SparkPeople Spark Georgia The Official State Rally Team Team Messageboard A Team for all Spark People in Georgia! Come and meet other Georgians and get to know one another. Featuring the first SP State Wide Spark Rally on April 25th, 2009. SparkPeople Spark Georgia The Official State Rally Team Team Messageboard Hello!! Stopping in to introduce myself and say hello. My name is Richard and I recently retired from the field of education after over 40 years and then moved from Jacksonville, FL to Southeast Georgia. <BR> I first became a member of Spark while I was in Jacksonville, FL. I also introduced several others to the site and we kind of created our own challenges and support system. However, as time progressed and work plus personal issues got more involved, causing more stress, I began to be less activ... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:11:18 EST hello Hi I am 52, new to spark and Georgia, don't know anyone looking for some support. Joined for health and weight loss. How can I stopped afternoon cravings.... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 16:10:00 EST INTRODUCTION Hope I'm doing this right...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am 64 years old, retired and need to lose about 50 lbs. I live in a small town in Georgia. hope I can find some support because I am going to need it. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:42:48 EST Hello, everyone! This is not my first time on Spark, but the first time I ever wrote in a forum. So.. I guess that means I'm serious this time? Lol. I'm 38, have four kids and a ton of weight to lose. Oh, and I'm a full time student in a Respiratory Therapy program so I don't have a lot of extra time...but in one more year I'll be finished with school woohoo! So hopefully I can be thinner too... And now I know that being overweight greatly affects how well you breathe! Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:32:33 EST Hi Hi! <BR> My name is Rhonda and I'm trying Spark again; however, I'm feeling a little more confident this time. Looking forward to this journey with all of you. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:15:32 EST hello everyone I live in bowdon , i work out at a gym in carrollton , working on losing 73 more pounds . Think it would help i join a group to help keep me motivated Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:44:44 EST New to this site, but not new to a weight problem! I thought I could do this weight loss thing all by myself and didn't need any help or support...what a joke and who was I fooling. I'm hoping I can find some support through this group and maybe from someone who lives around Marietta that might push me to get moving. I'm 100 pounds over weight and have turned into a couch potato!!! Sadly I've let myself get out of whack with my Diabetes and am struggling as a result. <BR> <BR> 55 and feeling bad.... ~_~ Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:37:16 EST HI! Just wanted to say hello to everyone and introduce myself. <BR> My name is Samantha (most people call me Sam) <BR> Look forward to chatting with you all and supporting each other during this journey!! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:07:35 EST Intro <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Today is my first day here. Yesterday, my family participated in the Peachtree Road Race. This was year 4 for me to powerwalk the course. However, yesterday, I pushed it by jogging some parts of it, and now I hurt - left ankle, knees, and right hip. My leg muscles are a little sore, but in a good way. <BR> <BR> So my dear wonderful daughter Holly and I did a superlicious session of yoga. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose about 40- 50 pounds. I am having trouble rel... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 20:08:35 EST Joined spark today. Walked around Stone Mountain! Hi. my sister recommended this site. I have tons of weight to lose. I've done it before, but gained it back. This time have to keep it off for good. Need to lose about 80 pounds. Yesterday I walked 5 miles around Stone Mountain! :) Mon, 24 Jun 2013 04:37:04 EST Hello :) Just wanted to say I'm excited to join the GA team ! I have been using Spark People for 3 days now and I love it ... still having trouble hitting all my goals but I know I'll get there. Fri, 24 May 2013 10:56:59 EST Hey yall!!! Hey yall!! I am a 32 yo Georgia Peach and the proud wife to my high school sweetheart and mother to two beautiful girls. I am a former college athlete who has let her self go one pound at a time. Everysince i graduated from college and stopped playing sports my fitness level had all but disapperead. I joined a gym about four months ago and I have seen great results. I am here for motivation from others and to just talk about how life is going and how to live my life without all of the ex... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:34:40 EST Working on the NEW me! Hello All! <BR> <BR> I'm Keema and have gotten really tired of the yo yo dieting! I've lost 25lbs in the past but have gained 10 - 15 of those pounds back. My goal is the lose 15 - 20lbs and learn how to keep it off while enjoying my life. Thank goodness I'm an active person because otherwise this may be a scary journey!! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:40:10 EST Finally getting around to saying hello Hi everyone: <BR> <BR> I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I had a great time but ate too much. I am in a very difficult time - lost of uncertainty but one thing I know for sure: if I don't do something soon I will be over 250 pounds. I have been on every diet known to man but always wind up back at square one. Now, I have real health challenges that make it imperative that I find an eating plan that is sustainable. I am glad for this site and the testimonies I have read. They have gi... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:26:22 EST Hello everyone Hi all. I am Shane, and I joined SparkPeople primarily to get advice and tips on learning to eat healthier. <BR> <BR> I have level|stage 1 hypertension, with my blood pressure hovering in the high 140's to low 150's. I am on medication to control it, but I am very interested in taking control of my health BACK from the pills, and moving to a healthier lifestyle so I can feel better, be more productive, and enjoy life with my family. <BR> <BR> My goals are to reduce my blood pressure and g... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 18:40:48 EST Nice to meet you Hello all, how are you today. Let me start by saying that it nice to meet you all. My name is Crystal I am 36 yrs old and finding who I am again. I live in Lakeland, GA. Hope to find some walking buddies. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:37:54 EST Hello! Hi, guys! I just discovered and joined this magnificent site on yesterday after trying to find a cost-effective weight-loss regime that was cheaper than Weight Watchers. I'm on Day 2 and I look forward to meeting and speaking with you all! <BR> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:49:38 EST What color fruit did you eat today? Started my day with BLUEberries. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:13:48 EST Stopping by to Say HI I am a 50 year old mother of 4 and grandmother of 9. I work full-time as an Administrative Operations Coordinator at a youth detention center. I have recently earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. I am trying to gain better control of my Type 2 Diabetes. <em>100</em> Fri, 25 May 2012 11:46:56 EST Hi all! I am new to Spark but not new to trying to lose weight! I have used WW before with succes (down 40 pounds - and have kept THAT off ) but really have another 50 I am going to lose. That still puts me in the mid range of my weight range. <BR> <BR> This past year has been all about no more woulda, shoulda, coulda moments. I get to a certain weight - 184 - and just never seem to get past that point - I sabatoge myself for some strange reason. So, no more - this is my time to break through an... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:53:52 EST Just Joined the Team! Hi everyone! I'm 47 and am in the best shape of my life! Glad to be here. I'm a Beachbody Program Nut and Coach. I have P90X three times, P90X Plus, P90X2, and I am currently tackling Insanity! <BR> I am about to start the 21 day Beachbody Ultimate Reset Cleanse! Wish me luck! Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:06:02 EST I'm doing it this time! I have been fighting the battle of the bulge for too long. I constantly take the lead, only to surrender again. I'm tired of this cycle and want to win the war!!! While I've had great success losing in the past, I've also been known to throw in the towel & return to my same bad habits. I finally realized that now that I have a smart phone, I have no excuse! I can access everything I need right from there. So this is it! I want to lose about 140 lbs (man, I can't believe I let myself g... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 15:23:08 EST Promoting Team Spirit: the NEW HUDDLE CHALLENGE Have you HUDDLED today? <BR> <BR> Welcome to the The SPARK GEORGIA Team HUDDLE CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> This challenge is to help with boosting TEAM SPIRIT! <BR> <BR> Every day, come into the team and HUDDLE! This has more than one benefit... you earn spark points for doing it... you say hello to your fellow team members and show them that you're sparking along with us... <BR> <BR> Each week we will be giving out GOODIES for our TEAM SPIRIT leaders! Goodies will be awarded for a PERFECT 7 Hud... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:07:49 EST Prayers for CRAZYGAGRANNY- Barbara Please pray for my friend Barbara (CRAZYGAGRANNY). She was our co-leader for a long time. <BR> <BR> Every thing went bad after Christmas day. She had a massive heart attack and had quadruple bypass. Please alert everyone for me. She's not allowed on the computer..or phone as of yet. She just got home from the hospital yesterday the 30th. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Sheila- Leader Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:26:22 EST Hello I went to the doctor's office on dec. 10th and found out that I have a heart problem, and a high BP..So on that very day I began walking and I am proud to say that I have lost a total of 7 pound...And thanks to sparkpeople I am also following my diet and strength training..So here is to hoping that on my next visit to the doctor on 1-14 i have made alot more progress and have lost at least 10 pounds..wish me luck.. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:40:32 EST Motivation??? Hello everyone, <BR> I would like to say thanks for inviting me to SPark. I look forward to chatting to some of you in our efforts to reach our goals. I am looking to lose at least 65 lbs. So anyone like to offer some motivation?? Anything to get me started would be greatly appreciated... <BR> <BR> M Fri, 9 Dec 2011 15:50:01 EST Sparkpeople down tonight for general maintenance Hey, folks ! Just to let you know, the Spark website will be off line this evening to perform some routine maintenance work. This was posted on the main page if you haven't seen it. Pass the word along. <BR> <BR> SparkPeople and all of our sister websites (including SparkRecipes and dailySpark) will be down for maintenance tonight from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. EST (eastern standard time). Thanks for understanding! <BR> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:03:45 EST New Here I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself to the team! After a wake up call at my doctors office, I decided it was time to start on my weight loss journey for real instead of starting and stopping diets over and over. I hope to find great support and advice here! Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:28:35 EST Emoticon Your Mood Daily <em>30</em> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:27:13 EST Support Your Team! <em>306</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:00:59 EST Another newbie Hi! I just joined the site. Not sure how much I will like it,but more then willing to give it a chance. I now weigh in at 284 stand 5 foot 2 but want to weigh in at 140-135. I have a 2 year old daughter so I want to lose the weight so that I can continue to take care of her. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:44:02 EST Newbie Hi! I'm new to Spark -- within the last week. So far I'm liking the site and finding a lot of support here. I've been a WW member for a long time but after losing about 30 lbs have been at a plateau for most of 2011. I am hoping to break that plateau with the help of Spark! Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:57:03 EST REQUEST FROM SHEILA(M DIDDLYD) FOR PRAYERS I just received a call from Sheila,she said her cousin's wife,only in her 40's had died suddenly yesterday. She has left behind a loving husband and 3 sons. <BR> We don't know any more details and Sheila said they really won't know much until the autopsy is complete. <BR> Please pray for this family for them to accept God's will. Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:31:24 EST I'm just me:) Hello everyone! My name is Anita. I'm 45yr old, self-employed CNA. I am so excited that God has led me to this site and am open to any kind of advise that uns have! Lord bless you all and cant wait to chat!!! <em>213</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 10:42:01 EST CRAZYGAGRANNY NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS JUST GOT A PHONE CALL FROM EJ .. AND WAS INFORMED THAT BARBARA <BR> CRAZYGAGRANNY HUSBAND CHARLIES WAS DRIVING HIS RIG IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA AND WAS IN A BAD ACCIDENT .. PLEASE PRAY <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>?id=CRAZYGAGRANNY </link> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 20:48:38 EST New to Georgia, Not New to Spark :) Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm Stephanie, and my husband and I moved to Griffin, GA about 4 weeks ago! <BR> <BR> Georgia is entirely new to us both, but he got a job here, so off we went, and here we are. <BR> <BR> I can't say I had the most physically active group of friends where we moved from (Hattiesburg, MS), and I definitely am looking forward to getting plugged in here in our new home. Meet some active people and get together with some Sparkers. <BR> <BR> That is something I've always wan... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:41:00 EST MESSAGE ABOUT SHEILA Hi Everyone, <BR> It has been a busy few weeks. I have been talking to Sheila and PRAISE GOD! First let me share her good news with everyone. <BR> <BR> For about the last 5 weeks she has been going to the Orthotics and Prosthetics Specialist getting sized and fit for her new prosthetic or as I have teased her Bonic leg. It actualy has movement all the way down to her ankle! <BR> <BR> This is the first leg she has had in the last 38 years! Tell me Prayer doesn't work! AMEN. <BR> <BR> No... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:04:04 EST Introducing myself 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... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:33:27 EST Hello Hello everyone, my name is Denise and I'm new to Sparkpeople. <BR> I've struggled with my weight for a few years now. I was truly in denial about my weight. I told myself everyday that I was happy with the way I was, just so I wouldn't have to do anything about it. When I tipped the scale at 211 lbs, I finally woke up and decided somwthing had to change. I've half-heartedly tried to loose weight before. But nothing ever worked because I wasn't really ready to change my thinking about it. I've... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 19:10:07 EST Georgia Buddy Rally Hello Georgia Team, <BR> <BR> Please take the time to read the news letter! This is about our team rally for this year. <BR> <BR> SP Georgia Buddy Rally!! LET'S GO GEORGIA!!! <BR> <BR> I have suggested a new type of a Rally for this year 2011. A Buddy Rally! What this will be is two or more people budding up for a one on one Rally. I have made a new thread and everyone can post where you live and maybe something about yourself. <BR> <BR> When you see someone from your area you can conta... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 10:23:38 EST Hello :) Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark. I live in Northwest Georgia. I tried for years to loose weight. Tried every program out there with no success. The one thing I haven't tried is an online community/support like spark. So I am here and ready for a change 2011 is going to be my year! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:49:36 EST A NEW BUDDY RALLY IDEA FROM SHEILA Sheila has suggested a new type of Rally. A Buddy Rally! What this will be is two people budding up for a one on one Rally. We will post a thread and everyone can post where you live and maybe something about yourself. <BR> <BR> When you see someone from your area you can contact this person and talk with them about a personal Rally. <BR> <BR> This way more people will have the opportunity to meet one another and participate on a set day or close time everyone will meet for lunch or a pic... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:31:26 EST 71 and still dieting 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 Hello all I am New to Spark People Hey guys and gals. My name is Danny and I am 30 years old. I am from southeast Georgia. I have tried every diet known to mankind. I am now just watching portion control and trying to use Spark People for motivation and support. I really need you guys support as I am very unmotivated so any advice, tips, and help would be greatly appreciated. Take care guys I look forward to hearing from you all. Sat, 2 Oct 2010 14:32:46 EST New Update on Shelia and on Barbara Talk to Barbara this evening and Shelia has an appt with the doctor and the doctor was able to fixed and reprogam her silimator for her back and she is doing a bit better.. <BR> <BR> As for Barbara Father in law is doing better and didnt get the MIL sick but since she isnt well, They didnt want to get her worst.. <BR> <BR> Please pray they both still need the prayers and I will keep you updated when I get them... <BR> <BR> thanks for the prayers Dee Tue, 28 Sep 2010 23:22:26 EST Update on Shelia and Barbara Hello I am Dee a co leader with both Barbara Crazygagranny and Shelia on other teams.. I talk to Barbara a little while ago .. Shelia is going into the hospital to have a simulator adjust, because she is in so much pain, nothing is helping her.. I am a friend asking for prayers for her.. <BR> <BR> Now on to Barbara <BR> <BR> RIGHT NOW BARBARA AS YOU KNOW HAS HER HANDS FULL WITH HER MOTHER IN LAW SICK, BUT NOW SHE HAS HER FATHER IN LAW SICK,, SHE WILL TRY TO GET ON LINE SOON,, PRAYER... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:49:20 EST No more excuses! I will be turning 34 on Oct 16. I have been overweight my entire 30's. I do not want to waste another year. Now is the time and with this website there are no more excuses! Time to hold my feet to the fire! Sun, 22 Aug 2010 21:42:34 EST SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST PLEASE! Hello Team! <BR> I got a very sad call today from Our Team Leader; Sheila (MCDIDDLYD), Her niece Tonya lost her baby last night or early this morning. She was about 20 weeks, she went into labor and it could not be stopped. The baby was a boy, weighed only 1 pound. I believe Sheila said they had picked out A.J. as his name. <BR> The Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m in Canton,Ga. <BR> <BR> Please keep this family in your prayers, as those that have been members for a whil... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 22:16:06 EST A-Z CITIES OR TOWNS IN GEORGIA..NAME THEM! Let's start with A and see how many we can name! <BR> Starting with <BR> <BR> A-Adel <BR> <BR> Come on team who is next with a B- town! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:50:50 EST WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE OUR NEXT GEORGIA RALLY??? OF course we need information and always HELP putting these Rallies together! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:48:45 EST WHAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY? A big cool slice a watermelon. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:46:11 EST WHAT HEALTHY ACTIVITY DID YOU DO TODAY? I walked, worked in the garden and went swimming! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:45:00 EST USE AN EMOTICON TO SHOW YOUR EMOTIONS TODAY! <em>247</em> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:42:35 EST DID YOU HUDDLE WITH YOUR SPARK RALLY TEAM TODAY? <em>220</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:40:05 EST HOW MANY SPARK POINTS DID YOU RALLY TODAY? <em>321</em> I got 10! <em>321</em> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:38:29 EST A-Z GOOD FOODS FOR A SPARK RALLY <em>244</em> <em>150</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <BR> <BR> Alright team we can all do this! Start off with a food choice that starts with the letter A that you would like to take to a Spark Rally. Then the next person name something starting with a B and so on! <BR> <BR> When we go through the alphabet..start over! Let's see how many foods we can think of! <BR> <BR> I'll start of with a <BR> <BR> YOU DO NOT HAVE TO POST A RECIPE I JUST LIKE RECIPES! <BR> <BR> Autu... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:36:41 EST -:¦: RALLY CHAT ROOM! -:¦:COME ON IN!-:¦: Welcome everyone to the new Georgia Spark Rallies Chat room! <BR> <BR> Please drop by daily and let's get to know each other and have fun! <BR> <BR> Your Georgia Spark Leaders! <BR> *•Sheila.¸¸.• &#9829; Barbara*•.¸&#9829;¸.•Carol* *• <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:25:45 EST Hey, Ya'll Hey, my name is Heather. I am a new member and I am excited about this website. I am also excited to be a member of the "Georgia" team!!! :) Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:35:32 EST ANYONE IN CONYERS, COVINGTON, OR PORTERDALE AREA? MY BIG MOVE IS SATURDAY TO OUR NEW HOME. <BR> IT'S A COVINGTON ADDRESS BUT IT'S EQUALLY CLOSE TO CONYERS AND McDONOUGH, AND OFCOURSE PORTERDALE. I'VE A COUPLE OF GREAT FRIENDS IN PORTERDALE ALREADY, BUT I'D LOVE TO MEET MORE LOCALS AND ESPECIALLY WALKING BUDDIES. I'LL BE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF GA-81 AND GA-212. <BR> I'M SO EXCITED! Wed, 12 May 2010 06:39:38 EST New to Spark Hi I'm new to spark this week and I just joined this team. Looks like I just missed the west ga rally. How often are the rallies and what do you do at them? Wed, 5 May 2010 16:12:13 EST New to Spark New to spark this week and just joined this team. Looks like I just missed out on the rally in west georgia. How often do you have rallies?? Wed, 5 May 2010 16:10:35 EST Starting Over 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 GEORGIA RALLY -APRIL 24,2010 That's right! Carol has been working so hard to put this Rally together. It will be held in Middle Georgia April 24th, So Please make your plans to try to attend! <BR> It is will at Tribble Mill Park! <BR> The link to check it out is: <BR> <link><BR>tt/Departments/CommunityServices/Parks<BR>andRecreation/OurParksandFacilities/Gu<BR>idetoYourParks/TribbleMillPark </link> <BR> <BR> anyone that knows they will be attending please let Carol know or leave a... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 23:01:43 EST A MESSAGE FROM COACH JEN Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want to be paid for the fact that someone else is using it. <BR> <BR> I'm asking that you pass along this reminder to your teams: <BR> <BR> If you are going to post something on the boards or in your blog that someone else has written, you need to credit th... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:40:36 EST FT Benning? Anyone else at FT Benning?? I would love to form a group for FT Benning Wives. Ive started walking with my neighbor here at Benning. We are up to 2.2 miles. Check out my spark page. if you want it... <BR> ~Deb Sat, 6 Feb 2010 18:13:05 EST Wellstar Healthplace Hey, so I've decided I should probably intensify my workouts and do strength training!! <BR> <BR> Anybody belong to the Wellstar Healthplace Gym (Cobb County-- Marietta)??? <BR> <BR> I want any comments please, I heard it's a good gym that's reasonable, i really want a pool! <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:55:36 EST 12 months.....100 pounds!! Hello! My name is Ashley and i've had enough of this lifestyle. Throughout school I participated in one sport after another year-round...then college hit! Since graduating from high school i've put on more than 80 pounds. I need to lose at least 100 pounds so that I can be healthy and happy! My plan is to use this website and the support I receive from it to accomplish my goal. Wish me luck! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 15:53:05 EST New here! Hi everyone! I'm Krystina. I'm from Floyd County/Rome. I'm so excited to see a team for us Georgians. :) I'm also pretty excited about losing weight. I have a huge goal to lose 100 pounds in a year. I need all the encouragement I can get! :D Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:44:00 EST Joining in and saying hey! I joined SP yesterday, yeah I know New Years and all. I have started the year for probably the 38th time saying this is the one. I will reach my goals. <BR> <BR> I finally get it, I have to reach my goals this year for my health, and my family. Not to mention I want that lookin good body too. <BR> <BR> My motivation for getting into the best BMI and fitness is now ever important, I currently have 3 beautiful grandchildren ages 7, 5 and 3 with another one on the way to arrive this summer. U... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 10:27:39 EST Hey Hey everyone, <BR> My name is Lisette. Was on sparkpeople before, and recently moved up to Atlanta a few months ago from Miami. Married and currently had to move in with husband's family. So, now living with mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law. All of us are trying to eat healthier. They're able to exercise, I'm not. Was diagnosed with post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and still getting used to it. If anyone has information on what kind of diet works best with that, I'd appr... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 18:35:13 EST Hello GA I am new to Spark..again..this past week..I tried it a few years ago but quit after I got down to 119 and thought I just could maintain and lose a pound a week on my own...instead I think I gained about a pound a I am back and ready to begin again. I want to lose about 10 pounds by Christmas and then hopefully a pound a week until I hit my magic number of 114...the weight I was 20 years ago when I got married for the second time... <BR> It is going very slow..hard to do all the wa... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 09:11:47 EST South Georgia Rally The Host for the next South Georgia Rally is Paula (ISAGLOWINGGIRL) <BR> <BR> Place: South Georgia- Valdosta <BR> Wed, 2 Sep 2009 13:22:55 EST North Georgia Rally The Hosts for the next North Georgia Rally is Sheila and Marilyn- Team Leaders and Steffi (STEFFI264) <BR> <BR> Place: North Georgia- West Bank Park- Buford Dam <BR> Date and Time: ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> West Bank Park- Buford Dam <BR> West Bank Park has a $4 entrance fee but its a large, attractive park with great facilities. <BR> <BR> It has lots of bathrooms, picnic tables, BBQ grills, playgrounds, picnic shelters, pavilions, tennis court, basketball court, beaches and sw... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:55:38 EST East Georgia Rally The Host for the next East Georgia Rally is Carol (Cafairman) <BR> <BR> Place: East Georgia - Somewhere between Athens and Stone Mountain. <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:51:42 EST West Georgia Rally The Host for the next West Georgia Rally is Karen HWYGRL01. <BR> <BR> Place: West Georgia- Carroll or Haralson county <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:48:42 EST Sign-ups to Host a Rally 1. Sheila and Marilyn- Team Leaders and Steffi (STEFFI264) <BR> Place: North Georgia - West Bank Park- Buford Dam <BR> <BR> 2. Karen (HWYGRL01) <BR> Place: West Georgia - Carroll or Haralson county <BR> <BR> 3. Carol (Cafairman) <BR> Place: East Georgia - Somewhere between Athens and Stone Mountain. <BR> <BR> 4. Paula (ISAGLOWINGGIRL) <BR> Place: South Georgia - Valdosta <BR> <BR> 5. <BR> <BR> 6. <BR> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:43:01 EST Anyone near Peachtree City? anyone near PTC? Sat, 27 Jun 2009 21:08:40 EST introduction I've been going to the gym for almost a year now and have lost inches due to my strength training, but I need to curb my appetite to get rid of the weight. I am here for inspiration and motivation to make the next year much better! I am 36 and married with no kids. I work at a ballroom dance studio. When I get the chance to take classes and dance it is a lot of fun, but working there really burns you out and you don't really want to be there "after hours" too. At least the gym is REALLY c... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:38:33 EST Hi All- newbie here! Hi all! newbie here! I live in PTC, ya'll! too many good restaurants are sabotaging me! Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:56:43 EST Location in GA? I was wondering where everyone is located in GA. I'm in Dawsonville. Tue, 19 May 2009 12:26:07 EST Join the North Georgia Committee This thread is for those of you who would like to join the North Georgia Committee. We will start planning for our next Rally and for some outings with members in the North Georgia area. If you would like to join me please post your name with spark name and I will get back to you. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Sheila- Leader Wed, 6 May 2009 17:52:11 EST Tell Us About Your Rally Ellie and I would like to thank all of you who came today for the North Georgia Rally. It was so nice meeting all of you in person, what a treat!! Now I can't wait for our next meeting with the North Georgia gang. I'm so glad all of you had a great time and won so many raffle gifts. <BR> <BR> Check out some of the Photos from the North Georgia Rally under the Photos here on the board. I will post them here in this team tomorrow but you can see them now the the other Georgia Team. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:53:25 EST Letters From SparkPeople ---------- JENUHL22 wrote: ---------- <BR> Hi GA Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Are you getting excited that the GA SparkRally is approaching! We are! <BR> <BR> As you know, we are very interested in sharing the GA SparkRally with all our members after the event takes place to let people share in your success. We would like to write and article and possibly feature it on our DailySpark! <BR> <BR> Could you please share with me all the details you could prior and after the event? Things such as: ... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:37:21 EST LOCATION FOR SOUTH EAST GEORGIA RALLY HAS CHANGED We are going to have to move our RALLY to MASSENGALE PARK on St. Simons Island.. It is still going to be held on April 25th. We will be meeting at around 10:30AM.. We are having speakers at NOON... <BR> <BR> Found they are having a walk for AUTISM at the location we were going to hold our Rally.. <BR> <BR> We will be able to walk on the beach at this location. They have picnic tables, etc. <BR> <BR> ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.. <BR> <BR> Hugs, Carol Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:56:17 EST Sign Up South East Georgia Rally South East Georgia Rally <BR> April 25th, 10:30 - 4:00 <BR> St. Simons Island - <BR> Host: Carol (amhisprincess) <BR> <BR> Sign-up Sheet: <BR> <BR> 1. Carol - (amhisprincess) <BR> 2. Tammy - (thefroghunter) <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:14:11 EST Greetings from LaGrange, GA Hi everyone, I'm a long-time member to spark but a newbie to the Georgia Spark Rallies. I need support bad. I REALLY want to get the weight off and am having a REAL hard time doing so. <BR> <BR> I look forward to making new friends here and hoping that together, we can meet our goals. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:02:17 EST Chat Room Stop in and say Hi to everyone. <BR> <BR> Sheila- Team Leader Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:20:25 EST Plans For Next Rally This thread will be used for making plans on our next rally. We will come together as a team for planning the next one. <BR> <BR> Sheila- Team Leader Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:18:09 EST Valdosta Georgia Rallies This thread is to talk about all of our Valdosta Georgia Rallies. <BR> <BR> Where we had it at, What we did, Who was there, What you won for the raffle. Also tell us about the fun you had. One more tell us if you would like to help out with the next Rally. <BR> <BR> Sheila- Team Leader Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:03:50 EST Augusta Georgia Rallies This thread is to talk about all of our Augusta Georgia Rallies. <BR> <BR> Where we had it at, What we did, Who was there, What you won for the raffle. Also tell us about the fun you had. One more tell us if you would like to help out with the next Rally. <BR> <BR> Sheila- Team Leader Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:02:33 EST South East Georgia Rallies This thread is to talk about all of our South East Georgia Rallies. <BR> <BR> Where we had it at, What we did, Who was there, What you won for the raffle. Also tell us about the fun you had. One more tell us if you would like to help out with the next Rally. <BR> <BR> Sheila- Team Leader Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:00:49 EST West Georgia Rallies This thread is to talk about all of our West Georgia Rallies. <BR> <BR> Where we had it at, What we did, Who was there, What you won for the raffle. Also tell us about the fun you had. One more tell us if you would like to help out with the next Rally. <BR> <BR> Sheila- Team Leader Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:58:28 EST North Georgia Rallies This thread is to talk about all of our North Georgia Rallies. <BR> <BR> Where we had it at, What we did, Who was there, What you won for the raffle. Also tell us about the fun you had. One more tell us if you would like to help out with the next Rally. <BR> <BR> Sheila- Team Leader Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:56:08 EST