It's already working! <BR> As of this morning I'm already down 2 lbs and have only started 24 hrs ago! He said done right; without deprivation, the fat would literally melt off my body. <BR> <BR> The vegetable stew is really easy and very delicious! You... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:27:23 EST Knowledge! Plan of Action I watched a brand new Dr Furhman episode last night and found out a few things that really made the light bulb come on again! <BR> <BR> One we have 2 different kinds of fat subcutaneous; the fat that is visual and vericeral the fat that surrounds our organs; invisible. Every time we lose and regain the weight our vericeral fat increases around our organs, increasing our risk of heart attacks, stroke dementia and numerous cancers etc! <BR> <BR> We already knew about the G-BOMBS However, the ... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:16:21 EST Things are moving! WHOO HOOO I stepped on the scales this morning and low and behold I've lost 5 more pounds since my last weigh in! WE ARE ON THE MOVE! Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:30:59 EST Nothing's goinna Break My Stride Well, I'm almost back to my non stop active self again. Being pain free and indigestion free is absolute heaven. Work is running smoothly. Especially with the newest member to the family We have our Reporter Photographer so my workload is cut considerably! Plus boss is looking to hire another sales rep to cover the communities the last one did that she had to fire! So I'll be back to just being responsible for my communities THANK GOD! Pray it happens soon! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ain't nothing gonn... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 22:59:34 EST Not the best but not the worst either <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Most recent I've got of myself. Not the best but it portrays the tole the recent stresses have taken. <BR> This is going to change drastically over this next month. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 11:49:40 EST Appreciation attracts appreciation! OOH yesterday was not pretty and I'm darn thankful it's over and done with! I seems to have caught a 24 hour flu bug; fever, chills, nausea, diarrhea, the works. Kicked it to the curb with fluids and heating pad; sweated it out! <BR> Back to being as right as rain today. Even went out and got some much need fresh air! <BR> Appreciating my health today! <BR> <BR> From The Secret Daily Teachings <BR> <BR> To allow the Universe to move you in your life to happier and better things, you are goi... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 13:34:35 EST The BULL Is Back! <BR> In the back of my mind while dealing with these health issues that had arose recently the shingles thing kept nagging at me but my zinc and tea tree oil were working so not going to fix what's not broke right? <BR> And I've now started taking the Extra Strength Replenex: Glucosamine, Chondroitin MSM from Malelueca along with the liquid Glucosamine for my Degenerative Arthritis. What a difference compared to Jamison off the pharmacy store bought! I have been without any pain or pressur... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:47:34 EST Everything in Perspective Whew what a journey this turning out to be! A lot going on! <BR> Aside from work I've been having a few health issues that have had to be dealt with. One by one have been eliminating them. <BR> The Acid Reflux is under control as is my Asthma This cold weather always kicks it up a notch it seems So now I am being monitored with flow vent and we've increased my Advair to tow puffs twice daily rather than the one puff twice daily. <BR> The back issue Friday I go see the Physio Therapist to be g... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:31:45 EST Setting the Record Straight When dealing with negative people we can choose not to respond to their behavior and allow our positive behavior to be an example. <BR> <BR> <BR> Because life requires that we interact with different personalities, (in this case it was my own dear father,) it is not uncommon for us to encounter a situation where there is one person whose behavior may negatively impact the experiences of others. And one “bad apple” in your personal life can be a potent distraction that makes it difficult to... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:18:31 EST Fear - A State of Mind Our minds are powerful and moving into fear is a common experience that we can each look at and change. <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone has fears—it is a natural part of being human. Fear can protect us from harm by sending a rush of adrenaline to help us physically deal with potential danger. But there are times when fear may keep us from participating fully in life. Once we realize that fear is a STATE OF MIND, we can choose to face our fears, change our minds, and create the life we want to live... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 11:26:23 EST The Naked Truth Facing the truth upfront rather than turning from it will keep your life moving in a forward and positive direction. <BR> <BR> Most of us have had the experience of being in possession of a piece of truth that we were afraid to share because we knew it would not be well received. There are also instances in which we ourselves have been unable to handle some truth confronting us. This might be a small truth, such as not wanting to see that our car needs repairs because we don’t want to pay fo... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:09:42 EST IT'S ALL POSITIVE! <BR> What relief! Since making the small changes; diet; I've taken out wheat almost entirely, reverted to more fruits and vegetables, exercise; walking when I can, hebal intake; Glucosamine,Chondriton & MSM, & the new back rest It's been good! My back may ache at the end of the day but it has nothing to do with my vertebrae! And no pain! <BR> And on top of which I'm down 2 pounds! <BR> <BR> My journey has begun and it's all positive! Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:15:35 EST Our Dreams are not Utopia! Being open-minded means that we are willing to question everything, including those things we take for granted. <BR> <BR> <BR> A lot of people I know feel threatened when asked to question their cherished beliefs or their perception of reality. Little do we realize that in questioning these things from time to time is what keeps our minds supple and strong. Simply settling on one way of seeing things and refusing to be open to other possibilities makes the mind rigid and generally creates... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 16:52:46 EST The Verdict Is In I don't know how long it's been but it's been awhile I know. <BR> The newspaper keeps me hopping 10-12 hr days right now. <BR> I've been dealing with back issues. Finally last week I had x-rays and blood work done. <BR> Well the verdict? Degenerate Arthritis: bone on bone pain! The cartridge between my vertebra is deteriorating. Lovely Just what I need. <BR> So the fight is on! I went straight out to the health store and grabbed the Glucosamine Chondriton with MSM combination; 3 a day. Ordere... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST Healing Past The Trauma <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Did you know that every time you talk about an unhealed wound or trauma, you re-activate it in your emotional, spiritual and physical bodies? As you speak, or even think, about an old issue, you experience it as if it is happening right now. Since your subconscious mind does not know the difference between current experience and past memory, for all intents and purposes, the trauma or negative experience is happeni... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:35:18 EST A precious moment in Time It's been good. <BR> We are sincerely wearing our hearts out there for this trip for mom. We are doing everything in our power to make it happen and as soon as possible because of the effects of Alzheimer We're praying we make it in time before her memory changes so much she won't remember. <BR> It is heart wrenching some days. But I called and spoke with her on Monday and she was having the best day she's had in awhile! She remembered who I was and answered everything I asked and responded ... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:41:30 EST Our Long Night's Journey With Alzheimer Now that I've went through yesterday I can now speak and share more openly about this journey knowing that there are far more of you who have walked this journey and can relate to me. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> While we cannot tell you the exact day or even the month, sometime in 2012 we began to notice a degree of changes in mom. Simple and routine tasks were becoming frustrating and burdensome. The symptoms persisted and soon t... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:58:11 EST It's A Long Goodbye <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's A Long Goodbye <BR> <BR> She's leaving me, little by little, I wish she wouldn't go. <BR> I will be there as long as she needs me. How do I let her know? <BR> I'd like to hold on to the memories, I'd also like to share. <BR> But she's further away, getting further away. And yet, she's always there. <BR> <BR> It's a long good-bye, and yet I believe that she can sense us. <BR> So much time between now an... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:27:33 EST Those First Important Moments! Each morning when we awake, we have an opportunity to create our day with what inspires us the most. <BR> <BR> <BR> That moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it. At that moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. <BR> It may be that we want t... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:23:53 EST A Usual Saturday 'Round here! This morning Walt is out on a service call and while he is out I've managed to get the entire house cleaned and a first of two loads of laundry done. I need to slip over town for a few things but it'll have to wait until he gets back because my wallet is in his glove box. LOL Second thought I just might walk down The Forester is at the shop I should be able to get into it and retrieve my wallet. <BR> <BR> In the meantime I've burned the calories now to the point of actually feeling hungry so... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:16:42 EST Not a bad day but with incident I could have done without. I had an exceptional day at work. AN entire week actually and today being mid-month pay check I had plans to go off to Stettler and do my grocery and supply run. <BR> <BR> Everything was rolling along and then just outside of Stettler I went to tap the clutch to change gears to slow down to the speed zone change and found I had none. It was limp! So we stayed in the gear I was in and used the brake just enough to slow it down without having to shift Worked fine until I ad to come to a stop.... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:00:56 EST Our life's toolbox We have all built up a toolbox of unique tools to help us navigate life, we just need to use them. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have them; a toolbox full of tools and a number of techniques to help bring inspiration into form? I do. <BR> In the same way, throughout our lives, we have also discovered our own life tools and techniques—the ways and means that have helped us create our lives up to this point. However, there are times we forget about those tools and skills we’ve acquired, and then we... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:35:31 EST Love my job! Whew another hot day and surviving it! <BR> I have mixed feelings over today but it was inevitable. <BR> For the past 3 months I have been having trouble with two of my co-workers in that they thought I was doing everything in my power to steal and take credit for ads from clients that were theirs and they continuously gave me attitude and were creating havoc for the boss. <BR> <BR> I tried my best to squelch this by explaining to them that no if an ad came into my inbox and I knew it was t... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:36:05 EST Living For Oursleves Most of us come to a point in our lives when we start to question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us actually do come to the realization that we may be living our lives in an effort to make others happy, our parents in particular. This realization usually dawns when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or possibly even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. With this realization we may feel shocked or depressed. One thing that we can do is trust... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:03:32 EST Removing stress from our homes can be as simple as.. Sometimes our lives are so busy that we treat our homes as if they were impersonal places that we merely pass through. But we can make certain that our homes truly feel like our sanctuaries by taking the time to tend to them like gardens, which need care in order to offer us the beauty of their blooms. When we take the time to treat our homes like beloved treasures, we can shift their energy from being merely places to being wellsprings for the replenishment of our energy. <BR> <BR> Conside... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:56:04 EST Better Days Are Here Again Well, today things are much better. I had a great day at work Blew my ads out of the water for this issue! <BR> I had one glitch but detoured it. Boss made the mistake of thinking that an account belonged to another sales person when in fact it was mine. I sorted it out and got it taken care of. However, her nose was out of joint and and gave both Joyce and I attitude. She was told that it had nothing to do with me and that she was out of order and needed to apologize. She refuses. <BR> I to... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:19:50 EST A Heavy,heavy week! Sorry folks for my absence It's just been a very very heavy week dealing with family matters. <BR> <BR> My parents, a sister and all of her issues; a daughter who is due with her first baby, the other daughter fighting for first place because she is getting married and wants to be the centre of attention, plus her being the care giver to my folks and a husband who is in Nfld in hospital because he had an accident and cut off his finger on his right hand He's a musician so he's an emotional m... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:43:56 EST 5 Things I know For Sure You Create Your Life. <BR> <BR> You and I and only you and I have the greatest influence over our lives. We are either consciously creating (or co-creating it, depending on our beliefs/experience of the higher powers i.e. the Universe, God, Spirit Guides, etc.) our lives with awareness, or you are manifesting from an unconscious, helter-skelter, confused, and/or disorganized place. Either way, you are in “creation mode.” <BR> <BR> So, this now poses the question. <BR> Are you consciously cr... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:29:59 EST The Power of The Circle When we are in circle with others, the energy stays contained within the group giving back to all. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are many reasons for why a gathering of people in a circle is powerful. A circle is a shape that is found repeatedly throughout the natural world, and it is a symbol of perfection. We recreate this perfect shape when we join others to form a circle. Being in a circle allows us experience each other as equals. Each person is the same distance apart from the next participant... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:58:26 EST Hold That Thought The longer we are able to hold a positive thought, the stronger that energy around us becomes. <BR> <BR> <BR> If we make no effort at all, our thoughts usually scatter in a vast array of directions. They start and stop and move in surprising ways from one second to the next. If we try to follow our thoughts without controlling them, we will be amazed at how truly inconsistent they are. Yet, if we apply our minds to a specific task, especially one that interests us, they gather together and ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:48:18 EST Not Good Enough? BAH HUMBUG! Have you ever known someone who absolutely stunning on the outside, but the minute they opened their mouth they became the most unattractive person ever? <BR> <BR> There’s a reason for that. <BR> <BR> And while I am not a psychologist, I’d be willing to bet you dollars to donuts, that regardless of their outward appearance, jealousy and insecurities, the need for constant validation, etc. where most likely running rampant internally. Sadly, those qualities and characteristics often lead t... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:55:04 EST And There Goes Another Day! OH Man does it feel good to be done for the day! I was out the door early enough this morning drove all over god's green acres re-establishing my relationships with the businesses that Shannon had let fall by the wayside! <BR> Some remembered me and welcomed me back with open arms! <BR> But talk about hot and muggy out there. <BR> I ate breakfast before heading out, made sure I had adequate water with me and something to at least snack on. In this heat who wants to eat! UGH <BR> I stopped at... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:50:06 EST What A DAY! I've been on the road all day promoting the Business Profile Magazine we put out every year this time and the heat was unbearable! But I still parked the SUV and walked up and down the streets from business to business. So definitely got my walking in today And drink?! Oh my I must have drank 2 litres of lemon water today! <BR> <BR> The tomorrow is to be the same! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:09:23 EST Take Time To Stop And Smell The Roses It is only in the present moment that we experience being alive. <BR> <BR> <BR> Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to the wonder all around us. When we do that, we live in a world th... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:14 EST Spinning Our Wheels? Not So! There are times when we feel that we are spinning our wheels in the mud in terms of progress. This can be especially true following a period of major growth 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... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:28:58 EST Overcoming Insecurities. There are days when we are going to feel self-conscious and insecure about our abilities. These feelings cause us to react emotionally to the opinions or comments of others. If we can spend time strengthening our self-confidence, we soon discover that we won’t give as much authority to the opinions of others. If we simply set aside some quiet time to visualize ourselves as a strong, competent person today. All it takes is to see ourselves acting with absolute confidence, focus, and inner stre... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:25:13 EST Need An Attitude Adjustment? We all have to do things we don't want to and even dread doing. The easiest solution is to change our attitude. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have days when we're faced with chores, errands, or responsibilities that we just don’t want to do. Yes, that includes me! And I don't know about any of you but, trust me its times like these, it’s so easy to get irritable. What does it help? It's not going to change the fact that we still have to do them. Matter of fact it'll most likely make things worse,... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:42:50 EST Stop The Resistance! When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are times, more often than we care to admit, when we find ourselves struggling, even battling in an all out war with our thoughts and emotions. We may feel that something is to be done a certain way or not at all. Forget it, it's just not happening! Or there may be some other situation that feels absolutely black and white. No if ands or but It's this way, cut a... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:42:57 EST Turning It Around <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is it that just because someone is different they are immediatley stuck with a label? Just because we don't understand what it is that makes them tick we segregate them? It's because of this that we've come to live in a culture that uses labels as a means of understanding the world and the people living in it. <BR> As a result, many of us find ourselves labouring under a label that has a negative connotation.... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:32:19 EST Feeling Exonerated! Feels good too <BR> Boss found out about S's attitude toward me and asked for a print out of the conversation. I complied and when Boss finally got a hold S it wasn't pretty. <BR> She told her that her attitude had been rude and harsh and uncalled for. Gayle had done absolutely nothing wrong in the way she handles your client She never tried to sway them her way to get the ad. She left that to you. She handled it exactly as she was supposed to. You got it all S! She was praising you for obta... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:46:17 EST Enough is Enough! OK lately we've been having some difficulty with one of our other sales personnel who because she strictly works from commission thinks she can step outside of her "territory" and claim other sales personnel's clients and get credit for and paid for obtaining their advertisements. <BR> <BR> Boss has been dealing with her but now she's influencing yet another sales person and yesterday boss put them both in their place not only because they have been doing this but not doing their job to thei... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:38:10 EST From the top of the mountain From the top of the mountain, we witness life from a different perspective, bringing us a new awareness. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mountains have always captured my imagination, calling to me to scale their heights, to circle and worship at their feet, and to pay homage to their greatness. Mountains can be seen from thousands of miles in the distance, and if we are lucky enough to be on top of one, we can see great stretches of the world that surrounds us. Mountains symbolize vision, the ability to ri... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:18:40 EST When to IGNORE the Scales We all fight with this one and so many times become discouraged by it SO here are some most valuable tips! <BR> <BR> The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure. <BR> <BR> As useful as the scale can be, don't forget that it's just one tool you can use, not the only tool. It's entirely possible for those numbers not to budge, but you find your... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:16:05 EST None of us are separate from the whole. When we are feeling lonely, we have lost the idea that we are all one and none of us are separate from the whole. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have days when we feel lonely, but the very idea of loneliness comes from the false notion that we are separate and isolated parts in a world filled with other separate, isolated parts. In truth, we can no more be separate from our world than a fish can be separate from the water in which it swims. When we really begin to look at the boundaries we see as so... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:26:19 EST HAH New I could do it! Yup yup! Shoulder is all better! Walt has the new rear gate in the back fence finished so now this morning while he gives the lounge chairs their fresh coat of paint I have it all raked levelled and two patio stones laid. Looking real sharp Needs paint but not today. Then I took all the accumulated empty boxes etc out to the bin and cleaned off the work bench, picked up all the loose debris the puppies had dragged off and raked and then swept the walk way. All plants and flower beds have been... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:46:16 EST A spontaneous day! Well, I spent a whole lot more time out side today than planned on LOL But for me it get's addictive! <BR> Walt's caught the bug now and is putting in a new gate across the very back fence so that I have easier access to the garbage bin particularly come the winter months. <BR> And too, our neighbors are talking about putting up a privacy fence so when they do it's going to restrict my walking along the property line to the back alley. <BR> So in the process he tells me he needs a few more br... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:49:43 EST We're getting there! Phew a busy Saturday and I'm only half way there. <BR> I started with the outside work today. It's Rodeo weekend and before everyone started parading past the house I made sure it was weeded pruned and manicured. Even got the newest flowers planted. 15 bulbs of star striped tiger lilies, and 6 Dahlias darkest red! Can't wait tip they start growing! And year three and I'll have my first blooms on my Peony and my baby Lilacs bloomed this year! <BR> And I have me an all natural weed killer So no... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 15:48:24 EST