NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog NOMORESTALLING's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community No Going Back! <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 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! <img src=""> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:33:42 EST Woo Hoo I gots Lilies! <img src=""> <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. 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! 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 <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 22 May 2016 13:01:53 EST And we're ready! 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! 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 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 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 <img src=""> <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 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! 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 <img src=""> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:52:30 EST How Do You Repair Leaky Gut? 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 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? 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? 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 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 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 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=" Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:10:48 EST More accomplished today Here is what I worked on today for the wedding.Me and my glue gun LOL <BR> <img src=""> <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=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:33:47 EST A leap of faith 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! 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 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=""> Sat, 6 Feb 2016 13:08:41 EST Putting yourself first 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! 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 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 <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 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 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 <img src=""> <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 We're All in the Same Boat We are all on this earth together learning and teaching together in many different ways. <BR> <BR> <BR> I've come to the conclusion that we're all in the same boat. We just have different paddles, and perhaps we find ourselves on different rivers. We all live in human bodies. These are the vehicles in which we move through our world. We are all made of flesh, blood, and bone, with brains. hearts, and lungs to power us. Our paddles-the tools we use to move through the world-vary, as do the b... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:44:53 EST Are There Healthy Sugars? Are There Healthy Sugars? Agave, honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup are all marketed as healthier alternatives to table sugar and other added sugars, such as high-fructose corn syrup and evaporated cane juice. Is there any truth to those claims? <BR> <BR> Here are the facts. <BR> <BR> Alternative sweeteners, just like conventional sweeteners, add little nutritional value and contain substantial calories. Since some natural sweeteners undergo fewer processing steps than sugar (sucrose), t... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:32:11 EST I Am Woman Hear Me Roar Well folks it's about to get serious up in here. <BR> yes I've been on track with restart and already lost 10 pounds but feeling not as focused or resolved I've dug deeper and have now refound my fight, focus and resolve.I can't explain it; put this feeling into words, but it hit, just clicked today. <BR> You know me I never ever give up or slow down but lately even though I had it "altogether" I was feeling as if I'd lost something, including who I am psychologically and emotionally. Today I... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 22:50:43 EST Being truly thankful <BR> Our gratitude deepens when we begin to be thankful for being alive during this time and living the life we are living. <BR> <BR> <BR> Often when we practice being thankful, we go through the process of counting our blessings, acknowledging the wonderful people, things and places that make up our reality. While it is fine to be grateful for the good fortune we have accumulated, true thankfulness stems from a powerful comprehension of the gift of simply being alive, and when we feel it,... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 11:23:48 EST BEST CHRSTMAS EVER!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> -20 AND OUT IN THE SNOW FOR OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENT PICTURES!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 20:38:34 EST Merry Christms <img src=""> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 21:09:33 EST LAST NIGHT'S FROST My sister went round with her camera after work today and caught this great white way across the street from our house <BR> So this is Coronation at the moment and -25 below I'd say we're definitely having a white Christmas <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:39:04 EST Seasons Greetings <img src=""> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:05:48 EST Ten Best and Worst Foods for Health and Longevity Dr. Fuhrman is often asked for his list of the best foods to eat - the foods that contain the most micronutrients, phytochemicals and other health-promoting compounds. The foods on his "best" list strongly protect against cancer, favour longevity, and are the foods that he believes everyone should include in their diet on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> It is almost as challenging to take all the bad foods in the world and condense them down to the worst of the worst. Foods have the power to heal... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:56:25 EST New Sawbones Sitting waiting in the Drs office. New Dr again so have to go thru the entire process. Will be here awhile. Making sure my spine is looked at, and to find out what's causing all these cramping muscle spasms. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:18:34 EST Extending the cycle and giving back. Just as there are people that support us, we are a supporter to many people extending the cycle and giving back. <BR> <BR> <BR> Behind each of us stands at least one supporter. This was once thought to be the spouse who ran the home while leaving the other spouse free to work. While this is still one valid scenario, most of us will find that we have other kinds of supporters in our lives. In some cases, our supporters are the people whose help allows us to do the things we're best at, see t... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:33:53 EST Numbing ourselves diminishes the quality of your life. Numbing yourself prevents you from confronting your issues and keeps you from ever finding resolution or peace. <BR> <BR> <BR> We are born equipped to experience a complex array of diverse emotions. Many of us, however, are uncomfortable confronting our most powerful emotions. We may shy away from delight and despair and deny life’s colors by retreating into a world of monotone grey. We may numb ourselves to what we are truly feeling. It’s easier to suppress our emotions than to deal with t... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:55:16 EST The holiday eating frenzy <em>460</em> <BR> The holiday season is a joyous time when we celebrate with our family and friends. However, the festivities often present us with tough choices - tempting, unhealthy foods are everywhere. It has become accepted in our culture to use the holiday season as an excuse for a six-week binge on dangerous foods loaded with sugar, fat, and salt. <BR> <BR> Maybe overindulging while celebrating the holidays has left you feeling unhealthy and regretful in the past. When you are not ... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 20:38:24 EST In complete truth with yourself. Power is not about exerting our will over others, it is about being in complete truth with yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> Many of us have do not understand what personal power means. We have been given the false notion that power is something we use to exert our will upon others. In fact, when our personal power is intact, we are neither overbearing nor meek. We have a clear sense of our strength and the impact we can have on others. This actually enables us to be more sensitive. Personal power i... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 09:00:21 EST Taming Your Monkey Mind We all have the endless chattering and noise in our head often referred to as the monkey mind. <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s been called the monkey mind – the endless chattering in your head as you jump in your mind from thought to thought while you daydream, analyze your relationships, or worry over the future. Eventually, you start to feel like your thoughts are spinning in circles and you’re left totally confused. <BR> <BR> One way to tame this wild creature in your head is through meditation – ... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 10:32:44 EST Riding Life's wave Our lives are continually in motion, buoyed by the wave that is the universe's flow. As the wave rises and falls, we are carried forward, through life's high and low points. The universe's flow may take us to a place in life where we would rather not be. As tempting as it can be to fight the direction and size of this wave that propels us, riding the wave is intended to make life easier. When you ride the wave, your life can evolve naturally and with minimal effort. Riding the wave, however, ... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:27:58 EST