SparkPeople CHEROKEE NATION Team Messageboard For those of Cherokee decent or lovers of Native American heritage. SparkPeople CHEROKEE NATION Team Messageboard Kia ora Greetings from Rotorua New Zealand My name is Ngataahi [means to gather together] <BR> I am a warm and friendly Maori [Ma-or-re] Native of New Zealand <BR> I have been contemplating, and I have decided to do a 40 day juicing fast starting now and finishing on the 22nd of September 2:15pm. <BR> Ive never ever fasted in my life. Why do I wanna fast?? you might ask - Firstly I weigh 330 pounds, and I am not happy about it. <BR> <BR> However, n the first weekend of November I am going to put myself through an excruciating pain... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:20:12 EST I am Little Cloud Just want to say Osiyo. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 06:09:31 EST All the more reason to exercise! I just found this article online and felt I should share it with you all: <BR> <BR><BR>-20-30-years-younger-try-125929082.html <BR> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:34:47 EST What tribe are you from? I had posted this under the wrong discussion..FOOD! I know many of you are not Cherokee, I searched for other Native teams and could not find any, but I'm so glad to be here. what is Your tribe? Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:59:36 EST What tribe are you from? I know this team is Cherokee but there are no other Native teams to my knowledge. So, I signed up for this team. I am Seneca. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:54:40 EST I am Seneca Native.. I cannot find other Native teams but this..but I'm glad to be here.. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:43:33 EST I'm new to this team but not to Spark People I'm not of Cherokee extraction but of Miq Maq Native Canadians in East Canada. You would not know it by looking at me (blonde and all) but it is due to the fact that I take after my father. My mother was half Miq Maq. <BR> <BR> I have lived all my adult life in West Africa with my husband but do get to travel yearly to my homeland to see our daughters who have settled there. <BR> <BR> I hope to get acquainted with some of you. <em>247</em> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:54:35 EST My Great Grandmother Florinda... I have a friend on facebook who has <BR> He has been able to verify that my Great grandmother was indeed of Seneca tribe. <BR> <BR> This has made me so happy. Not only that, but it has opened me up to a whole lot of new relatives..I'm waiting to hear from.. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:55:22 EST It's Powwow Season here in Florida! It's the beginning of Powwow season here - What's happening in your neck of the woods? Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:09:33 EST Osiyo. I am new here Osiyo to everyone. I am happy to be accepted into your circle. <BR> <BR> My name is Regina. I am originally from MN. now living in South Florida. I am married to a wonderful man who is originally from Puerto Rico (he is retired after 22 years of service in the Army) we were married in 2009. I have no children, but 3 fur babies (cats). <BR> <BR> Heritage-wise I am an enrolled member of White Earth (my father is Ojibwa and French Canadian, my mother Cherokee and Irish). I was born in MN and a... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:54:29 EST OSIYO.. I'm of Cherokee descent and used to be YAHWEHCHILE on here, something went wrong with my account and I had to start a new one.. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:35:28 EST I'm New......! Hello, <BR> My name is Vicki , I'm from Northern NH . I border Maine & Vermont such Beautiful Country ! <BR> I'm a Wife, Mom & Grandmother of an 19 year old . <BR> I love and respect Mother Nature, I am a half Breed, (Lakota Nation) Formerly of SD. <BR> I started my weight loss journey and tipped the scales at 299, (last year) now I weigh 245, I'm almost at my goal weight. <BR> I'm happy to have Spark People There for support ! <BR> Hugs to all Vicki Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:59:40 EST Walking the Trail of Tears? I've been attempting to dig into my family history again since it's pretty hopeless to get any info out of my grandmother. I'm beginning to suspect that my family may be descended from folks that didn't get all the way to Oklahoma and settled along the Trail instead. That could explain why we don't have tribal membership and a lot of other things. Since I have absolutely no sense of the geography of the South I've decided to try walking/jogging the Trail of Tears distance here for my workouts... Tue, 15 May 2012 00:48:51 EST Stanford Powwow - Mother's Day Weekend The Standford Powwow is going on this weekend. In case you are in NorCal. <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 May 2012 17:31:03 EST Seeing many Hawks I am always seeing many Hawks, everywhere I go; to the store, outside my window, just everywhere I am. What does this mean? I am 1/8th Cherokee. Devorah Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:59:48 EST eating out I am so excited. Today was the first eating out with friends I have done in three weeks. I was sure that I would blow everything I am working for at Red Lobster. But I planned, carefully looked, choose, and when I logged it into the tracker, the whole meal with accessories was under 950 calories. I stayed on target for the day. Yea. That is a first time for me to eat out and make the target. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:11:42 EST I'm back... I am back, I'm kind of embarrassed-ashamed that I haven't been in touch with this team for almost three years. But I am back after having two "miracle baby girls." I have a 2 1/2 year old and an 8 month old. The doctors/fertility specialists told me I couldn't get pregnant, but I prayed to God to heal me from the POSD and I got pregnant right away. They are both healthy. I need to get healthy again. I am amazed at how much this team has grown, wow!!! <em>30</em> Thu, 6 Oct 2011 15:11:23 EST Im New to this Team! Hi Im the Deerlady,also called Bonnie, ive searched and never found that i have any Native American in me,but have always felt i did.I have been interested in Native ways since i was15. I have a real closeness to nature and wild Animals.I am out to the woods almost daily. I feel something special there. A real connection to every thing. I have gone to the Ottawa and Chippewa Pow-wow for the last25 yrs .I Love it.Very Spiritual. Two years a go when i went i actually seen an Eagle circling the... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 16:50:56 EST I don't know anything! All I know is my Grandma was 100% Cherokeee and I know nothing of the language, customs or anything else. She died before I ever met her. I hope to learn alot here while losing weight. Already I feel like I'm HOME! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:47:50 EST what is the biggest problem we face today? I am writing a term paper and I have so many things I would like to see changed for our people I don't even know where to start. Does anyone have a favorite web site or solution to a problem that we face today? <BR> <em>67</em> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:45:37 EST THANKFUL WANKA TANKA I MADE IT THROUGH ROUGH YEAR ON AND OFF... I AM FINALLY OUT OF THE CRAZY HOSPITAL AND IN BETTER HEALTH. SORRY FOR MISSING YOU ALL... I AM DOWN TO 190LBS...AND FEEL BETTER... MY HEALTH BEEN UP AND DOWN FOR THE LAST YEAR.. <BR> BUT I SURVIVED. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:11:02 EST Visited Tahlequah Tahlequah is the Capital City of the Cherokee Nation. <BR> <BR> I had a small road trip to visit the local college, and took some photos. Thought a few of you might enjoy! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hq.jpg </link> <BR> Statue of Sequoyah, noted 19th century Cherokee diplomat and creator of the Cherokee syllabary <BR> <link><BR>hj.jpg </link> <BR> City sign <BR> <BR> A lot of people also had Cherokee ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:42:12 EST sharing the heritage I may be like Bob Hope - if I got a nosebleed I'd be out of the tribe. But I am proud of my Cherokee blood and have taught my children what I know of our family history. A granddaughter was here today, asking me to help with a family history presentation for college, so I was able to share with her, too. Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:57:07 EST National Native American Heritage Month My daughter sent me this link to a proclamation President Obama signed on October 29th. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>proclamation-national-native-american-<BR>heritage-month </link> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 21:12:38 EST TRICKS OR TREATS? How do you get through the Halloween season without eating a ton of candy? Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:49:12 EST Glad to have found this team Hello - I am of Cherokee descent, probably about 1/16 if Cherokee ancestors were only on one side of the family. There is a family legend that some of my ancestors hid their "Indian blood". I am not enrolled because my Oklahoma great-grandmother was an orphan and could not prove who her people were. Several people have said they can help me find proof but they cannot because "Grandma Fanny" refused to lie about her ancestry to get on the Dawes roll. An unrelated Cherokee offered to swear ... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:20:18 EST New Member I am from Mishawaka, IN and working to lose about 40 pounds. I had open heart surgery July 10, 2009 and a pace maker Aug. 15, 2009 and been fighting weight gain ever since. Two of the meds I take are part of the problem, they have taken away one of them. Over the past few months of exercising I have gained weight and pant size. It is very depressing, now I want to get back to my 140 I was before surgery. I am not kidding myself, it won't happen overnight, but I do wish that could happen. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:55:55 EST Generations and responsibility I was looking through some old family pictures today and thinking about the lives of my grandmother's family and our ancestors. They lived such different lives from how I live today, and I wish they could be here with me now or me back there with them. It really got me thinking about my responsibility to them and to future generations and how I really need to take better care of myself in order to fulfill those responsibilities. I've never really thought about my health, fitness and weight in... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 02:12:55 EST Today I am thankful for??? Today I am thankful for having a wonderful family and the support they offer me on a daily basis. Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:54:13 EST Hello from Arkansas! This team really seems to be very friendly, I'm glad that I found it! <BR> I'm Choctaw & Cherokee. Looking for new friends, so feel free to add me. Supporting each other is such a special gift! <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 02:01:03 EST Hey I'm New! My name is Haley and I am 18 years old! I have Irish ,Scottish and Cherokee Indian in my blood! Just to show you how much: My great-great grandfather was full blooded Cherokee Indian and my great-great grandmother was full blooded Irish! I am very proud of my heritage and I honor it in everything I do! However, I look nothing like the Cherokee Indians, but I do look a lot like the typical Irish woman(without red hair(I have blond))! I look forward to hearing from y'all! Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:33:32 EST Summer Plans The weather is so beautiful here in California, and I'm looking forward to working in the garden, hiking and maybe even camping. What is everyone else doing this summer?? Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:09:36 EST Comforting things that DOESN'T include food? I SAW THIS ON THE MAIN MESSAGE BOARD AND THOUGHT WE COULD SHARE WHAT WE FIND COMFORTING. Wed, 12 May 2010 22:35:35 EST News! Cherokee Nation Healthy Eating and Exercise Here is a message in the Cherokee Nation Newsletter. I'm sending an e-mail to them letting them know about "Spark People" and our Cherokee Nation Team! <BR> <BR> Osiyo, <BR> <BR> The Cherokee Nation has launched a new community-based campaign this weekend to encourage healthy eating and exercise to help Cherokees and others improve their health and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The campaign, called the Cherokee Challenge, issues a call to individuals and families to become healthy and activ... Tue, 11 May 2010 23:24:33 EST Let's Explore and Learn Our Language How many of you have had a dream in which you could not understand what was being said? <BR> <BR> It has been said that our ancestors come to us in dreams to teach us things - That is what my grandmother told me. She said that if we don't learn our language, we won't be able to understand these lessons. <BR> <BR> So let's explore and learn Cherokee (Tsalagi). Below is a pronunciation guide to help us learn the sounds, and some basic Tsalagi words. It is from the Western Band of Cheroke... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 09:38:36 EST O/T beading for those that are beaders or quill workers <BR> AND <BR> are excellant resources for those that are..they are esy to buy from & crediatble.. as well <BR> thank you* <BR> kt <BR> (gola wayhea agehya) Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:09:49 EST mornin! well im off today* drinkin coffee watch history channel..beautful mornin altho 29* lol will have a great day... so will get to gym for the pool this week,,, been a dang tuff week phew! <BR> so have to watch & not eat mindlessly lol i hate when i dont work on weekends.,,.lol Sat, 13 Mar 2010 08:19:14 EST well good mornin~ just checkin n.. where everone at this week?? <BR> hows everone this mornn?? Sat, 13 Mar 2010 08:15:16 EST mornin everone!! JUST GETTIN ROUND FOR WORK & WISH ALL MY FRIENDS A GREAT & GENTLE DAY!! <em>137</em> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 06:15:49 EST well helleo everone good rainy mornin monday from texas,, <BR> im kitty & a desendant of the wolf clan of my grandmothers,,,from the carolinas, <BR> i was happy to see a nother group ..well a group to share many things & weightloss being one of them.. <BR> im curerent a leader of a tops chapter take off pounds sensibliy & really enjoy that as well.. but taking time off from my meeting next month for the gathering of nations pow wow over in albque n.m. opw many of yall go to that one?? <BR> be good today! <BR> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:22:41 EST ORGAINIZE AND PRIORITIZE ORGANIZE AND PRIORITIZE <BR> Write a to-do and activities list for the coming month, and make it as comprehensive as possible. Split the list into important and optional items. Using two different colored pencils, one for important items and the other for optional, plug your activities and tasks into the days on your calendar. If the month already appears too busy, cut back on optional activities. <BR> In the coming weeks, use your calendar to manage your time. Be ready to say no to new inv... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:41:27 EST HI I'M GLAD TO BE HERE I JUST HAPPEN TO FIND THIS SITE AND THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF IT. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:39:16 EST famous cherokee native americans I've been following Wes Studi's niece on FB and think he's attractive. They make him look scary in most movies because he often plays the bad guy. Anyone know if he's currently married? I hate to ask his niece. She's a successful actress and doing very well. I'm always glad to see my "kin" doing well. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:55:54 EST HAVE YOU REACHED YOUR GOALS FOR 2009? We only have a couple of weeks left in 2009. I thought it would be fun to check in here and let everyone know how you did on your goals for the year of 2009. <BR> <BR> I have maintained my weight and I have reached my goals as far as exercise and building my muscles. I know I am a lot stronger and have more stamina then when the year began. <BR> So how did everyone else do this year? <BR> Sun, 13 Dec 2009 19:19:31 EST NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS & PERSONAL CHALLENGES NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS & PERSONAL CHALLENGES <BR> <BR> Anyone here want to personally make a New Years Resolution or Personal Challenge? <BR> Sun, 6 Dec 2009 14:41:00 EST WHAT IS YOUR WEEKLY BMR? I came across a blog I thought was interesting. Not the fact she was on Adkins or that she had lost 140 pounds, but that she had fine tuned her weight lose down to a set of numbers. Her BMR. <BR> <BR> I thought that was an interesting way to look at the calories in and calories out concept. On the REPORTS SECTION look at the Calorie Differential Report and that will give you the BMR that Sparks has set up for you. Take that number and multiply by seven for the days in the week to get your w... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:14:41 EST Vote for Brandon Here's the link vote for Brandon just so cute in the pic. Thanks <em>247</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 01:46:48 EST Use a EMOTICON for how you feel today <em>414</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:04:04 EST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW_______? You can fill in the blank with what you think the world needs now to make it a better place in which to live and raise a family. <BR> Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:05:34 EST Hello from Illinois I'm so glad I found this team. I'm so into the native american culture. I hope my learning never stops about your amazing culture. Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:16:02 EST has any1 ever tried tanka bars? I tried these tanka bars and all I can say is yum. If you like beef jerky this might be for you. They are made with dried buffalo and cranberries. It is a native american product they make them in Kyle, SD They are only 70 calories here is their web sites and number 1-800-416-7212 we should buy native products and forget the foreign crap. By the way I am not a rep for them its just a good product that we sell at our fitness center and wanted to share ... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 16:10:17 EST What I did right today I saw this on another message board it is was a hot topic, so I thought we would try it and see how we finish the sentence Thu, 9 Jul 2009 01:17:51 EST Need help! Has anyone out there every tried to fill out an application for a federal grant? <BR> <BR> I am the Center Manager of an afterschool program and we are thinking about attempting to apply for federal grant money so that we can offer our services to more children in our area but I have always heard how difficult it is to receive grant money because the process is SO DIFFICULT to get through. Is this true? <BR> <BR> I was hoping someone out there in Sparkland would have tried something like... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:46:19 EST NUTRITION TRACKER I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT EVERYONE HAS SET ON THEIR NUTRITION TRACKER AND IF YOU STAY WITHIN THE CALORIES LISTED THERE. <BR> <BR> Sparks has mine set at 1250-1500. <BR> I changed it to read 1200-1250 because if given the higher number I will tend to eat until I reach the number not because I am hungry it is just because I can!! <BR> Does that make any sense? <BR> So I changed mine to be at the lower end of the range and I feel a lot better at the end of the day knowing if I stay in thi... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:27:13 EST "Aha moment" Light o' the day: (otherwise known as an "Aha moment"!!!) <BR> <BR> The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke. <BR> - W.J. Camero <BR> <BR> Persistence. Persistence. Persistence. <BR> <BR> We keep hearing about how persistence is often the key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like your goal is never going to see light? How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Simple. Give it just one more shot. And then o... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:17:04 EST Anyone Else going to Cherokee, NC Powwow? Is anyone else going to the powwow the week-end of the 4th of July at Cherokee, NC? We will be there vising friends/family there and camping there. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:05:54 EST WOW!!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE? Just thought it would be fun to share a difference you have noticed since you started your journey. <BR> <BR> So lets post those little things we notice from day to day that says yes we are losing weight. <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> <em>2</em> <em>198</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 13:53:52 EST Should I stay or should I go? Boy that could go for where I live too <em>436</em> o I saw so many great teams and joined them all. I am part Cherokee, a large part of me resonates with Native American culture, but only a small amount of blood. 1/16 I think. I live in Florida, came home on visit 10 years ago and could not leave my Mother again. Now my children are grown with their own lives here, but my heart still resides in Montana where I went to get over my divorce and raise my children in a better place leaving Ca... Sat, 9 May 2009 17:23:45 EST BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MY MISSING SON! My son Zackary left our house in Waco, Texas between 1 pm and 4 pm on 5-2-09. As far as we know, he left on foot and may be carrying a black and light blue backpack, usually packed pretty full. He is 6'2" weighs 240 lb and just turned 18 on 3-15-09. <BR> BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MY MISSING SON! Sun, 3 May 2009 15:44:23 EST Single Day Calorie Differential Report I thought it would be fun to track this report. <BR> Today my differential was -748. <BR> <BR> What was yours? <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 01:26:21 EST ROLL CALL CHECK IN HERE!!! PLEASE CHECK IN HERE AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR DOING. THERE HAS NOT BEEN MUCH ACTIVITY ON THE TEAM PAGE. SO THIS IS JUST A WAY OF SEEING WHO IS STILL ACTIVE. Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:48:51 EST LETS LIST 100+ REASONS TO LOSE WEIGHT!!! I would Love to play with A game team ...Let's State Let's list 100+ reasons to lose weight! <BR> <BR> I would Like weird reasons if possible and I'll start by myself and you continue the counting reasons after me <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> #1. To not worry about lawn chairs breaking. <BR> <BR> #2. To be able to order clothes from a catalogue without worrying if they will fit. <BR> <BR> #3. To not have fear going to the doctors, because he'll make me get on a scale <BR> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 03:29:08 EST ~4~ THINGS IN MY LIFE QUIZ~ 4 Things In my Life Quiz~ <BR> <BR> Four jobs I have had in my life: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> Four movies I have watched more than Once: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> Four places I have lived: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> <BR> Four Places I have been: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> <BR> Four of my favorite foods: <BR>... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 01:37:10 EST 'DIET SELECTOR' WHICH DIET IS RIGHT FOR YOU? I FOUND THIS ARTICLE AND THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST TO EVERYONE. <link><BR>oss/2009-03-29-diet-selector_N.htm </link> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:16:03 EST A TO Z THINGS WE BUY AT WALMART WE ALL SHOP AT WALMART LETS GET CREATIVE AND LIST THINGS WE PURCHASE THERE. <em>189</em> <em>192</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>474</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>300</em> <em>34</em> <em>125</em> <em>449</em> <em>171</em> <em>269</em> <em>75</em> <em>80</em> <em>149</em> <em>652</em> HAVE FUN WITH THIS ONE. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:32:19 EST LET'S PLAY SIMON SAYS How many used to like to play Simon Says as a child? Well, here is our chance to play it now, as an adult. <BR> <BR> I'll start off and whoever completes can come in and post what Simon says next. Let's play it's fun! <BR> <BR> Simon says drink 1 glass water <BR> Sat, 7 Mar 2009 03:16:10 EST JUST FOR FUN :) WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? <BR> DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU WERE GIVEN THE NAME? <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 03:47:32 EST AN EXERCISE IN SELF-ESTEEM An Exercise in Self-Esteem <BR> Exercise Your Way to Feeling Better About Yourself <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here’s something you may not know: this "necessary evil" approach t... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 00:59:04 EST KEEP YOUR MOMENTUM GOING I ran across this Spark article and it was just what I needed to keep my momentum going. I thought I would share the link. <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=384 </link> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 18:15:08 EST Robert Robideau I thought some of you that didn't know would be interested. <BR> <BR> American Indian activist Robideau dies at 61 <BR> <BR> PORTLAND — Robert Robideau, an American Indian activist who was acquitted of killing two FBI agents in a 1975 shootout in South Dakota, has died. He was 61. <BR> <BR> By The Associated Press <BR> <BR> PORTLAND — Robert Robideau, an American Indian activist who was acquitted of killing two FBI agents in a 1975 shootout in South Dakota, has died. He was 61. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 13:23:21 EST TWO WEEK STRESS LESS PLAN <BR> <BR> Week One: <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> Day 1: See the big picture. When obstacles pop up, ask yourself how stressful the situation really is: Will this matter in three months? Three years? For issues with long-term repercussions, write down exactly what you think the problem is or how the situation needs to change. Brainstorm about what you can do to move toward a better outcome, itemize the steps that must be taken, then create a concrete plan of action. <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> Day 2: ... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 20:18:26 EST QUIZ-ARE YOU PREPARED TO REACH YOUR GOALS? HERE IS THE LINK TO THIS QUIZ, SEE HOW PREPARED YOU ARE TO REACH YOUR GOALS. <link><BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=52 </link> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 15:30:08 EST WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT IS WORKING FOR YOU NOW? WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT YOUR DOING THAT IS REALLY WORKING FOR YOU IN YOUR LIFESTYLE CHANGE THAT WORKS FOR YOU? <BR> <BR> I AM CURRENTLY WORKING EXERCISES TO BUILD MY MUSCLES AND GET STRONGER AND HAVE MORE ENDURANCE AS I HAVE LANDSCAPING SEASON COMING UP. <BR> I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO MORE STONE WORK AND A LOT MORE PLANTING THIS YEAR. <BR> <BR> SO WHAT ARE YOU WORKING TOWARD? <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 00:24:04 EST NEW GAME-FRUIT, VEGGIE OR FLOWER A TO Z OKAY, I THOUGHT WE COULD USE OUR GARDEN KNOWLEDGE FOR THIS GAME. <BR> NAME ANY FRUIT, VEGETABLE OR FLOWER YOU WOULD LIKE ONLY MAKE SURE IT STARTS WITH THE NEXT LETTER OF THE ALPHABET. SO I WILL START. <BR> <BR> A-APPLE <BR> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:07:10 EST need a lil help Hi everyone I need a lil help coming up with a team name for my fitness challenge at my gym. I'm the team captain we have a team of 4. right now we are called Kat's team but I want something that will really sand out if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them you can respond on here or email them to me. Thanks team <em>247</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:48:27 EST OOPS!! FUNNY, EMBARRASSING OR JUST PLAIN STUPID I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU GUYS BUT SOMETIMES WE DO THINGS LIKE THIS AND CAN'T CHANGE THEM SO WE JUST GO ABOUT OUR BUSINESS AS USUAL YESTERDAY WHILE SHOPPING I RAN INTO THE LADIES ROOM AND WAS TALKING TO MYSELF ABOUT WHAT I NEEDED TO ADD TO THE LIST I HAD MADE BEFORE I HAD LEFT THE HOUSE, LITTLE DID I KNOW I WAS NOT ALONE . THE LADY IN THE NEXT BOOTH SAID THANKS ?? I NEED THAT TOO. <em>40</em> I THINK I WOULD CALL THIS A JUST PLAIN STUPID MOMENT. <BR> <BR> DO YOU HAVE ANY STORIES TO SHARE? Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:36:35 EST BOOT CAMP DAILY LOG IN SHEET EVERY DAY OF THE BOOT CAMP PLEASE LOG IN WHICH EXERCISES YOU DID FOR THE DAY. <BR> FEEL FREE TO SHARE ANY HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR OTHER MEMBERS. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 15:18:34 EST ONE MILE A DAY WALKING ONE MILE A DAY EQUALS 365 MILES PER YEAR. <BR> THE CALORIES BURNED FOR AN AVERAGE PERSON IS 33,050. <BR> THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT WAY TO MEET YOUR EXERCISE GOALS. <BR> JUST THINK OF HOW FAST THE MILES COULD ADD UP IF YOU ADDED AN EXTRA HALF MILE OR A MILE PER DAY. <BR> WOW! WHAT A GREAT WAY TO GET IN SHAPE. <BR> PUT ON YOUR WALKING SHOES AND JOIN ME IN THIS CHALLENGE FOR THE YEAR. SANDY <BR> <em>68</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 03:05:33 EST BASIC MOTIVATION FOR A HEALTHY DIET Basic Motivation for a Healthy Diet <BR> Learn to Avoid Actions with Consequences <BR> -- By Joe Downie, Certified Physical Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> Our bodies are very similar to our parents, teachers, bosses and coaches. They demand we make responsible choices and work hard to be successful. They expect us to wake up on time, show up when we’re suppose to and hand things in when they’re due. Our bodies are just as demanding. Our bodies expect us to eat balanced meals containing comp... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 02:47:15 EST SPARK PEOPLE NEW YOU BOOT CAMP & CONTEST SPARK PEOPLE HAS A NEW TEAM CALLED 'NEW YOU BOOT CAMP & CONTEST' THIS BOOT CAMP STARTS ON JANUARY 4th. IT IS A DAILY EXERCISE PROGRAM AND THEY HAVE A CONTEST THAT IS PART OF THE BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1075 </link> <BR> <BR> HERE IS THE LINK SO YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR A GREAT WAY TO START THE YEAR. GOOD LUCK. SANDY Fri, 2 Jan 2009 02:09:04 EST PLAN YOUR RESOLUTIONS FOR 2009 I was having a break over the weekend, recovering from the hectic Holiday schedule, when it crossed my mind that 2008 is almost coming to an end, and 2009 is approaching fast. <BR> <BR> People usually take advantage of the new year to make their pledge and resolution to achieve something for the year. The question is, should we make our resolution only when the New Year approaches, or should we be thinking ahead now itself, and making preparations and laying the groundwork to achieve our re... Fri, 26 Dec 2008 02:27:03 EST YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE You only have one life. What are your goals for living? <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:51:48 EST CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS We all have Christmas traditions that are handed from one generation to the next. <BR> I thought it would be interesting to hear some of the team members favorite traditions <em>233</em> Wed, 3 Dec 2008 03:03:34 EST DECEMBER FITNESS CHALLENGE Welcome to the DECEMBER FITNESS CHALLENGE!! <BR> <BR> After a wonderful Thanksgiving and a healthy November I am ready to welcome in a Fit December. How about you? <BR> <BR> The goal this month is simple. It is about pushing yourself to reach some personal goals of time spent doing physical activity in the month. It's not about competing with one another because we are here to support each other in our quests to become FIT! <BR> <BR> Everyone is welcome to join in, whether this is your ... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 01:48:07 EST Hi! Hello, I just rejoined SparkPeople. I have Cherokee heritage (Eastern band) through my mother's family. I look forward to getting to know all of you! Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:49:27 EST greetings... yahtay.. eteran's Day Hi, I am joining as I feel led here. I know PRYZYM. Forgive me in advance should I offend anyone as I mean only to honor the Native Americans. <BR> <BR> I have some Choctaw blood but lost exposure to the heritage. In spring 2008, I lived and worked in the Navajo Nation for 8 months. It was such an honor. Today is Veteran's day. I have posted my photos of the Navajo Veteran's cemetary ... their 'Arlington Cemetary'. It was an honor to be there. I wish to share with this team. Many blessing... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 19:22:38 EST WHAT IS ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST? I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. <em>233</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:58:44 EST POST YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY TREATS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY TREAT IS SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS. YUMMY <em>246</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2008 20:25:25 EST PEDOMETER DAILY RECORDS THIS IS A LOCATION FOR EVERYONE TO POST THERE DAILY PEDOMETER READINGS, EITHER STEPS OR MILES PER DAY. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 20:21:51 EST POST A MOTIVATING QUOTE TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 20:18:52 EST NOVEMBER CHALLENGE THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER I WILL: <BR> BE MORE POSITIVE, SAY SOMETHING POSITIVE TO SOMEONE EVERYDAY. <BR> <BR> 11-1 DONE <BR> 11-2 <BR> 11-3 <BR> 11-4 <BR> 11-5 <BR> 11-6 <BR> 11-7 Sat, 1 Nov 2008 20:12:39 EST HALLOWEN RECIPES FOR KIDS (BIG KIDS TOO) I FOUND THIS WHILE LOOKING AROUND THE SITE FOR THE GRAND KIDS SOMETHING TO DO FOR HALLOWEEN. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=509 </link> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 23:43:57 EST About me... 1. FIRST NAME? Hollie, but you can call me 13, or Lucky, or Lucky 13, or sweetie <BR> 2. CITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE? Gainesville, FL <BR> 3. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? September 25 <BR> 4. SIGNIFICANT OTHER? Yes, my husband Mark or 24 years <BR> 5. CHILDREN? no <BR> 6. PETS? 9 cats: Sammi, Hobie, Maggie, Tigger, Toni, Tanny, Tip, Kip and Clementine <BR> 7. FAVORITE SNACK FOOD? Fudge! <BR> 8. FAVORITE EXERCISE? Recumbent exercise bike <BR> 9. HOBBY? Writing, editing, plants, reading, traveling <BR> 1... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:49:40 EST NUTRITION IQ Feeling a little grumpy today? Maybe your diet is to blame. Several studies show that what you eat can affect your attitude. Here's a quiz to see how much you know about food and its effect on your mood. <BR> <BR> 1. Protein can perk you up when you are running out of energy. <BR> <BR> True or false? <BR> <BR> 2. A small carbohydrate serving, such as fiber-rich cereal with fat-free milk, can relieve anxiety and help you get to sleep at night. <BR> <BR> True or false? <BR> <BR> 3. Banana... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 10:37:14 EST SEVEN SELF-MOTIVATORS by Brian Tracy Seven Self-Motivators by Brian Tracy (excerpted from the Success Mastery Academy) <BR> <BR> Here are seven Self-Motivator reminders for you to review on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> #1 - Get Serious. Make a decision to go all the way to the top. Up to now you've thought about it. Up to now, it's passed your mind. Many of you made the decision, and you've made up your mind to go all the way to the top, and your lives have taken off. It's the most extraordinary thing. Your life is one, like i... Sat, 4 Oct 2008 02:49:11 EST PUMPKINS PACK MORE THAN FUN <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=302 </link> Thu, 2 Oct 2008 01:23:50 EST QUIZ: ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE? <BR> TAKE THIS QUIZ AND SEE IF YOUR READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFSTYLE. <BR> <link><BR>_questions.asp?quizid=61 </link> Thu, 2 Oct 2008 00:10:31 EST WEIGHT-THEN -NOW-FUTURE I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE FUN TO TELL EACH OTHER WHERE WE CAME FROM AND WHERE WE ARE HEADED IN OUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY. <BR> <BR> MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY <BR> <BR> START-239 THE FIRST TIME I GOT ON A SCALE BUT I KNOW I HAD WEIGHED MORE. <BR> <BR> NOW-121 <BR> <BR> FUTURE-120 OR 119 YOU KNOW HOW WOMEN CHANGE THEIR MINDS. <em>192</em> Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:09:48 EST FITTING HEALTHY HABITS INTO YOUR HECTIC LIFE I THOUGHT I WOULD ADD THIS LINK TO HELP US INCORPORATE HEALTHY HABITS INTO OUR DAILY LIVES. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=186 </link> Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:50:17 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE I POSTED THIS A WHILE BACK AND WANTED TO BRING UP THE SUBJECT AGAIN AND USE IT AS A MOTIVATIONAL TOOL TO SET UP A CHALLENGE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN OUR BODIES WANT TO HOLD ON TO EACH AND EVERY POUND FOR DEAR LIFE SO WE WILL HAVE TO START TO WORK EVEN HARDER TO OUTSMART OUR BODIES. THIS IS PART OF BEING A HUMAN BEING, WE TEND TO HOLD ONTO THE STORE OF FAT FOR LEAN WINTER MONTHS AND THIS IS MOTHER NATURE THAT DOES THIS. HOWEVER IN THIS DAY AND AGE OF ... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:49:03 EST WORD GAME Change one letter to the four letter word below to form a new word. The next person will change another letter to make a new word, and so on. Only one letter can be changed at a time to form new words. You may not add or subtract letters. Each word should only be 4 letters long. Have fun! <BR> <BR> FIRST WORD <BR> LOVE Sun, 21 Sep 2008 21:21:43 EST I am proud of myself today because-------- I am proud of myself today because I didn't worry so much when Hubby was driving the 350 miles to Seattle today. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 21:19:21 EST SAY IT IN FIVE WORDS Working for a healthier me ! <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2008 20:45:46 EST SLICE OF LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE This is a fun way to get to know our team mates more! <BR> <BR> SLICE OF LIFE questionnaire: <BR> <BR> 1. The last person I sent a card to: <BR> 2. What I ate for lunch today: <BR> 3. Something I just learned: <BR> 4. My favorite song this year (or right now): <BR> 5. The last book I read: <BR> 6. What I'm wearing right now: <BR> 7. The last phone call I made: <BR> 8. Inside, I don't feel very different from when I was (how old?): <BR> 9. The last restaurant I ate at was: <BR> 10... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 11:12:49 EST MOTIVATION IS THE KEY MOTIVATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS. IT HELPS ME WHEN I NEED THAT LITTLE PUSH TO KEEP GOING. <BR> <BR> M- MAKE SHORT TERM GOALS <BR> O- OUT WITH THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS <BR> T- THINK OF WHY YOU WANT THIS <BR> I- IMAGINE HOW YOU WILL FEEL <BR> V- VISUALIZE HOW YOU WILL LOOK <BR> A- ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SUCCESSES <BR> T- TREAT YOURSELF WITH RESPECT <BR> I- INVESTIGATE NEW IDEAS AND FOODS <BR> O- OBSERVE YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE <BR> N- NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER GIVE IN <BR> <BR> JUST A LITTLE M... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:21:43 EST Spark people contest Spark people is having a contest and the prize is a bender ball and video. follow this link to the page, scroll down all the way to the bottom , leave a comment and your entered. Good LUCK!! <BR> <link><BR>lyspark_giveaway_win_the_bender_ball </link> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 22:54:40 EST MEMBERS MISSING FROM ACTION!!! Hi everyone! I've been a little lax lately on keeping up with everyone and I feel bad about it because as a team leader I've let some of you down this way! <BR> <BR> I have a favor to ask of everyone on the team. Let's start paying attention to when we see someone hasn't been around for a little while and when you notice this lets make note of it on this message board. This might sound a little goofy but it is so nice to know you are thought of when you can't get on the site and if we all t... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 01:38:26 EST ALCOHOL TO BLAME FOR 12% OF DEATHS OF NATIVES' THIS WAS IN THE TODAY HEATH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS AND FOUND IT SO IMPORTANT THAT I THOUGHT EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS REPORT AND REFLECT ON THIS ARTICLE. <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=618963 </link> PLEASE READ AND PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO LOVED ONES ONLY WE CAN STOP THIS EPIDEMIC. ALSO READ MY PERSONAL SPARK PAGE AS I WAS ON MY DEATH BED DUE TO ALCOHOL ABUSE AND SMOKING. HELP YOU LOVED ONES. IF YOU NEED HELP PLEASE ASK FOR THE HELP BEFORE IT IS TO LAT... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 00:16:28 EST THE WEIGHT GAME .. How much weight have you lost so far, and how much are you planning to lose? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human’s skin <BR> 7.5 pounds = an average newborn <BR> 8 pounds = a human head <BR> 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year <BR> 11 pounds = ... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:10:30 EST WHAT DOES YOUR SPARK NAME STAND FOR? THIS MORNING I WAS READING STRAWBERRYWOMANS GET TO KNOW YOU ANSWERS AND SHE GAVE ME AN IDEA TO START THIS TOPIC. THANKS STRAWBERRYWOMAN. <BR> <BR> I WOULD LIKE FOR EVERYONE TO TELL US HOW YOU CAME UP WITH YOUR SPARK NAME AND WHAT IT MEANS. <BR> <BR> I WILL GO FIRST THEN EVERYONE JUMP RIGHT IN WITH YOURS. <BR> <BR> GRANNI <BR> WHEN MY YOUNGEST GRAND DAUGHTER NOW FIVE, WAS EIGHTEEN MONTHS OLD, I TRIED AND TRIED TO GET HER TO SAY GRANDMA, SHE WOULD JUST LOOK AT ME LIKE I WAS FROM OUTER SPAC... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 11:38:36 EST GET TO KNOW YOUR TEAM MATE CHALLENGE WE ARE GROWING AS A TEAM DAILY AND AS A CHALLENGE I WOULD LIKE FOR EACH MEMBER TO VISIT ANOTHER MEMBERS SPARK PAGE AND LEAVE A COMMENT. IT IS A GOOD WAY TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR TEAM MATES AND FOR THEM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU. WE HAVE LOTS OF NEW MEMBERS AND LOTS OF OUR MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT POSTED FOR A WHILE SO MAYBE THIS WILL HELP THEM GET BACK TO THE TEAM AND JOIN OUR DAILY DISCUSSIONS AND TEAM GOALS. <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS~PICK A TEAM MATE VISIT THEIR PAGE AND LEAVE A COMMENT. EACH D... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:54:52 EST HOW MANY 3 POUNDS OF CRISCO HAVE YOU LOST? THIS IS FOR FUN GUYS I SAW I ON ANOTHER TEAM AND THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU REALLY HAVE LOST. <BR> <BR> I WILL GO FIRST SINCE IT WAS MY IDEA. <BR> <BR> 24.1 CANS WOW WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS THAT IS A LOT OF LARD:) <em>246</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:29:34 EST DAILY EXERCISE FUN TRY A NEW EXERCISE EVERYDAY. I AM USING THE FITNESS SECTION UNDER THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. I AM GOING DOWN THE LIST STARTING AT THE TOP AND WORKING MY WAY DOWN AND EVERYDAY I AM DOING A NEW EXERCISE TO GO WITH THE ONES I NORMALLY DO EACH DAY IT IS A LOT OF FUN AND SOME ARE CHALLENGING AND SOME ARE REALLY EASY. EACH DAY YOU CAN POST WHICH EXERCISE YOU DID AND IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON IT. HAVE FUN WITH THIS. SANDY <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 19:45:15 EST POINTS FROM THE SPARKS WHEEL TODAY I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO KEEP TRACK OF THE NUMBER OF POINTS WE SPIN ON THE WHEEL EACH DAY. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 16:55:50 EST Good morning, Cherokee Nation! My Indian name is Pankeska Wi, registered northern tribal member. I have tried Jazzercise, Weight Watchers, joining a gym and now I am here. Working a lot with a computer on my job, this program may be what works for me because I can log in at 15 minute intervals throughout the day and that will remind me to do something healthy. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:27:14 EST POW WOWS I have naver been to one, but I would love to go sometime.. Has anyone been to one lately...Lilac Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:10:41 EST RECIPES FRESH CORN SALAD <BR> <BR> <BR> 4 cups barley, cooked <BR> 1 cup frozen corn, thawed <BR> 1 cup green onion, sliced <BR> ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped <BR> ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped <BR> ½ lime peel, grated <BR> 2 Tbs lime juice <BR> ½ cup balsamic vinegar <BR> 3 Tbs vegetable oil <BR> 1 ½ tsp dill weed <BR> ½ tsp salt <BR> 1. Prepare barley according to package directions. Let cool. <BR> 2. Combine barley, corn, onion and peppers together in a large bowl. <BR> 3. To prepare dressin... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:01:59 EST Pow wow We can't do a powwow. It has dancing. I looked up a website on Cherokee celebrations. <BR> <BR> The Lone Wolf Band of Cherokee Indians <BR> Indiana's Cherokee people. <BR> CHEROKEE CEREMONIES and CELEBRATIONS <BR> <BR> The First New Moon of Spring Ceremony <BR> Green Corn Ceremony <BR> The Ripe Corn Ceremony <BR> Reconciliation - Friends Made Ceremony <BR> <BR> Much of the ceremonies are of a religious nature. <BR> <BR> SPIRITUAL BELIEFS OF THE CHEROKEE <BR> THE WAY OF THE CIRCLE <... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 12:26:33 EST HEALTHY TIPS Tip of the Week <BR> <BR> Water Works for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Nothing quells the appetite like water, lots and lots of water. Start out with two quart bottles in the morning and carry one with you to work or wherever you go. If you like, divvy up the 64 ounces of water into eight (8-ounce) bottles or four pint (16-ounce) bottles to carry around with you all day. Freeze half of them the night before and they will last all day, even in a hot car. Keep some unfrozen so they will be ready to ... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 03:10:33 EST SUGGESTIONS FOR EXERCISE DOES ANYONE HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR EXERCISE WE CAN DO? Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:52:11 EST Need help with a project involving team expertise Okay everybody. I need to write an article for work. Be warned, not everyone will want to proceed with this after they understand the subject matter, so let's get that out of the way. <BR> <BR> This article is about Native Americans and Sexual Violence. The focus is to educate others about what to keep in mind when working with someone who is a Native person, traditional or urban, who has been subjected to any kind of sexual violence. <BR> <BR> I figure the best experts I have for wh... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:51:44 EST PEDOMETER CHALLENGE THIS IS WHERE WE CAN KEEP A DAILY LOG OF HOW MANY STEP WE TAKE PER DAY. <BR> <BR> DATE: <BR> STEPS: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:50:40 EST WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE MY FAVORITE EXERCISE IS AEROBICS OF ANY KIND AND FLOOR WORK OUTS AND STRETCHING. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:48:41 EST I confess... I have not been able to make myself exercise... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:21:06 EST Eat a Rainbow This challenge is from another team to get us to work on our fruits and veggies everyday and to help you get a lot of natural vitamins and each color has it's own benefits it brings to the table. I found a chart that may help if your having problems thinking of what you need from each category. <BR> <BR> RED <BR> Cherry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Red Grape, Strawberry, Watermelon, Beet, Radish, Radicchio, Red Bell Pepper, Tomato. <BR> <BR> ORANGE <BR> Apricot, Cantaloupe, Mango, Peach, Nectarin... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 03:06:33 EST mixed of lakota and cherekee descent like to say that i am unique but really not..not ashamed of myself or heritage...just really re-learning and growing little by little....i started with spark people about 2 months 260 lbs; and right now i am at 229 lbs...this is the first time in years i feel healthier and better about myself.. Sat, 12 Jul 2008 17:56:32 EST POST YOUR FAVORITE FOOD OR RECIPES HERE I STARTED THIS FORUM SO WE COULD SHARE OUR FAVORITE FOODS AND RECIPES. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST AS MANY AS YOU WANT AND THE MORE THE BETTER AS I LOVE TO COOK. ENJOY THIS FORUM. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 21:18:26 EST THE CHEROKEE LANGUAGE OKAY GUYS HERE I AM ALMOST 60 YEARS OLD AND FORGOT EVERYTHING I EVER KNEW ABOUT OUR LANGUAGE. I ONLY KNOW A FEW WORDS WHEN I SEE THEM IN WRITING AND RECOGNISE A FEW SPOKEN WORDS. I GUESS BACK THEN WHEN I WAS GROWING UP I WANTED TO BE LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH, YOU KNOW PRIM AND PROPER AND WAS TRYING TO HIDE THE INDIAN WAYS-BOY WAS THAT A BIG MISTAKE I FIGURED I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE MOM TO TEACH ME WHEN I GREW UP, BUT SHE PASSED AWAY FROM A HEART ATTACK AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 48 YEA... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 12:58:22 EST ROLL CALL FOR THE TEAMS RECORDS PLEASE POST HERE SO WE CAN SEE HOW MANY ACITVE MEMBERS ARE ON OUR TEAM. <BR> <BR> GRANNI-SANDY WASHINGTON STATE Fri, 4 Jul 2008 11:41:25 EST NEW TEAM LEADER NEEDED PLEASE APPLY I HAVE NOT SEEN THE OLD LEADER ACTIVE ON THE BOARDS IN FOREVER. I THINK IT IS TIME THAT WE AS A TEAM GET THIS TEAM GOING AGAIN. SO PLEASE IF ANY ONE IS INTERESTED IN LEADING THIS TEAM PLEASE POST HERE. <em>304</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 18:01:31 EST LIFE EXPECTANCY CALCULATOR I just ran into this life expectancy calculator. It was linked to a retirement article... I'd better save tons of $$ because I'm supposed to live until 102! They didn't have a way to put that your parents were both still living so it's based on them both living until 80... but at least one of their parents did so I thought that was feasable. <BR> <BR> Here's the link if you're curious. <BR><BR>pe <BR> ct/main.asp <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2008 10:36:19 EST NEW SPARK FEATURE "SPARK STREAKS" POSTED BY COACH JEN ON THE COMMUNITY TEAM! <BR> <BR> We launched a new feature today called SparkStreaks, where you can challenge yourself to reach certain goals every day (or week or month if you'd like). We know that members track streaks on their own, so we wanted to create this feature to make it easier to track. Streaks are a great way to give you extra motivation to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> You can view and manage your SparkStreaks by clicking on My Home/Start, then finding a lin... Tue, 27 May 2008 16:37:04 EST Salish/Thompson Hello new friends. I'm not Cherokee but I am First Nations. Our bands here in BC are so small that many people have never heard of them. Nevermind there being a team of them My Grandmother is Coast Salish from the Sneneymuex band on Vancouver Island and my Grandfather was Sto;lo (people of the river) from Chilliwack..both places in BC Canada. I look forward to learning more about everyone and lets lose a couple pounds while were at it. Heyaywith (Thank you) Sun, 20 Apr 2008 02:27:39 EST Osyio' Hello Everyone! <BR> I'm New to this group and hope to meet new friends as needed in motivation... <BR> I'm member of Eastern Cherokee Nation and active in my heritage. I'm just tickled I ran across this group! <em>220</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2008 12:01:16 EST Introduction Greetings my fellow Natives! I am a Cherokee Woman from a small Band in Missouri;State recognized but not Federal. We enjoy learning about culture and Spirituality of our ancestors and our goal is to keep the "Old Ways" alive for the next generations. I have high cholesterol; fibromyalgia,arthritis, disk & muscle problems in my neck, shoulder, and lower back. I also suffer from severe depression and anxiety. I am very happy to find other Native Americans here: We are all related!! Tue, 8 Apr 2008 19:17:58 EST I'm ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!! Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever want to lose me; I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one. So I just stick around and happly keep you fat. Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it. That is, until I've grown to ten, twenty, thirty ... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:55:10 EST Members of the Apache tribe Hello, yep! I just found this team,too!! I had to join. My deceased husband was a full blood Apache resigered at the Anadarko Indian Agency in Okla. My children are registered and my granddchildren. I am about 1/2 Cherokee and Osage,but not raised with any tribal culture, so I "adopted" my Husband's culture ways. For my children and grandchildren, I am always interested in learning all I can about every American Indian Tribe and meeting their members. I want to keep my grandchildren aware of ... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 06:25:37 EST Traditional Cherokee Womens Clothing Here are some pictures for you. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>a/id1.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>gle-Moccasins-Leather-Hand-Made-by-art<BR>ist-Judy-Shaner-ANY-SIZE-pr-223051.html </link> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 16:10:47 EST Traditional Cherokee Music I got this music sample file from the website of Tommy Wildcat. Tommy Wildcat of Park Hill, Oklahoma. Tommy has appeared in numerous television specials and movies including: The Discovery Channel's Native American Series, "How the West was Lost"(The Trail of Tears); Schlegendger's production of The Cherokee People; Greystone's The Trail of Tears; AETN's The Cherokee People; TNT World Premiere of Tecumseh, The Last Warrior; and special credits in Lee Johnson's The Trail of Tears, A World Symp... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 02:26:23 EST Cherokee Cooking Are there any Cherokee recipes that can be made dietetic? Sat, 1 Mar 2008 09:23:50 EST Hi new in the Cherokee nation Hi I started with sparks the end of janurary, and just discovered this group. My father was 1/4 cherokee but his family wasn't registared Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:45:36 EST Hi I'm caucasian but my great grandmother's dad's mom was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. She became part of my family tree due to the trail of tears. My great grandmother and her children look caucasian but, have Indian facial features and had black hair. My great, great grandmother was the only Native American in our family tree. I started my weight loss journey in 2005. I was 265lbs. So far I have lost 129 lbs. My goal weight is 123lbs. Thu, 21 Feb 2008 21:55:35 EST This dang viral infection Here on Oregon there is a serious viral infection going around - fever, headache, nausea, diarrhea....and it hangs on for almost a week. The hospital where I work has been hit hard, with many employees out sick. Just wondering if this virus has reared up anywhere else. Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:19:19 EST osiyo every1 Hi my name is Kat.I live in south dakota. Just moved here so getting the hang of things. Just need to lose weight. Well good luck with all your work on weight lose as well. Fri, 1 Feb 2008 18:58:05 EST Osiyo Hi, Lauri here from Holland, MI. I am Cherokee/Irish. Look forward to meeting all of you. Have a safe and healthy week end. Fri, 1 Feb 2008 12:11:50 EST 'siyo I am Cherokee, Choctaw. Single mom with one grown son and two dogs. Artist and advocate/activist for Indigenous rights. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> Wado ! Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:00:31 EST Osiyo Oginalli Hi there, my name is Tracy, 42, with 3 boys and a fiance who is also a member of Spark. I have 95lbs to lose, I weigh 215 and I am 5'1". I am uncomfortable in my own skin and I really want to feel like I use to. Dohiyi! Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:12:28 EST Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome I recently found out I have PCOS which is a hormonal imbalance that keeps you from losing weight and mostly getting preggers. Since my dr. put me on YAZ (BC) I have been dropping weight kind of without trying much 'cause I have been sick with a virus that causes vertigo. So I am bed bound for now. I hope that when I get better I can shed more punds 'cause my dr. told me that you can help PCOS by not being so overweight. So she gave me a prescription to lose at least 20 lbs by June if I wa... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:32:10 EST Maintaining a positive mental state... From <BR> <BR> 21 new ways to be happy <BR> <BR> As the days get shorter and nights get darker, don't despair. There are lots of ways to stay bright all winter... <BR> <BR> 26/10/2007 <BR> <BR> Feeling down in the dumps? You could be suffering from "2007 Syndrome". Mental health experts at The Priory clinic say the lack of a summer, plus national nasties like the floods and foot and mouth, has left us prone to feeling sadder than usual. And the clocks going back this ... Thu, 20 Dec 2007 15:49:01 EST Avoiding SAD I have a big grow light that I use to start plants inside during late winter. In the meantime I decided to hang it on the wall and use it for light therapy during the darkest days of winter. Here's what the Mayo clinic says about it: <BR> <BR> Light therapy <BR> Because increased sunlight improves symptoms, light therapy is often a main treatment for many people with seasonal affective disorder. However, light therapy hasn't been officially approved as a treatment by the Food and Drug Admi... Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:27:55 EST How Kolas I am Lakota Sioux from South Dakota living in Pittsburgh. It seems there are not too many Indians here. I miss home and Indian people. <em>39</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:06:35 EST 25 Days to Christmas Challenge OK Its December 1st are there any goals you would like to obtain before Christmas or Hannukka (sorry for the mispelling)? <BR> <BR> I am working on running two miles straight for at least 3 days a week. I am up to a mile everyday now and sometimes a mile and a half once a week. Sat, 1 Dec 2007 19:44:13 EST Which Teams are you active on? Hi: I come and visit our Cherokee Nation Team and there's seldom anything going on! So, I thought I'd see if maybe we are all just busy on other teams. I'll go first!!! <BR> <BR> I'm active on the 100 Plus Team, the Over 50 100+ Team, Lose 25# By a Certain Date Team, and the Basic Challenges Team. I've participated in many challenges and I've lost 31.6 pounds since I started eating right and exercising Sept. 17, 2007. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested to letting the team know what you'... Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:25:47 EST Wild Rice Growing up in northern Minnesota, wild rice was something we learned about at an early age. Here's some traditional info about it: <BR> <BR> Wild rice is Mah-NO-min in Anishinaabemowin. The -min part of the word rhymes with "bit". It means seed. The first part of the word is a contraction of Manido, spirit-giver of this traditionally important and sacred food grain. As did Maple sugar, manoomin gave its name to the moon (month) of harvest, typically the end of August-early September in nor... Fri, 2 Nov 2007 13:39:31 EST Ahhhh November...time for sharing favorite recipes I love this month! Thanksgiving is near and the leaves are red. This is what I make on Thanksgiving......Cherokee Fry Bread <BR> <BR> • 3 cups all-purpose flour <BR> <BR> • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder <BR> <BR> • pinch of salt <BR> • 1-1/3 cups warm water <BR> <BR> • vegetable oil for frying <BR> <BR> • honey <BR> <BR> Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the water and knead the dough until soft. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured board until 1/4" thick. Cut out 4... Fri, 2 Nov 2007 09:41:38 EST I was reading an older issue of the Cherokee Phoenix about new records of the censuses of the Native Americans they have from the U.S. Indian Censuses. The period covered is from 1885 through the 1940s and document some of 150 years of Native American family history. I thought those of you looking for genealogy help may find it through this site. Good luck. Sandy Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:00:13 EST If you cannot make it to the gym ...what do you do There are days I totally do not feel like going to the gym....ususally its beautiful outside like it is today. I go to the high school track around noon when the kids are eating lunch and workout. Otherdays, if I wake up late, I go to the college track nearby my work during my break. I also have an indoor bike that I never use---what is my problem? I need to use it...I'll do it today. Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:30:56 EST We have a new members Please say hello to SkinnyGranie DLEITHEISER <BR> and others when you get a chance! Thu, 4 Oct 2007 22:34:33 EST NEWBI HERE Hello everyone I am so glad to find a Spark Cherokee team. I am a transplanted Oklahoma Cherokee living in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State and enjoy hearing any and everything from home. I was born in Tahlequah and lived in Oklahoma in the Tulsa area for all my life until I married and moved to Texas then all over the country and finally landed in Washington for retirement. I am a Tribal Member and vote and receive the Cherokee newspaper which I read from cover to cover to hear all t... Tue, 2 Oct 2007 13:18:43 EST What do you do if you get preggers? I am trying to get pregnant, but worry that it will set me back....weight wise...does anyone have any advice about how to manage your weight - and excercise when pregnent? <BR> <BR> I know I will have to eat more calories....but don't want to overdue it. I'm not planning on being one of those people that says to h!!! with it and just eat everything and not do any kind of excercise. Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:28:09 EST History of Cherokee The Cherokee Nation <BR> <BR> The Cherokee people are located in two distinct regions representing their history under the United States. The Eastern Band of Cherokee are located in North Carolina and Tennessee, the traditional homeland of the people who call themselves "Ani Yun Wiya" or "Real People"(ENAT, 43-48). The term Cherokee was probably given to them by their neighbors in the southeast, the Creeks. The Creeks called them "Tciloki", meaning "people of a different speech". <BR> <BR... Thu, 27 Sep 2007 21:32:36 EST What do you think about Columbus Day? Mike Graham <BR> September 27, 2007 <BR> Americans are calling into question their tax dollars are paying for Columbus Day holiday when the true history of the man cannot be taught in our nations schools. State school officials are on record saying it would be harmful to teach young school children about atrocities Columbus committed against Indian men, women and children. Americans do not want their tax dollars paying for Columbus Day when the true history of this "sick criminal" clearly s... Thu, 27 Sep 2007 21:11:32 EST Nike is awsome this please Updated: 7:22 p.m. ET Sept 25, 2007 <BR> BEAVERTON, Ore. - Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates. <BR> <BR> The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness progra... Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:09:52 EST Should be change this group's name? Hello there everybody...I was just thinking if we should change the name of this group or start another group to be more inclusive....something like First Nation or Native American Nation or something like that ...what do you think? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:10:02 EST Hello HI My name is frances I live in washigton. I hope to get lots of help from this group. Oh I am Chehalis/Quinault Tue, 18 Sep 2007 00:58:40 EST What I learned about food/love in La Paz, Bolivia Stress is my main motivator to eat. See, in La Paz, the culture is different, life is slower, and the focus is on the love of family. Family is priority after faith which is number one there. Unfortonitly, thats not the case in the good ole USA. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE the USA, but we have lost our priorities and have focused them on jobs, money, sex, drugs or welllll food. <BR> <BR> While in Bolivia I didn't feel the need to eat when not hungry and food was on the table the whole ... Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:03:12 EST Back from La Paz, Bolivia Hey all ....we are back safe and sound from Bolivia. I did get seriously ill for two days and had to go to the hospital .... for gastreointestinalitus... I lost weight, but not the good way...anyhow besides that I had a wonderful time meeting my in-laws... it was awsome. I will be putting up new pics, but not right now since I am sooo tired. Sun, 9 Sep 2007 09:12:57 EST Don't know how to deal.... I am going to La Paz, Bolivia to visit family and because my husband has surgury there. I have never been out of the country any advice....on how to eat what not to drink yada yada yada Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:57:49 EST Got a gadget Hey everyone! I got a gadget - well- its a scale, Health-o-meter doctor scale the other day for 38 bucks from wal-mart. <BR> <BR> It measures your body fat, hydration and saves all your changes as well as tracks your goals. It was probably the best thing I bought. <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Aug 2007 09:29:23 EST Hello everyone hello everyone my name is garrell im new here. im a san carlos apache im looking foward to meeting everyone trying to lose some weight. Wed, 4 Jul 2007 20:56:16 EST Indian health fair I held a little health fair with blood pressure check, calculating BMI, and a survey of health status to determine likely heart health on Saturday with a local tribe here in SC. We, as a people, have a really problem with overweight and obesity. I think I may have seen 10% at a healthy weight. We really need to do what we can to influence our people toward better health. <BR> <BR> A couple the young people may join... if they do, I'm going to direct them over here to powwow with us on this... Sun, 17 Jun 2007 23:33:29 EST What do you think Could the old or new medicine people really tell the future? <BR> My mother had her future told to her buy and old indian that lived along the Yellowstone River this was close to 50 years ago. Part of what he said has come true but the rest has yet to happen. <BR> He told her that she would have a daughter. Months proir to that medical doctors told her she could never have children. The rest is what has me worried he said that we would die the same. My mother died of a blood clot and I have... Sat, 9 Jun 2007 14:52:04 EST I ate the frog and got a trainer Yep...I ashamed to admit it, but I got a trainer at the gym because I just can't seem to lose weight without someone kicking my butt! Plus, I don't really know about what would be the best thing for me to do in the gym. I just get frustrated and quit and I don't like that about myself, so I am trying to change. Fri, 8 Jun 2007 12:49:50 EST June '07 Hello there! I'd like to say Welcome to everyone new to this team! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The garden is a grow'n corn, string beans, strawberries, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, jalepeños, cayanne and sweet peppers yum a yum yum! <BR> <BR> How's everybodys gardens doing? <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Jun 2007 10:54:51 EST Hello all I found this wonderful team, but it looks like no one's home most of the time :( I hope to be able to chat with some of you in this team, as the Good Red Road is a way of life for me and my husband. So hope to see y'all soon! Coy Thu, 24 May 2007 18:29:23 EST Gardening is kicking my butt <em>46</em> Sorry, I've been working the hospital doing gardening groups. If you want a good workout get a spade shovel and turn up the soil for an hour or two...I do at work and I am seeing the effects in my arms and legs, back etc...because I have to do it every other day...the tilling is killing me. Well, hopefully we will get to the planting this week. Love Kelly Thu, 3 May 2007 10:53:13 EST Pray for Blacksburg, VA I don't know what is going on with this world- with our country. We have major violence issues. I hope and pray that everyone out there in VA and those related to the victims will be able to cope with what has happened. Tue, 17 Apr 2007 11:03:24 EST Personal Best any runners out there? I ran two miles non-stop today!!! in 28 min. I haven't done that in 5 years. I have been working really hard in the last two weeks to build up one mile at a time. My goal is to get to three miles. <em>84</em> Tue, 17 Apr 2007 11:00:34 EST Alabama Coushatte Tribe of Texas Does anyone know of this reservation that is located in Livingstone, Texas? This is my mother tribe. She told me when I was a kid that it had a mixture of differents tribes on it, some Cherokee/Creek and other cousin tribes. Sat, 14 Apr 2007 21:41:45 EST Stay safe tips...self defense IN OUR OWN DEFENSEBy Victoria Wesseler <BR> Lifestyle, Gardening, and Culinary Writer. <BR> <BR> <BR> He came up behind me and grabbed my left shoulder. I knew I had to act immediately. I whirled around and punched my attacker in the face with my free hand and delivered a hard, fast kick to his crotch with my right foot. As I ran and escaped from him, I kept screaming at the top of my lungs, “Stop it. Leave me alone! Get away from me!” <BR> <BR> “Nice work,” the instructor said as he adju... Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:22:04 EST Native American Flute I was just wondering if anyone plays a native american flute? <BR> My husband started a few years ago and I tried his flute and my fingers are short and could not reach the holes. He made me one but he felt it was off key so he bought me one a few weeks ago. I love it. Tue, 10 Apr 2007 21:30:59 EST Easter / Passover diet stratagies anyone? <em>4</em> Thu, 5 Apr 2007 21:58:46 EST Spring is almost here! Hello everyone. Sorry I have been MIA. I have been transitioning to another unit at work and undergoing a whole lotta changes. I stopped eating red meat and chicken for lent. Its almost been a month-well it will be a month on March 21 -my birthday and the first day of spring. It has been really difficult. at times which is the point I guess. Also, I have to undergo a colonoscopy on the 27th for possible polips. So pray for me if you can. Hope everyone is doing well. Love Kelly- Sun, 11 Mar 2007 10:44:19 EST Can you believe it ....its halfway to March !! A lot has been going on lately. I am really hunkering down on my diet because I got fed up with myself for not doing what I am supposed to diet wise. DIET is definitely a major thing for me. I realized it doesn't matter how much you exercise if you eat 1) Crap or 2) Too much protein ---or healthy food in general (excluding leafy greens and sweet peppers). Since I don't eat junk food---seriously I don't--its got to be my distorted American portion size issue. Sun, 18 Feb 2007 12:07:19 EST Super Bowl Who are you routing for? I'm from Baltimore, MD so I am routing for the Bears since Indianapolis beat us. Sat, 3 Feb 2007 12:46:12 EST Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama Hi folks! I am a member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama... does anyone else on this team belong to that branch? <BR> <BR> I live in South Carolina now, so I don't have an opportunity to participate in the gatherings of my tribe, but do participate in some of the local gatherings of the other nations that are located here. <BR> <BR> For those of you that are searching for your heritage, one place to start is finding out every name you can going back for as many generations as yo... Fri, 2 Feb 2007 12:03:13 EST DOES ANYONE ???? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A BOOK FOR CHEROKEE NAMES, ETC..... { SO I CAN BUY } I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE THAT I KNOW TO LOOK. ANYONE KNOW OF A PLACE ????? OR SHOULD I SEE IF THEY CAN FIND ONE FOR ME ????? KATHY Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:58:08 EST HEY I AM PART CHEROKEE { MY GREAT--- GREAT GRAND-- MOTHER WAS A CHEROKEE PRINCESS } I LOOK LIKE MY GRAND MOTHER WITH DARK BLACK HAIR.... I AM SO GLAD I FOUND THIS TEAM .......... KATHY Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:29:40 EST New Year Happy New year everyone! I finally took my tree down and watched football today. My team (Ravens) lost to Indy. Major bummer. Hope ya'll post soon. Kelly <em>253</em> Sat, 13 Jan 2007 21:41:28 EST I would like to join your group Hi I am Carol.I got started about a week ago. I was looking for a group that had the same interest as I do.I was so happy to find this group. My husband and I have a great interest in Native American Culture. We are not Cherokee. <BR> My first week has gone real well on Sparks,I don't even mind the workouts. <BR> Hope everyone has a Great Weekend. <em>184</em> Sat, 6 Jan 2007 12:40:24 EST Santa's Gift Santa has a gift for you <BR> All wrapped in paper bright. <BR> Inside's a treasure you can't guess, <BR> But it's certain to delight. <BR> <BR> You can use it every week and day. <BR> It's practical, that's true. <BR> It's yours to keep or give away, <BR> And there's still more left for you. <BR> <BR> His treasure's made of several things <BR> Like everything worthwhile. <BR> Attached you'll find no hidden strings <BR> To make it not-your-style. <BR> <BR> Santa had a lot of joy, <BR> With... Sat, 16 Dec 2006 16:54:00 EST Christmas Spirit This was sent to me by a friend who said it was written by a local grocer. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Christmas Spirit <BR> <BR> I enter the home of poverty and cause pale-faced children to open wide their eyes in wonder. <BR> I cause the aged to remember their youth....and to laugh. <BR> I cause the eager feet to climb dark stairways with filled baskets, leaving behind hearts amazed at the goodness of the world. <BR> I cause the prodigal to pause and... Sun, 10 Dec 2006 14:23:44 EST shamanism is anyone else going to the shamanic workshop in santa fe in jan? i'm going and can't wait to experience that workshop with others. Wed, 29 Nov 2006 10:22:14 EST 10 Tips to eat healthy during the holidays Guideline No. 1: Portion control is everything. <BR> Many people lose weight and keep it off with the simple strategy of portion control. Eliminating or even limiting certain foods is brutally hard during the holidays. So do the next best thing: Eat reasonably small portions, limit the foods you know you should limit, and don't stuff yourself. <BR> <BR> Guideline No. 2: The next best thing to behaving perfectly is behaving well. <BR> Most of us know by now what our "trigger" foods are and th... Tue, 28 Nov 2006 17:10:59 EST Have ya put up your Tree or Chanaka lights yet? I put my tree up a week before Thanksgiving 'cause I love the lights. Makes everything to positivly perky <BR> ! <em>233</em> Sat, 25 Nov 2006 21:21:53 EST conflicted about thanksgiving well, here it goes and im gonna lay it out. how can i celebrate thanksgiving when that is actually the celebration of all the real americas people demise. im having a real hard time with this now. since i have found out about my real heritage, i am torn. so it wont be a problem for me overeating this year. i know i am probably wrong in writing this, but thats the way i feel. sorry if i hurt anyones feelings Fri, 17 Nov 2006 18:27:38 EST blond and blue eyed hello all. i am a blond haired blue eyed woman. after my father passed away, i found out i was part cherokee. my grandfather, whom i have never met, was from oklahoma. no one ever talked about my dads side of the family. they told us we were italian. i found out later that i was cherokee. i still have no idea what that means, but i know that i have always been missing something. it is like a part of me is missing. i tried to find it in all sorts of ways, and was always dissapointed... Mon, 13 Nov 2006 17:53:30 EST Interfai ith/racial couplehood This topic has always intrested me. My husband is Bolivian (Spanish-Incan) and I am ...well you know Irish/Scottish/Cherokee... He is Catholic and I was raised Christian. We both go to Episcapalian Church since its is the middle ground and the church, at least the faction we go to, is very liberal but feels traditional does not discriminate against anyone color, creed, or sexual orientation. There was a time when my husband and I separated and our faith in God was the only... Thu, 9 Nov 2006 12:30:59 EST Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving Dinner <BR> Venison: - Awi hawiya <BR> Winter Green Onions: - Gola ehi svgi <BR> Leeks: - Svgi <BR> Crawdads: - Tsisdvna <BR> Sauteed Wisi (a type of mushroom): - Goi etsatlau wisi <BR> Boiled Crawdads: - Dilitlianv tsisdvna <BR> Cornmeal and Crawdad Mush: - anisda <BR> Baked Rabbit: - Disvnatanv tsisdu <BR> Squirrel Gravy: - Saloli ogami gotlvtao assusti <BR> Biscuits and Whole Wheat Bread: - Gadu disvnatanvi ale owodige gadu <BR> Green Bean Casserole: - Toya anitse... Wed, 8 Nov 2006 01:34:40 EST Cherokee Recipes Hi all. Kelly has a couple of recipes and I am hoping she will share. I have some also to dig up to make sure I get it right. lol. Hope everyone will share some with us. Thanks Wed, 1 Nov 2006 17:16:07 EST Shaminism Lisa, this thread is for you to teach us all about this if you would. I know I would love it. <BR> <BR> THANKS Wed, 18 Oct 2006 20:10:49 EST Hi, I'm new Hello, my name is Val. I am not of Cheroke descent, but I have an enormous interest in Aboriginal customs/practices/heritage. <BR> <BR> Look forward to meeting everyone, <BR> Val Wed, 18 Oct 2006 00:02:28 EST I'm new here. I am part cherokee and apachie, ect. I'm glad I found this sight. Fri, 6 Oct 2006 19:08:39 EST Welcome to the New people of Cherokee Nation I just wanted to say welcome new people to the Cherokee Nation. I am fairly new myself and I just wanted to say congratulations on taking the first big step to a new you! I have found that being a part of a group is helpful in the struggle. Keep your heads up and remember that even if you feel you have had a bad day keep thinking positive and turn it around and use it as a learning experience--the next one will be better. <em>67</em> Sat, 16 Sep 2006 09:41:11 EST Purification herbs... I was reading an article today on the use of herbs in Native American healing, protection, blessings, etc. (More in line with healing myself.) <BR> <BR> How do you use sweetgrass, sage, cedar and tobacco? <BR> <BR> I admit I LOVE my sage facial scrub, it smells so good! Not only that, I'm prone to breakouts if I get too anxious. Sage seems to calm that irritated skin. <BR> <BR> Sweetgrass goes in my smoothie's! <BR> <BR> Cedar, a smell any drawer can use :) <BR> <BR> As for tobacco...... Tue, 5 Sep 2006 19:40:18 EST New Here! Hey everyone!! I'm new here and am part Cherokee. Dont know how much and I dont look indian at all...except the cheek bones..LOL! My daddy is blonde haired and blue eyed so I have his coloring..anyway the Cherokee comes from my moms side of the family as her Great-Great Grandfather was a Cherokee cheif. Thats as far as we've gotten in our research. My husband is part Cherokee also. You can see it in him LOL. Anyway I just wanted to say hi to everyone and introduce myself. Mon, 28 Aug 2006 15:29:02 EST Cherokee Nation Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Cherokee Nation" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> For those of Cherokee decent or lovers of Native American heritage. Thu, 11 May 2006 09:10:53 EST