NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog NOMORESTALLING's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Today's Physical Workouts! This was Walt's projects today <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> All Done Next the painting and planting! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was my project <BR> Step one remove al excess soil See that pile of dirt shovel and wheel barrow? <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 31 May 2015 18:48:41 EST My physical workout today! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is just one. Multiply by 230 and that was my workout today. I went and picked them up; loaded them 4 at a time into the back of my suv hauled them home and unloaded them the same way! It took me about an hour and a half! They are meant for my newest center piece in the back and front yards! <BR> Help nope. MY project! <BR> <BR> Oh trust me I would have loved to do so much more th... Sat, 30 May 2015 18:59:34 EST Ways to Deal with Toxic Attitudes <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dealing with difficult attitudes from others is a sure path to patience, compassion and kindness… <BR> <BR> The seemingly abundant challenges in the world today breed a lot of angry, self-serving, negative attitudes (unfortunately). Some choose to use the obstacles they face as opportunities to grow and learn, but many take a different route and inflict their bad moods on others. If y... Sat, 30 May 2015 15:34:32 EST 11 Things to Remember When Everything Falls Apart <img src=""> <BR> <BR> “Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe <BR> <BR> In this story book of life, things rarely go as planned. However, the hiccups along the way serve as valuable lessons in our evolution as spiritual beings. Also, the challenges we meet help us appreciate the victories even more, and give us perspective on the beauty within those difficult... Fri, 29 May 2015 22:32:40 EST 30 Things that Happen when we Practice Self-Love and Self-Care <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Self-love and self-care aren’t about being self-centered and selfish. They’re not about a “me, me, me” mentality. They’re not about fighting against the world to express ourselves or to get what we want. Self-love and self-care are about loving ourselves for who we are and taking the time to care for ourselves. What would you love about yourself if there was no little voice of sel... Fri, 29 May 2015 20:08:22 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our lives are rich with potential sources of happiness, but sometimes we become victims of negative thinking because we believe that focusing on all that has gone wrong will provide us with the motivation we need to face the challenges of survival. When we choose to focus on what makes us happy, however, a shift occurs in the fabric of our existence. Finding something to be happy about every... Thu, 28 May 2015 22:43:27 EST 7 Things to Remember When Negative Energy Surrounds You Negativity can affect every area of your life. Identifying negative energy and thought patterns are an important part of challenging yourself and those around you to a more realistic viewpoint. It can improve your relationships and your overall outlook on life. <BR> <BR> Keep these things in mind when you find yourself surrounded by negative energy and use them to help you move out of the negative space. <BR> <BR> Find the Source of the Negative Energy <BR> <BR> Question your thoughts and ... Thu, 28 May 2015 21:28:33 EST So Excited Today we both played hookie from work to go into the city for a denturists appointment. Three years ago Walt had all his teeth pulled and dentures made but they never ever fit right no matter what we had them try and fix. 3000 down the toilet Thank goodness for insurance paying 80% and his boss paid the balance and never took a dime in repayment! <BR> So now the denturist we have is totally competent knows what he's doing with the latest software techniques! <BR> You should see what he's gett... Mon, 25 May 2015 19:51:24 EST To Pooped To Pop! That's exactly how I feel. <BR> I've been at it all day trying to accomplish what I set out to have done today with the house and yard. Problem is house took me from 7 this morning. It's 5:30 and I'm just finishing up! Didn't even get outdoors today. Not what I had planned. I had wanted to cut and manicure the lawns and finish up my planting. <BR> However, I did get a lot of cleaning and pitching and tossing done. <BR> I drank my greens for pain and tied into it. I want t do so much but the... Sun, 24 May 2015 19:38:14 EST Metabolism is a process What Is Metabolism? <BR> <BR> Metabolism is the process by which the body breaks down food to produce energy. When you’re young, muscle mass stores up energy, preventing weight gain. However, with age, we lost that muscle, which gives way to more body fat. By the time you hit 40, your metabolism starts to slow down 5% every decade, making weight loss particularly challenging. <BR> <BR> The goods news is you can beat this metabolic slowdown. Follow Dr. Oz’s 7-Day Miracle Plan, and you’... Sun, 24 May 2015 11:10:44 EST Recipe That Relieves Chronic Inflammation, Pain And Migraines Ginger Ale – <BR> by BestHH · November 18, 2014 <BR> <BR> In traditional holistic medicine ginger is often used in the treatment of different health conditions, ranging from nausea to pain. Ginger has the power to reduce nausea and vomiting, but that’s not all. <BR> <BR> The list of its benefits seems to be never-ending. For more than 2,000 years, Chinese have used ginger to treat nausea, stomach problems, arthritis, heart diseases and disorders. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Sat, 23 May 2015 18:20:38 EST Drinking H2O At The Right Time <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 23 May 2015 00:02:43 EST Nuts and Seeds for a Healthy Weight and a Long Life Nuts & Seeds <BR> <BR> Nuts and seeds are healthful, natural foods that are full of beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals. Although the myth that nuts and seeds are fattening has persisted, the research suggests that nuts are actually beneficial for weight loss. In any case, it’s not the fat content of a diet that makes it healthy, it’s the nutrient content. And based on their nutrient content, nuts are a health-promoting source of calories. <BR> <BR> Nuts and seeds are nutritionally ... Fri, 22 May 2015 20:11:43 EST Make Salad the Main Dish For years, I have recommended making the salad the main dish, and here’s why: <BR> <BR> Eating large salads is an effective weight-loss strategy. Raw leafy greens contain less than 100 calories per pound, so you can eat huge quantities of these healthful foods with almost no caloric impact. Leafy greens and other raw vegetables are bulky and rich in fiber, which promotes satiety and blunts appetite. For those who desire to lose large amounts of weight, eating a large salad at the start of ... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:51:35 EST Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years “If only…” These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them: <BR> <BR> 1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time co... Mon, 18 May 2015 20:45:26 EST Coconut Oil Has Many Important Benefits For Your Dog What is Coconut Oil? <BR> <BR> Coconut oil is a fantastic addition to any dog’s diet. More and more people are discovering the amazing health benefits of virgin, unrefined coconut oil… and we are learning that this oil has lots of benefits for our dogs too! Coconut oil consists of approximately 90% saturated fats, yet most of those fats are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs). The main component of the MCTs in coconut oil is lauric acid; which is antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial and... Mon, 18 May 2015 20:23:33 EST Not Motivated to Exercise? Not Motivated to Exercise? Maybe You Need to Change Your Mind <BR> If you find yourself feeling really unmotivated to exercise, it may be because your dog is lazy and doesn't want to go for a walk. Or maybe that's why I'm not motivated. <BR> <BR> Why you're not motivated may be due to other issues. Maybe it's the way you look at your workout - As something to dread rather than something to look forward to. Or maybe it's just been awhile since you've worked out and you're having trouble g... Mon, 18 May 2015 18:46:39 EST Super Easy Smoothie to Get Rid of Back Pain I actually put this to the test this morning You all know what I did yesterday with the physical yard work. I drank this yesterday moring and this morning my back pain wasn't nearly as severe as I expected it to be! <BR> It was still some discomfort in my spine I mixed it again and drank it now and within 10 minutes even that discomfort was gone! And I'm back outside doing it all over again! <BR> <BR> <img src=""... Mon, 18 May 2015 11:11:06 EST 7 Effective Ways to Manage Anxiety <img src=""> <BR> <BR> “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” – Eckhart Tolle, author of “The Power of Now” <BR> <BR> The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worri... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:30:52 EST For All Smokers: This Natural Home Remedy Will Help <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We all know how addictive smoking is how it`s very hard to stop it even you try to do it a lot of times. This habit is strong despites all the attempts and you feel hopeless. There is one natural recipe on Internet for quit smoking and many people said that is very effective. <BR> <BR> The ingredients are very simply and the author of the recipe says that you will stop the cigarettes ... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:04:49 EST My muscles are so going to pay for this day I DON"T care! OMG have I had a work out today and it's not even 2:30. <BR> <BR> I woke up at 4 was wide awake so figured rather than lay there sleepless I got up and started my house hold chores. By 6 I had the laundry done 3 loads, the back entrance cleaned cat box changed out, kitchen cleaned dishes going in the dishwasher and the bathroom scrubbed and garbage taken out and coffee brewing! <BR> <BR> Sleep caught up with me for about a half hour. Got up again and finished the livingroom and bedroom got ... Sun, 17 May 2015 16:45:26 EST It's Mind Set Too I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part." <BR> <BR> Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder! <BR> <BR> Permanent weight loss requires a lot of change. And for most, change is difficult. You have to change what and how much you eat. You have to change your activity and exercise habits. You might have to change your sleeping habits, daily schedule and shopping habits. That's ... Sat, 16 May 2015 22:08:55 EST Envisioning Your Future Even with everything going on around us we should still feel optimistic about what the future could bring. This gives us a greater sense of hope. When we can recognize that a large part of our thoughts help us manifest our destiny tomorrow, we may find it even easier to remain upbeat about what the future holds. <BR> <BR> Perhaps today you might imagine your ideal life, picturing where and how you would live and what you would feel most fulfilled doing, trying not to leave out any detail. A... Fri, 15 May 2015 21:17:48 EST Green Vegetables Protect the Heart MultivitaminsGreen leafy vegetables are superior to other foods in their nutrient density, and unsurprisingly, greater intake of leafy greens is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.1, 2 Greater consumption of cruciferous vegetables (a family of vegetables known for their anti-cancer effects, it includes many leafy greens such as kale, cabbage and bok choy), are similarly associated with lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and from all causes. <BR> <BR> Oxidativ... Fri, 15 May 2015 21:09:12 EST Time for Expansion! Your current comfort zone has served you, but it represents your behaviors and patterns from your past. <BR> <BR> <BR> None of us are born with a guidebook that provides explicit rules for thought and behavior that will enable us to navigate life successfully. To cope with the myriad of complexities to which all of humanity is subject, we each develop a set of habits and routines that ground us, their continuity assuring us that life is progressing normally. Most of us know, whether instinc... Fri, 15 May 2015 20:55:37 EST Well like yesterday my day today was a very full one! Well like yesterday my day today was a very full one! I did sleep in though! I actually woke up from a deep sleep at 7am! <BR> Once I was up I looked after the animals put Tim’s on to perk and actually went and laid down and fell asleep for another hour! Now it was 8am! It was 10 am in Ontario so made the call to wish mom a Happy Mother's day, had my coffee and breakfast. <BR> <BR> Then I tied into it and by lunchtime I had the laundry all caught up, the cat box cleaned; emptied, scrubbed ... Sun, 10 May 2015 21:43:48 EST That Unexpected Curve Ball! When the unexpected happens, you always have your inner core strength which cannot be taken from you. <BR> <BR> We're always setting goals for ourselves and working to make them happen. This helps to give us focus and ensures that we use our time and energy efficiently and effectively. It also provides us with a sense of purpose and direction. We know where we are going and what we want to do. But quite often, due to forces outside our control, what I call Murphy's Law, things do not always ... Sun, 10 May 2015 12:13:54 EST Happy Mother's Day to All Mom's Out There! <img src=""> Sun, 10 May 2015 11:05:33 EST A Gorgious Saturday! UPDATED!! Yesterday I very busy outside today raking, painting, & planting! eight hours later I had my flower beds all turned over, potatoes planted; 12 double hills, yards raked, walkways swept, ornaments out and all debris hauled out back. <BR> We also had our Spring market this weekend and I stalked up on my petunias hanging baskets and Wave which spread out across the beds, and my pansies. I bought something brand new. Now if I can even pronounce it never mind spell it LOL Vambroshia? I don't kno... Sat, 9 May 2015 13:04:17 EST What a day! what a day! You all should have been here! Started at 6am done by 2pm. I not only had the house clean the last of Walt’s work clothes in the washing machine before noon, but I have the entire front yards raked, all the junk and debris hauled out back to the pile by wheelbarrow, for garbage pick up, all the flower beds ready for planting and most of my lawn ornaments out <BR> Oh yeah and the boxed gardens in place ready for planting! That's how I spent my Sunday! Sun, 3 May 2015 22:40:12 EST A very rough night Had me a very rough night last night Just couldn't sleep. Went to bed at my regular time tired but as soon as my head hit the pillow guess who was wide awake and my mind was so busy it just wouldn't shut off! Then when I did fall asleep one of the animals was waking me up to go out! So I was pretty much a wake every hour on the hour. <BR> Certainly hoping I get better sleep tonight. <BR> <BR> Well one more week and we're done with this years Community & Tourist Magazine Right now I'm in the ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:54:55 EST “feng” and “shui” mean “wind” and “water,” Keep the energy in your home vital by treating it as an important aspect of your life. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our living spaces can become nurturing homes for our bodies and souls when we make sure that our surroundings accurately reflect who we are as individuals and who we aspire to become. No matter how positive and creative you may be in your inner world, if your home or work surroundings are contradictory or present energetic barriers, you are likely to find it difficult to manifest all that y... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:36:07 EST Choosing how we respond to the ride <BR> How many feel that trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller coaster. The ride has its own logic and is going to go its own way, regardless of how tightly you grip the bar. There is a thrill and a power in simply surrendering to the ride and fully feeling the ups and downs of it, letting the curves take you rather than fighting them. When you fight the ride, resisting what’s happening at every turn, your whole being becomes tense and ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:26:19 EST Bad News / Good News Bad News <BR> <BR> Are you worried about what’s happening with our food? About the pesticides and GMOs and the hidden chemicals in meals your family is eating? <BR> <BR> Well, you’re not alone. When it comes to food, there’s big trouble. Here’s the best place I know to get all the latest research and breaking news: <BR> <BR> The food industry has hijacked the marketplace and processed junk food is pretty much everywhere. Even many so-called “natural” foods actually turn out to ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:53:29 EST The RESET Button! I love the thought of this! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you woke up tomorrow with no idea of who you are, who you’ve been or who you are supposed to be … what would you choose? If the rules of this reality no longer applied … what would you create? <BR> <BR> Imagine if you could wake up tomorrow and push the reset button on your life, living and reality? <BR> <BR> The projections and expectations from your friend... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:13:25 EST Here’s the thing about clearing. It is not about the “doing” at all. <BR> <BR> It’s not about the issue or your desired outcome. It’s not about what you observe as a problem, or the solution. <BR> <BR> It’s not about the mismatched socks, the mountains of paper and store catalogues teetering your desk, or the to-do tasks that never get done. <BR> <BR> It’s not about the juggling of a million things all at once, the fact that you’re not getting enough sleep, or have zero time for your self. <BR> <BR> It’s ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:55:18 EST ETC ETC My mind is tired So many things going on at once with multiple sponsorships to promote and keeping on top of it all To top it off it's darn provincial elections so now I have all the nominees to call and approach to run their campaigns Going to take care of that tomorrow and get it over with! <BR> <BR> Then there's admin week; calling all those who participated last year and also try and increase participants. Then there's the Community Tourist Magazine plus other publications to see if adv... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:16:22 EST Huge accomplishments! Well I certainly put in a full day as far as physical activity! My little room has now been transformed, and my kitchen is back to clean! The new bed is in place and dresser and night stand even have new scented drawer liners in them. My computer system is back up and online including speakers for sound this time AWESOME! <BR> And my body is talking back Just plum regular tired out no pain even after 12 hours of go go go! I started at 7 am this morning Had smoothie for breakfast and lunch and... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:29:15 EST My Saturday! Where do I start LOL <BR> If you were to see the state of my house today LOL <BR> I have my office completely and I do mean completely tore apart rearranging and setting it up as office/2nd bedroom! I have EVERYTHING piled out n the kitchen. <BR> <BR> What I have to take out is a box of books over to the library far! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> See what I mean? lol <BR> <BR> As soon as Walt has the bed put together and in plac... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:23:44 EST Happy Easter <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 15:35:56 EST Reporting in Ok before I get too far into my "weekend" cleaning here I'll take a few minutes and get you off an answer!A hectic week with being a short one. Because I didn't know which business was taking the holiday Friday or Holiday Monday I told all my clients that deadline was yesterday 5pm! They took the bait and I have all their ads in for the April 9th issue! LOL <BR> My boss looked at me and said deadline is still Monday. I just smiled and kept right on working my own deadline LOL got what I need... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:53:22 EST Pushing Buttons When somebody continues to open our old wounds on purpose, they must be told that their behavior is no longer welcome. <BR> <BR> <BR> We’ve all had our buttons pushed to the point where we feel we can’t take it any more, and chances are, we’ve all pushed somebody else’s buttons, with or without knowing it. The button pusher may not be conscious of what they’re doing, but in the end the buttons belong to us, and we are the ones who must deal with what comes up. The more we take res... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 09:08:23 EST SHUISTROLOGY FOR APRIL 2015 Taurus <BR> Your Stars: You and I both know that one of major themes and your focus since last summer has been taking place on the home front while also involving the family too. The implied theme is outward growth in both of these agendas – either moving to a larger home (or any other sort of residential move) as well as home improvements and family alterations, especially those that can offer you liberation and freedom so that you can develop new interests beyond what’s happening domes... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:33:19 EST Debunking the Anti-Soy Myths <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Despite the abundance of scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of whole soy foods, many people have been scared off from healthful foods like edamame by anti-soy propaganda (lacking responsible scientific integrity) that continues to float around the internet. <BR> <BR> It is true that the nutrient-depleted isolated soy in protein powders and processed foods is likely problematic. And of course, I recomme... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:59:12 EST A brand new discipling The more we practice settling our minds, the easier it will become over time. <BR> <BR> <BR> After a full day out in the limited circumference of my world; the world of newspaper sales, stories, words, and images, from any number of sources continue to play in my head hours after I've encountered them. And rather than write it down as a reminder of what I need to do once back to my office I simply take care of it instead of laying it aside. So even as I lie in bed, in the quiet dark, my min... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:07:38 EST On the Adgenda Myself, I've been under just a wee bit of stress lately so had a break through with the stress I've been under with work. I simply walked into bosses office yesterday and laid it on the line. What I was feeling and why. <BR> She told me you do an exceptional job although I appreciate it you don't need to be pushing yourself the way you do. You try and accomplish too much in a day and then take it home Stop that! <BR> But I’m the type that when I take on a job I'm so dedicated to it that I d... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:28:41 EST Full Lunar Eclipse April 4 <img src=""> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:38:22 EST The power of superior nutrition! <link><BR>px/weightloss </link> <BR> <BR> Cassie and Dave were couch potatoes before they lost a whopping 156 pounds together and now walk, run, or hike at least 20 miles a week <BR> <BR> After suffering from 3 heart attacks and unstable angina, Julia lost 105 pounds and enjoys good health <BR> <BR> Scott 's doctor predicted death, he decided to live and lost an amazing 331 pounds <BR> <BR> Felicia lost a life-altering 206 pounds Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:57:06 EST Making change work for you When we experience change in our life we can control our response and reaction to the changes that are happening. <BR> <BR> <BR> Transformation is a universal constant that affects our lives from the moment we are born until we leave earthly existence behind. At the root of all growth, we find change. Occasionally, change and the circumstances leading up to it are a source of extraordinary joy, but more often than not they provoke feelings of discomfort, fear, or pain. Though many changes a... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:09:10 EST Salad Dsressings Orange Sesame Dressing <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Serves: 3 <BR> <BR> 3 tablespoons unhulled sesame seeds, divided <BR> 1/4 cup raw cashew nuts or 1/8 cup raw cashew butter <BR> 2 navel oranges, peeled <BR> 2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Blood Orange Vinegar or Dr. Fuhrman's Riesling Reserve Vinegar or white wine vinegar <BR> orange juice, if needed to adjust consistency <BR> <BR> Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet ov... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:25:30 EST