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This is the start of a brand new me!
I am a healthier, wiser, and slimmer me. I am a student at Davenport University, pursuing a Doctorate in Business, specializing in Management. Outside of my studies, much of my energy is focused on my family, who not only support me in what I do but inspire my creativity and individuality. My husband, Nebraska and I have been friends for 35 years and married for 27 years. We have five marvelous daughters, Kenya and Kiyanna (the twins), 35; Ariele, 26; Christian, 21, and Brittany, 17. We also have 3 grandchildren; Shakira, 17; Danielle and Terrell (the twins), 15. All of us delight in reading (especially the Word) and watching movies together. Aside from my family and reading, other personal interests include enjoying music (jazz and gospel), stage plays, cooking, and first and foremost, praising and worshiping the Lord.

Member Since: 3/27/2007

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My Goals:
Father God…Help me while I take a new lifestyle approach to strive for long-term solutions to a chronic problem, not a short-term fix. Help me while I'm making a lasting lifestyle change and not expecting a quick fix, but establishing new habits and working hard to make them part of my daily life. My lifestyle approach will emphasize gradual, sustainable, and permanent changes in my lifestyle, exercise, attitude, relationships, and nutrition. Lord give me the strength.

My Program:
I am following simple premises, that I believe is the foundation of all successful weight loss goals. They are:
1. Make your calorie input smaller than your calorie output. If you burn more calories than you eat, then you are doing your body a favour.
2. Live by portion sizes. You can't work out your calories if you serve up your food on plates bigger than CD's, so I am making sure that I measure what I am eating, which also teaches me how to eat the correct amount.
Thats basically it. Reducing sedentary activities, engaging in more physical activity, and burning more calories than you consume is the key to weight management. In addition, relying on a balanced diet rich in green vegetables, calcium and protein, not only helps maintain weight, but also supports healthy bone maintenance.

Personal Information:
Dear God,
I admit that I have come to both loveand hate the word "diet."On the one hand, it represents hope for change. On the other, it's like a sign flashing "Failure ahead!"
I don't want to embark on another faulty plan, Lord.
I want to embark on a journey with You that is led by You and depends on Your power.
I can do nothing on my own!
Show me the path that will enable me to change.
Show me, as only You can, what works for me, what is healthy for me.
I want to think of this venture in positive terms, Lord--not that I am signing up to be miserable or in want.
I want to learn to feed my body what it truly needs when it truly needs it.
And to feed my soul with the Bread of Life--You!
Today I place my future, my failures, my setbacks,
all of my hopes and plans into Your hands.
There alone will I find meaning and true success in my life.

I was born and raised in Detroit but, my current residence is in

Other Information:
Everything that is going wrong in your life today shall be well. No matter how much your enemies try, "they will not" succeed. You have been destined to make it and you shall surely achieve all your goals. For the remaining months of this year (2007), all your agonies and dissappoinyments will be diverted and victory and prosperity will be incoming in abundance. Today God has confirmed the end of your sufferings, sorrows and pains because HE that sits on the throne has remembered you. He has taken away the hardships and given you JOY. He will never let you down. I knocked at heaven's door this morning and God asked me... My child! What
can I do for you? And I said, "Father, please protect and bless the person reading this message".. God smiled and answered... Request granted.

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    Your words of wisdom have truly been a blessing to me today. May God continue to keep you through your journey.
    4829 days ago
  • v LADY_J_53
    Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have power to create conditions in your life. What you speak about, you can bring about.

    If you keep saying you can't stand your job, you might lose your job.

    If you keep saying you can't stand your body, your body can become sick.

    If you keep saying you can't stand your car, your car could be stolen or just stop operating.

    If you keep saying you're broke, guess what? You'll always be broke.

    If you keep saying you can't trust a man or trust a woman, you will always find someone in your life to hurt and betray you.

    If you keep saying you can't find a job, you will remain unemployed.

    If you keep saying you can't find someone to love you or believe in you, your very thought will attract more experiences to confirm your beliefs.

    If you keep talking about a divorce or break up in a relationship, then you might end up with it.

    Turn your thoughts and conversations around to be more positive and power packed with faith, hope, love and action.

    Don't be afraid to believe that you can have what you want and deserve.

    Watch your Thoughts, they become words.

    Watch your words, they become actions.

    Watch your actions, they become habits.

    Watch your Habits, they become character.

    Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny.

    The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settle for.

    Thought I would share this with you.

    "In the search for me, I discovered truth.

    In the search for the truth, I discovered love.

    In the search for love, I discovered GOD.

    And in God, I have found Everything.

    Be Blessed

    4833 days ago
    Welcome to the Detroit Area Divas! We are glad that you are here!
    Good luck on ALL of your goals!!
    4834 days ago
    Welcome to the Detroit Area Divas! We are glad that you are here!
    Good luck on ALL of your goals!!
    4834 days ago
  • v LADY_J_53
    Bless you too Rochelle,

    We can all help each other through this lifestyle change. This is a battle that we must except as not being ours alone....This battle is definately the Lord's. I know I need His help. Maybe we can keep each other motivated.

    Be Blessed,

    4834 days ago
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