NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog NOMORESTALLING's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Transformation begins with you. Transformation begins with you, and your health goals. <BR> <BR> What you can expect. <BR> <BR> Short Term <BR> Increases in General Health, <BR> Healthier Energy Levels <BR> Improved Physical and Mental Performance <BR> Healthy Metabolism <BR> <BR> Long term <BR> Sustainable Health <BR> Healthy Aging <BR> Improved Immunity <BR> Living Better <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:37:27 EST We DON'T Have To Live This Way! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This image shows a 250 lb woman on the left and a 120 lb woman on the right. We can see weight gain from the outside, but we usually can't see what it's doing on the inside. Look at the fat surrounding the organs in the woman on the left. Do you also see the fat around her heart and around her brain? More than a little frightening, isn't it? <em>198</em> Look at the compression around the... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:33:48 EST Our Journey To Better Health & Weightloss Should Be A Sacred Vow, an Oath! I Do Solemnly Swear.... <BR> <BR> Speech is a vehicle for vows. Are you aware that the sacred vows we speak are more than just words? When we make a promise, a subtle yet powerful shift takes place not just in our minds but in our souls where intentions are housed. A vow is both a tool we employ in order to facilitate transformation within ourselves and an expression of will. Thus, to make an oath is to communicate to the universe and our deeper selves our commitment to the principles most i... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:29:55 EST Just Catch Up Well we're definitely getting the physical exercise in today! <BR> I actually allowed myself to go back to bed at 4:30 after letting the animals out and back in. Slept until 6:30. That's sleeping in for me. <BR> I got up made Tim Horton's Dark roast had my bone broths with turmeric and collagen, took ,my Global Blend, Xr2 and Xion, got dressed went out for some fresh air, and shoveled both back and front porches and sidewalks. It's nice here today Only -6 C <BR> Once I had that done came i... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:59:02 EST Valuing Our Inner Wisdom Our very own inner wisdom should be valued more than any other because it will always guide you in the direction you need to travel. <BR> <BR> Throughout our lives, we will encounter individuals who presume to know what is best for us. However, the insights they offer cannot compare with the powers of awareness and discernment that already exist within us. <BR> <BR> From birth we are blessed with wisdom that cannot be learned or unlearned. It exists whether or not we acknowledge it becaus... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 21:10:30 EST The Truth About Salads <BR> <BR> Most people think of salads as a healthy option when dining out. While they can be a nutritious option, not all salads are created equal. Some types of salads are lower in nutrients and higher in calories, which is the exact opposite of what you want when you are pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Learn what makes a salad healthy and what to look for when ordering a salad so that you can make the best choices for your health. <BR> <BR> Choose the Right Lettuce <BR> <BR> The base of y... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:40:10 EST Changing What Isn’t Working If we don't change what isn't working in our lives, we will continually have the same day over and over again. <BR> We have all had the experience of realizing that something in our lives is not working. This knowledge can come as a sudden realization or a nagging feeling of doubt that grows stronger, waking us up to the fact that something needs to change. Some people have a tendency to act rashly and make sweeping changes before even understanding what the problem is. Other people fear cha... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:09:45 EST Coping With Anxiety: False Evidence Appearing Real How many of you find that your capacity to cope successfully with life's challenges far outstrips our capacity to feel nervousness? That in the weeks, days, and hours leading up to an event find that our limits are tested to the max, provoking mounting anxiety and nervousness? That we get ourselves increasingly worked up, until the moment of truth arrives and we discover that our worry was all for naught? <BR> You do realize that we are almost always stronger and more capable than we believ... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:08:49 EST The fate that awaits us I have come to realize a long time ago that my life is governed and guided by natural rhythms that are particular to only myself and cannot be altered by force of will alone. That my life is a journey made up of processes and events that manifest only to be swept away when time marches on. Whether I envisioned myself creating a career, building a family, or developing the self, I instinctively know when the time has come for me to realize my dreams because all that is involved comes together ... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:18:57 EST I've got my edge back! I'm doing more than OK I'm feeling and doing fantastic! I've got my edge back, my energy and clarity of mind!! <BR> <BR> Walt's home this week and getting the rest of the winterizing done so that takes a LOT away from what I was looking at needing to do! With what he's got done today alone and will finish up tomorrow we'll be as snug as bugs in a rug! <BR> <BR> He finished up insulating the windows I wanted done and put brand new insulated framing around both the front and back doors. Woo... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:57:44 EST Finding Deep Strength <BR> When we look back on our lives we see that we have survived many trials and often to our own amazement. <BR> <BR> We have all faced moments in our lives when the pressure mounts beyond what we feel we can handle, and we find ourselves thinking that we do not have the strength to carry on. Sometimes we have just gotten through a major obstacle or illness only to find another one waiting for us the moment we finally catch our breath. Sometimes we endure one loss after another, wondering ... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 18:18:29 EST Boy did I need this shot in the arm! What a week! I was so exhausted yesterday I fell into bed by 7:30 and didn't crawl out until 7 this morning. <BR> It's almost too much! But I've pulled it off yet again. <BR> Working on four and five different promotions all at once for work. Thank goodness the one is on wind down and done by Tuesday 4pm. Our business profile magazine for the year. Being the only one working on it.... <BR> Then there's house and home and today I noticed our dachshund not being herself and not interested in fo... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:35:09 EST The Clean House Workout There is always chores to be done all around the house and yard. You never hear people yell in excitement that "Woo Hoo!'s time to wash and wax the floor!". <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Since most of us look at chores as a necessary evil, changing how we look at what needs and must be done will not only get you a clean home, but you will also be getting rid of some unwanted calories as well. <BR> Each... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:21:54 EST What You Can Do When the Scale Refuses To Budge Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's been a very good weekend. The weather has been typical autumn. The snow we had is all but gone and the temperatures have been -2 +12 so can't complain. <BR> <BR> Yesterday Walt and I spent most of Saturday in Stettler together grocery shopping and misc. including going out for breakfast and lunch. When we finally got back here I had everything to put away and finish the laundry. <BR> Today I'm catching up on my weekend cleaning. <BR> <BR> Well this aging proce... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:52:33 EST Choices & Consequences: Same Choices, Same Results Repeated occurrences of adversity are unavoidable throughout our human existence. We battle both against our inner mental and emotional struggles and outer world forces, and in many cases, a lot of us emerge on the opposite side stronger and better equipped to cope with the next round of challenges yet to come. However, we occasionally encounter trials that seem utterly hopeless. We strike at them with all of our resourcefulness and perseverance, hoping urgently to bring about change, only to... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 18:08:41 EST The most profound experience the heart has to offer, its silence You know what both baffles and amazes me? That we spend a lot of time attempting to put the feelings of our hearts into words, to communicate our passions, emotions, and our love, but often we are so busy trying to translate our heart's roar that we miss the most profound experience the heart has to offer, its silence. Every expression arises from this silence and returns to it. When all the songs have been sung, or verse has been written, and emotions expressed, silence is what remains. As e... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:48:44 EST Resitance By Repression We all know the feeling of being repeatedly haunted by the same issue, no matter how we try to ignore it, avoid it, or run from it. Sometimes it seems that we can get rid of something we don't want by simply repressing it. Most of the time, the more we repress it; push it down, the more we get pushed back. That which you resist persists. <BR> <BR> Resistance by repression only tends to strengthen those negative energies. This opposes the positive energies giving them power and energy to wor... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:01:29 EST Why Not Now? "Why not now, indeed!" The time we are blessed with is limited and tends to be used up all too quickly; like sand through an hour glass. How we utilize that time is consequently one of the most important decisions we make. Yet it is far too easy to put off until tomorrow what we are dreaming of and can accomplish "today". Our hectic pace of modern existence affords us an easy out; we shelve our aspirations so we can cope more effectively with the challenges of the present, ostensibly to have more time and leisure t... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 13:43:46 EST The Morning After Here is some of the storm's Damage. I could just cry We lost at least a good 10 feet from the tops of two spruce trees. <BR> <BR> This is directly out our front door <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the street view of our Spruce. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And this is our back yard. <BR> <img src=" Tue, 3 Oct 2017 20:14:35 EST Storm Stayed! Well that was an adventure! An early winter storm! Freaky It's Oct 1 and we had ice and snow dumped on us over night. Broken trees everywhere including the tops of my beautiful spruce trees out front! <BR> After 17 hours of being without power and heat we've finally been restored! <BR> <BR> This is what the last 48 hours has been like with high winds! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Walt and I took to keeping warm i... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 22:00:41 EST The most important thing we can do Do you have ongoing feelings that are just there constantly; that irritate, upset, or disappointment you? <BR> You go to bed and wake up feeling disappointed, frustrated and think, “Why can’t I fix this? Why can’t I be where I want to be? Why can’t I do or have what I want to have? I don’t understand. I’m trying. I feel like I don’t have any control over this.” <BR> That’s very frustrating, isn’t it? When I have these feelings of inadequacy or frustration, I've learned this: <BR> <BR> To get... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 07:51:23 EST Kickin' It! Alright! <BR> Now, that's more like it! <BR> <BR> All gardens and flowerbeds put to bed! Perennials winterized, rain barrel emptied; filled 15 4 and 8 litre jugs and stored for winter, BBQ scrubbed, Pallets carried to in between the neighbour's house and ours so that the hutches are off the ground for the winter feral cats. I will be putting up their hutches next weekend. Want to have them early enough so that they become familiar. <BR> Both inside and outside doors on the front entrance ar... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:57:24 EST Enough is Enough! It not discouraging. It's MADDENING! And I'm FURIOUS! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Gloves are off! <BR> <img src=""> (Seriously thinking of getting one!) <BR> <BR> I'm now 56 and still carrying this dad blasted weight I've been trying to shed for how many years? I've come a long way from 268 pounds and a size 24 but dad gum it I'm ... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:56:11 EST Yesterday! Ho my what a full day put in and still there aren't enough hours in a day for me, but I've got to call it a day. I still accomplished a heck of a lot though. The back entrance/laundry room is cleaned and decluttered and the windows are ready for their bubble wrap and plastics. Same with the front entrance. Outside I did manage to get the back deck all cleaned of swept, scrubbed and organized. All my plants have now been brought in and the ones that needed transplanting are done. Inside, the r... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:10:39 EST Today's Mission A very good restful sleep last night Dreams but not like the night before: Fires engulfing an entire street. No explosion Just burst into flames. And dreams not remembered so not important obviously. <BR> Up and at it now. Have my day started. Not as busy but just as heavy. Ned to finish what needs to be done indoors and then want to get out doors and put my summer yard and gardens away for the Winter. <BR> Have a purebred male Himalayan coming to the feeders. He's as tame as anything but no... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:41:28 EST Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior. <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 vibrancy. Yet ... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:23:22 EST Finding Time for You: Good Advice How many find that we can excel easier in our lives when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled. <BR> Within each of us there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care f... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:19:08 EST Finding Direction Within Our Confusion When it seems as if life is pulling you in differing directions today because your sense of what your life should be like and what it really is may leave you feeling confused and scattered, you might want to focus on what you truly want out of life. Stop and take a few minutes out of your day to slow down and just breathe. Once you have entered into a state of calm, you could try free-writing your thoughts for 10 minutes. When you free-write, simply write your ideas down without editing, cens... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:42:20 EST Time IS On Our Side; PATIENCE IS a Virtue <img src=""> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:50:44 EST The Day After YES! oh what relief! I needed that release, that rant. Now that I have finally reached that breaking point and exploded I feel such exoneration and peace. It's been quite awhile coming. I've been waiting for it wanting it needing it. What a release! I've felt like a caged tiger and now know such freedom! <BR> I'm me again! Back in control of mind, body and spirit. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:48:22 EST Fragile  It’s okay to feel our feelings. Our feelings are what make us human. We are not robots and we shouldn’t be expected to act as such. Jacqui Blue <BR> <BR> Damn straight! <BR> And I sure vocalized mine yesterday! <BR> I'd been having a difficult day with controlling my emotions. It was coming in waves and I kept fighting it back because I was at work. <BR> Near the end of the day something was said and I just blew! Completely lost it. Even thought I closed my door to keep from walking for th... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:39:11 EST Going, Going, Going! Burning Those Calories Today! Yep going, going and going! <BR> I get up my usual time look after the 4 footed, and the 2 footed, then get on my stepper for 15 minutes and do the 3 sets of 15 reps on my Wonder Arms. <BR> Today however, being Saturday, I was still up at 4:15 looked after the 4 footed and went back to bed until 7. <BR> Now I'm up and already have had my first glass f water, have a pot of chili stewing for the day, a load of laundry on the go and the dishwasher. <BR> With everything I have to do today and... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:54:44 EST Reclaiming Our Personal Power How You Lose It and What to Do to Get It Back <BR> <BR> Do you second guess yourself? Rely on others people’s opinions and advice before making decisions? We all do to some extent. However, we need to be careful. There’s a fine line between learning from others and giving our power away. <BR> <BR> Signs You Need to Reclaim Your Personal Power <BR> <BR> #1: You avoid saying no or telling people your true thoughts and desires.  <BR> <BR> #2: You feel run over by your emotions or think that ... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 15:09:15 EST Very Necessary Changes Hi Y'all, <BR> <BR> In my absence I've been making some very necessary changes. Vital changes in fact. <BR> Once back from my trip to Ontario and the recent passing of my mother I've sat back and took a very in depth look at what my present life and realized that if I don't take back complete control of my health my future is in for a bumpy ride. <BR> I'm now 56 and although I still lead a very active life both personal and professional choice of career. I've been feeling a void. <BR> Ther... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 18:20:46 EST The Miracle Of Water The Vital Role It Plays Why Should We Be Drinking Water? What Is It's Role of Importance? <BR> <BR> On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells, tissue & organs. <BR> In fact, our billions of cells must have water to live. <BR> The total amount of water in our body is found in three main locations: within our cells (two-thirds of the water), in the space between our cells and in our blood (one-third of the water). For example, a ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 15:49:54 EST Becoming Unstuck I know people who've been doing one thing for so long, they've lost the ability to imagine anything else. They're STUCK! <BR> <BR> It's not just the job. It's not just their relationships, family, their location. It's how they spend their time, habits they've developed, even their thinking patterns. They're just plain stuck in a rut in every avenue of their lives. They're so stuck, that they're completely oblivious to it. <BR> <BR> Funny thing is, being stuck can happen with situations th... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:32:14 EST What a Week! What a week! Not bad overhaul except for yesterday. Couldn't get past the wave of emotions that kept welling up. <BR> Today I'm perfectly fine again. Motivated, and hyped over work and home. <BR> Sunday I get to go on a short road trip and pick up my new to you Bistro set for the back deck! It's cast iron and ceramic tile in mint condition! Cost over 300.00 new Got it for 90.00! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:13 EST With Specific Purpose It is specifically through a purpose-filled perspective that we unlock the strength, joy & untapped potential that lies within each of us. Ari Sytner <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Purpose is perhaps one of the deepest human longings. I fully believe that Individually, God has a deliberate purpose for our lives. Ephesians 2:10 says,“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:13:19 EST Silent crosses <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Silent crosses were carried till the end <BR> her last breath released their burden… <BR> <BR> Throughout her life here on this earth my mother from a very young age, held an assurance within her heart. Mom held an intimate relationship with her Lord and Savour. No matter what others thought, or their interpretations of  how her Christian walk should be conducted, her faith and convic... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:52:30 EST Being Truly Thankful Often when we practice being thankful, we go through 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, we feel it regardless of our circumstances. In this deep state of gratitude, we recognize the purity of the experience of being, in and of itself, and our t... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 10:23:38 EST Down Memory Lane - Mama (Thelma Holberta; Holly Peters) 1940-2017 These photos are the sequence of my mom's life. <BR> Born 1940 to Constance Kenora and Douglas Sharpe Kenora Ontario. <BR> <BR> You'll note that my Grandma's middle name is Kenora. That's because she was the first babies born to the territory! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 18:30:13 EST In Loving Memory <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I heard a robin sing one early Wednesday morn, it sang a song of freedom as the angels took her home….. <BR> <BR> Words will never describe the heart of our mother, she lived her life for her Lord her husband and her children. <BR> <BR> Thelma Holberta Peters (nee Sharpe), of Durham, peacefully passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in her 78th year. Beloved w... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 12:41:03 EST She's walked through heaven's door Today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My Mother's love was something <BR> that no one can explain, <BR> It was made of deep devotion <BR> and of sacrifice and pain <BR> <BR> It was endless and unselfish <BR> and enduring come what may <BR> For nothing could destroy it <BR> or take that love away <BR> <BR> It was patient and forgiving <BR> when all others were forsaking, <BR> And it never failed or faltered <BR> even when her h... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 19:13:48 EST Become Powerful Beyond Belief I'm sure that every one of us dreams of coming into money. To be able to pay of debts and be set for the rest of our lives. Winning the lottery is NOT a good example of a realistic goal <BR> <BR> Choose goals where YOU are in charge of making it happen. <BR> <BR> <BR> Life Areas <BR> <BR> Personal Growth <BR> Career and Finances <BR> Health and Fitness <BR> Relationships and Family <BR> Creativity <BR> Spirituality <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the first steps in manifesting what you wa... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:42:20 EST Life Is Like A Camera <img src=""> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:53:32 EST The Visit Wow has it been that long already since I've been here! So sorry guys and dolls! SO sorry. <BR> <BR> I just returned from my visit with my parents. Talk about emotional. Of course it didn't all hit home until the end of the week and I'm boarding the plane to come home! I didn't have a melt down but right there in public the tears decided to have a run. <BR> But I am very happy to report that both parents are being well cared for in everything they need. <BR> What I would do is go in around 1... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:58:18 EST A Labour of Thanks Here in Coronation it's cloudy and cool. Perfect for what I needed to do today! <BR> <BR> First on the agenda was head over to the neighbours and dig up some rhubarb she said I could have. Dug up and transplanted two bunches. One at the front of the house and one at the back. <BR> Then because my washing machine crapped out I needed to do laundry so a neighbour friend and co-worker let me do it all at her place. My new one arrives Wednesday next week. <BR> She is in Lacombe all weekend for ... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:53:51 EST Worry; The Worst Scenario <img src=""> <BR> I know worry is an extension of fear and can also set us up for attracting that which we don't want in our lives and that the scriptures tell us be anxious for nothing but anxiety is a human emotion that gets the best of us. <BR> We have all had the experience of worrying about something at some point in our lives. Some of us have a habitual tendency to worry, and all of us have known someone who... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 08:51:54 EST Don't Believe Every Thought You Think I hate to break it to you, but if we're not doing as well as we'd like to be doing, then there's a good chance we are the one sabotaging our success. <BR> <BR> There, I said it. <BR> <BR> I know it's not what you want to hear or believe to be true. But if you're in charge of creating your own life, then you should also be accountable for the results along the way. <BR> <BR> Yes or yes? <BR> <BR> Are you a “life happens to me” person... or a "life happens FOR me" person? <BR> <... Tue, 30 May 2017 09:00:20 EST A Brief Update And to update. Work is still work SWAMPED with promotional sponsorships and having to do the work of 4. <BR> With mom it's overwhelming heartbreak and an emotional burden. She is now back in Owen Sound's facility and being monitored because she has become very aggressive and violent. She has also developed blood clot is her lungs so they now have her on blood thinner and oxygen. <BR> Dad; emotionally his heart is broken but the move into the senior's home has been a god send he is adapting v... Sun, 28 May 2017 13:54:00 EST