NOMORESTALLING's SparkPeople Blog NOMORESTALLING's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Nothing is Insurmountable There is nothing in your life that cannot be overcome; whatever the situation or problem, there is always a solution. <BR> <BR> <BR> When our next best course of action seems unclear, any dilemmas we face can appear insurmountable. Yet there is nothing we cannot overcome with time, persistence, focused thought, help, and faith. Whatever the situation or problem, there is always a solution. And if you remember to look within, even as you search around you for the “right” course of action... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 20:57:40 EST Remembering who we really are Remembering who we really are is the first step in awakening to our spiritual path. <BR> <BR> <BR> Throughout the journey from birth to death, most people choose to question life, strive for improvement, seek out knowledge, and search for the divine. Simply put, this is the essence of spirituality. One’s spiritual practice can take on many forms, because embracing the spiritual is a very personal pursuit. While many people do relate their spirituality to a God, this quest for the divine, ... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:56:32 EST High Salt Intake Linked to Obesity Regardless of Calorie Intake <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wild RiceThe typical American’s sodium intake is 3,600 mg/day, which is more than double the maximum recommended by the American Heart Association (1,500 mg/day).1,2 Salt doesn’t contain calories, of course, but several studies have now found that a high-salt diet is associated with a greater likelihood of being overweight or obese. Earlier in 2015, in Chinese adults, the r... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 21:09:38 EST Glazed Salmon <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Glazed Salmon <BR> <BR> -2 6oz salmon fillets <BR> <BR> -1 teaspoon of salt <BR> <BR> -1/2 teaspoon of pepper <BR> <BR> -2 garlic cloves, grated <BR> <BR> -1 tablespoon of mustard <BR> <BR> -1 tablespoon of brown sugar <BR> <BR> -1 pinch of red pepper flakes <BR> <BR> -1 1/2 tablespoon of Canola oil <BR> <BR> -lemon or lime wedges, to garnish <BR> <BR> 1. Preheat the oven to... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:55:48 EST A great Monday It's been sunny all day but definitely cooler fall temperatures. Still getting ready for my 1 hr evening walk. <BR> <BR> This was dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A garden salad topped with 2% sour cream and salsa , a 4 ounce breast of chicken roasted topped with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and roasted basil tomato spice and steamed broccoli topped with mozzarella cheese Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:19:08 EST Enough for one day Well this girl has done enough for today! <BR> After my two and a half hour walk to and from the cemetery and around town doing my Saturday errands picking up a new white wooden toilet seat came home had a huge salad for lunch and then tackled what I had wanted to do towards getting things prepared for the colder months ahead. <BR> I'm making the attempt to winterize the house even more so we don't lose heat and have to use more gas this winter. <BR> I now have all the windows winterized. Too... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 23:24:35 EST No Matter What <img src=""> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 17:48:28 EST Focus Learn not to focus on the results, but rather on the process. . . . when we focus . . . on the process, that which makes our hearts sing, the results – those which we’ve dreamed of and those we haven’t . . . manifest most exquisitely.” Dr. Erik Pearl Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:10:11 EST Out For The Evening Out this evening to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police appreciation do. A beautiful time I walked in the door and the first one to greet me was Darcy He's the one that runs the show at the police station. Working at the paper I have my connections LOL Supper was Roast Beef and at least a dozen different types of salad! <BR> <BR> Perfect for me So no going off program! The desserts didn't even tempt me! Meantime Walter's filling up on pumpkin pie and chocolate truffle and drinking my favourit... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 22:46:26 EST TONIGHT'S WALK. GETTING DARKER SOONER <img src=""> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 23:03:51 EST Couldn't have said it better myself: I Choose Me! <img src=""> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 23:44:08 EST The Golden Rule When we honor others by following the golden rule, we honor ourselves too. <BR> <BR> <BR> All over the world, there exists a simple precept that, when followed, has the power to end conflict and banish strife. It is the Golden Rule, a key concept in many philosophies and spiritualities that admonishes us to “do unto others as we would have them do unto us.” Its meaning is clear: treat others only in ways that you would want to be treated. However, the golden rule is not always easy to f... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 22:00:10 EST Making it Happen The universe is fully supportive of what you want, but it is up to you to go for it. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are times in our lives when all the signs seem to be pointing us in a particular direction. Our thoughts and dreams are echoed in the songs and stories we hear and the media we see. Maybe the message we are getting from the universe doesn’t even make sense in the “real” world, but somewhere inside, these urges feel right. Maybe you feel you are being told to move to a new city alt... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:30:17 EST N'OTHER BEAUTIFUL EVENING This was my evening walk. Just got back had a nice hot relaxing shower and now I'm here with you'all <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 22:23:31 EST My 7.5 mile walk to the cemetery and back Just Completed my 7.5 mile walk to the cemetery and back <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 13:43:38 EST Everyone has the ability to change everything in this life. We can surmount almost any obstacle the universe chooses to put in our paths when we believe in our ability to cope with and adapt to changing circumstances. Because we have faith in the value of our innate cleverness, we are more apt to make use of our intellectual resources when faced with challenges that seem impossibly difficult. Situations in which there is no chance of traversing a straight path energize us because we relish the opportunity to make use of our creativity in the discovery... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:17:58 EST After a full day of work My evening walk. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The hill I climb at the end of the path and then head back the way I came <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tonight's sunset coming home from evening walk <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 22:04:01 EST Get Out of Your Own Way Unhindered Movement <BR> <BR> by Madisyn Taylor <BR> <BR> We truly want to succeed but may be afraid so we subconsciously create circumstances to keep ourselves stuck. <BR> <BR> When you find yourself facing obstacles that appear to be blocking you from your goals, it is important to try not to get discouraged. It can be easy to feel “stuck” or that “life” is creating circumstances preventing you from getting what you want. And while it is easy to look at everyone and everything ou... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 10:12:52 EST The power of superior nutrition! Melissa's son Madison no longer has asthma flare-ups, before he had to use his inhaler on a daily basis <BR> Melissa <BR> <BR> “We thought we were doing our best to feed our boys healthy foods. Their diet used to consist of cereal with milk, yogurt, cheese sticks, turkey and cheese sandwiches, school lunches, lunchables, and meat, every day. They had vegetables with dinner and fruit desserts. However, after reading Disease Proof Your Child we knew we could be doing so much better. <BR> <... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 12:22:05 EST Acknowledging Your Growth Evolution of your soul is a natural fact of life and becomes a potent motivational force when celebrated. <BR> <BR> <BR> Since personal evolution is most often a slow and gradual process, it can be difficult to recognize the scope of the changes taking place in our lives. Yet it is important that we regularly acknowledge our ongoing growth and reward ourselves for the many wonderful feats of self-improvement we have accomplished. When we intentionally contemplate our progress, we need never... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 12:12:51 EST So often we are sabotaging ourselves by .. So often we are sabotaging ourselves by being in our own way without even know we are doing so. <BR> <BR> <BR> During those times when our lives are filled with what seems to be constant change and growth, it is important to remember that we need to be gentle with ourselves. Since it can be easy to use our energy to keep up with the momentum of our lives, we may not be aware of the fact that we are much more likely to run ourselves down. When things seem to be moving quickly, it is especial... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 12:03:52 EST Something more magnificent comes your way! Some doors are meant to be reopened others are not. For some change comes easy, others not so much. So often when things change in our lives, we have such a resistance to the change. <BR> This is because when people see a big change appearing they are often fearful that it is something bad. But it is important to remember that when something big changes in our lives, it means something better is coming. <BR> <BR> There cannot be a vacuum in the Universe, and so as something moves out, some... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:51:11 EST Overcoming Self-Sabotage Overcoming self-sabotage is one of the most exciting conversations you will ever have, because on the other side of it is the emotional freedom and depth of joy that you were born to have. And the process of breaking through denial, facing your fear, anger, and other difficult emotions, and making peace with your pain is going to lead - step by step - to an ending of the internal war with yourself so that you can step fully into the greatest expression of yourself. So let's begin... <BR> <BR... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:30:27 EST When change comes So often when things change in our lives, we have such a resistance to <BR> the change. <BR> <BR> This is because when people see a big change appearing they are often fearful that it is something bad. But it is important to remember that when something big changes in our lives, it means something better is coming. <BR> <BR> There cannot be a vacuum in the Universe, and so as something moves out, something must come in and replace it. When change comes, relax, have total faith, and know ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:13:37 EST Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Prep Time: 25 minutes <BR> Cook Time: 30 minutes <BR> Total Time: 55 minutes <BR> Yield: 8 boats <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 4 large zucchini <BR> <BR> 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed <BR> <BR> 1 cup cooked brown rice <BR> <BR> 1 cup salsa (use your preferred level of spiciness) <BR> <BR> 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced <BR> <BR> 1/2 red onion, diced <BR> <BR>... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 21:28:28 EST Could your Diet be triggering Cravings? High-glycemic Foods May Fuel Addictive Cravings <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For most people, hunger is not the only factor that influences eating behaviors, and some have more difficulty regulating their food intake than others. Scientists have proposed the excessively sweet, salty, and/or fatty (“highly palatable”) foods common in the standard American diet can produce addiction-like effects in the huma... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 20:05:17 EST Everyone has the ability to change everything in this life. <BR> A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne <BR> <BR> No-one is destined to live a life of poverty, because each of us has the ability to change everything in this life. <BR> <BR> The law of attraction is the law of creation, and it allows each person to create the life they want. <BR> <BR> Every person has their own unique circumstances to overcome, but every single person has the opportunity to achieve anything – and change everything. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:05:33 EST The importance of antioxidants. Question: I hear and read a lot about the importance of antioxidants. I am still a little unsure however, about what they actually are, what they do, and why we need them. <BR> <BR> Answer: Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, which make them unstable and highly reactive. Antioxidants are substances that prevent free radicals from damaging DNA, proteins and lipids in the body. This is important for our health since free radical damage (or oxidative damage) to the healthy cell... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:03:07 EST Going Nuts for Figs Dr. Fuhrman and figs <BR> <BR> Many Americans are only familiar with dried figs, but fresh figs are a delicious treat available in the summer and fall seasons. Figs are commonly grown throughout the Mediterranean region as well in the southern part of the United States. Figs were eaten by the Sumerians as early as 2900 BC, and figs were one of the earliest cultivated fruits, eaten in Ancient Greece and Rome. Figs originally came to the Americas from Spain in the early 1500s, and by the 1800s... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:17:44 EST Can I Really Eat All Day and Lose Weight? Well No. It is well known that in recent years, restaurant portion sizes have steadily increased, and many single meals at fast food outlets and restaurants pack in enough calories for an entire day. Overall in the U.S., we are surrounded by calorie-dense food all the time. Today, we eat more and more often than we did 20 or 30 years ago. We eat constantly. Calorie-dense, nutrient-poor snacks are everywhere. And many of our beverages contain enough calories to be meals in themselves. <BR> <BR> Howeve... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:52:16 EST So what can you do about flabby abs? If you're like most people, you probably have a little extra fat around your mid-section. Here's the good news: It's not your fault! Our bodies just likes to store excess fat there. Why? Because it's the one place we want to lose it. <BR> <BR> So what can you do about flabby abs? Diet and exercise are key, but here's one thing NOT to do: Don't waste you're time doing tons of ab exercises. Yes, they're good for keeping you strong and they should be part of a solid overall program, but ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:09:56 EST Out of The Fog <BR> We can all fall into a fog once in while, but know it will soon lift and the sun will shine upon you again. <BR> <BR> <BR> When we feel muddled and unfocused, unsure of which way to turn, we say we are in a fog. Similar to when we are in a fog in nature, we may feel like we can’t see where we’re going or where we’ve come from, and we’re afraid if we move too quickly we might run into something hidden in the mists that seem to surround us. Being in a fog necessarily slows us do... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:05:15 EST Trouble Sticking to Exercise? Exercise is hard, even for those of us who do it on a regular basis. One reason we can stick to it is implementing a few little hacks that give us one less reason to skip our workouts. I've got some fitness hacks to help you out. <BR> <BR> I know quite a few people who already walk around in workout clothes all day long It's one of my husband's pet peeves. LOL He floated the question, "Do women automatically get a pair of yoga pants when they turn a certain age?" I could tell him, but t... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:06:06 EST So… Which one are you? Carrot, egg, or coffee? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots c... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:59:12 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.... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:21:44 EST NEVER SHORT SELL YOURSELF <img src=""> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 10:48:46 EST So f ar... ahead of the Game I'm just burning up those calories today LOL I've gotten all the lawns cut this morning, along with all the accumulated junk out to the dumpster for pick up. Taking a few minutes break to have a fruit and veggie smoothie and then I have two flower beds to weed. It's 10:30 <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Sun, 9 Aug 2015 12:47:34 EST Yesterday's Accomplishments Well accomplishments all around yesterday and working on more today <BR> Walter has the entire rear entrance ready to lay the new floor tiling. He's just waiting for \Joyce to wake up LOL So in the meantime |I've made him his breakfast. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I finished up the pitch and toss in the kitchen and put a few things on \Coronation |Buy and Sell So far \I've already sold 5 out of the 6 items I posted <BR> From there I went out and weeded the strawberry bed, side flower bed and the fr... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 11:01:06 EST Constant and Steadfast Today is the day to be feeling steadfast in our determination to succeed. Let's step back and take a look back to see the ways in which consistency has lead you to this place, and given you a sense of solidity. Though our inner self knows that the only true constant in life is change, our human aspect feels comforted when life behaves consistently. We build ourselves up during these times, so that we may be better prepared to deal with change when it inevitably comes. At those times we can h... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 10:10:50 EST Setting The Tone For The Day The choices you make upon waking can have a profound impact on your day. If, still drowsy, you hit the ground running, rushing to prepare yourself to face your worldly obligations, you will likely feel fatigued and overwhelmed for most of your day. A leisurely and relaxing morning, on the other hand, can energize and excite you, as well as give you the courage to meet the challenges waiting for you. By beginning your day in a focused and centered fashion, you make it your own. You set the ton... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 11:28:59 EST Want Healthy Skin? EAT YOUR VEGETABLES! Have you ever noticed that the most coveted style for models and celebrities is a “no-makeup” look? Except for special occasions, like runway or awards shows, most strive to look natural, refreshed and flawless. In our culture, there is a huge emphasis placed on dewy complexions, smooth, glowing skin, clear eyes, and so on. But while a skilled makeup artist can mask many imperfections, there’s no getting away from the fact that what you look like on the outside is a direct reflection of... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 09:39:01 EST Joint Pain, From the Gut Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts—may be to blame. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Doctors aren’t entirely sure what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the body turns on itself to attack the joints, but an emerging body of research is focusing on a potential culprit: the bacteria ... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 09:30:08 EST Benefits of Watermelon That May Surprise You Watermelon, like tomatoes, is a rich source of lycopene, an extremely potent carotenoid antioxidant. Lycopene has been shown to be protective against prostate cancer, helps to protect the skin from the sun’s rays, and benefits the cardiovascular system, as high circulating lycopene levels are linked to reduced heart attack and stroke risk. <BR> <BR> Watermelon is also rich in the amino acid citrulline. Citrulline drives the production of nitric oxide, which is a key regulator of blood pre... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 21:25:50 EST Is it necessary to continue taking a vitamin D Question: Is it necessary to continue taking a vitamin D supplement during the summer months, or will my body synthesize plenty from sun exposure? <BR> <BR> Answer: Vitamin D has many protective roles throughout the body including its protection of the skeletal system, and its role in helping to decrease the risk of several autoimmune diseases. In addition, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased risk for cancer at different body sites. These are all compelling reasons why it is im... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:54:35 EST Healing What Hurts Many of us are going through our lives aware of a well of pain underlying our daily awareness that we’ve felt for so long we aren’t even sure where it comes from. It almost seems as if it’s part of who we are, or the way we see the world, but it’s important to realize that this pain is something that needs to be acknowledged and processed. The longer we sit on it, the harder it is to work through, and the more likely it is that we will be forced to acknowledge it as it makes itself kn... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:01:37 EST Finding that Time Again There are times in life when we are committed to pursuing our passions. Every molecule in our body is focused on doing what we love. At other times, necessity and responsibility dictate that we put our dreams aside and do what needs to be done. It is during these times that we may forget what it is that we love to do. There are many other reasons for why we end up leaving our passions behind. A hobby may lose its appeal once we’ve realize it will never turn into our dream job. Someone impor... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:28:55 EST How Depression Affects Your Brain Structure I know a lot of us deal with depression This may be a very long read but well worth it! <BR> <BR> By Dr. Mercola <BR> <BR> That depression can take a toll on your physical health is pretty well-recognized. Recent research has also found that it can actually cause changes in your brain. <BR> <BR> Specifically, recurring depressive episodes reduce the size of your hippocampus — an area of your brain involved in forming emotions and memory — stressing the importance of early inter... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EST Next time you feel like a failure or fear failure The word failure puts forward a very simplistic way of thinking that allows for only two possibilities: failure or success. Few things in the universe are black and white, yet much of our language reads as if they are. The word failure signifies a paradigm in which all subtlety is lost. When we regard something we have done, or ourselves, as a failure, we lose our ability to see the truth, which is no doubt considerably more complex. In addition, we hurt ourselves. All you have to do is speak... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:22:46 EST And we're home Oh my It's been a first interesting week back at work. We hired anther sales rep while I was out! YES! My workload is now cut in half! You have no idea how relieved I am! I am now strictly in house Multi-media Marketing Rep. I still have my territory but it's strictly Highway 12 from the Sask border to Halkirk and they are all small cow towns No more cities! <BR> Plus my workload at home has been lightened with my sister Joyce moving in. <BR> She'll be looking after the house and working part... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:10:18 EST Saving the Day Oh my what I've been thru these last 10 days! Got through the wedding ordeal Had to pull some irons out of the fire and save their asses! They hadn't thought to ask relatives to make ordurves or desserts So it was Gayle to the rescue! I took one whole day took 12 hours and came up with five dozen of six different ordurves and desserts, baked and cold. <BR> <BR> Had to get creative at the last because the recipes they sent by e-mail got deleted! Thanks Dad! LOL Let's just say they were off t... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:16:56 EST