SparkPeople DETERMINED TO RISE! Team Messageboard Welcome to the Determined to Rise[D2R]!! Here at D2R we create a culture of inspiration to ENCOURAGE YOU TO ARISE TO YOUR GOALS!! SparkPeople DETERMINED TO RISE! Team Messageboard I'M SO DETERMINED TO DO THIS!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 04:57:49 EST Hello team-mates!! My name is NUPRAISE, and I am the new leader of this Sparkteam! <BR> Each new day God gives us, is another day to thank & praise Him! Each new day also, gives us another chance to do what we didn't do yesterday!! To say "I love you" , to share a hug or encouragement! Don't you, just thank God for giving you second chances?? Another chance to work at your life! To get better health, make better choices and have more time, to just "do better"!! By profession I'm a nurse, getting fit & living... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 03:10:08 EST Hello team-mates!! My name is NUPRAISE, and I am the new leader of this Sparkteam! <BR> Each new day God gives us, is another day to thank & praise Him! Each new day also, gives us another chance to do what we didn't do yesterday!! To say "I love you" , to share a hug or encouragement! Don't you, just thank God for giving you second chances?? Another chance to work at your life! To get better health, make better choices and have more time, to just "do better"!! By profession I'm a nurse, getting fit & living... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 03:08:33 EST Plus size fashions are you tried of it? Yes, I am. Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:33:09 EST Mirror,Mirror, Today I'm______FILL - IN Say something nice about your self here. Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:20:28 EST Beautiful Queen Welcome! Stop Here Let's Meet. Share who you are. The start of a friendship starts with us meeting here @ AFRICAN AMERICAN QUEENS AAQ setting her goals let us support you with your goals. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:19:19 EST Queen You are Beautiful ! Share why_________ I am Beautiful because I love life. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:12:23 EST EAT HEALTHY START THE CHANGE pound up/down "Embracing Meatless Monday :)." <BR> EAT HEALTHY START THE CHANGE: <BR> Join me let's have <BR> <BR> &#8206;"Embracing Meatless Monday " <BR> " Grilled or Baked Tuesday " <BR> " Wing Me Wednesday " <BR> " Soup it up Thursday " <BR> " Fishy Friday " and if you like me can eat seafood or donot eat it get your left over on. <BR> " Salad Saturday" <BR> " Brown Sunday" <BR> <BR> Who will join me? <BR> Come tell us how you feel about this weekly change and if you will be apart of it. <BR> T... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:22:15 EST STAND & BE COUNTED what's your GOAL Share your goal that we may support each other. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:43:49 EST Have you looked at yourself naked today? How do you feel? Do you like what you see? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes, as we gain weight, we stop looking at ourselves, especially as sexual beings. Take some time this week and peel away the layers under which you have been hiding and take a good, long look at yourself in the mirror. I doubt it is as bad as you think. Turn from side to side and examine the texture of your skin. Is it dry, or dewy? Do you need to exfoliate int he shower and put on lotion? Taking care of your skins is somet... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 11:35:31 EST What do you feel is your best asset? Well I would say my smile but other would say my breast. they are large and real. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 11:07:35 EST How late are you eating your last meal-food. 8p.m. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 19:30:04 EST Healthy SNACK today: Apple & nuts Tue, 2 Aug 2011 19:29:07 EST Help my eating is out of control! I am diabetic and I eat anything I feel like I want to eat. Please any suggestions on how to get control on what I eat and how to count those carbohydrates? Thu, 17 Mar 2011 03:06:17 EST Spark Your Life Convention Is anyone here (besides me) attending the convention next month? <BR> I am excited to get away for the weekend and surround myself with some positive energy and hopefully more motivation to pursue a very personal journey to wellness. <BR> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 13:49:12 EST Motivatin' Sistahs In this thread let's give a shout to our African American Sisters who's contributions to the world have made history and motivate us to move forward in our goals. <BR> Today, I give tribute to Wilma Rudolph who overcame a difficult childhood to become one of our greatest Olympic athletes. She's featured in Spark's Motivational Stories: <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1155 </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Aug 2008 10:48:30 EST Walking Through August In this thread, let's post how our walking challenges. I have a pedometer that tracks my steps, miles and calories burned. I bought mine at Amazon for less than $5 but you can buy them in stores at reasonable prices and they're very good in helping with running and walking.For today: <BR> 7645 steps, 4.256 miles, 293.5 calories! <BR> Come on team, let me hear from you! Sat, 2 Aug 2008 12:25:33 EST Must REad! Great Book!!!!! This book has nothing to do with dieting and may not affect you directly, but when you think about it we all live in this world together, so it affects all of us more than one may think or want to believe. However I went to a book signing last weekend and I met LaJoyce Brookshire. If you don't know who she is, she wrote Soul Food and Web of Deception. <BR> <BR> Her new book is "Faith Under Fire" Betrayed by a Thing Called Love. The book is full of informative information about HIV and how i... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 17:04:07 EST ALL HAIL OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN QUEEN OF THE MONTH! ********************ALL HAIL OUR QUEEN**************** <BR> <BR> MS. LADYPHOENIX61!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>285</em> <em>279</em> <em>205</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 01:55:01 EST Please Watch and Pass It On!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! Did you know that companies in the US have said they would hire a white man with a felony record and no high school education BEFORE they would hire a Black Man with NO criminal record and a 4-year degree? <BR> <BR> On July 23 at 9pm and July 24 at 9pm, CNN will premiere a series, "Black in America with Soledad O'Brien and I urge you to watch it, uninterrupted, with your children. Sat, 12 Jul 2008 02:11:23 EST Are you a Strong Woman or a Woman of Strength? A strong woman works out everyday to keep her body in shape <BR> but a woman of strength kneels and prays to keep her soul in shape <BR> <BR> A strong Woman isn't afraid of anything but a Woman of strength shows courage in the mist of fear <BR> <BR> A strong Woman wont let anything get the best of her... <BR> But a Woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone <BR> <BR> A strong Woman walks sure footedly... <BR> but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.. ... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 21:43:38 EST *******All Hail Our African American Princess**** Hello Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> This is a New Thread!!! <BR> <BR> I would like for us to recognize an African American Princess!!! Once a month!! <BR> <BR> Drum roll please..... <BR> <BR> MsWash2007!!!! Congratulations!!!! <BR> <BR> We are all wonderful women...But, I just like the way MsWash2007 is a daily check in and huddle, and welcoming committee in the huddle!!! We should all go by her page and show her and it (the page) some love....She is definitely an encourager... <BR> <BR> Honor... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 01:18:21 EST Pray for Me, Please The enemy is really working on my spirit right now...all I ask is that you guys pray for me. <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:47:47 EST Hello Ladies..... Today while checking my page. Gladly I came across this team, and was glad to see such an important topic, made into a forum, a team. I jioned today because, this subject is not always talked about, and here we can do it together. If I can be of any help. Pls let me know. LOL. <em>184</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 16:22:17 EST Father's Day plans! We will be spending the day with my In-laws, starting with church and then a huge picnic sponsored by the church (It will be like a Caribbean Festival) So we are all excited! Lots of food and fun! Sat, 14 Jun 2008 01:41:58 EST Help me out here, please! I've just been bumped up to Stage 3 and that changed my nutritional intake range and my exercise. I now need to consume at between 1380-1690 calories a day and burn at least 1300 calories in exercise. I cannot eat that much a day any more! I already feel like a big, old heifer. Why is it the more weight I lose, the more I'm asked to eat? Burning off 1300 calories won't be easy either in this heat. Help me out here somebody <em>46</em> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:44:31 EST Underarm odor and young children Maybe some of you can help with this: My 6 year old god-granddaughter has a very strong underarm odor. I didn't think children that young could have it, I've never encountered it before. Her ped can't give an explanation for it and the child bathes daily. <BR> Anybody else encountered that before? Mon, 9 Jun 2008 20:36:54 EST Having a Bad Week Healthy eating wise, this has been a bad week. I had to see one of my friends and her mom go home to Christ this week after a terrible accident. I found out that another one of my friends is losing his mother to a cancer that took away my mother-in-law, way to soon. It has just been a real stressing week. Please pray for my strength to help those grieving my help. I promise to get back on track next week. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed All, <BR> <BR> Angela Thu, 5 Jun 2008 17:37:55 EST Birthday Shout outs!! When is yours? 06/01 NubianQueen06 Tue, 3 Jun 2008 00:19:53 EST Prayer Request!!! Please remember to keep LadyPhoenix61 in your prayers! Wed, 28 May 2008 22:56:45 EST Did you eat something Green today! Had lots of veggies in my subway sandwich! So, yes. Wed, 21 May 2008 23:38:46 EST What is your Biggest Health Challenge? What is your Biggest Health Challenge? <BR> <BR> My Father has Type 2 Diabetes. <BR> <BR> My Mother just recovered from Breast cancer...Just want to avoid these things and High blood pressure! Wed, 21 May 2008 23:36:40 EST Married or Single? MARRIED (21 yrs) July Mon, 5 May 2008 00:51:44 EST Daily Goal (Baby Steps) 1. Log on <BR> 2. Spin daily sparkpoints (post on your teams) <BR> 3. Check in Daily to encourage others (Daily Chat) <BR> 4. Post your water intake (Hopefully 8 glasses,but 1 ok) <BR> 5. Post your calorie intake (points for just viewing their choice of food for you) <BR> 6.Make five post on boards to Encourage someone else <BR> <BR> *Because when you bless others (or encourage others) the blessing comes back to you!! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>220</em> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <em>248... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:45:50 EST What do you think of Obama? What do you think of Obama? Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:18:28 EST How do I fat'n up my Toddler? Need some ideas for fatten(ing) up my 1 yo! My whole family drinks skim milk...I've started buying whole milk, he does not like regular milk, he still prefers breast milk. He eats table food! But, very selective. Weaning is hard because I am home with him all day! and He does drink from a sippy cup! Just not milk.. He is loosing ounces as of the last two appointments. But, he is happy, runs, jumps, climbs, very active metabolism..any suggestions? Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:17:31 EST Valentine Plans No plans yet, for my sweet heart! My daughters were invited to a kids party. Wed, 13 Feb 2008 08:55:19 EST What can you give up for the (Lent) season? Soda would be easy because I only drink it on occassion <BR> chocolate would also be to easy! <BR> I have not been watching tv at my house since Dec 07 <BR> <BR> Can I give up procrastination!!!! LOL <BR> <BR> I will use better time management. <BR> <BR> HOW ABOUT YOU! Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:36:49 EST Will You Be Fasting? How Do You Do It! I've been considering it! <BR> <BR> If I did, it would be either a 1 day or miss two meals fast...Because I am still breastfeeding. He (my baby would be fine) he is eating table food.. Wed, 6 Feb 2008 08:20:41 EST What fruit Did You Enjoy Today! Fruit drink with 19 different fruits and loaded with Antioxidants. Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:55:55 EST Challenge to Drink 64oz of Water! Can we do this Team! Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:44:48 EST Share Ten Things about YOU! 1. Married 20 years <BR> 2. Four children G: 12/10/7 B:1yo <BR> 3. Started SP Feb 2007 <BR> 4. Love People <BR> 5. Oldest of four <BR> 6. SAHM (Stay at Home Mom) <BR> 7. Homeschooler to my children <BR> 8. Live in New England <BR> 9. Night Owl <BR> 10. Love the Internet Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:42:33 EST Are We Getting Rid of Body Clutter! Let's Go Team! Are we staying focused! Let's do this! How can I help? Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:38:04 EST When! Ok sisters I am new here so I was wondering when do you weigh I mean how many weeks? What time of the day? How can you jumpstart everything you are doing? I mean I am finally eatting right now I want to start with a low intense cardio workout any suggestions there? Tell me when should you be moving into a medium and then a high intense workout? Which DVD's are best are there some that do more calorie burning/fat burning or all the above? Please I welcome all comments I know I might sound ... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 09:13:37 EST Welcome!.. .Introduce yourself here! Mother of four, married 20 years. Stay at Home Mom, homeschooler. Three girls/one baby boy. Wed, 9 Jan 2008 00:20:12 EST Daily Chat! Hope everyone is having a Great Day! Wed, 9 Jan 2008 00:17:13 EST Add fruits and veggies to every meal Add fruits and veggies to every meal <BR> <BR> Having trouble eating your five servings a day? Sneaking fruits and veggies into breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes is the first step to feeling fuller on fewer calories and achieving long-lasting weight loss. <BR> <BR> Fruits and veggies are nature's perfect carbohydrate They're jammed with fiber and water, making them what's termed "low-density foods," containing few calories per serving. That means they're less calorie-packed and more fillin... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 09:58:27 EST Kids Health and Wellness <BR> Experts recommend about 1-1/2 hours of physical activity for toddlers, including playtime (especially outdoor activities), using playground equipment (make sure it is appropriately sized for a toddler), playing with balls, and using push/pull/ride toys. <BR> <BR> As a parent, try to build in 30 minutes of structured, chaperoned, planned activity with your toddler each day. Allow time (60+ minutes) for unstructured play as well. <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2008 16:27:39 EST Inspiration Post from QueenD1969: <BR> <BR> Ecclesiastes 8: 15 Then I commended mirth, because a [woman] hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with [her] of [her] labour the days of [her] life, which God giveth [her] under the sun. <BR> <BR> Day two into the New Year, ask yourself, what you have to live for. <BR> <BR> Many of us keep putting off for tomorrow what we can do today. Look at today as if there is no tomorrow. Dream yes, we must... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 16:23:34 EST De-Toxing Not a fan of crash dieting but occassionally our bodies do need a detox. The best way to deal with a holiday's binge is to one, not feel guilty because life's too short for all of that, and two, resume your normal eating pattern the next day. Don't try to starve yourself out of a little end-of-the-year pudge. The hidden benefit of a large holiday meal is that it actually jump starts your metabolism, and by starving yourself you'll lose that momentum, slighting your body's ability to burn calo... Sat, 29 Dec 2007 23:26:32 EST The African American Woman <BR> THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN <BR> <BR> I am a woman, not just any woman but an African American Woman. <BR> I come in many different shapes, forms, and fashions. <BR> I am tall, short, sophisticated, full of richness and grace. <BR> I am black, I am beautiful, I'm an African Woman. <BR> I am a Doctor, A Lawyer, a Teacher, a Preacher, <BR> I am a Dentist, a Dancer, a Writer, a fighter, <BR> but most of all I'm a survivor. <BR> I have paid my dues, now I demand my respect, I demand to be a... Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:42:03 EST Fabulous Friday! Hope you are having a fab friday! Fri, 21 Dec 2007 07:04:09 EST Welcome! Welcome! Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:23:58 EST Bintu Dada Siete (22) Hello Ladies, Welcome: <BR> <BR> Bcurry <BR> Chezbleu <BR> Custombuilt55 <BR> Dumples19 <BR> Goldenaries <BR> Msproverbs31 <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:14:57 EST Wonderful Wednesday Hope you are all having a Wonderful Wednesday! Wed, 19 Dec 2007 09:57:39 EST Health Wise Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure and death. <BR> <BR> "High blood pressure is often called the 'silent killer' because it usually has no symptoms until it causes damage to the body," Dr. Douglas C. Throckmorton, FDA's deputy director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a prepared statement. "Bystolic offers a new treatment option for people who need to control their... Wed, 19 Dec 2007 09:56:05 EST Homeschooling 101 (Video) <link><BR>2/Homeschool2.html </link> Tue, 18 Dec 2007 12:52:05 EST Terrific Tuesdays! come and post how your day is going! Tue, 18 Dec 2007 00:40:59 EST Marvelous Monday! Todays Chit Chat! How is your day going! Mon, 17 Dec 2007 07:46:49 EST Get your Giggle On! <BR> <BR> Watch my little elves! Sat, 15 Dec 2007 22:13:12 EST You Are Beautiful! You Are Beautiful!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Only A Woman of Color <BR> <BR> <BR> ONLY A WOMAN OF COLOR <BR> Can work full time while finishing school, raising respectful and intelligent children, be active in the PTA and a make it all seem effortless <BR> <BR> ONLY A WOMAN OF COLOR <BR> Can make a $100 out of 15 Cents <BR> <BR> ONLY A WOMAN OF COLOR <BR> Can go from the boardroom to the 'hood and "keep it real" in both places. <BR> <BR> ONLY A WOMAN OF COLOR <BR> Can slap the taste out of your... Sat, 15 Dec 2007 14:56:56 EST The White Envelope This was really inspiring, shared from another Team! <BR> <BR> White Envelopes <BR> <BR> It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so. <BR> <BR> It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it, overspending, the frantic running around at the last minute to g... Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:53:45 EST Child Vaccine Recall December 12, 2007 <BR> <BR> Child Vaccine Recall <BR> Pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. is recalling about a million <BR> doses of the Hib vaccine, which is given to young children to prevent <BR> pneumonia and meningitis. Be sure to read the details of the recall, <BR> find out at what age a child receives this vaccine, and read what <BR> parents should discuss with their family doctor or pediatrician. <BR> Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:06:16 EST The Golden Compass Regarding The Golden Compass <BR> <BR> DR. BRYAN CUTSHALL <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was handed a children's book by a staff member who said, "I think you need to see this." <BR> <BR> <BR> The book is published by Scholastic and is part of a collection of books. The book I was given is called The Golden Compass. This children's book is one of the most alarming things I have ever read. What makes it worse is that a movie based on the book premieres in December. Both the book and the movie in... Tue, 4 Dec 2007 00:17:03 EST Denzel Washington and Brooks Army Medical Center Serving the Lord His Way, <BR> <BR> Please read this, then send it to everybody you know. <BR> They'll thank you as <BR> they forward this to others as well. <BR> <BR> Subject: <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington <BR> and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center <BR> in San Antonio , Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States , espec... Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:30:36 EST Citgo and Petro Express <BR> AT A CITGO STATION, REGULAR WAS PRICED AT $2.82 PER GALLON; NO CUSTOMERS. HOWEVER, ACROSS THE STREET IT WAS SELLING FOR $2.85 PER GALLON AND ALL PUMPS HAD CARS WAITING TO FUEL. HERE'S WHY!!!! <BR> <BR> Have you noticed how the CITGO signs have disappeared in the past 7-8 months? Very clever move by Chavez. But guess what... CITGO IS CHANGING ITS NAME...this is serious Americans...make sure you read . <BR> <BR> NEWS FLASH: <BR> <BR> Chavez is NOW getting a Russian Weapons Factory b... Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:25:34 EST Welcome Nubod Happy to have you here! Feel free to post. Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:54:02 EST Hello To All Hi Spark Team, <BR> I am a Mother of 4: 3 Little Princesses, 12yo, 10yo, and 7yo. My little Prince is 1yo. Happily married 20 years. We call New England home. I also homeschool my Girls. Tue, 27 Nov 2007 07:57:42 EST "African American Women: Where They Stand" <BR> NBC News with Brian Williams will take a look at the issues facing <BR> African-American women across our nation in a new series <BR> "African-American Women: Where They Stand." The series will cover a <BR> wide-range of issues from their role in the '08 Presidential race, to <BR> the increased health-risks that they need to be concerned about. <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday's installment will discuss African-American women's progress in <BR> the education field. Nea rly two-thirds of Af... Mon, 26 Nov 2007 21:39:52 EST