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/ Quick & Easy Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863285 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2035378564.jpg"> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:02:10 EST Daily Noon Day Fat Burners http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862410 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1317202342.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lunch! <BR> <BR> Romaine Lettuce <BR> Baby Spinach <BR> Black Beans <BR> Broccoli <BR> Carrots <BR> Cauliflower <BR> Celery <BR> Cucumber <BR> Currents <BR> Green Pepper <BR> Mushrooms <BR> Pineapple <BR> Pumpkin seeds <BR> Red Cabbage <BR> Red Pepper <BR> Red Onion <BR> Tomato <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:42:05 EST What a day! what a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861875 What a day! what a day! <BR> Phew! The energy I've regained! <BR> Couldn't sleep last night so instead of tossing and turning and disturbing Walt I got up around 11:30 and had the entire house cleaned and a load of laundry done by 1:30! Finally tired enough I went back to bed and slept much better for six hours. Up and at it again come 7:30 finished up the last of the laundry. ONce I had that done I went over to my work office and took it all apart reorganized it and pitched and tossed a whol... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:22:25 EST Being Fully Present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860151 This is so me! <BR> <BR> When we are fully present, we are so much more prone to offer our whole selves to whatever it is that we have going on or are doing. Our attention, our integrity, and our energy are then ll focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience, and when we are in this state, we feel completely alive and invigorated. This kind of aliveness comes so easily when we are completely absorbed in work or play that we love. Being so wrapped up in the mo... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:44:46 EST Facing Life's Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859845 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l496965453.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1973656711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l700871363.jpg"> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:19:45 EST The Interview; For the love of mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859842 <BR> <BR> <link>www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/<BR>Ontario/Up+North/ID/2649234884/ </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:12:35 EST The First Place The Battle is Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859695 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1088162353.jpg"> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:07:44 EST Keeping an open mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859393 Today's world is an information age, and it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the constant influx of scientific studies, breaking news, and even spiritual revelations that fill our bookshelves, radio waves, and in-boxes. No sooner have we decided what to eat or how to think about the universe than a new study or book comes out confounding our well-researched opinion. After a while, we may be tempted to dismiss or ignore new information in the interest of stabilizing our point of view, and t... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:04:12 EST How to Get Started on the Nutritarian Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858763 The Nutritarian diet is not a program with tricks or gimmicks. It takes time to gain mastery over this body of knowledge, but once you have an understanding, it becomes easy to gain control of your weight, earn back excellent health and enjoy your life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> The benefits of following the Nutritarian diet are numerous and life-changing. By following the Nutritarian diet, it is possible to: <BR> <BR> Achieve your ideal weight <BR> Improve your overall health <BR> ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:57:55 EST Laughter the BEST Medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858577 It is easy to laugh when we feel good, but it is when the world appears dim that we most need laughter in our lives. <BR> <BR> <BR> As children, we laugh hundreds of times each day, delighted by the newness of living. When we reach adulthood, however, we tend not to allow ourselves to let go in a good belly laugh. Inviting laughter back into our lives is simply a matter of making the conscious decision to laugh. Though most of us are incited to laugh only when exposed to humor or the unexpe... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:28:46 EST Need I say more? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858571 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1342194597.jpg"> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:25:32 EST Day By Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857750 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1776658704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Being our true authentic selves. <BR> <BR> <BR> Each of us is more than capable of helping ourselves, despite our fears and limitations and the uncertainty that holds us back. It is commonly accepted that it is impossible to make a difference, yet most healing, cleansing, and spreading of joy is accomplished in a matter of minutes. If we vow one day at a time, the true significance of small good deeds reveals it... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:44:34 EST The MOST Important thing we can have in life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856955 The most important relationship we have in our lives is with our selves. And even though we are the only ones who are present at every moment of our lives—from birth onward—this relationship can be the most difficult one to cultivate. This may be because society places such emphasis on the importance of teaching us to set aside our own needs for the needs of another. Until we know ourselves, however, we cannot possibly choose the right relationship to support our mutual growth toward our hig... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:41:56 EST Action Speak Louder Than Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856674 Words carry a lot of weight in this world, but it is through our actions that we bring things into being. <BR> <BR> <BR> Words carry a lot of weight in this world, from how we say them to what we say with them, but it is through our actions that we bring things into being. This is what we mean when we say to one another that actions speak louder than words. In many cases, what we say doesn’t necessarily line up with what we are doing, and it is here that it becomes clear that it’s easier to... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:23:51 EST Why a Nutritarian Diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856549 Not only for those who are overweight, the Nutritarian diet is also for anyone who wants to protect or recover their health and live much longer. The key to this revolutionary diet style is the idea of nutrient density, as expressed by the simple formula: Health = Nutrients/Calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories is high, fat melts away, and health is restored. Losing 15 pounds in two to three weeks is just the beginning. <BR> <BR> When the ratio of nutrients to calories is high, f... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:15:21 EST Tonights Dinner! Mediteranian Salmon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856416 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l996777141.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Introduction <BR> High in protein & fiber, low in fat, this dish is a complete meal. <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 20 <BR> Number of Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 16 ounces salmon fillets, cut into 4-ounce portions <BR> 2 medium tomatoes, sliced <BR> 1 cup mushrooms, sliced <BR> 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips <BR> 2 tablespoons prepared pest... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:10:09 EST The journey to the best year of your life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850982 Welcome to the best year of your life! This year is all about falling deeply and passionately in love – with yourself. You may wonder what loving yourself has to do with creating your best life. Well, in a word, everything! I can tell you that loving yourself is the most essential prerequisite to living your best life. When you feel great about who you are, you radiate an undeniable magnetic energy that attracts all the things you desire to you. <BR> <BR> People you've been meaning to call "... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:00:35 EST Go Gluten-free to Lose Weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849441 Gluten-freePopular diet books are blaming wheat (or gluten, which is the major protein in wheat) for the epidemic of obesity. First it was low-fat, then low-carb, and now gluten-free diets are being promoted as the “magic bullet” for weight loss. <BR> <BR> Wheat has been blamed for obesity because there has been an increase in wheat flour products concomitant with the rise in obesity over the past 40 years. However, it is clear that one food alone cannot explain or be responsible for the ris... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:26:44 EST Breakfasts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849429 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529714460.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 egg <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> unlimited non-starchy vegetables <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Combine eggs and vegetables. Scramble over medium heat and enjoy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l981507254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 lb lean ground turkey <BR> 1 tsp sage <BR> 1 tsp thyme <BR> 1 tsp fennel <BR> <BR> 1 ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:15:25 EST Salads! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849409 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1949352840.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mexican food is the ultimate treat yourself cusine. Now, you can still itch your craving without empty calories and loads of fat. This better-for-you bowl is proof, filled with avocado, tomatoes and cauliflower rice that will help you get your fiesta fix without the guilt. Get the complete Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan here. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 4 oz chicken, shredded <BR> kidney beans <BR> ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:55:02 EST Declaration of Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846441 Each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve to the universe that we are ready for change. <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the hardest things in life is feeling stuck in a situation that we don’t like and want to change. We may have exhausted ourselves trying to figure out how to make change, and we may even have given up. However, each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve and to declare to the universe that we are ready for change. We may even say out loud that we have tried a... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:13:07 EST "There's a Lesson To Be Learned Here" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845513 We all have days from time to time when it feels like the world is against us or that the chaos we are experiencing will never end. One negative circumstance seems to lead to another. On those days we beg to wonder whether anything in life will ever go right again. This isn't going to change I'm sure we'll have a few of these throughout 2015. But a bad day, like any other day, can be a gift. Having a bad day can show us that it is time to slow down, change course, or lighten up. A bad day ca... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 10:49:39 EST Letting Go! Clearing out the old! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844731 <BR> "The call to adventure is the point in a person’s life when they are first given notice that everything is going to change, whether they know it or not." <BR> ~~Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey <BR> <BR> With all our best intentions and rich resources, why is it so hard to slow down, simplify, and care for ourselves? Why do most clearing efforts fall short or peter out? <BR> <BR> Why are we so afraid to let go? <BR> <BR> Our drive to attain and succeed comes at a great cost to the... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:43:04 EST Freedom that comes with awareness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843680 Our life is a journey comprised of many steps on our personal path that takes us down a winding road of constant evolution. Each day, we are provided with a myriad of opportunities that allows us to transform into our next best selves. One moment we are presented with an opportunity to react differently when yet another someone in our life rubs us the wrong way; on another day we may find ourselves wanting to walk away from a particular circumstance but are not sure if we can. Eventually, we ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:15:09 EST Happy New Year to you and yours. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842922 I love this time of the year when we are all feeling like we want a new start in life. There is always such a rush of fresh energy from people excited about what the new year will bring. Rather than making a holiday list, we are now into creating our "bucket list" of goals for the year ahead and readying ourselves for change. <BR> <BR> For me, last year was full of change and presented many challenges and lessons, even more than usual I would say. It felt to me that everything was accelerate... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:09:01 EST And into 2015 we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841845 My New Years message to you! <BR> <BR> Our enthusiasm can provide us with the energy we need to move forward with our plans and goals every day. As you picture your future, the images in your mind’s eye let theme be overwhelmingly positive and intensely captivating. These visions can nurture your desire to realize your personal and professional dreams by motivating you to redouble your success-seeking efforts. The excitement you feel when contemplating upcoming events can likewise thrill you... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:59:00 EST Still Getting Real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840210 We've all wanted, needed to lose weight for a very long time and we must admit we've never before had a better shot at it than now. <BR> Our journey to better ourselves, to make ourselves healthier has taken us down many a misguided, misdirected passage way with this program and that program promising that magic bullet to immediate results to that finish line we've all desperately desired. <BR> <BR> My name is Gayle AKA NOMORESTALLING and for most of you who already know my journey and for ... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:52:30 EST The magnificence of you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832781 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832355 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832351 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832340 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1515358749.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831964 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830752 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830554 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829082 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l155945565.jpg"> <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828627 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826924 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826296 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814136 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813554 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813077 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811209 <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809465 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808770 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806357 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l611486279.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791043 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784066 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957051575.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439588687.jpg"> <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768373 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760854 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