SparkPeople SparkAtlanta - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12307 Welcome to the official team for SparkPeople in Atlanta. Join a challenge. Post to a forum. Help us make life in Atlanta a healthy adventure! SparkPeople SparkAtlanta - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12307 Walking away the pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x57622536 Recently moved to Jonesboro, GA from New York/New Jersey area. Walking challenge to walk every day through June 21 but will probably continue after that. Outisde walks (there are no sidewalks in Jonesboro :-( ) or dvd or fitness tv on demand on days when weather is bad. Also go to gym for bike and elliptical. ON A MISSION. SEXY AFTER 60. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:36:14 EST Douglasville /Hiram http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x57262561 Hey everyone I'm back on Spark and ready to make many permanent changes in my lifestyle and that of my family. I'm looking for safe outdoor venues to exercise with my kids who are 11, 10 and 8. My husband works in Hiram so we are there a good bit. As soon as the tv frees up tonight I'm going to weigh and measure myself and set some new goals. I believe I'm around 230 and my long term goal is 150. Looking for someone to email back and forth with to hold each other accountable and encourage. Ha... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:44:17 EST Group activities and motivation in 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x57030194 I hope that everyone is doing well! I wanted to know if anyone is interested in getting together for some fitness activities? We're all trying to reach our goals or maintain once we get there. The purpose of this group is to help each other, right? Here's what I'll be doing. If you'd like to join, send me an email through Sparkpeople or respond to this post. Best wishes! <BR> <BR> 1. Walking up Stone Mountain on Sunday mornings (weather permitting)--join me and a few friends as we trud... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:56:16 EST MOTIVATED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x55643890 So excited to be here to lend and receive support. You guys are AWESOME. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:14:17 EST Powder Springs Walk/Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x54913180 Hi All! I live in the Powder Springs area and I am looking for someone or group to walk/run/bike with. I work so I would like to meet in the evening and weekends. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:44:31 EST Anyone in Lawrenceville, Norcross, or Snellville? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x54087723 Looking for workout buddy or accountability partner. I live in Lawrenceville. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:54:00 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x54057905 I am returning with a new determination to reach my goal in the company of fellow Atlantans. I can tell from the posts that I am going to enjoy sharing my ups and "middies" with you. <BR> I have incorporated the Hip Hop Abs DVD into my routine and mall walking (N'Lake) as I have year around allergies that restrict my outside walking routine. <BR> Any other suggestions that are budget friendly? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:36:53 EST AJCC Peachtree Road Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x54015364 This is such a fun, exciting run. Finish time for me was 1hr14min and I enjoyed every step. <BR> Did anyone else enjoy this 6.2 mile fun event(I just call it a street party).? Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:42:00 EST Sukerblue-Slow And Steady Does The Job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x54007554 Hi Everyone, <BR> I will use this 28 day challenge to support my need for consistency with fitness, water consumption, and staying within my SparkPeople calorie range. My goal is to lose 14 additional pounds by October 2013. Started 169 lbs., current weight 162 lbs., goal weight148 lbs. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 06:09:30 EST Looking to walk in Buckhead/Sandy Springs area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x52633029 Hey, everyone! I'm looking to find a safe place to walk in the Buckhead/Sandy Springs area when I recover from a foot injury. I live on Roswell Rd. between the two, and I'm not very familiar with the area. Do you have any ideas you could share with me? Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:57:55 EST A-Z Atlanta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x52545739 What's. Up in metro Atlanta. Share your knowledge from a-z. <BR> <BR> A - Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:16:46 EST Hello Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x52436872 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am very excited to join the Spark community and continue my healthy living quest. With faith, a positive mindset, and a support system all things are possible. <BR> <BR> Selah Fri, 8 Mar 2013 00:10:32 EST 2013 Walks/Runs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x51718987 Hi Everyone! I know that our new team captain is setting up our team page to revise some of the content and get some ideas from other teams. In the mean time, I've set a VERY ambitious fitness goal for myself this year and would LOVE the company of fellow Sparkers on my journey! <BR> My goal is to complete 25 races in 12 months. the ones I have in mind so far are: <BR> February 9, 2013 - Marietta Mardi Gras Run <BR> http://www.marietta5k.com/ <BR> Already registered! <BR> <BR> March 2, 201... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:00:42 EST Dirty Girl Mud Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x51658591 Hello all! I was wondering if anyone in the Atlanta area would be interested in forming a team for the Dirty Girl Mud Run that is taking place in April. Let me know if you are interested! Looks like a really fun time! <BR> <BR> http://www.godirtygirl.com/ <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:42:08 EST friends needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x51463922 Hello, feel free to add me. I love to motivate and need to be motivated. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 05:40:01 EST Marietta /Roswell Area SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x51227249 Is anyone interested in meeting on a weekly basis to walk/jog Kennesaw Mountain or walk/jog at the Roswell Area Park Trails? Sun, 16 Dec 2012 08:24:42 EST Local Events? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x51000768 Hello! I live in the Sandy Springs area and work in the Emory/Decatur area. I was wondering if you guys ever had local events. I was hoping to find someone to possibly walk/workout with in one of those areas. Do you guys ever meet up? Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:52:55 EST Free Film Screening for INSPIRED: The Movie 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x50393993 Hey SparkAtlanta! <BR> <BR> We are planning a screening of our documentary film on Saturday 10/27 in downtown Atlanta, to get some feedback on our current rough cut. The screening is free, in exchange for filling out a short survey at the end of the film! <BR> <BR> We would love to have feedback from SparkPeople members, as the film is about what inspires us to become healthy and what determines our success or failure. Your feedback is greatly valued! <BR> <BR> If you'd like to be a part... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 05:17:22 EST hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x50021619 hey everyone! Hope your day is going well. I'm in the Barrow County area of GA. <BR> I was on SP before but had to go away for a bit due to health issues BUT now I'm back and determined as ever!! I started on September 9, 2012 and have lost almost 5 lbs. (yeah me!) <BR> I was wondering if there was anyone out there that would like to be buddies? I need buddies to keep the motivation going and the positive attitude on those not so good days. My days have been good so far but you just never kno... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:50:39 EST Hello I'm Suppa Model http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x50002482 I looking for people in my area that I can get together with and we can support each other in this weight loss journey. I have 250lbs to lose and I know it's not going to happen over night but I need people to push me to success and I can help them move forward too! Wed, 19 Sep 2012 01:45:42 EST HELLO: Tiara Griffin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x49974722 Hello Everyone!! My name is Tiara Griffin. I got married 6 months ago to my best friend. In the last year I have become very over weight after being healthy for many years. About a year ago I found out I have something called PCOS, which causes weight gain, mostly in the mid-section. I have decided that I want to try and have a baby but before I do so I want to loose 80 pounds. I would like to be a healthy weight and increase my chances for a healthy and sucessful pregnancy. I'm hoping this w... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:02:56 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x49804445 Hi my name is Kelley I am 38 yrs old and married. I decided to rejoined SparkPeople after being gone for over 2 years. After seeing all the health related issues my mom is going through (diabetics, heart disease) due to neglecting her health. My dear husband and I sat down and talked for the first time about our physical and emotional health. We were always tired and seemed to lack the energy to make it through the day. We also weren't sleeping as well as we could. So, we both decided to get ... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 20:24:24 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x49533886 I'm hoping I could use this forum as motivated to stay active and develop a more healthy lifestyle. I'm currently 180 lbs and goal weight is 160 or better. I have a problem staying consistent with all the daily activities in my life. Glad to be here!!!! Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:10:01 EST kickingglutt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x49244868 I'm new to sparkpeople, i have a goal to lose 129 lbs. i'm giving myself a year or less. i will be taking it hour by hour, day by day, and week by week. my 1st mini goal is to drop the first 10 lbs. i will see how it go. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:35:20 EST Hello I am Yolanda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x48951532 Hi I am Yolanda and new to the team. I have been aware of the site but now getting serious about participation. Please add me as a Spark Friend as I anticipate your pointers and encouragement. <em>224</em> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:58:08 EST I feel Helpless. PLEASE HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x48944211 <em>46</em> I know that I want to lose weight, but for some reason just can't do it. I try numerous ways to diet and less. I read numerous of articles to change my thinking when it comes to eating and proper foods shopping. My workouts never last long between my 2 active boys and my work and pulling extra hours. I can't seem to keep a routine going that I can stick too. Some please help MOTIVATION IS MUCH NEEDED. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 01:55:40 EST New to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x48900391 Hi everyone! I'm new to Spark and actually from the St. Louis, Mo area! However, I will be in Atlanta the weekend of October 6-7 for the FireFly Run and just thought I would join this team! I've already started my training for the 5K and excited!! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:43:59 EST 2012 Peachtree Road Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x48813438 I am so excited about the Peachtree Road Race tomorrow. Was wondering if any fellow Sparkers will be participating? <BR> <em>232</em> <em>186</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 18:09:43 EST Looking for Roswell/ Marietta Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x48765708 New to the ATL SparkTeam, but just wanted to see if there were any other Sparkers in my area that might want to hit the gym together. I am a member at LA Fitness. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:27:01 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x48676417 Hi All <BR> Trying to do this on my own was NOT working, have decided that I need to find walking partners to help get my butt in gear. Have been off and on sparkpeople for a couple of years, never stick with it long enough for it to do me any good. This time is different, I am going to make this work. So with that said, anyone in the west Georgia area, Carrollton to be specific, that would be interested in meeting up a couple times a week to walk? <BR> Have a fabulous week, <BR> Samantha Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:38:31 EST Henry County..... (McDonough, GA) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x48552511 Just looking for some peers from the area who would like to get together for both in person/online to help motivate one another. Any takers? Sat, 16 Jun 2012 15:23:36 EST Sparkpeople Live! Meeting today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x48534554 Can I get a WOO HOO for Friday!?! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> REMINDER: <BR> <em>349</em> I'll be teaching the Sparkpeople Live! Meeting today at 12pm if you'd like to join!! <link>livemind.com/sparkpeople-live-suppor<BR>t-orientation.aspx?rc=lmr18722 </link> It's free to try if you've never experienced a Live! Meeting!! Lots of fun, friendship, support and accountability!! Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:58:28 EST Training Buddy in Woodstock http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x48512949 I want to begin training for a 5k with someone. Running by myself is extremely boring and need some extra motivation of a buddy with me. If anyone might want to run with me in the evenings in the Town Lake area just let me know. Thanks Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:32:06 EST Greetnings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x48212197 Hello everyone! My name is Shea and I'm going to try not to be too wordy however I would like to share with you all what brought me to SparkPeople. I've been working on losing weight for about 2 years now. When I first started losing weight I was at my heaviest at 311 pounds today I'm anywhere from 281-276. I will be the first one to admit that I lack discipline. When things get hard or when I am simply tired of trying, I stop and retreat from whatever plan I'm on and go back to whats ... Thu, 24 May 2012 12:14:14 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x47642784 Hi ATL, I hope everyone is doing fine, just a litttle information about me. I live in Marietta and my long term goal is to lose 70lbs, I am currently 230lbs. I got married last year and my husband and I would like to become pregnant in November of this year. My doctor would like for me to be at 190 before I become pregnant so that is my goal for this year. I am also diabetic, my numbers are in control but I would like to lower my medicine dosage and losing weight would go a long way in accomp... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:36:59 EST I'm Jeniece & I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x47472755 Hi! I just started the Eat to Live diet this past week and I'm going to amp up my SparkPeople usage for accountability & motivation! Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:01:29 EST Thursday 4-12! Meet Chris Downie in Live! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x47386697 Meet SparkPeople.com founder Chris Downie (Sparkguy) Thursday 4-12 in a Live! Meeting at 8pm est as he introduces a new SparkPeople feature he's been working on: SparkGuy's Army! <BR> <BR> <link>http://livemind.com/sparkpeople-live<BR>-special-event-be-the-first-to-learn-a<BR>bout-sparkguys-army.aspx?rc=lmr18722 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>349</em> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:15:49 EST No More Procrast nating!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x47243606 Hello All-- Allow me to introduce myself--I am the person who found every excuse in the book to keep from doing what I know I needed to do all the while getting more and more out of shape. Now--it's like a light went off-- I finally get it--it is all up to me--I have to do this for me--no more lying to myself and to anyone else--no more blaming my upbringing, my culture or anything else. No more crying poor, poor me--no more feeling sorry for myself. I get it now--I finally get it--and da... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:17:56 EST introductions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x46860362 I may not be a newbie to Atlanta but I am a total fish out of water with this site! I'm sure Ill get better as time goes on. My goal is to get healthy (since rehabbing from surgery several months ago). Also. I used to have an eating disorder so I need to keep that from reering its ugly head during this journry. Rittle me this, does this team do group workout at piedmont park? or group dinners? Fill me in! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 03:35:22 EST Upcoming Atlanta Fitness Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x46767381 Living in and around Atlanta allows extensive access to so many great events.... <BR> <BR> I will list as many as I can think of... if you know of more let me know and I will add them to this list. <BR> <BR> MARCH <BR> 17-Cities Luckie 5k, Va-HI JigJog <BR> 31- <link>thecolorrun.com/atlanta/ </link> <BR> <BR> APRIL <BR> 28-Climb Atlanta -50 floors to benefit Amer. Lung Assoc. <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> <BR> JUNE <BR> HBCU Annual 5k <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:10:36 EST The Color Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x46767300 Is anyone else signed up for THE COLOR RUN...? <BR> <BR> I AM. <BR> If you are.... please post response. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>thecolorrun.com/atlanta/ </link> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:05:53 EST March Madness 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x46767152 31 days of Fitness.... <BR> <BR> Pledge your minutes and show your commitment.... <BR> <BR> USERNAME: <BR> BLOG: <BR> <BR> MARCH MINUTE GOAL: <BR> <BR> 3/1 <BR> 3/2 <BR> 3/3 <BR> .... <BR> <BR> 3/31 <BR> You get the gist.... <BR> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:49:58 EST Gym Shoutout!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x46767115 What gym do you go to? <BR> Do you take any classes? <BR> <BR> Let's link up.... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:46:16 EST Sparkpeople Live Mind Meeting reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x46247559 I'm teaching the SparkPeople.com Live meetings at 9am and 10pm tonight!! <BR> <BR> Also Don't forget Coach Nicole's very first will be at 8pm and it's gonna be great so go sign up!! <BR> <BR> Would love it if you could come to my 10pm class after hers if you can <link> http://livemind.com/sparkpeople-live-suppo<BR>rt-orientation.aspx?rc=lmr18722 </link> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:09:51 EST Newbie. Excited to jump fearlessly into SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x46231612 Hey folks, <BR> <BR> I just joined SP yesterday due to the need to have a support team in achieving my ideal body weight. For my health, for my career, for the better of my future self. <BR> <BR> I live in the Buckhead/Vinings area of town, and I've slowly but surely been getting back into my ideal shape. I was a dance major in college, and ever since I graduated last May I thought: I have got to get this "college beer weight" off of me. <BR> <BR> Granted, I was diligent in my routine a... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:23:06 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x45995507 Hello, I am a stay at home mother and homeschool my two children ages 10 & 6. We just moved to the outskirts of 285 in August of last year. We moved from the beautiful beaches of Tybee Island, Georgia. What a change from a slow paced life to this busy fast lane!! I have struggled with weight for years and I am ready to lose weight and get fit too!!! Looking forward to my SparkPeople journey........ Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:54:05 EST Iron Girl Atlanta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x45901555 Hi! <BR> I am new to the boards looking to see if anyone else is doing the Iron Girl triathlon in May. This will be my 2nd year participating. Thanks, Debi Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:43:08 EST Hi! Back to SP after 2 years but in a new state! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x45840961 My husband and I moved down to Atlanta in April of 2011 when I accepted a job with Coca-Cola. It has all been very exciting, difficult and rewarding. I have not focused on my health the past year and am paying for it. I made so much progress in 2010, and then undid it at all last year. I don't want to be a before anymore. I want that after pic for the rest of my life. I also want to have a child, and know I need to be healthy for that to happen. Looking for some local people to get to ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:07:16 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x45649444 Good morning SparkPeople Family. I have lived in Atlanta since 1984 and I have made the decision to get serious and get healthy and I know that this is the best forum to do it. Now is the best time to start!!!! Mon, 26 Dec 2011 01:10:32 EST Longtime Atlanta girl, new to SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x45339082 Hi, I'm Animal! I've been in the Atlanta area most of my life (never want to leave ITP ATL!!!) and I currently live in the Brookwood area. I'm 27, single, no kids, live with a great roomie and a couple of super-spoiled cats! <BR> <BR> I have always eaten pretty healthy, ever since I was a kid, so as long as I don't get into a fast-food rut or something I never have a problem with overeating. My problem these days is undereating (and I could use some more veggies!) I also have not been a co... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:31:01 EST Savannah 10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x45306293 Anyone else doing the Savannah 10k this weekend? <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:37:59 EST Fairly New to ATL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x45289228 Moved to the Atlanta area over the summer...been trying to balance settling in here, job searching, and such. I know a handful of people here, would be great to make new friends! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:31:41 EST Live Meeting -The power of Positive thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x45065910 DONT MISS THIS WEEK!! <BR> SparkPeople.com Live! Meeting this week is going to be mind blowing and you don't wanna miss this!! <BR> Topic The Power of Positive Thinking!! <BR> <BR> You don't want to miss this, It will change you!!!! <BR> <BR> Go Sign up right now!! <BR> <BR> I teach Tuesday & Thursday at 9am and Friday at 12pm Eastern, <BR> If you can't make it to mine I encourage you to find a time that works for you <BR> but don't miss out! this is going to be an AMAZING Topic!! ... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:30:26 EST Preparing for Winter Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x45030679 I love to get my cardio in walking outside and I plan on continuing this throughout the winter. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep my fitness up during the cold months or what to expect working out in the elements? This will be my first winter staying focused on my weight loss goals. Thanks! Fri, 11 Nov 2011 13:10:21 EST Moving soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x44979667 Hey y'all, <BR> <BR> I was born and raised in the metro area (Cumming, specifically) but moved to Athens for college. I just scored a job in Atlanta and will be moving there soon, hopefully in the Midtown/Buckhead area. <BR> <BR> Thought I'd drop in, introduce myself, and start trying to make some friends in the area. Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:23:52 EST Daily Work Outs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x44947642 Big question guys...is it okay to work out seven days a week, and for those of you that do, is it really helping with your weight loss goal? I want to do 6 days a week and off on Sundays, but today I feel like I'm slumming...like I should be somewhere pounding the pavement or doing crunches or something. If seven days a week are going to get me to my goal faster and won't harm my body I am ready to go. Any tips? Sun, 6 Nov 2011 13:15:37 EST Hello fellow Atlantans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x44908797 I am so glad to join the team and get focused and disciplined in losing this weight. Originally from Louisiana (home of everything good in the world to eat), I have been living in Atlanta since 1996. My marriage just recently failed and I am looking to start life over...beginning with a new me! Any advice on losing weight, what works, what I should avoid, etc. is much appreciated. Currently, I have reduced my carb intake and I am drinking tons of water and eating lots of fruit and veggies... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 20:58:15 EST Atl Thanksgiving 5k/ Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x44868568 Anyone here running either the 5k or the Half Marathon at Turner Field on Thanksgiving Day??? Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:58:57 EST Black Girls Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x44867245 Black girls run? Of course we do. In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement ... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:27:54 EST making strides http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x44816712 If anyone's out here, my daughter and I are at the rings. She's got a tutu on! Pink bandanas... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:06:09 EST Hi from Dallas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x44736237 Hi everyone I'm new to the team but not Spark. We moved to the area from Jacksonville, FL in August. My name is Cheryl. I'm married with one boy (7). I'm still trying to get use to the area. The roads here are very confusing! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:49:44 EST Hi I'm Jessica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x44404248 Hello All, <BR> <BR> I have always used Spark People on and off but never went as far as joining a message board but I thought what the heck, any motivation is good motivation. I recently started a new job and my schedule has been turned up side down. I am celebrating my 30th birhtday in 6 weeks and really want to lose the 10 pounds I have wanted to lose for the past year and keep it off. My goal is to be consistent with my food journal, that tends to keep me focused and start exercising ag... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:16:38 EST Really good Groupon for Atlanta Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x44350483 There's a groupon that I just bought as a Christmas present from my wife to me - It's a 5-6 hour guided hike to see three waterfalls in North Georgia. It includes lunch and ends with a wine tasting. There's a 3-4 hour/two water fall option and an 8 hour/four waterfall option too. As a healthy way to get out and about, with a little bonus wine, I thought other sparkpeople in Atlanta should see it too - http://tinyurl.com/67vv6z4. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:38:15 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x44223863 My name is Sasha and I am 33 years old. I am from NYC and moved to Atlanta a few years ago. I am still trying to make Atlanta my home so I may also need some encouragement in that area too...lol. I am very happily married and we are blessed to have 2 wonderful children. Since my son was born, the 2nd child, my body has not been the same. I heard that the 2nd one can do that to you sometimes...lol. Anyhoo, I am happy to join the SparkAtlantaTeam and with God's grace I will reach my health/we... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:26:16 EST Tucker 5 miler this weekend/Ca rtersville 10k next http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x44181333 The Atlanta Track Club has two of their "low key/no t shirt" runs this weekend and next. The first is Saturday in Tucker that starts at Sam's Club on Mountain Industrial. It's a 5 miler with a 10 mile option. Last year, I got to about mile 4 and was being lapped by people on their mile 9. But, it's a good course for walking too because it is open for 2.5 hours. So - you can do 30 minute miles and still get in 5 miles! It goes through a neighborhood, and last year, people got out lawn ch... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:00:16 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x44154970 I just moved to the area...Dallas,GA. I joined Spark awhile back but fell off the wagon. I am ready to get back on again and make it work! Sun, 18 Sep 2011 23:22:34 EST Inspiring story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x43983179 Good evening everyone, <BR> <BR> I wanted to share this story with you. I hope to look this fit by next summer. Please let me know your thoughts <link>www.beyondblackwhite.com/health-from<BR>-over-200-pounds-to-pure-hawtness-meet<BR>-the-gorgeous-cameesha-brown/ </link> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 20:59:34 EST Ideal weight 155-coming in at 189, 5'9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43886294 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> 34 lbs. to lose. This is my goal. Then once I make it, to maintain it. Sat, 3 Sep 2011 16:07:29 EST Hot For Halloween Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x43862823 So our very own Ms TWOSWEET504 has put together a "Hot for Halloween" challenge that runs from September 4th - Halloween weekend. Details are on her blog and also on the challenge page: <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group<BR>s_individual.asp?gid=52934 <BR> <BR> I think this will be a fun challenge and encourage you all to join - it's super simple and gives us something to work towards. Hope everyone has a great SparkWeek Fri, 2 Sep 2011 02:46:16 EST Affordable Trainer in Atlanta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x43834033 I'm sharing here (for us locals) what I posted on my blog... <BR> So I've been really good with watching my foods (I'm actually pretty proud of myself for that), however, when it comes to exercise, well I haven't been. I just have not been motivated. Between depression, stress and well just flat laziness, I've done NOTHING for exercise. I did okay the first couple of weeks but I just couldn't stick with it. I know in part it's because I'm going it alone. Which I KNOW is not good overall & wel... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:05:42 EST Hey Yall! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43733947 Hey there everybody! I just wanted to pop in and say hello! I stumbled across this website and thought it was a pretty cool concept and community. Since I'm currently "up in the gym just workin' on my fitness" I figured Spark People just may house the support, encouragement and clever ideas that I may need on this fitness journey. Looking forward to the journey... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:29:41 EST Starting Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43672426 Hi everyone - Feeling strong this time. Looking forward to living healthier than ever. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:18:11 EST Form Decatur http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43575542 Hi. I am reading the Spark and decided to get more involved with the community. The other teams I tried to join don't really inspire me, but I think this one will be more real to me since it is right where I am <em>41</em> . I hope I can get some friends here and touch base about what is important to me (and you). Any other teachers out there? How about engineers? Anyone in school part time? I hope you all read this and give me a shout out. <BR> <BR> Also, it seems like there are ev... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:44:55 EST So excited!!! I did it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x43564085 I just crossed the 100 pounds gone, I would love for you to come by and read my blog!! Woo hoo <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429282 </link> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 06:55:34 EST heya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43542938 just thought i'd say hi :) i'm emily. i'm in my 20s and i live in midtown. i go to georgia state university (go panthers!) but will be graduating in december. i've been a member of spark for awhile but just recently decided i need to take this thing more seriously. i figure it probably gets harder to change your habits the older you get, so i want to build some good habits now. looking for encouragement and to encourage others. maybe meet some workout buddies in the area. <BR> <BR> ta... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:06 EST My name is Veronica aka "OHSOCREAMEE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43488731 I am a Mother of 4 and a very Laid-Back, Down-2-Earth Woman with a Beautiful Soul who enjoys meeting new individual, learning new things, and most of just experiencing what life as to offer. Not going into any major detail of why I am on here because I am pretty sure that you already as a notion of my joining this site...Right now this is bout all i have to say feel free to hit me up. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:41:14 EST FREE Zumba! - Seriously! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x43485338 Just thought I'd pass this along for anyone that might be interested: <BR> <BR> <link>www.atlantadowntown.com/do/free-zumb<BR>a-classes-at-woodruff-park </link> <BR> <BR> Don't forget about the fun and FREE Zumba classes this (started August 6th) and every Saturday through September at Woodruff Park! Enjoy two hour-long classes in the morning from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - and you can join in at any time. Meet us by the water wall! Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:31:29 EST New kid on the block....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43412102 Hello all.... <BR> Just getting started. I welcome and would greatly appreciate your directives, suggestions and guidance. ;) Sun, 7 Aug 2011 10:23:53 EST New from Loganville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43328586 Hello, I'm 11 days new from Loganville. My name is Cathy. It's always good to know that there are people nearby who talk your language and know what corn bread used to mean to us as Southerners. Bless your hearts! <BR> <BR> Cathy <em>224</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 12:13:21 EST Thanksgiving 1/2 and ZOOMA Atlanta 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43296602 Hello there, I am not from Georgia. I am looking at coming down for the Thanksgiving 1/2 Marathon in Atlanta and the ZOOMA Atlanta 1/2 on the following Saturday. I was just wondering if anyone here is going to do or has done either of these halfs. If anyone is it would be great to know someone in advance. I am flying down from RI. Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:59:09 EST Hello from Norcross http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43240712 Hi All- <BR> <BR> My name is Sandy. I am originally from the Virginia Beach area but have been in Ga for a couple of years. I hoping to use this forum to meet my weight loss goals and make a few friends along the way. <BR> <BR> So, if there is anyone in the Norcross/Gwinnett area looking for a work out buddy, please feel free to contact me. <BR> <BR> Good Luck to you all. We all have the power to change!! <em>30</em> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:05:38 EST New person from Cascade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x43183929 Hello everybody! My name is Shirley Anne and I am new to this website. I live in the Cascade area with my husband and my 5 year old son. I need some real help. I need to lose a lot of weight and I need to teach my 5 year old some better eating habits. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:32:22 EST Hello spark fam... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x42967193 I created an account on Sparkpeople in 2008 and it went nowhere. I began working out again several months ago, and am enjoying it this time. I picked up running about a month and a half ago, and can't go without my daily fix! I've made this a lifestyle change and just wanted to say hello! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:52:18 EST Looking for WALKING PARTNER(S) IN ATL area. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x42701121 Looking for WALKING PARTNER(S) IN ATL area. atlantoon@gmail.com Wed, 29 Jun 2011 04:04:32 EST Rock What You Got http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x42598124 In recognition of "independence day" we're gonna help you celebrate your independence and keep movin'! <BR> <BR> ROCK WHAT YOU GOT <BR> DON'T EVER LET THEM MAKE YOU STOP <BR> ROCK WHAT YOU GOT <BR> NOONE CAN ROCK THE WAY YOU ROCK! <BR> (Lyrics to Rock What You Got by SuperChick) <BR> <BR> <BR> We're throwin' a "Rock What You Got party"! <BR> <BR> <BR> We got ZUMBA, FUSION, FITCAMP, and introducing...PiYo (starting July 21)!!! <BR> <BR> Let's see what YOU got! <BR> <BR> Mark your cale... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:07:28 EST New to ATL from WPB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x42577278 I'm new from West Palm Beach, FL. I'm a 27 year old mom of two married to a wonderful man who is also in need of a good workout. I'm a tea addict (when I can afford it) and love my fresh produce. It's just not the same without the farm being down the street... (Anyone know of a place to get good, fresh produce cheaper?) Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:23:30 EST Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x42511957 Hi Atlanta, <BR> The folks at The Bert show told me not to call it Hotlanta. I am creating a summer challenge for myself and was hoping that I could get some company to join me. Each week I will create a new challenge for myself. I am patterning this after the Spark Challenge teams. <BR> <BR> Fitness Challenge: Using the Spark generated workouts, I will try a different workout each week <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I will stay within my calorie range (woo, big deal right?) <BR> <BR> If you wo... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 09:13:51 EST POSSIBLE Spark Rally in Western North Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x42503613 Hi, I'm Tracy and I'm a member of this team and also co-leader of Western NC Spark Team. My co-leader on WNC, ELSEEBEE recently helped plan and hold a Sparkrally in Northern KY and they were very successful - it was a fun day where Sparkpeople success stories were shared, a Skype conference call with Chris Downey, a guest appearance by Coach Nicole and much more. We think Western NC is a wonderful place to have a weekend Spark Rally next spring because of the beautiful outdoors, healthy eatin... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:45:40 EST Affordable gyms in the Vinings/Smyrna Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x42441532 Does anyone work out this way? My job is in the area and I am trying to find a good gym to go to. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:16:09 EST Curious is anyone is in the Buckhead /Midtown Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x42422895 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I have been on SP since 2008 and love this place. It has become a part of my daily routine. I have also been in Atlanta since 1999, so a long time. However, not many people I know are serious about getting fit because they either don't prioritize it or don't need it. And none of them use SP either. <BR> <BR> I have always wondered if anyone in my area is part of this team. I am curious if any of you live in Buckhead/Midtown? I exercise at home on my own with my var... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:32:51 EST Crusin for Christmas in July Walk /5k in McDonough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x42398066 Lighthouse Church presents Crusin for Christmas in July 30th <BR> 5k /1 mile, elf trot all proceeds benefit Operation Christmas Child <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=17627<BR>32&id=1420170361 </link> Click here for a registration forum or go to <link>http://www.active.com/running/mcdono<BR>ugh-ga/cruisin-for-christmas-in-july-2011 </link> to Register online <BR> <BR> Contact soulsneakers@gmail.com with any questions Mon, 13 Jun 2011 10:16:25 EST Hello Fellow Atlantans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x42352476 I am new to the team and wanted to "introduce" myself. I live in Gwinnett Co, so not actually in Atl, but I would love to keep up with the events going on. I plan on becoming really active as to lose the rest of my baby weight by my son's first birthday this September. So I have roughly 3 months to lose 30 lbs. I know I can do it! If anyone lives near Grayson, and is looking for a Spark Buddy, I am too. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:55:03 EST new to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x42269250 Hey there, <BR> Im Alli and I live in Doraville. Im 26. Im new the site but not new the weightloss thing. I still have a long long way to go but 40lbs down! Im excited to see what spark has in store Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:40:01 EST I live in Atlantic Station & wkout @ Knuckle Up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x42180915 Friend me on here and let's chat if you are in or near Atlantic Station. Or if you are a Knuckle Up member then I would like to meet you too... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 22:19:50 EST Healthy1atl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x42049332 My goals are to be consistent on an exercise program, finding time to exercise, making good choices of food I eat, drinking the proper amount of water daily, staying at my goal weight, staying motivated while reaching my goals, and having fun at the same time. I joined the site for ideas, motivation and encouragement to live healthy and fit. Thu, 26 May 2011 06:41:14 EST Eating Healthy this Summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x41952217 I posted this thread on another team page, but wanted to know what my home team thought. <BR> <BR> Memorial day is coming up and so is the summer for that matter. With all of the cook outs, back yard BBQs and vacations, What are your plans to keep your meals healthy or at least reasonable this summer? Sat, 21 May 2011 06:59:20 EST Any bikers around? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x41655582 I recently started biking to work. Nothing too crazy, I live in midtown and am biking to downtown. Been enjoying the savings in parking and the midtown commuter rewards! <BR> <BR> Apparently May is a pretty big month for biking! Tons of stuff going on in and around Atlanta. <BR> <BR> Beltline Tour May 7th: http://www.atlantabike.org/civicrm/event/i<BR>nfo?reset=1&id=1527 <BR> Ride of SIlence May 18th: http://www.atlantabike.org/civicrm/event/i<BR>nfo?id=1448&reset=1 <BR> and my personal fav... Thu, 5 May 2011 22:59:40 EST Boomerang Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x41601524 I was a member of Sparkpeople 3-4 years ago for around a year. I managed to drop around 40lbs before a big cruise that I took with my family. I was pretty sure I had picked up lasting healthy habits so i left the site. In the interim, my thyroid basically stopped functioning. I was going to the gym 5 days a week and still gaining weight. Discouraged, I gave up. Last year I finally was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and now that my medication is leveled out my metabolism has picked back up and ... Tue, 3 May 2011 13:53:17 EST Thank you Shawneda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x41542207 Thank you for organizing the meet and greet at the park! I'm glad that I made it and met some fellow Sparkers. Hope to see you all again. <BR> <BR> Denise Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:35:25 EST Girl Trek http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x41522796 Good evening... <BR> <BR> I just joined the Girl Trek Walking Challenge. I also started the S.W.A.G. Health Team. Sista Walkers About Good Health is a newly formed team that has made a commitment to walk 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 10 weeks. We are meeting the challenge presented by GirlTrek.org. <BR> <BR> Their mission is to combat female obesity that is currently prevalent as 80% of African American and 75% of Latin women are overweight or obese. Our team culminating event(ten... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:43:18 EST Who uses MARTA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x41358772 How many ATL Sparkers use the marta regularly? I'm on it around once a month as our downtown datacenter is right off of Peachtree Center. <BR> <BR> I'm curious if a meetup would be more successful if staged closer to a marta station so there was no hassle with parking and/or bus transfers. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:05:27 EST social meet-ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x41305558 Hi everyone!! I am new to Sparkpeople and really looking forward to my new journey. Part of my weight gain problem was moving to Atlanta two years ago and not having any support system here. I am still lacking in that department.....by miles. I've lived here for about 2 years now, but with a crazy work schedule and a quiet personality its been very hard for me to make friends. Which, in turn, has made me feel sad and lonely and overeat (and drink a few too many glasses of wine). <BR> <BR> A... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:16:44 EST re hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x41171292 I've been over on the dandy lion page since SP Atlanta has been historically slow... I've gotten my wife to join SP (flashee_girl) and am on track to lose 50lbs in 2011. My exercising has changed and I'm working on new things so I can support my wife. We're both doing so well. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to make it to the saturday even at Piedmont, and would like my wife to go as well, but she's always hesitant to go new places. I might take my daughter, though... She's 15 today. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:54:27 EST Am I crazy or what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x41167380 I'm 56 years old and have just started my first boot camp experience ever. The first day really kicked my butt. I'm beginning to think I should've taken an easier softer way to get started. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:18:15 EST Hellow from Lawrenceville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x41150719 Hello all. I started with Spark in February making gradual changes and am now ready to kick in. Since I live in Lawrenceville and work downtown I thought this would be a great team to join and am looking foward to having yall on my journey. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:55:29 EST April 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40942912 Happy April 1st! <BR> <BR> I have been so inspired by all the blog posts I'm seeing today reviewing March Goals progress and setting fresh personal goals for April. I have never consistently tracked month-to-month goals, but I feel I could benefit from it, so thank you to all of you who have inspired me with it! <BR> <BR> I am setting 5 primary goals for April: <BR> 1. Actually measure all food eaten/tracked at least 2 days/week. <BR> 2. Limit myself to 20 oz. of coffee per day. <BR> 3. ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:24:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40917012 I just started tracking my nutrition and fitness goals. I used to be very active but let myself get ground down by life. I'm 62 years old, have a disabled husband and two adopted children ages 12 and 14. We almost lost our house last year, but were able to get it refinanced. The neighborhood is lousy and we would love to move. I have a part-time job and right now my goal is to get another job that will enable me to save enough for us to move. I'm on track to lose 17 pounds to help me loo... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:16:22 EST Newbie From Conyers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40893697 Joined SP on 2/27/11 and thought I should join the Hotlanta Team!!! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:49:27 EST Time to get it together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40880343 Hi there everyone! <BR> <BR> Just this month I celebrated a big milestone, my 30th birthday!!! Unfortunately, its also another milestone: the heaviest I've ever been as an adult. <BR> <BR> I'm now determined to get it together. I have 300+ days until my next birthday. I want to turn it around and make this year my healthiest yet! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone the best on their journey! :) Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:29:34 EST Run for the Bun 5k 4.16 in McDonough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x40869781 The Pregnancy Resource Center of Henry County will host our the 3rd Annual Run for the Bun on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. This year promises to be bigger than ever and we couldn’t be more excited. <BR> <BR> The 2011 Run for the Bun will be one of the most fun 5K races you’ve ever experienced! The event began in 2009 as a 5K run / walk and one mile walk to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center of Henry County. This year we anticipate more than 700 runners and walkers and we want you... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:15:03 EST Responses to Shawneda's Email http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40853795 Shawneda, I think the fundraising walks are a great idea. I would participate. I'm eagerly awaiting April 30th. <BR> <BR> I might have participated in the recipe challenge if photos were not involved. That was the deal breaker for me. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:44:46 EST Newbie from College Park, GA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40815862 Hello my fellow Atlantans! My name is Tiffany and I live in College Park, GA. I am so excited to finally become active on SparkPeople and I look forward to getting to know all of you! Please feel free to offer any tips or advice you may have about using SparkPeople!! Sat, 26 Mar 2011 23:27:26 EST Henry & Clayton County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40813091 There's a new team just for us!! I've been on my journey since 1.1.10 and have lost 76 pounds, but I'm tired of doing it all alone and would love to have some locals to do my journey with. If you're interested in local support & possibly fitness buddies.. then feel free to join me if you wish. <BR> <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/henryclaytonco<BR>ga </link> <BR> <BR> Hope to see you over on my new team Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:39:07 EST Miss. K@r3n B@B3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40754595 Hi everyone im new to the site. I am really excited and look forward to my journey ahead. What love to hear from aanyone to help me on my way. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:10:25 EST Can a food critic lose weight and get fit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40654449 I hope so that's why I'm here! <link>atlanta-food-critic.com </link> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:42:24 EST Local Greek Yogurt & Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40620386 I thought a few people might be interested in this: <BR> <link>www.atlantafresh.com/Local_Fresh.htm<BR>l </link> <BR> <BR> Looks like you can visit their company store in Norcross. Their products also seem to be available thru Whole Foods. <BR> <BR> AND...they sell NON-FAT yummy greek yogurt flavors. <BR> <BR> I love my greek yogurt. However, I may need to stay away from their cheese :-) Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:57:30 EST New to ATL and Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40551010 Hi everyone my name is Brenda and i recently moved to the greater Atlanta area to live with my fiance. I don't know many people around here so I thought sparkpeople would not only help me meet others but help me reach my health goals. I am a current psychology student and my fiance is also a student so we don't have a lot of extra money to spend on things like a gym or expensive health food. I would love to eat healthier and still stay on budget so if anyone has any tips PLEASE share/email me... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:48:43 EST Hello from College Park...ARE YOU PUMPED?!! I AM!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40531579 Hey everyone...my name is Sylvia and I am brand new to SparkPeople. My weight has been an issue for me ever since I hit 20 years old. I know it was a combination of bad eating habits, lack of activity and some personal situations that got me to this point but I am so so so ready for change. I started on my lifestyle change approximately a month ago. I've been working really hard to change how I eat and I make sure to get in at least 30 minutes of activity a day. I have to be honest, I ge... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:27:34 EST Westlake High Anyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x40457772 I live in South Fulton and would hope to find a walking buddy or two to join me at Westlake High track. I plan on walking the track and/or climbing the stairs. Any takers...? Wed, 9 Mar 2011 21:37:31 EST Upcoming Local Fitness Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40452429 <BR> Several opportunities to get out and enjoy the weather and blast some calories. <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 13 - Hunger Walk, benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank <BR> http://www.hungerwalkrun.org/ <BR> <BR> March 20 - Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon <BR> http://www.georgiamarathon.com/ <BR> <BR> March 26 - Atlanta Women's 5K <BR> http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/events/v<BR>iew/2011-atlanta-womens-5k <BR> <BR> March 26 - Tour deCatur <BR> http://decatureducationfou... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 16:59:23 EST Shamrock and Roll ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40427841 Anyone doing the Shamrock and Roll 5k or 10k at Atlantic Station this weekend???? <BR> <BR> <link>www.jlatlanta.org/?nd=shamrock_n_rol<BR>l </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:52:40 EST Good Morninnng A-T-L http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40402371 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am happy to find a local group. I come by way of Decatur and I just love SP. I am so looking forward to the combined knowledge we gain and share. <BR> <BR> Free Mon, 7 Mar 2011 16:22:29 EST Hello from Union City, GA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40381552 Hi everyone! I was on here last year doing my thing and had lost 11lbs and was feeling great..then came the holidays and I ended up gaining 18lbs!!! So I gained the 11 back plus some! I couldn't believe it! So now I am getting back in the groove and doing what worked for me last year which was Sparkin' daily & tracking my food. I was also very active on my teams. I was not very active on this one however b/c not much was ever going on but I am so happy to see that it looks as though it's bein... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:38:58 EST Hello from Locust Grove, Georgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40351824 Just started using Spark this week and have found I enjoy the ease of posting my daily food intake. Computer or iphone ... at home or out and about. I am enjoying it. Looking to loose 75 pounds so that I can better play with the grandkids ... that and put my shoes on without straining. <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:15:14 EST Clothing Swap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40348924 One of the things I was most excited about as I lost weight was getting into smaller clothing sizes! However, I was not as prepared financially for the cost of new clothes! In past experiences in my life, I have had the opposite problem as well when gaining weight. I know I'm not alone! <BR> <BR> Over the year I've donated a lot of my clothes as I could no longer wear them, and have been lucky to be the recipient of some great hand-me-downs as I ran out of clothes in my own closet to wear.... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 08:58:25 EST Grayson/Loga anville/Snel lville/Lawrenceville??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x40328193 Is there enough interest to get a group of "east side" sparkers together some time??? Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:32:31 EST Im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40302263 Hello everyone! I am new to the SparkPeople Site. I have been here for about a week. I started working out and needed a way to track my workouts and food intake. Food is by far the hardest to track when you cook at home. That has certainly been a challenge for me about the site, but I am handling it as best I can. <BR> <BR> My fitness goals are: <BR> <BR> ~Get into better shape/tone up <BR> ~lose between 20 and 30 pounds <BR> ~eat healthier and cook more at home <BR> ~cut way down on sweet... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 08:31:04 EST Healthy Eats, Treats and Recipes OH MY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40297411 For the March Challenge posting at least one healthy recipe prepared at home a week is part of the challenge. JulieIrene suggested that a thread to share recipes and such would be nice. She is an amazing asset to the team and I'm happy to oblige her recommendation. If you are particularly happy about a recipe that turns up pretty blog picture links are a wonderful thing to share. <em>45</em> <em>491</em> <em>140</em> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 23:43:33 EST Moving, Munching & Motivating in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x40284058 We're going to keep the momentum going and incorporate something to help each other. Let's congratulate our top three winners for the Finer in February Challenge Shirnest won, JulieIrene came in 2nd and AshleyVWest came in 3rd. We'd love to see more participants for March. Shirnest will be receiving Slim in 6 as her prize. <BR> <BR> For March we are looking for someone with at least three huddles per week, track fitness activity at least 90minutes OR 3 times a week, and share at least one h... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:30:42 EST VOLUNTEER: Publix Georgia Marathon & Half-Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40236184 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> The weekend of March 19-20 is the Publix Georgia Marathon/Half-Marathon weekend! They will also be hosting a 5K and a few other smaller events, so all levels can participate! <BR> <BR> If you are not registering as a participant this year, consider volunteering. It's a great way to help out and be involved and learn about what an event like this looks like if you've not been part of one before. I will be volunteering with the Gear-Check on Sunday morning, and would lo... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:36:44 EST Triathlon Club Sign-up! (2/27/2011) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40089791 Peachtree Tri Club is having a meet & greet on Sunday. I can't be there because of volunteering at the Shakespeare Tavern for R&J that night. Details can be found here: <BR> <link>www.peachtreetriclub.com/home.html </link> <BR> <BR> I'm considering joining, so I can swim in a 50 meter pool again. :-) <BR> <BR> Sunday, February 27 <BR> 3:00pm - 5:00pm <BR> Manuel's Tavern <BR> Corner of North & North Highland <BR> <BR> If anyone goes...take notes for me! Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:23:31 EST Anyone attend a park bootcamp in town? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x40002424 I've decided to join the Fitness Battalion Boot Camp (evenings) in Piedmont Park. I was trying to see if anyone had done it and gotten results, knew anyone who did it, or thought about doing it. Let me know! I could really go for some team motivation! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:57:22 EST 2/19 Northeast Beltline Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x40001739 I won't be making this one either, but I just like to pass the information along :-) <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=19<BR>4835167203084 </link> <BR> <BR> Saturday, February 19 · 10:00am - 1:00pm <BR> Lindbergh Marta Station to Inman Park Marta Station <BR> <BR> Come walk with me as I finish up the BeltLine loop this Saturday! This will be a 7-mile walk over about 3 1/2 hours. This will not be a guided walk like the last few weeks, just a group walk. <BR> <BR> We'll m... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:30:15 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39919488 Hi! I joined over the weekend and am excited to get healthy. I live in Midtown and am always at Piedmont Park walking. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:34:02 EST THANKS --- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39890089 HI GUYS....I AM OVER 50, OVER WEIGHT BMI32.41, WITH A NEED TO LOWER MY CHOLESTEROL IN 3-4 MONTHS BEFORE I GO BACK TO THE DOC......MY SISTER TOLD ME ABOUT THIS WEB SITE AND I JOINED AT HER REQUEST. THAT'S WHY I AM A LITTLE SLOW TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE INFO...I APPRECIATE YOUR GREETINGS AND LOOK FORWARD TO SUGGESTIONS, HELP, AND ((HUGS)) IN THE NEAR FUTURE AS I ESTABLISH A ROUTINE. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:00:38 EST Hello from Decatur http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39774697 I am 3 days in with my workout at home since I have such a busy schedule during the week with the kids. I am looking forward to staying healthy and fit. Keep me posted on anything that are going on on Atlanta area dealing with fitness. Have a great Hump Day.... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:53:03 EST 180 pound weight loss video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39767004 Hi gang! <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if this is OK to post here, but a friend of mine just posted her 180 pound weight loss story - very inspiring stuff! Just thought I'd share it... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great week! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM7TX6Y6f9s </link> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 22:59:22 EST NEW MEMBER- N DRUID HILLS AREA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39754104 HI I'M NEW TO SPARK! NICE TO MEET YOU ALL. I WORK OUT AT SNAP FITNESS ON BRIARCLIFF...WELL ACTUALLY- I'M ABOUT TO START! (I JUST MOVED FROM DUNWOODY). IF ANYONE NEEDS ANY HELP OR SOMEONE TO KEEP THEM MOTIVATED, LET ME KNOW! Mon, 7 Feb 2011 13:45:11 EST 2/12/2011 Beltline Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39750011 Saturday, February 12, 2011 <BR> Meet at the Bankhead MARTA station at 10 a.m. and walk to the Lindbergh MARTA station. <BR> <BR> Plan on being out for the day to do this walk. I'm not sure of the distance, but it should be less than 8 miles, but more than 6. I will not be doing this walk, but Angel will be leading the walk as always. I will forward along any changes. <BR> <BR> This is the last walk in this series. I'm not sure when Angel will do more walks. <BR> <BR> If you go, please... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:04:53 EST SouthSide YMCA or LaFItness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39719147 Anyone go 2 these places? I would love a workout buddy. Hit me up. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 00:01:11 EST Looking for a Class and/or Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39657572 I live in just outside of the perimeter and south of 1-20 in an area that is close to Conyers and Ellenwood. I work downtown. I really need to develop an exercise habit. Right now I walk during the day at work, but I'm really bored with it. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of a good place to work out in my area that also has classes? I'm really missing the social piece of my workout and think that it would motivate me. There is a Ladies Fitness right by my house. It's like a generic Curves. ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:18:55 EST New GA peach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39646796 HI Team <BR> <BR> My name is Sherval and i am 29 years young : ), and I've been in Atlanta for 10 years. I have been struggling with my weight since college and have tried everything. I did loose 60lbs two years ago and gained some of it back with my new job. It gets harder and harder everyday, and i hope you guys can help me stay focused. i am determined to loose 30lbs before my NYC trip in May. Thanks you guys for reading. All comments and questions are welcomed. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 21:07:35 EST Anyone workout at Lifetime Fitness on Sugarloaf? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39620547 Hello all - I'm not new to the group per se, but a returning member. I'm just getting back on track in trying to loose the 35 lbs I have been trying to loose since 2007. <BR> <BR> I have a membership at Lifetime Fitness and plan to work out in the mornings (maybe 6:30 or 7AM) and on Saturday's starting in a couple of weeks. If anyone is interested in working out together maybe once or twice a week workout buddies are always helpful. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:45:32 EST kettle balls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39617461 Has anyone worked out with kettle balls and what have your results been like. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:38:36 EST Warrior Dash - Georgia - Mary 14-15, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39579736 Hey All! <BR> <BR> Is anyone interested in registering for the Georgia Warrior Dash? Here's the link if you're interested: <link>www.warriordash.com/register2011_geo<BR>rgia.php </link> <BR> <BR> I've never done it but it looks like a blast! :) It would be great to have a group doing the same wave together. <BR> <BR> On Saturday 5/14, the 8am and 5pm waves are still open, and Sunday all of the waves are still open. I know a lot of Sparkers are doing the 9am and 1:30pm waves on Sat... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:24:27 EST 2/6/2010 BeltLine Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39577185 Saturday, February 5, 2011 – meet at the West End MARTA station at 10 a.m. and walk to the Bankhead MARTA station <BR> <BR> This is another one-way walk. Angel said the walk will be about 6 miles, and will cover the southwest section of the Beltline. No walk if it is raining. I will post any additional details as they are available to me. <BR> <BR> We had 147 people show up this past Saturday, so the excitement around the Beltline is growing :-) The pace is easy, so anyone can do this. ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:42:54 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39564588 I'm trying this Sparkpeople thing out and hoping to find success in losing weight and becoming more healthy all around! Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:42:39 EST 1/29/2011 BeltLine Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39487451 I confirmed this is a one-way walk, so plan to stage cars at each end or use Marta. <BR> <BR> Below from Angel (walk organizer)... <BR> <BR> Here is the route that we'll be taking. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/South-<BR>Side-Beltline-Walk </link> <BR> <BR> This walk will be starting at the Inman Park Marta Station at 10am and will be ending 6 1/2 miles later at the West End Marta Station at 1:30pm on January 29, 2011. <BR> <BR> The weather forecast for Saturday is 5... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:41:42 EST Finer in February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x39486374 February will mark the beginning of the first challenge of the year for SparkAtlanta. We are looking for the person with the most fitness points and group participation. So here is how it will work. We are looking for at least three huddles each week, at least 90 fitness minutes each week. The person with the most huddles, and fitness minutes at the end of the month will be announced as the winner. Please post your fitness minutes here on the thread for this forum or drop a note stating that ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:52:35 EST ReIgnite SparkAtlanta Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x39486113 Please share a comment, goodie, phone call, text, FB message, tweet and or blog post here or on your personal blog that SparkAtlanta is back! We are planning great partnerships and amazing rallies for the team but it will not be it's best without you! Atlanta Sparkers. If you know of other Atlanta Sparkers already on the site and active but no longer on the team page PLEASE invite them back. If you know of friends, family members and co workers in your life looking to make a lifestyle transfo... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:43:47 EST North Gwinnett Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x39464413 Hi All! <BR> <BR> Who wants to meet up for some fun and exercise? We do! <BR> <BR> Let's decide on a time and place for a monthly get-together. We've got some great parks with nice trails in Gwinnett County. Let's pick one and get out and enjoy the changing season. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:42:23 EST ExerSaturdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x39463565 2011 ExerSaturday Spark Rally Dates <BR> April 30th, July 30th, October 29th, December 31st <BR> Exercise your right to rally for making life in Atlanta a healthy adventure. Our first SparkRally is April 30th. The most Central location is Piedmont Park so let's plan to meet there to meet, greet and get in some fun group exercise after a good group warm up. I am working on some amazing activities for the group tell me what you think would be a the most fun and inclusive of everyone. <BR> <BR... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:05:42 EST Midtown Marathoner Triathlete http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39462130 I'm not even sure is "marathoner" is a word, but you get the idea. I swim, bike, and run. <BR> <BR> Swimming is currently my least favorite, so I'd be VERY happy to have a swim buddy to go to LA Fitness with me. I like swimming the most when I had access to a 50 meter pool & took group classes. <BR> <BR> I'm just getting back into running after several failed attempts to transition into a pair of VFF's. I'm not giving up this time! Anyone that lives or works need Ansley Mall is welcom... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:11:24 EST MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39461240 Celebrating each other and supporting each other is a big part of why SparkPeople is so great. So each week we will spotlight different members to all rally around and support as well as celebrate for being great participants, encouragement and sparkers! We can rally around the members by commenting on blogs, giving them goodies and sparking with them! Spark <em>236</em> ON! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:38:53 EST Monday & Wednesday Nights at Atlantic Station http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x39458917 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to open this up to anyone who needs someone to keep them accountable. I am religous about going to at least two of my weekly weight training classes at LA Fitness - Atlantic Station. <BR> <BR> I usually arrive by 6:30pm, so I can get my usual spot. Class starts at 7:00pm. <BR> <BR> Monday (Bodyworks) - Great class for begginers. I use Michelle's class to track my progress and focus on using proper form. <BR> <BR> Wednesday (Bodyworks) - Great class to... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:22:44 EST Downtown/West Side/South Fulton Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x39450103 Hey All! I live between Downtown Atlanta and the West End and would love to be part of or even take the lead on some meet-ups for Sparkers in our area of Metro Atlanta. Evenings and weekends work best for me, though I work at GSU and would also be interested in lunch-hour walking meet-ups with others working in the downtown area. Are you interested in joining me? What are your thoughts?! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:59:19 EST Hi I'm Kat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39439288 Hey guys, I'm pretty new to the site. I am 32 and I am in school and work in a restaurant. I find eating healthy is the hardest thing for me. I work out daily and am always walking or standing at work. Its my diet. Anyways wanted to say hi, and we can all reach our goals. I know that I refuse to give up. Have a great Tuesday. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:25:42 EST SouthEast Gwinnett/Dekalb Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x39436897 Hey Sparkers on the Eastside. Let's do this! Which day works best for you Saturday or Sunday late afternoon to early evening to get together at least once a month to start the adventure on the eastside together? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:38:25 EST Hello from McDonough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39412843 Hey, Spark Atlanta! My name is Roni and I'm a stay at home mom of a 21 month old son. I've been on Spark People since 2008 and love to spread the Spark! I've promoted Spark People on the local news in Winston Salem (where we just moved from) and in Women's Day Magazine January issue. I love the Spark community and am happy to be in southern Georgia (husband's job transfer). Looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know my fellow Sparkers! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:24:57 EST LA Fitness Midtown - Looking for Workout Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x39338049 Hi - I'm a female 30 - 39 looking for a female workout buddy to meet at LA Fitness Midtown around 6 pm during the week. I like the elliptical and cable weights and some classes. Please let me know if you're interested. It's almost February! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:55:40 EST OH NO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x39274644 What happened to the holiday cardio challenge I was winning?!?!?! <em>46</em> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:02:24 EST Slow and Steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39260999 Even though I joined back in 2007, I didn't get serious about this thing until this year. I lot has changed in my life and my mind and body might as well follow suit. I know I have a tough journey ahead of me but I'm glad to have support from my Spark-mates! Let's work it out! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:32:12 EST Hola!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39172669 Hey Everyone <BR> <BR> My name is April and I'm 21. I'm currently a junior at GA State. I'm determined that this will be the year I get healthy and reach my goal weight. I'm pretty much tired of failing at this point (making progress and relapsing). The most important thing is thatI look amazing for my graduation which is approaching;)lol. If I'm going to be a doctor I need to set a good example by living healthy. <BR> <BR> The hardest thing so far has been finding the support I need to mak... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 02:43:35 EST Winning Everyday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x39083285 Hi! My name is Erin and I have been working out for awhile now but I must say that I am just getting the hang of things. Eating properly and exercise are now becoming a major part of my life. I am honored and comforted to be able to share this journey with all of you. <BR> <BR> Best, <BR> Erin Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:04:01 EST New Year, New You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x38966445 Hey All! I'm not a group leader here, but I just thought for the time being we could take on a challenge to write and share our personal visions/goals for the new year. I created this as an "xtra challenge" for another team I'm part of and thought it might be fun to get some conversation going here! <BR> <BR> HAPPY 2011!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Hear at the Spark, we get to open ourselves to new physical adventures, explorations and challenges, and self-transformations, but to make those thin... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:11:33 EST Today is the first day of the..... ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38937318 JK what's going on people in Atlantaish area. Greeting this is my first whole day on this site. I'm hoping i will get addicted to it like I am to fb so that i will stay focused on my goals...ADHD get out of the way.... <em>244</em> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 14:07:10 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38923177 Hi I just got on the site tonight, have been working at the gym since Nov 1st and losing inches more than lbs... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 00:25:17 EST 2011 In it to Win It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38845376 Hello team- <BR> I have a new resolve and goal for 2011. My yougest will graduate this May and I plan to be the best looking mom in the audience!!!!!!!! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:20:59 EST It's finally Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38817740 I'm 52 years old, a wife, mother, Nana and work full time. I (and my husband) ride motorcycles and are in the ministry. I'm the secretary for our chapter of the CMA (Christian Motorcyclist Association) and he is our Chaplain. Frankly, I'm exausted! I'm also 100 pounds over weight and living under a constant death threat. <BR> So...... <BR> <BR> You know how we always say, well, the week is half over and I'll start fresh on Monday? Well, my Monday is here! I'm two years over my dealine fo... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:44:40 EST Helping Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38771276 Hi All, <BR> I am a busy thirty something who like many others is wearing many hats. I have a toddler, work-full time and am in grad school. I have gone up and down with this weight roller coaster but plan to get it right this time. Not just for myself but to have energy for the little one. I am praying to find the inner strength to not just loose weight but GET HEALTHY! Looking forward to starting off 2011 right. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 23:40:00 EST Being Polite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x38724694 Yesterday a friend was driving through town on his way home. When he got here he was hungry and wanted to grab a bite at Five Guys since he had never been. I ordered the little burger(which is still big)and fries since he offered. Tonight my son who is visiting from out of town made my plate. I thought that it was sweet and didn't want to complain that it was too much so I ate it tying to be polite and have a nice dinner. <BR> Do you ever find yourself eating a little more than you care to o... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 20:33:46 EST Atlanta 20 something with low willpower http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38556637 unfortunately. I have tried many times, but, this time, i focused on accepting my weaknesses and getting myself emotionally prepared. I am more active than i was a month ago, but, still haven't gotten the eating right down pact just yet! feeling different, tho.,. positive. <BR> <BR> Hi Atlanta SparkPeeps, Sparklers! Good luck! and Good health!! Sun, 19 Dec 2010 13:11:32 EST Bri, the binger who can never seem to quit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38536523 Hi ya'll <BR> <BR> My name is Briana Berne, but everyone calls me Bri. I'm a college student, and I play on the varsity women's tennis team for a DI university in the southern conference. This past summer, I buckled down with my fitness and though I had several binging episodes, I exercised so much that I wasn't set back much at all. Anyway, I came to school this fall feeling great and like I was on the right track, but then well...college happened. I started eating all the wrong things ... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 02:42:40 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38492735 Hey Y'all! <BR> The holidays are here and I am trying to stay focused on my goals. I been trying to do it myself, but think it's easier with help. Spark has helped. I was on it before, but got sidetracked. Now I back, hopefully to stay. I would love to hear some tips about holiday party's. So much good food that's not on my diet!!!!! Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:14:33 EST New to team but 1 month in with SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38321554 Hi everyone! My 1 month anniversary was 12/5 and so far I am down 12 pounds. My name is Lori, I am a wife and mother of 3 and I have a total of 86 pounds to lose. Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:16:23 EST New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38258312 Hi all! I'm completely new here, but completely ready to go! If anyone has any tips or pointers, I'd love to hear them and I can't wait to get to know you all! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Tessa Thu, 2 Dec 2010 22:27:59 EST Gotta Get Healthy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38151904 Hey all, I am almost 41, fall under the obese category with my BMI, and I am pre-diabetic. It's been a rough year, but God is in control! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 19:04:30 EST How was your Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x38149558 <em>426</em> While I did not do as well as I had planned as far as food goes I did much better than previous years. I drank a lot of water and ate a lot of veggies but I overdosed on sweet potatoes. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed my time with my family immensely. As usual my family keeps me laughing and Thanksgiving was just more of that. The food was delicious. And, unlike in the past when my grandmother and aunts would spend hours in the kitchen to prepare a meal for one day, we all brought a dish... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:44:41 EST Creating a Healthy Lifestyle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x38068530 About 2 years ago I looked in the mirror and I did not like what I had become. To make things worse my blood pressure was high. I knew I had to lose the weight for my health and I was very unhappy with the way I looked. I was tired all the time with no energy. Today, I have lost 80 pounds and I love how I feel and look. I have embraced the scars of this weight loss journey because it tells how beautiful I am and inspires everyone around me. Lately, I have been slacking and I need some e... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:47:05 EST Hi Im Sonnie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x37955715 Im loving sparkpeople ...what about you? Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:55:54 EST 71 and still dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x37921445 I have been dieting off and on since I was 19 years old. On occasion, I did hit my goal weight, but I never stayed there for long. Over the years, however, I have lost 60 lbs that have not returned. But in the meantime, I've shrunk from 5'6 1/2 inches to 5'2" . So my current weight of 160 is too high for my current height. My 50 wedding anniversary is coming up on December 25 of this year. If I could even lose 5 lbs by then, I would be happy. Getting through the coming holidays will ... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:46:26 EST Atlanta Track Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x37810585 I am sure most Atlanta people know of the Atlanta Track Club - at least their major event - The Peachtree. But, what you may not know is that they have a bunch of "low key, no t-shirt events" throughout the year. These are free for Atlanta Track Club members. They have one every 3 or 4 weeks. <BR> I have a family membership for myself, my wife and my two kids and I think we pay $60 per year. Their "year" runs Sept-Aug or Oct-Sept. So far this "year," my son and I have done four events an... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 15:40:50 EST Hey from Tucker/D oraville area! (NE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x37753971 Hi ya'll! I am joining today because my midwife has recommended the site several times. I currently weigh 290, and I want to get to 180 over 2 years. I hope this is a reasonable goal! <BR> I have already lost 16 lbs before joining spark, but that was only because I was very sick after coming home from emergency C-section 2 weeks ago. I have been told not to go on a massive diet, so I am only cutting back to around 2000 calories per day so I can keep healing. <BR> I will not be able to exe... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 14:18:15 EST Holiday Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x37642947 Hello, SparkAtlanta! <BR> <BR> After discussing with a few of you, it has been decided that our challenge for the holidays will be to do 180 cardio minutes per week! The winner will be the person with the highest consistency at the end of the challenge (challenge runs from Sunday, November 1-Saturday, January 1st.) I know you guys can do this! Woohoo! Use this forum to update us at the end of every week, and let us know how you're doing. I also created a team goal for those who find it easie... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:13:17 EST Hello, all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x37588475 Hello, My name is Nicole and I just recently joined spark people. I am excited to start on this part of my journey. I joined spark people not only to lose some weight but also to gain a healthy lifestyle. I am at the point in my life where I would like to make a positive change in my life and also in the lives of others' when I can. I am open to any feedback, ideas, and thoughts that can help me on the way to meeting my goals. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:09:54 EST Hello from the Southside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x37579889 Hi everyone! My name is Monique and this is my first time joining this group. I'm looking to connect with other SP members in my area. Let's encourage each other in this battle of the bulge. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:26:16 EST Challenge for the Holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x37364630 Hello, SparkAtlanta! <BR> <BR> First off, I would like to apologize for letting personal circumstances get in my way lately. Luckily, the stuff that's been going on with my family is pretty much over! <BR> <BR> Now, I think it would be a good idea to run a challenge starting next month through New Year's, possibly even incorporating New Year's resolutions! Does anybody have anything in mind that they'd like to see in a holiday challenge? Sun, 17 Oct 2010 13:49:01 EST Hello From Gainesville/ /Dawsonville Area! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x37315077 Glad to have found SparkAtlanta! Hope to get to connect with many new friends! <em>213</em> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:54:23 EST 5K (or thereabouts) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x37276057 On the treadmill today, I went 3.14 miles in 60 minutes. I'm just happy that I was able to go that far in a single session... I knew I could do it, I've just never actually done it before. <BR> <BR> <BR> Huzzah! Tue, 12 Oct 2010 20:44:42 EST GAAA!! SO close! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x37240735 This morning, I weigh 306.5. 1/2 lbs over the goal of "10% total weight loss" This is the smallest I've been in the past several (5?) years, and I'm well ahead of my overall schedule. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:10:20 EST Which ones to fill? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x37166118 I've gotten my routine to alternating jogging and walking every minute during the main portion. I am scheduled to increase my speed in no less than 8 more sessions, and I'd like to be jogging the whole thing by then, as it will be too fast for my stubby legs to walk. <BR> <BR> I currently have 9 minutes of walking in my routine, which works out pretty well. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of trying a "run 2, walk 1" split today. Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:41:04 EST Recognition!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x37142413 This morning, one of the trainers at the gym came up to me and commented that they've noticed the change in intensity of my workouts. <BR> <BR> Gave me a little thrill :) Wed, 6 Oct 2010 08:52:42 EST New Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x37132811 I haven't seen any new challenges for this month and Unfortunately I can't think of any to suggest. Does anyone have any new ideas for October? Tue, 5 Oct 2010 19:42:50 EST Morning Babble http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x37118520 I find myself gushing the same sentiments every day, but that's not a bad thing when the sentiment is that I've noticed improvement. I'm wearing a relatively thin XXL T-shirt today and you can't see my pierces through it. Last spring this shirt was so tight, you could make out the individual chest hairs :) <BR> <BR> I've noticed that I can walk faster than I can run. My treadmill speed is such that it is a bit tough on my legs to walk that fast, and a bit tough on the heart to run that spee... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 08:33:53 EST My wife's time and Hibernation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x37095479 My wife has noticed the empty space and has started to move miscellaneous things into it (her handcycle and the drums for guitar hero) That's great for reducing the clutter elsewhere, but it made my circle that much smaller. <BR> <BR> I've also started feeling that "prepare for hibernation" feeling that happens in the fall. Thus it begins... the part of the year that I've been dreading since spring. <BR> <BR> On a positive note... My wife wants me to see if we can talk to a dietitian so s... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 08:31:18 EST L5P Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36996568 Has anyone here gone to this? I'm interested in checking it out. How is the parking situation? My wife still can't walk very far. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:53:06 EST Peachtree center station stairs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36991931 Took MARTA down to our datacenter at Peachtree Center, yesterday. I made it up all the stairs, without stopping, and without stopping at the top to catch my breath. That's been one of my milestones since I first encountered those stairs. <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:38:25 EST Thanks for the 500 points challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x36982345 I decided to join this challenge on 9/21 and I'm so glad I did. I had 11 days to earn 500 SparkPoints. I met my goal yesterday! I've learned a lot and found many new tools to use in the process. I'm finally reading those emails that have been gathering dust in my inbox for months. I'm tracking my food and exercising more consistently. I probably won't keep going at the same pace, but I will definitely keep going. This has been a great experience. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:30:50 EST Oct 16th Nationals bb, bikini and figure comp ATL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36979736 Hi, <BR> <BR> If you've ever wondered about fitness competitions, we have the biggest coming to our backyard, so to speak! <BR> <BR> Just thought I would put a note out on the Atlanta sparkpage about THE biggest Bodybuiding, Bikini, and Figure competition for Amatuers. It is in ATLANTA at the Hyatt downtown on October 15th and October 16th. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nationalbodybuilding.com </link> for more details! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! LIVE YOUR DREAMS! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:42:30 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36880912 Hi! I am new here and just introducing myself. I am 22-years-old and from Atlanta, GA. <BR> <BR> I am trying to lose about 35 pounds to reach my goal weight. So far I have lost 130 pounds. I am looking for some support to help me get through those last pounds! Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:08:32 EST Run (or Walk) a Race for Back On My Feet Atlanta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36873012 Hey Everyone! <BR> I'm just posting this for anyone interested. Back On My Feet is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency among the homeless populations by using running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. They are launching a chapter in Atlanta in March and are looking for people to help FundRace for them! <BR> <BR> I am running my first Half-Marathon on their behalf in the 13.1 Atlanta on October 3rd, and they are still looking for more people ... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 11:48:02 EST I'm NAKED!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36845880 I'm naked!!! Well, I left my pedometer at home, at least... <BR> <BR> Starting to realize how useful it can be to assist in lifting my mood, because it is a very clear indicator of progress. No matter how everything else is going, I can get my pedometer numbers to go up so at least SOMETHING is going right :) <BR> <BR> So.. That means I need a mile walk, a half mile run and at least 10 extra minutes on the treadmill, plus 20 minutes in my nook to get to 10K steps (on top of the 750 step... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:00:44 EST "Running" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36831039 I got back from the gym just now and did my mile and the extra half mile run. At the speed I run I could actually walk, if I overstride, but that's uncomfortable on my legs. <BR> <BR> Some days I can make the half mile, and some days I can't. I think it's almost entirely psychological, though... my legs do cramp sometimes, but I think I let that get to me. <BR> <BR> Let me tell you, the treadmill is really rattling with a 310lbs guy running on it... I use the treadmill rated at 400lbs beca... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:48:52 EST Cracking my wife. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36823277 I'm feeling like my wife is right on the verge of cracking and joining me in walking... now that I'm in the nook and do it every day, she's realizing she has no excuse not to do it. <BR> <BR> She made a comment this weekend that she sometimes feels like I'm "rubbing it in" when she sees me walking in the nook, because she's not doing it.... but she also realizes that's her projecting, not me actually rubbing anything in :) <BR> <BR> She actually got up and followed me for two laps around my... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:18:44 EST On the edge of the plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36723412 I hit a plateau of bouncing between 309 and 311 for the past month... My goal for September is to be under 306. I'm so close I can taste it and am trying not to get frustrated! <BR> <BR> On the positive side, I'm well ahead of my 2 year plan. I was scheduled to be 320lbs right now. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 07:56:47 EST Beefcake calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36656660 I've had this idea in my head of doing a beefcake calendar to document my weight loss... Have my wife take a picture of me in a 'beefcake' pose every month. I think it would be funny satire, and hopefully document any changes that happen. I've wanted to take pictures, but actually having a project would add a little added incentive. <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:45:33 EST Today is rough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36656343 Things have been rough on the diet front lately. I'm really feeling a struggle with myself to keep on track (which I'm not doing). It's been going on for a month now, and I hate it! <BR> <BR> I've also been second guessing if I should be putting these things in my blog, or keep posting them here. All of my spark people friends are already part of Spark Atlanta anyway, so my blog would be included at the blog section of spark Atlanta. However, I originally started posting here (rather than t... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:31:05 EST Stop trying to walk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36650463 I've found that I need to stop spending my time trying to walk, and instead spend my time actually walking... At work, I have walks integrated into my day. At home, I don't, and try to get in a long walk to help make up for it... and about half the time, I end up missing that because there never seems to be a good time for it, or something comes up that distracts me before I actually get out the door. <BR> <BR> So, I've been walking in a circle in the breakfast nook where our dining room tab... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 22:04:55 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36647078 i am ready to lose Sun, 12 Sep 2010 19:04:58 EST Anyone in the Union City, Fayetteville Area??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36624278 I would love to find some ppl nearby to maybe exercise with or just to have as a buddy for motivation. :) Sat, 11 Sep 2010 14:54:18 EST Stop trying to walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36578286 I got a message yesterday from a friend I've not seen in a while (BethAnn). She reminded me of something with a very good point... I need to stop trying to walk, and actually walk. <BR> <BR> Specifically, I need to not be so hung up about going on a formal trek out of the house to get in 1000+ steps at once... it is clearly not fitting into my lifestyle well. Pinning my walking success on fitting it in is causing me to walk less steps than if I abandoned that particular cause and just pace... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:30:46 EST Slow and Steady Wins the Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36576263 I am checking out SparkPeople for some additional motivation and accountability. I tend to jump into weight loss and fitness goals - starting strong and fading fast. I am a very active person, but have learned genetics and age have not been my friend over the past few years. I have to work harder to lose the weight I gained and I gain very easily. For most of my life, I have been able to eat what I want as long as I maintained my workouts. After gaining 60 pounds over the past 5 years, I... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 07:51:24 EST No Weight Change... Yay!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36555255 Sept7th was my birthday, So I took the day off and had a 4 day weekend... Being aware of my habits when I'm at home, I thought I'd balloon up again. I've been known to gain a full 1/2lbs in a day when I'm off my routine. <BR> <BR> However, I got up and did a formal 1 mile walk twice over the weekend, and also did some walking around when doing grocery shopping. I wasn't as tight on my diet as I could have been, but I only actually went over my sparkpeople calories once (I think they are set... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 08:10:02 EST I love sparkpeople!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36442765 Hello. My name is Jackie and I'm new to sparkpeople. I am so excited about using this site!! I have 60 pounds to lose and I am thrilled to have found a tool to help me do it. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 13:21:48 EST Greetngs from North of the City - Gwinnett http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36438828 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Monica and I live in Gwinnett and work from home so I'm here to support encourage and make some new friends. I've lost 20 lbs so far and i'm just beginning on this journey! <BR> <BR> Best to you all! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 10:21:28 EST SparkAmerica Fall Fitness Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36421290 Hey Everyone! SP just launched a SparkAmerica Fall Fitness Challenge in which cities get a chance to compete against one another for fitness minutes! It starts today, September 1st, and I'd love to see Atlanta get competitive! Maybe this will be a good motivation for the ongoing re-activation of this Team. Any great ideas for ways to stand out from the crowd? Let's have some fun with it! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3565654 </lin... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 15:15:36 EST Stride Length http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36387947 As I've lost weight and been able to walk faster, I've noticed that my stride length has changed by around 10%. A mile at "walking speed" used to be 2500 steps and is now 2200 steps (determined by taking my average number of steps to do a mile on the same treadmill, over a number of trials). Of course, part of this is the increase in "walking speed" from 2.3mph to 2.9mph. <BR> <BR> It also means that my non-treadmill walks have been getting longer, technically, because I was walking 2500 st... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:07:54 EST Shooting for 100lbs in 2 years. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36387553 I've been on a lifestyle change for about 2 years already, and I have changed my lifestyle to a considerable degree. I've lost more weight since joining sparkpeople than I did the entire 18 months previously. <BR> <BR> At this point, I am targeting 200lbs by the time I am 40. That is 110lbs in 2 years. I have not weighed that little since high school (the "freshman 15" of college put me over). <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:46:49 EST September Vigor.. GROWL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36387410 I lost nothing in August... but I didn't gain. About the middle of the month, it became clear that things were a wash, and my goal simply became to not fall behind. <BR> <BR> I made a further mistake of not grocery shopping properly, so I ended up eating my trigger foods over the past few days, and too much of them. Reminded me of the bad old days, and there is some guilt that I'm trying to channel into renewed vigor! GROWL! <BR> <BR> My current weight is 311.5... Technically down from 31... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:37:35 EST Newbie Member ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36371674 Hi everyone ... <BR> <BR> My name is Susan, I am 32 and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant since he got back from his last deployment in Iraq. <BR> <BR> I found out I was pregnant in 2009, I had it confirmed with the blood test and made my appointment for the ultrasound. <BR> <BR> The day of my appointment I was rushed to the hospital to have emergency surgery for what wound up being an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured and destroyed my tube. <BR> <BR> Since then we have been... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:14:34 EST Tri-Ptc Traithlon club new membership wkot social http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36355808 'Night Moves - Membership Recruitment night' on Tri-PTC! <BR> Check out "Night Moves - Membership Recruitment night" on Tri-PTC <BR> <BR> <BR> Time: September 1, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm <BR> Location: 'Drake Field' by peacthree city library <BR> Organized By: Patrick Rocketboy Burton <BR> <BR> <BR> Event Description: <BR> *** This is the same as our weekly event - but BETTER! *** <BR> <BR> The 1st Wed. of the month is Membership Recruitment night. <BR> We have food and drinks for afterwa... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:47:42 EST Shoe Laces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36296071 Oh, yeah... I'm back to being able to tie my shoes standing up, without having to pick my feet off the floor :) Don't know how long I've been able to do it as I've not been trying until yesterday :) <BR> <BR> It's crazy, the kind of things that change during this process :) Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:24:02 EST Cybex "Heart Rate" program surprisingly fun?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36289299 After I walked my mile, I ran the "Heart Rate" program on the treadmill for my age and weight... it suggested a heart rate target of 137 and off I went. <BR> <BR> It started off extremely slowly (2.0mph... which was actually my normal walking speed 2 years ago!) I heard it *beep* every few seconds as it changed my setting to bring my heart rate up, but the speed was still the slow 2.0... it took me a while to realize that it was changing the incline of the treadmill... at about 11% inclin... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:54:27 EST Greetings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36272823 Good afternoon everyone... Just stopping in to say hello to everyone. My name is Scott and I'm just kinda finding my way around. I'm ready to get it done though! Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:25:37 EST I'M EXCITED AND READY TO GET FIT!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36272051 Hi everyone. My name is Greg, and I am new to SparkPeople. I have sort of a different goal. My goal is to gain weight. I'm 51 years old and in good health. I weigh around 140 lbs, and would love to be a healthy 175 lbs. I hope that you guys can help me and give me some pointers. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you. Good health, peace, and blessings to you all!! Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:45:58 EST Labor Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36166856 Labor day is Mon, Sept 6th. What is everyone doing that weekend? <BR> <BR> I am 1052 miles away from my family (according to google... they are in northern Michigan), and we are over 2000 from my wife's family (in San Fran). I'm looking for something to get us out of the house :) Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:09:34 EST ssmit34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36132746 Hi I am so excited about this program. I would love to hear from others who have benefited from following this program. I am trying to lose weight and maintain it. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:19:48 EST New Speed Record! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x36130497 Well, for me... 8:00 minute half mile. 3.8mph. Still walking, technically. <BR> <BR> I've gotten back into the walking/running portion of a program called 5BX. The lowest "running" level is an 8min half mile. I couldn't do it last autumn... I couldn't keep up with the oxygen needs of my legs and they would burn and cramp. I'm pretty sure I couldn't do a 16 minute mile, though... not yet. The lowest rung of walking is a 21minute mile, so I did that instead. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:13:48 EST ATL Georgia! I'm RE-NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x36105335 This is my 2nd run, but definitely the last! I joined a few month ago...and then summer happened...smh. But I'm back and ready! I'll surely be here daily for the Spark support...and congrats to everyones success this far! ;) Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:42:02 EST New picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35939850 I need a new picture. I'm curious if one can see the difference in my weight in a photograph. I can tell, but I know my body better than anyone. Mon, 9 Aug 2010 14:24:06 EST Stupid Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35937370 My feet haven't been hurting lately when I walk... except for a spot on my left little toe that rubs when my shoe bends. *sigh* Mon, 9 Aug 2010 12:54:36 EST Tracking Minutes with Spark America http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35897968 To track you minutes with Spark America, do you need to go to the spark America site or will your minutes be automatically tracked when you enter in your fitness minutes from the Sparkpeople site? Sat, 7 Aug 2010 09:15:20 EST My New Diet Motivator.... :\ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35837587 Misbalanced my budget and ended up short on grocery money for the week. Clearly this is an opportunity to practice smaller portion sizes and even less snacking :) Wed, 4 Aug 2010 12:52:29 EST Bagpipe Gripe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35819642 Today when playing the pipes, I couldn't seem to breath fast enough to keep the bag full without hyperventilating. Normally when I play, it's calm and soothing... today, I was struggling to keep up, and my fingers were just not doing their thing. <BR> <BR> I blame the heat and the two weeks off from playing. Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:26:36 EST SparkAtlanta Meet and Greet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16124x12307x35747203 Clear your calendars, SparkAtlanta! <BR> <BR> For those of you who can make it and would like to come, I'm suggesting a SparkAtlanta Meet and Greet for Saturday, August 21. I'm open to any and all suggestions as to what exactly you'd like to do that day, but we should definitely do SOMETHING! What do you guys think? Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:02:20 EST August Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16125x12307x35746978 Are you ready for your first monthly challenge, SparkAtlanta?! <BR> <BR> This month's challenge will probably be too easy for some of you, but I wanted it to be something that most people could do. I want everybody to try to start a streak, which is the part that's supposed to be a challenge. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: <BR> Walk/run/bike/swim at least 1 mile every day in August. <BR> <BR> I'm going to create a team goal to make tracking this month's challenge easy. It'll be even easier if you al... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 10:49:13 EST Weight ticker mismatches. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35726062 Is there any way to add additional images to the weight tickers? <BR> <BR> It seems to me like there is a bit of a mismatch between the available backgrounds and the actual pointers... not only in theme, but also execution. <BR> <BR> As an example, there is a bowling ball icon, but no bowling lane? Also, there is a distinct feminine bias to the icons (babies and hearts), but I consider the backgrounds to have more of a masculine slant (sports and space). <BR> <BR> But, maybe that perce... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:44:30 EST I'm missing the point.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35712410 What is the value of the predefined messages in the huddle? I know they scroll past on the page, but they just seem so impersonal and generic that they don't come across (in my mind) as inspirational or motivational. <BR> <BR> Does anybody find the huddle to help them in any way, and if so, can you help me understand it? I'm always interested in more motivation! Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:43:17 EST Suggestions for Reactivating SparkAtlanta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35708047 Please use this discussion topic to post your ideas. <em>41</em> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:09:20 EST Hi all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x35557428 Hi All. <BR> <BR> I've been on SP about 3 months now, starting to get the hang of things and wondered what's going on in Spark Land Atlanta. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to interacting with you all and leaning more about SparkPeople in general and Atlanta Spark People in particular. <BR> <BR> TTFN <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:08:29 EST New site for walkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35550954 I've started a new website for walkers in the metro-Atlanta area to share their favorite parks and walking paths. (Because unfortunately not everyone is on SP <em>30</em> ) Feel free to drop by and add your favorites. The site is totally free. <link>atlantawalkingpaths.wordpress.com </link> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:32:29 EST starting on my journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x35533898 hi everyone, <BR> <BR> i recently gained 50 lbs in the past year after starting back on antidepressants. i had been on them before, gained the weight as well, and then went off them to lose weight. i lost the 50lbs, but felt horrible. so i went back on, and the weight came back. <BR> <BR> now here i am in full remission of my depression. i am so happy with my life, and i look forward to losing weight. <BR> <BR> i am scared of my body on the medicine, but i know i need it. <BR> <BR> i loo... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:41:55 EST SparkAtlanta Rally? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35497308 I was reading an article here on SP that mentioned Spark Rally's. I think it would be really cool if we had one, but I have no idea how to go about getting one started! So... I guess I'm looking for opinions, ideas, suggestions, anything about this! Because it would be really, really cool if we could get as many SparkAtlanta members to meet in person as possible! Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:46:24 EST New to this rodeo... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x35424884 Ok. Here it goes: <BR> <BR> I'm 29 years old and just broke up with my boyfriend of 5 years. I'd like to say that I while I was in the relationship, we both proceeded to get "fat and happy", but to be honest, I had started seeing the weight creep up on me in college... the freshman 15. And then add another sophomore 7. By my senior year, I lost about 10 of those pounds, and it was great. <BR> <BR> And then I was diagnosed with two herniated discs in my neck from a skiing accident. And they ... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:13:20 EST Hello and Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x35240695 I recently joined Spark when trying to find motivation to get back into a more healthful lifestyle. I'm not so much concerned with weight loss but more overall fitness (strength, tone, endurance) and getting my eating back on track. I have a stressful job with long hours sitting at a desk which is leading not only to unhealthy choices but also is a major motivation killer. <BR> I live in Midtown Atlanta and finding time (or rather, making the time) to exercise is hard. I'm hoping being h... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 16:54:39 EST Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x35152340 Hi, I'm 45 years old. I am a RN . I have recent gained wt after the death of my mother last year and would like to get back on track.I have Fibromylaligia and I feel like the wt.gain is making my symptoms worse.I am discouraged because the meds the dr started me on aren't helping,but make it difficult for wt. loss Thu, 1 Jul 2010 20:13:43 EST Back On My Feet - New Chapter Launching in Atlanta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35084466 Hey Everyone! I don't know if you've heard of Back On My Feet (BOMF: <link>www.backonmyfeet.org </link> ), but it is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Recently they announced they will be launching a chapter in Atlanta! They are looking for interested individuals to volunteer, FundRace and contribute. I think it's a great opportunity to combine fitness ... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:22:58 EST Anyone watching World Cup? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x35064568 I'm just curious if anyone here is following the games. If so, who are you rooting for? Sun, 27 Jun 2010 19:17:13 EST Simply Summer Challenge - Start Date - 06.21.10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x34941352 As today is the first day of Summer, I am issuing a challenge to all my SparkFriends. <BR> <BR> 1. Log in Daily to SparkPeople. <BR> 2. Huddle Daily with SparkAtlanta. <BR> 3. Post something on this thread DAILY - (motivational quote, thought for the day, word of encouragement, request for support, need a hug, something, ANYthing.) <BR> 4. At least THREE servings of fruit or veggies daily. <BR> 5. Rinse and repeat once a day for the next 30 days. (LOL) <BR> <BR> Also...since we are ex... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:41:35 EST CHELLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x34815574 HELLO EVERYONE!! I AM NEWCOMER W/ WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS. AS SOON AS I THOUGHT I HAD MY WEIGHT UNDER CONTROL, MY WEIGHT IS NOW AT A OBESE STATE!.. GEESH!! I AM A NEWLYWED AND I HAVE SO MANY INSECURTIES ABOUT MY WEIGHT THAT IT IS CAUSING ME TO BECOME DEPRESSED. SO , I DECIDED TO KICK THE CRYBABY ATTITUDE AND JUST DO IT! ITS NOT EASY, BUT, I KNOW ITS WORTH IT. ALL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT /MOTIVATION ARE ACCEPTED !! WE WILL WIN!! Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:47:20 EST Statement of Re-commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x34808446 Sometimes, we have to commit and re-commit and re-commit again. <BR> <BR> Post your statement of re-commitment here. <BR> <BR> Tell us your goals and why you're here. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 05:58:17 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x34623077 Hello Everyone! My name is Anisha and I am new to SparkPeople. This site seems very beneficial in helping me to reach my weight loss goals. I have struggled with my weight all of my life and I have tried various diets. I have been successful on a few, but the end result is always the same... gaining it back plus more. I feel that my weight is causing me to live a life that I don't want. I'm young and I want to experience every blessing that God has for me... at a healthy weight! I look... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 12:34:23 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x34560885 Hi! I joined the site after I saw how fantastic my good friend looks after a few months on sparkpeople! <BR> I have been out of the workout/eating right habit for a few weeks now and am looking for new motivation. <BR> I'd like to lose 20 pounds to get down to a healthy BMI & help my clothes fit better. <BR> I tend to lose ambition with how busy I can get, and often am working on my weight loss goals by myself, with no community support (it's my own fault. I just don't talk about it) but I... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 10:34:08 EST Join me for Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x34462997 Hi Sparkers!! Just wanted to invite you all to join me for Zumba!! <BR> I teach Zumba monday nights at 7pm at Street Dance Studio. The address is 23 Oak Street Roswell, GA <BR> From June 17 to July 15 on Thursday mornings at 930 am, I will be subbing at Bounce Fitness off of Hwy 400!! <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there!! Sat, 29 May 2010 19:44:10 EST Moving to the Atlanta area before the end of summe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x34103852 Hi! I'm Amy and I'm from the Left Coast. I'm about to be totally new to Atlanta and could use some tips and suggestions for when we move and on looking for a place and boarding my horse. Thanks! Wed, 12 May 2010 23:13:25 EST Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x34045420 I am trying to find Zumba classes near Decatur/East Lake/Oakhurst/Grant Park area. Does anyone know of a good Zumba class near any of those neighborhoods? It needs to be an evening class, because I work until about 5 or 5:30pm. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 May 2010 16:49:06 EST SparkAtlanta Summer Lovin' Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33981937 A NEW CHALLENGE starting Sunday, May 9th! Participate in the Summer Lovin' Challenge! Let's see who can lose the most weight by the first day of summer! View my SparkPage and click on the team, it's the first one on my page, if you're interested! The SparkTeam is called SparkAtlanta Summer Lovin' Challenge! Come on guys, let's re-activate SparkAtlanta!!!! Fri, 7 May 2010 14:18:22 EST Peachtree Road Race 2010.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33672967 Anyone running the Peachtree road race July 4? This will be my 1st time running it. <BR> <BR> I'm on an 8 week training program so will be starting on May 3. It would be nice to have someone to do my long runs with since it gets pretty boring running alone, lol. <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:14:17 EST Vegan Restaurants in Atlanta? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33668833 Hey Georgians! I have a vegan friend visiting me in a few weeks and she wants to try out the three Bikram hot yoga studios and try some vegan fare, southern style! I've got the studio info, but am floundering with the restaurant decision. Any insights? Thanks much!! Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:31:12 EST Spark Picnic at Tribble Mill Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33650063 WoooHOOO! Tomorrow is the big day! The Spark Georgia Rally Picnic. <BR> <BR> So throw on that spark t-shirt and meet us at Tribble Mill Park around 10am and hang out until 2pm. (Maybe earlier if we actually get those afternoon showers.) <BR> <BR> Pack a lunch for your family, grab the sunscreen, yard toys, walking shoes, and your smiles and join us for a fun day at the park. <BR> <BR> If you have a favorite spark recipe you can make it and share it. If you have a before picture you’d lik... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:59:31 EST I've noticed that this team is not very active... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33551265 So I think we should do something to fix it! Like weekly/monthly challenges or something. I mean, the only sticky for this forum is about 2008. Welcome to 2010! What's the deal?? I hesitate to just leave the team, b/c I feel like we should be representing Atlanta better than this! Any ideas, anything we can do? What do the team leaders think? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:32:41 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x33461553 The first half of starting over was relocating to Atlanta almost a year ago. The next step of my starting over is getting on a fitness plan and getting healthy. I have always been overweight, but living in Atlanta is tough!! You drive everywhere you go and I work a desk job from 8-6. It doesn't leave a lot of room to breath. <BR> <BR> I am hoping joining this community will give me the support and motivation I need to keep going. At this point, I really have 40 pounds to lose to get healthy... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:52:39 EST Walking Partner in Sandy Springs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33351774 I'm looking for a walking partner in Sandy Springs. I prefer to walk in the early mornings (6 or 7). <BR> I'm currently walking about a 17 minute mile, but hope to be back to a 15 minute mile before long. I don't mind walking 3 to 4 miles (or more) if time permits. <BR> <BR> Please post here or message me if you're interested in walking. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> L Sun, 11 Apr 2010 06:51:19 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x33349547 I am new to Spark People. I would love to lose 60 pounds and lower my cholesterol. Since starting on Spark People I have increased my exercise and lost 4 pds. I plan to eat from the meal plan this week and I have a few questions. I am allergic to strawberries and shellfish. What are good substitutes for strawberries and for shrimp? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Sat, 10 Apr 2010 23:47:28 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x33317937 Hi y'all. <BR> <BR> It is good to know I have people in "Hot ' Lanta" <BR> wanting to get healthy, look, and feel good too. <BR> <BR> I look forward to loosing myself with you. <BR> <BR> Ann Fri, 9 Apr 2010 12:18:58 EST Hello from Buford!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33300297 Hi Everyone!!! My name is Cheryl and I am in Buford but my job takes me all over Atlanta!!!!! <BR> <BR> Would love to link up with other women in the area trying to do the same thing. Thu, 8 Apr 2010 17:43:36 EST We could bring this Running Non-Profit to Atlanta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x33270208 I don't know if you are familiar with Back On My Feet, but it is an organization that works in cities to provide running gear and invite runners and homeless members of the community to run together to build self-confidence and self-sufficiency. I've been interested in this group since I saw it on CNN Heroes in 2008. Anyway, they are looking to expand to 5 new cities in 2011 and are wanting to hear from people in these areas about interest and involvement. I would love to seem them come to At... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:53:45 EST Good Day Atlanta Xtra - Fellow Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x32849891 Hey there, <BR> <BR> If anyone was watching good day atlanta last monday and saw the segment where they were onsite at Golds Gym in DACULA, that was ME on the interview!!! Just wanted to share a fellow sparker was on the news... We're SPARKING EVERYWHERE!!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a Happy Healthy Day!!! <BR> <BR> Susie Sun, 21 Mar 2010 08:51:31 EST ING Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x32848544 Good luck to all you ING walkers and runners! <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> <em>182</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> -Tanya <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 21 Mar 2010 05:47:06 EST Allergies?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x32745182 Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling their seasonal allergies starting already?! As beautiful as it is, I dread this time of year as I have yet to find the magic to controlling my allergy symptoms. <BR> <BR> -Tanya <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 18:59:37 EST Cutting the Yo Yo string http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x32741409 Hello. I have lost and gained 30-40 lbs three times in the last three years. Now, I'm back to my original weight with no motivation to try again. Hoping this forum will set me on the right path lose the weight forever, create a healthy lifestyle and renew the pursuit of my goals. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:09:42 EST One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x32639916 Hello guys, this is Cynthia and I am ready to lose weight, get healty and enjoy life. I am changing my life and it is not easy. So hear I go. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:07:10 EST I'm a new member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x32609489 I am really excited to have the support and inspiration of SparkAtlanta! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:59:56 EST Thirty lbs begone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x32531656 I had lost 60lbs a couple of years ago, gain 30 of it back. My bodyfat went down to 21% and now I am 34.2% When I lost the weight my head got big and I thought I could go back to eating bad foods every now and then. Unfortunately, the trash can continue to pile up and my weight is up. It's been a challenge trying to be positively consistent, and hard eating unhealthy foods in moderation. I did find out that I am an emotional/stress eater, and that has been my biggest challenge ever. It... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:57:33 EST What should I eat at Houston's tonight??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x32488708 I'm an SP newbie and headed out to eat at Houston's tonight. Any advice for what to order would be greatly appreciated! Thanks <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 6 Mar 2010 17:29:58 EST Does anyone live in-town Atlanta? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x32397198 Hi. I am hoping to connect with local fellow Sparkers. Seeking anyone living anywhere in the areas around East Atlanta, Oakhurst, Midtown, Druid Hills, Emory, Oak Grove, Sagamore Hills area -- and may be interested in getting together for activities! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 07:47:57 EST Baby fat's only cute on babies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x32060505 I am a 35 year old single mother of a teenager and a baby. I need to lose 50lbs to be able to keep up with them. I'm always on a tight budget and time for myself is hard to find but I'm highly motivated to get healthy. I want to set a good example for my kids and look better. Can use all the pointers and motivation you can send my way. Look forward to hearing from y'all. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:16:41 EST New to Spark & Clean Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x32053946 Hello All! I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. I am a 30 something in Atlanta who lives with her wonderful husband and 4 cats. I've been a SP member for about a month but I've just been introduced to Clean Eating, which I am very excited about. I recently bought Tosca Reno's Cleaning Eating Diet book and cookbook, and absolutely devoured them. It is really interesting! I've got a good 40 or 50 pounds that I'd like to lose, and I'm hopeful that Clean Eating will help me with that... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:59:08 EST Serious weight loss partner and work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x32046645 Is there anyone in the stockbridge area interested in some serious weight loss? I am flexible on the times and need a walking and work out partner. Please email me. I am not sure if it will give my personal email or not. I am serious about this and I desperately need someone as a partner!!!!! <BR> <BR> Please help...lol <BR> <BR> Cathy Thu, 18 Feb 2010 01:38:01 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x31838181 Hi, Just started. I'm a vegetarian with a pretty heathy diet...but I need to be more conscious of health and make time (not sure how) for regular exercise. My goal? To live to be 100 so I can be around for my little girl for a long time! Not sure what else to say except that this site look great. I'm feeling optimistic! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 22:31:40 EST Ready for my transformation to begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x31776940 Hi everyone, My name is Natalyn. I have been putting a lifestyle change off for too long. Now I am 80 lbs heavier, and feel like I am at least 15 years older than what I really am. I know that this is going to long hard process and I am excited to begin. I look forwad to chatting with as many of you as possible. One thing I have learned from this struggle with weight is that your best support comes from those who understand the day to day struggle to stay on track. Sun, 7 Feb 2010 21:05:04 EST My name is Cc Carr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x31016869 HEy TeaM Just DRoppinG By To SHow SomE LOVE To My new SPark Fam. LooKinG TO StaRT oFF a GREAT YEar With A new LifeStyLe and BOdy. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:29:32 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30939141 My name is Elanor and I'm here to start leading a healthier lifestyle! Weightloss is not a goal, just eating healthy! Hope to find buddies to share my success with :) I'm currently in Sweden, but will be back in Atlanta shortly. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:10:04 EST New to Atlanta, and returning to Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30925561 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I moved here this summer, and am finally back on Sparkpeople,and ready to take off the extra 10 lbs I added during the move. Stress induced eating was the culprit. <BR> <BR> I lost over 60 lbs on Spark and Weight Watchers, and I'm very glad I'm back on track while it is still 10 lbs to loose, not 60! Or more! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:18:18 EST Ex-Cheerleder going to treat herself to a new life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30830804 My name is Tessa and I am an ex-cheerleader and a cheer coach. I am joining this site because I need to lose weight so I can be healthier and more self-confident. I have always been heavy but college and the 3 years since have really done me in. I am lucky to still be in great health even with all this extra weight but I know that my luck wont last forever. Also, I have been encouraged from seeing my 3 best friends lose a good amount of weight and become so much happier and active. My 25th bi... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 15:34:07 EST BookClub: The Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x30823403 Hey Everyone! Has anyone gotten "The Spark" book? I pre-ordered a copy and am still waiting for it. I saw this posting: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j <BR> ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=2703417, <BR> and wondered if anyone would be interested in getting together to talk about it? Wed, 6 Jan 2010 11:47:20 EST HELLOOOOOO spark people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30806866 HI, spark people, this is leslieLuV and i would love to lose a few pounds while reframing my mind and lifestyle. I am a full time college student in the city, and at times it gets hard to keep up with the bustle of life and mind my health, so it's a new year, and what better time to learn. Im new and will need help making this transition, so feel free to be of help if you can, and ill do the same 4 you! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:39:46 EST Hi! I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30590110 Hi. I'm Katelin and I have been trying to lose weight for a long time now. It is a struggle adjusting to a new diet and workout plan. I am hoping that this time I can do it and be a healthier, happier me. Tue, 29 Dec 2009 18:39:53 EST Getting back in to a routine..and new to ATL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30578021 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I definitely fell off the wagon this past year. There were a lot of life changes and stressful situations and I let them get the best of me. <BR> <BR> One of the major life changes was moving from New England to Atlanta over the summer. It has been quite and adjustment! <BR> <BR> I look forward to the journey ahead and getting to know a few new people along the way. Happy New Year!! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 10:28:17 EST ROLL CALL IN HOTLANTA!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x30542768 As 2010 is fastly approaching and resolutions start up again..... I am fairly new to Atlanta and looking for my Hotlanta Ladies to show support and motivation and who would like to get back active in 2010!!! <BR> <BR> I have fallen off in 2009 as it has been the worst year of my life and I am ready to take control back for myself in 2010! <BR> <BR> I also started a new active group for the lovely ladies of Atlanta at Atlanta Womens Fit Club <BR> <BR> Come join and become your 10 ... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:18:38 EST Hola! New Atl Kid on the Block ;0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30529468 <em>213</em> Everyone! It's a new day...a new opportunity to make a change/difference. I'm here to build positive relationships/connections w/ others. I've been in GA for 2yrs and haven't really interacted with too many people. Now it's time for a CHANGE! I'm hoping that I will meet others who are seeking a positive change, already making them, and interested in being accountable for one another. <BR> <BR> Hope we can make a connection! Until we chat...God Bless..and Keep Pressing to... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 04:12:48 EST Atlanta Womens Fit Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x30524947 Hi Ladies.... I am new to Atlanta now for 6 months and just getting back on my feet and where I can start getting back on here and getting settled!! <BR> <BR> So... with that said.... I just started a new Team called Atlanta Womens Fit Club where fitness and goals meets being active and supporting one another. I wanted to start a team for women to beable to start networking and also get active in 2010 together!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I hope you will join me in putting the HOT in Hotlanta!!! Be... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 20:06:19 EST 28 with 20 pounds to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x30311357 Hello! My name is Kim and have just recently joined SparkPeople as a way to remain motivated while I track and acheive my weight loss goals. I would love to hear from others who have recenly accomplished their goal, are in the process or who have even just started. I love hearing other people's stories as they are truly inspiring! Looking forward to hearing from you all Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:04:02 EST Anyone in the Briarcli ff/Emory area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12307x29454327 I'm looking for a walking partner in the Emory area of Briarcliff Rd. Anyone else looking? <BR> <BR> Amanda Sun, 1 Nov 2009 20:26:54 EST Change Eating Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x29229246 Hi I am a 43 years old that is very over weight and to heavy for my knee. I deside enough is enough and want to share myself with people who are in going thru the same, And make a better life for them too. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 22:12:14 EST Hi! I'm new to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12307x29058542 My name is Amanda and I live in Atlanta in the Emory area. I'm hoping to get back in shape and lose some weight! I would like a buddy to walk with if anyone lives near me! Good luck to everyone else! Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:32:23 EST