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Posts: 51 12/18/13 6:33 P
Hi. I'm from Tampa but moved to Statesboro a few years ago to teach at Georgia Southern. I started with Sparkpeople in 2011 after not being able to walk across campus during my job interview and having high cholesterol level results at my annual physical. I had climbed to 256 lbs after years of being depressed from a trauma our family experienced. Since 2011, I've lost 55 lbs. I have lost very little this year but haven't given up. My next goal is 180 lbs, which will take me out of the obese range. I'm happily married with two adult children and three grandchildren (I'm young for all this - 42). I work out three to five days a week and am working on successfully completing a 5 k in the spring. I would love to find someone in the Statesboro area to walk/jog with!
current weight: 200.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 12/9/13 2:48 P
Hello my name is Teresa .I live in Morrow,GA I've been on SparkPeople for a while and I'm still trying to figure out how to use the website. I'm having problems getting back on track with my exercises I get bored very easily. any ideas what too do.
Posts: 140 11/29/13 11:01 A
Hello, fellow Georgians. I live in the Athens area. I've been on SparkPeople for a while. I've had periods of activity interspersed with long periods of inactivity, but now I'm back at it again, trying to make some progress toward healthy living goals.
I was wondering if many of the people on this team are still active on SP. Is this the best place to look for recent posts to find out, or is there a better place to check?
Pounds lost: 4.4
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 10/5/13 9:41 A
Hi Ms. LiveNow and everybody else: I'm Brenda. You mentioned that you lived in Mississippi for approximately 20 years...so did I; I was born and raised in Mississippi and I joined the military in 1987, which is when I left Mississippi. I do often visit, because most of my family still live there. I now live in Ludowici, GA, which is near Fort Stewart military base. My husband is retired military and as I referenced above, I'm a military veteran. Since our 2 children are grown and out on their own, we have the house to ourselves, and our wonderful dog (Lucky). I have now decided to put myself first, after our Almighty God and Jesus Christ of course. I'm ready to uncover the "Me" that's covered up in the excess pounds that I have buried her in. I've read many introductions and although I haven't received any official welcomes yet...I can feel those welcomes in your posts. I'm happy for you and your success thus far Ms. LiveNow!! Thanks for allowing me to come on board everybody!!!
Fitness Minutes: (208) Posts: 4 10/2/13 11:31 P
I live in Irwinville, in south Georgia. I have lived in GA most of my life, since I was 8 and in the third grade. I moved to Mississippi after marrying a man from there and lived there for almost 20 years. That is where my daughter was raised and attends college now. But after 20 years, it was clear that I really needed to come home, alone. I don't regret the last 20 years, mainly because of my incredibly special daughter. But I can't exactly say that those years were kind to me, either. I sort of got lost in taking care of other people full time and letting the things I really needed slide to the back of the line. I was treating myself like I didn't matter that much, so I guess everyone around me just followed my lead and treated me the same way. That is not a healthy way to live and I had to get out. Since leaving, I have quit smoking, reconnected with my own family, and started exercising a little each day. I have finally found a new job that meets my needs. I have a long way to go, but at least I'm on my way.
Oh yeah, I need all the positive friends I can get, so feel free to add me, please.
Edited by: LIVENOW783 at: 10/2/2013 (23:34)
December Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 41 9/24/13 1:18 P
Hey guys i am new to SparkPeople and the whole workout and being healthy community. I really need motivation and workout buddys. Cant wait to talk to everyone!
Fitness Minutes: (2,084) Posts: 43 9/21/13 11:39 A
I just joined SparkPeople about 10 days ago -- lost 1 1/2 lb this first week -- love the food tracker! I live in Valdosta. Any others of you from my area? I look forward to having y'all's support as I lose the 23 lbs I set for my first goal. Hope I can be your support too!
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart . . . pursue those." --Michael Nolan
December Minutes: 333
Fitness Minutes: (16,432) Posts: 478 9/3/13 9:40 A
Pounds lost: 22.3
Fitness Minutes: (1,691) Posts: 18 8/23/13 1:48 P
Hello everybody! My name is Terry and I am proud to be on Team GA. Feel free to add me. Looking forward to hearing your success stories and the trials and tribulations that are all apart of weight loss.
Pounds lost: 7.5
Fitness Minutes: (10,826) Posts: 5,714 8/18/13 10:20 A
I know I posted another thread but thought I would post on this one a little about myself.
I'm 52 and currently living in the Acworth/Cartersville area. Moved here just a little over 3 years ago. My husbands job transferred him here. I'm married and have a son that's 23, married and living in Alberta, Canada so I rarely get to see him. And I've got a typical hormonal teenaged daughter that won't be a teen much longer as she turns 20 in November.
I joined Spark several years ago and loved it. But then 4 years ago my mother took ill and was in and out of the hospital constantly. I worried constantly about her and seeing that I'm a stress eater my diet went to pot! My mom passed away last November and I've really been taking it hard. Then for the past 6 months my dad has been having a lot of health issues too. Heart trouble which resulted in a pacemaker, broken hip, knee replacement, staph infection. And since my siblings live in Texas it's up to me to run back and forth to help my dad. I spent a total of about 4 months staying at his house so far this year.
Needless to say my diet has just been totally screwed up. But since the doctor told me that between my stress, bp, weight, and possible borderline diabetic that if I don't do something soon it's going to kill me. So I'm going to do something about it and get back to sparking!
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
Pounds lost: 4.8
Fitness Minutes: (9,359) Posts: 3 8/15/13 9:17 P
Hey, I'm Raven (this site was determined not to let me use any variation of my name though). I just joined tonight, after getting fed up with Calorie Count and the somewhat rude people on there. That site just wasn't as good as I thought it would be ...
I'm 41, ex-Army, lived in GA most of my life. When I came out of the service in 2011, I put on about twenty pounds. Twenty turned into thirty, and before I knew it I was at 203. Why? PTSD is the main reason. Social settings and me just don't mix well. Plus for over a year I was staying with a friend in a really, really rough neighborhood and couldn't leave the house without him.
Since moving to where we are now (Mableton area), I've decided the weight has to go. It just has to. I'm miserable. So, I've started watching my calorie intake, hiking about three miles on a nearby trail, doing yoga, cycling the Silver Comet (at a comfortable pace for me), and doing stuff around the house to help burn calories also. I used to jog some, but my right knee is pretty messed up so I had to stop. I did try a gym for about a month, but it was just too much for me. I do better when I'm more or less by myself.
In June, I lost ten pounds (I'd already lost six pounds prior). July, I barely lost three. So far this month, I've only lost one. My doctor says possible adrenal fatigue. I'm struggling to keep going, even though the weight isn't budging. I've come too far to quit. The last 32 pounds have to go, no matter what. I want to start next year at the weight I was when I came out of the Army. I want to be fit again.
And hey, if anyone out there lives near me, I'd be happy to have a walking/cycling buddy.
(Hopefully I'm doing this whole intro thing right also ...)
Fitness Minutes: (125) Posts: 3 7/28/13 11:05 P
Hi! I'm new to SparkPeople and the whole online community weight-loss idea, but I'm excited to be here.
I'm in my 20s and a newlywed. I've lived in GA all my life (a native!), and recently moved to the Roswell/Alpharetta area. Being married now, my family constantly asks me when I plan on having children, but I don't want to even consider it before I start taking care of myself. My family has a history of heart disease, cancers and diabetes, so I want to establish some lifestyle changes to prevent myself from going down that hereditary path.
I'd like to run a 5K without dying and build up my overall endurance and strength.
Fitness Minutes: (80) Posts: 4 7/27/13 8:27 P
Been here before a couple times through the years, but hopefully I can really stick with it this time. I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Seizures, etc which make it difficult to exercise. Also I have 3 special needs children: 15 yo daughter has Aspergers and Asthma and my 5 yo fraternal twin boys are both Autistic as well as numerous health issues. I thank God they are doing as well as they are. My husband quit drinking! September 15th will be 2 years. Yea! Now if he can just get rid of the cigs! I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago and somehow without even trying lost almost 70 pounds, but gained 50 of it back! Uggh!! Anyway, I plan to try one more time to lose this weight since the twins start school this year. First week of school, I plan to catch up on sleep while they're at school then after that, I plan to start exercising and getting this weight off.
Pounds lost: 3.5
Posts: 2 7/22/13 11:13 A
Hello my name is Tanya. I have lived in the North GA area for 14 years now. From Marietta to Acworth to Cumming where I live now. I'm originally from the Florida Keys and moved to TN with my son in 1994 to go to college then moved down to GA in 1998 for work.
I met my wonderfully sweet and loving husband when we bought and moved into our first homes across the street from each other in Acworth. God at work!!!
I'm not at the point in my life where I know I can't put off getting healthy anymore. I am 42 and things are going to start going very wrong with my health if I don't change things. I've struggled with my weight all my life and it's time to put an end to it. I joined SparkPeople a couple years ago when i said I was going to lose my weight before I turned 40. You can guess how that turned out.
Well I am trying to do it right this time so I am amercing myself in the program. My son is grown and in college now and my husband could stand to lose a few pounds, so he's on board. So I have no excuses!!
Edited by: DATARY at: 7/22/2013 (11:13)
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (58,115) Posts: 4,075 7/9/13 8:03 A
Good Morning:) My name is Tammie. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for years now and am trying to get back in the swing of things after realizing that at age 43, I must make a life style change in order to feel better,mentally and physically.I have recently found out that I have some auto immune issues going on...possibly MCTD(Mixed Connective Tissue Disease) . I will be going for more testing in two weeks but in the past 3 months I have learned that with exercise and anti inflammatory meds, my back and hip pain is decreased. I have been on this team ever since I moved from Alabama to Georgia 4 years ago but not an active member(well not on this team. I am trying to connect and re-connect with fellow sparkers and thought I might give this team a shot. I look forward to making new friends and connecting with those I've already met in hopes of walking this "lifestyle" change with others on the same mission.
Fitness Minutes: (1,065) Posts: 62 7/7/13 10:35 A
Good morning fellow Sparklers! My name is Cathy. I was born in Atlanta, moved to Florida when I was 11, back to Georgia in 1985, off to Texas in 1992, now back to Georgia last month. I am trying to rebuild a life after my husband left me, and came back to my roots in Georgia. I love it here. I forgot how beautiful it is! I live between Blue Ridge and Ellijay, in the mountains. I would love some friends, especially local friends I can meet up with from time to time, because I don't know anyone here. So far I have lost almost 30 lbs., I am almost halfway to my goal of 70 lbs!
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!
Pounds lost: 37.4
Fitness Minutes: (2,480) Posts: 126 7/4/13 10:44 A
I am Anita. I am just finding my way around SP. I live in Southeast GA. So far south that if you go three more miles you enter FL.
I am married, 40 years. Now that's married. Wouldn't you say? We have a friend who says he has been married for 25 years. But what he doesn't tell you is that it has been to 5 different women. HAHA. But he tells it with a straight face. He says he keeps the appliance people in business. I guess he has bought more than his share of washer and dryers.
We have 3 adult children with 4 grandchildren. Of course, they are the smartest children and grandchildren in the world, right after yours. Mine are: One daughter who is a Doctor. She is a Rheumatologist. She has one son. Who is one. We have two sons, both are Nuclear Electricians. They have three girls between them. Ages seven, three and two. All kidding aside they are exceptional children all seven of them. The three adults were exceptional children and are exceptional adults.
We have two dogs. Both rescue mutts.
I have been obese since I had my second child. As a child I was so slim other children made fun of me. As a teenager people called me names like Twiggy, zipper (turn sideways stick your tongue out), beanpole, etc. I actually prayed to gain weight. Well be careful what you pray for. HAHA. Thus, I am here on SP.
Happy GA has a team and delighted to be a part of it. Looking forward to finding and being friends here. Looking forward to giving and getting support.
Edited by: AGRAMMIE1 at: 7/4/2013 (10:49)
6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders ; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign : Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
Merry Christmas. JESUS, is indeed, The Reason for the Season!
current weight: 203.0
Posts: 42 6/27/13 10:10 A
Hi, I'm Robin. I've been a member of Spark People for a while now, but just this month moved to Peachtree City, Georgia after living in Illinois for the past 10 years. Before that, it was the west coast.
I have 3 children but only the youngest still lives at home. I work from home and now that I don't have the crazy commute I had in Illinois (45 miles one way), I'm working on adding activity and healthy eating back into my life. The past few years saw my weight go drastically up but now I've got more time (and a pool), I'm working to change that and get it moving down again.
My favorite health tool is my Fitbit. I love been able to check it throughout the day to see my steps, stairs, miles and calories burned. It's a great motivator. And I love that the data automatically flows into SparkPeople. Makes tracking a whole lot simpler.
I love reading and writing and photography, and have been known to do little crafting too (knitting, crochet, cross stitch).
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (350) Posts: 53 6/26/13 8:24 A
I joined Spark People yesterday. My daughter has been on for over 2 months and has lost weight. I see this is more than about losing weight. It's about a new lifestyle and helping myself feel better. I think I'm going to enjoy this and will stick with it. I am a breast cancer survivor. My diagnosis was in 2011. I'm almost 2 years away from my last chemotherapy. I lost weight during that time but have gained it back. I need to lose 100 pounds. I'm married and retired. My husband and I are trying to stay active and we are doing some home improvements at this time. I guess that would be my mose secondary goal is to get our home more organized starting with the kitchen first. We take Tia Chi classes and go for walks. I have just started pilates at the Cancer Support Community. The instructor is wonderful and helps me adapt to my level. I'm doing that on Mondays and Wednesdays. I started two weeks ago and I can really feel my core strength building.
I'm also trying to do Mindfulness practice. I'm trying to just stay in the moment. I like the idea that everyday is Day One. I also like the Spark Points. That is fun becuase I like to play games.
I lke to swim so that's why I'm mamasplash.
I hope all will have a wonderful day.
Keep on Sparking!!!!
Fitness Minutes: (967) Posts: 29 6/6/13 2:26 P
Hi .... my name is Sharon and I have been livng in Swainsboro, GA for 4 years now. I originally came from Chester outside of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. I have 3 children and a fiance whom I love more than anything. My weight loss began when I decided to have gastric bypass in 2005 and lost 100 lbs. .... I have since gained back half of that weight which completely depresses me to no end. I have been back and forth with weight loss and gains majority of my life and I felt that after the surgery I was set. NOT SO!!! What no one took the time to tell me was the "maintenance" part of gbs and the consequences of regaining weight again. I actually am not blaming anyone for this except myself. I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY WEIGHT GAIN! I got comfortable and cocky with my results and felt like I was on top of the world with my size 10/12 frame. ( I am 5'1) so weight loss took on a complete change to my small frame and now that I have gained half of it back, I now look and feel like I did from the very beginning when I weighed close to 300 lbs. Friends and family assure me that isn't the case but when you feel defeated, depressed, frustrated, and angry there is nothing that anyone can say to make me feel any better. So, I decided to suck it up and get moving! I am now exercising everyday in which I walk/run for 20 minutes (2nd week), joined SparkPeople, changed eating habits, and run up and down the stairs everyday. I FEEL GREAT! This is yet another of life's journey while I am 40+ and still kicking. I almost died from a pulmonary embolism in both of my lungs two months ago. I will fight for myself and I will achieve my goal of losing 88 lbs.
"I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything You've got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. So don't give up on your dreams!"
Life is too short!!!
current weight: 236.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,153) Posts: 16 5/17/13 3:57 P
My name is Ashley! I live just outside of Savannah, Georgia. I'm 26 years old and I have two beautiful children: Aisley Paige, 4, and Gavin Layne, 2. I an a stay at home mother and an Independant Scentsy Consultant. While I was always plus size as a teen, I was generally happy with my body. Then, I met the love of my life and you know what they say.. you just seem to let go and not realize how far it's gone until it's too late! After I had my daughter I wa about 220 lbs where I was about 180 before pregnancy. I never even had an inkling to work out, I just thought I'd keep eating the way I always did and it'd just go away. Needless to say I packed on about 100 lbs before I found out I was (very surprisingly) pregnant again. I had a very healthy pregnancy with him (thank goodness) and actually lost about 30 lbs the entire pregnancy. After Gavin I thought about working out but I was lazy and I thought.. "I'm breastfeeding this time, it'll help" Well, it doesn't help if you're eating two double cheese burgers, a large fry, and a huge sweet tea. I don't know what clicked but one day I woke up, ordered a work out mat and some DVDs on Amazon, found this website, and I've been pinning like crazy on pinterest. I want working out to be something normal my kids see. I want them to work out as kids and teens so it's normal, so they never become plus size or over weight because they have two fat parents who don't teach them how important it is. Working out while fat is so hard, I'm sure it's difficult at first while you're thin but if you keep at it, it becomes second nature.
current weight: 318.8
Posts: 5 4/25/13 5:34 A
Hello everyone my name is Leahia I live in Dalton :) I joined this site some time ago but did not really stick with it giving it another shot now and trying to join some teams for (hopefully) added support. I am currently nearing 300 lbs and need to do something about it now! I have PCOS and am insulin resistant which makes it hard to lose weight. I am currently not as active as a should be but I do try to walk for at least 30 minutes at least 3 times a week. My goal is to lose 100lbs as quickly as possible while doing it at a healthy rate.
current weight: 71.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (102) Posts: 6 4/24/13 9:51 A
Canton Georgia in the house!. So many inspiring stories on here. I found SP a few months ago but only read some articles here and there. Now I want to fully utilize the website and all the inspiration I see from the members.
I am 51 years old 5'11" and weigh 216. I divorced in Febuary. I have lost 41 lbs in the last 9 months and want to shed another 30 lbs. The skinny rules have been my biggest help as a foundation for a healthier lifestyle. I have not exercised at the level I need to be. My excuse has been work as my work is quit physical and I am on my feet 10 hours a day.
Well this weekend I broke my arm so it's time I get to work on myself.
Good Luck everyone!
Edited by: TAMROCK07 at: 4/26/2013 (12:57)
It's up to me!
Pounds lost: 45.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 4 4/23/13 7:24 P
Hi all. I am new to this site. I am 42, weigh 236# and need to lose ~60# to be healthy. But my first goal is to get to 200. I am also a Type I diabetic with a continuous insulin pump. My other goal is to lower my current HgbA1C from 9 (ouch!) to between 4-6 (normal range). (Hence the screen name.)
I always dread visiting my endocrinologist because I know I am not doing the best I can for my disease state. I always say I am going to do better, but I never do. I know EXACTLY what I need to do to meet my goals. I just don't do it.
It's time to stop floundering around and get busy.
Just wanted to say hi. Looking forward to hearing from you and reading your tips.
I was born in Columbus, and have lived in: Bainbridge, Macon, Doerun, Blackshear, Homerville, Statesboro, Athens, Augusta, and now Braselton, where I've been for 10 years with my hubby of 16 years. We have an 8-year-old daughter.
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful,I know that full well." Psalm 139:14
239 Days since: Giving Up Poor Food Choices
Fitness Minutes: (285) Posts: 16 4/13/13 6:34 P
Hi everyone. My name is Angie and I live in Pearson, Ga (about an hour north of Valdosta). I'm a single mom of an 18 year old boy. I'm currently training for my first 5k in July. Hoping to shed a few (dozen) pounds along the way. I'm really looking forward to making new friends with similar interest.
current weight: 188.0
Posts: 25 3/31/13 1:30 A
Hi everyone!! My name is Keisha and I am a GA native born in Atlanta and raised in Decatur. I'm 36 with no kids, which means I should have plenty of time to work out and cook healthy meals...right? Wrong! I am a certified workaholic so I struggle to find time to get in a good workout. I have been battling my weight my entire life although within the past 10 years my weight ballooned to where I am now. I need to lose a 135 lbs to be at a healthy weight and I decided that this time around I want to do this with a support system...so here I am!
Slow and steady wins the race...taking my time this go round
Pounds lost: 34.6
Fitness Minutes: (151) Posts: 9 3/17/13 8:12 P
Hi,my name is pat n i live in Nicolls ga.I have copd i need to lose over100lb.what to lose to make my life healty where i can enjoy my life to the fullest .
current weight: 260.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,052) Posts: 3 3/4/13 12:33 P
I am Heather, I live in Comer, GA (it's close to Athens, UGA) I am a 28 year old mother of one. I joined Sparkpeople about a year ago but I didn't dedicate myself to daily use until two months ago. I have lost 11 pounds since joining 2 months ago but the last few weeks the weight loss has slowed incredibly. I am starting to add in exercise, so hopefully that will help spur more of a loss. I work during the day and take care of my daughter in the evenings. I find it hard to find time for myself to go to the gym so I am working on the exercise with my daughter included. Since she is only 6 we are somewhat limited on the things we can do, but we enjoy walking while she rides her bike or playing soccer (really just kicking ball around, but it counts) I would like to find a weight loss buddy or a team to communicate with weekly. I feel like if I had a partner(s) to help me in this weight loss journey that I might be more motivated. I would like to loose another 40 pounds as I am currently 165. Anyone that would be interested in a weigh loss buddy, feel free to message me. Good luck everyone.
Fitness Minutes: (10) Posts: 20 3/3/13 3:20 P
Hello. My name is Veronica and I live in Kingsland GA. Right on the border of Florida. I've lost alittle over 18 lbs since January. I had to take a break after having my gallbladder removed (January 29th, 2012). I am now ready to take my health to another level. I have never been more determined as I am right now. I can't wait to make friends who are as dedicated to their health as I am.
Pounds lost: 31.2
Fitness Minutes: (345) Posts: 2 2/24/13 9:44 A
Hello am a 42 year old stay at home mom of 4 beautiful girls. I am originally from Kansas City, but currently live in Alpharetta, Georgia. My goal is to loose 80 lbs before I graduate from college in November. Although I am overweight I love to run. I was a distance runner highschool. I would really love to be able to run a in the future.
Fitness Minutes: (3,924) Posts: 41 2/10/13 10:13 A
Hi! I'm Jeanne, a 40+ teacher. I live in Lawrenceville, up near Coolray Field. I've been here for almost 8 years, but am originally from Michigan. I lost 65 pounds before I moved and have since regained all of it. I'm excited to use the tools here and lose it and more! I've got a new Corgi puppy so daily walks are a joy right now!
If it is to be, it is up to me. (the ten most important two letter words in the English language)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 1/29/13 11:22 P
Hi,my name is Maya, and I currently live in Norcross. This site seems to have a lot of great information, and plenty of support. I look forward to being a regular here.
Edited by: MSHEEHAN79 at: 1/29/2013 (23:23)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (45) Posts: 96 1/21/13 10:49 A
Hi, My name is Pam and I live in Sugar Hill, Ga (Buford). I was an active member back in 2011 and stopped but I am back in full swing!
current weight: 315.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,167) Posts: 31 1/17/13 9:21 A
Hello, My name is Shelia and I have been with Spark people for 2 weeks. I have not been able to do much for about five days considering I had the flu. Or should I say I had something that was similar to the flu. I have been doing really well so far. I found this site by surfing the internet. When I had my doctor appointment yesterday, I was surprised to see that he had information on this site. He told me I made a smart move.
Edited by: MICHELLE4355 at: 1/17/2013 (09:22)
Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Pounds lost: 26.2
Fitness Minutes: (156) Posts: 8 1/15/13 2:45 P
Hi. I'm RaeAnna and I currently live in Nashville, Ga. I'm a fast food workin', full time student, mother of 5 and almost a grandmother....and all this before my 35th birthday. I'm here to meet people who are like me and are ready to change their lives, despite what life throws at them.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (25) Posts: 2 1/14/13 6:02 P
Hi, my name is Pam and I just turned 42 and I live in Bethlehem. I've tried on and off for years to establish a healthier lifestyle and it works for a short time and then....fizzles! Last year I used fitness tracker on my phone to log what I ate and when I worked out, that worked well and I lost 9 lbs. However, without any sort of accountability or support and encouragement from others doing the same thing I'm back to where I started. I have faith that this is my year
current weight: 194.9
Fitness Minutes: (6,540) Posts: 248 1/12/13 9:14 P
Welcome, ClaudiaCorriere. I am a lot older than you (almost 60), a high school art teacher and direct music at my church. I am in southwest Georgia but both my daughters live in the Atlanta area.
Cheri from Georgia Direction - not Intention - determines Destination
current weight: 178.4
Posts: 4 1/12/13 8:05 P
Hi everyone! I'm a 29-year-old middle school chorus director, church musician, and mom of twin first grade girls from the Atlanta area. I'm glad to be a part of this team! I am trying to develop a healthier lifestyle to be an example to my kids so that they can live a healthy life and not have to backtrack like I'm having to do now. I also want to be an inspiration to my students and show them that perseverance and strong will power are a necessary and lifelong tool.
current weight: 195.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,540) Posts: 248 1/5/13 3:25 P
I have been a Spark tracker for over a year now, but "got off the wagon." I am about to turn 60 and I have determined that I must do something about my health. I looked at other diet plans, but this one makes the most sence because it teaches you how to make the right choices. I love the food and fitness tracker. I live in southwest Georgia and am a high school art teacher.
Cheri from Georgia Direction - not Intention - determines Destination
current weight: 178.4
Fitness Minutes: (7,278) Posts: 37 1/1/13 2:35 P
Hello Everyone! My name is Rose. I am 38 years old and live in Augusta, GA. I joined Spark People Jan. 2012. I did pretty good the first 5-6 months, but then fell off the wagon. It is now a new year and time for a new beginning. I hope together we can keep each other motivated and on the right track.
Live to learn-learn to live!
Pounds lost: 12.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 3 1/1/13 10:51 A
Hi there! I am new here! I am a GA semi native. I've been here since '97 and graduated high school here. I grew up all over the U.S. though! I am a newly single mama to two little boys and its time for me to shape up for my health and for them. I want to be a healthy influence! I am looking forward to getting to know some of you!
Current Mantra: I am bored, not hungry!
current weight: 227.0
Fitness Minutes: (70) Posts: 39 12/17/12 9:55 P
So, since I am in quite a few groups, I'm sure some of you will notice that the post is eerily similar with only tweaks made to the individual group and my hopes for it. I generally dislike these, 'introduce yourself' threads because to me they are a few very impersonal paragraphs that are supposed to have a personal purpose. So please, bear with me on getting this right.
My name is Bronwyn Pearson. I am recently married to my wonderful husband, Bryan. We live in Milledgeville Georgia! He and I got married on our tenth anniversary of dating. We have a little girl, Ariana, who is four and in Pre-K. She'll be five in March and she can be quite a handfull. I also have two fur children: my cats Akasha, and Naki. They were both rescues, and have their little heart string tugging stories. Both of them sleep on me at night. Normally one will lay on my hip, and the other will lay just below my bent knee. They actually don't get along very well. It is quite common to hear Akasha growling at Naki, who still being a kitten, loves to antagonize her some.
I am twenty-eight years old, and that thought in itself depresses me. To be honest, getting older scares the crap out of me. I'm not the healthiest person alive, as you'll get to know in a little while. I can see mistakes coming back to haunt me, and my body is quickly giving out physically.
When I was younger, I suffered from both anorexia and bulimia. This has caused problems for me later in life such as crazy metabolism issues, problems with organs, and oral health. I also started having seizures late in life from a surgery I had when I was younger. They still aren't fully under control but I am on medication for them that seems to help. Every couple of months is better than every couple of weeks. I also have depression, bi-polar, high anxiety, and OCD. It is also interesting to note that I'm dyslexic, but I love reading and writing. It just takes me a little longer.
I was first going to school for Early Childhood Education, though that quickly changed when I had my own child and they started offering a Paralegal program at my college. However, thanks to my seizures (I can't drive for six months after I have one), I had to drop several classes and decided to take a break from school until I can get them fully controlled. Since then, my life has been filled with little pastimes. I like some videogames and I also roleplay and have begun blogging.
I'm at SparkPeople to try to get a jump start on my resolutions for living a healthier lifestyle and improving myself as a person. Mainly due to the medicines I'm on, I've gained weight and have trouble losing it so I've crossed in to the overweight category by five pounds and two inches of BMI. There are some other goals I have in mind, such as stop smoking and have a better family life. So, here's hoping!
Posts: 1 12/4/12 6:47 P
Hi team, My name is Robert, I live in Kennesaw in northern Cobb County. I've struggled with weight most of my adult life, beginning to really to pack on the pounds when I became a "desk jockey" working in an office. I had RNY gastric bypass in Sept 2009 and dropped a 140 lbs as a result, but never made it to my goal weight. I recently quit smoking (June 2012) and have gained about 40 lbs. Ready to kick this in to high gear and begin shedding the weight. But i definitely need the accountability and fellowship to help me get there!
Posts: 2,710 11/20/12 11:45 A
Transplanted New Englander here... Lived in Mass. all my life until August of this year. Looking to lose some recently gained back weight after a surgery and being out of commission for a little over a year.
current weight: 174.8
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 4 11/19/12 11:03 A
That is an amazing goal and one of mine as well, as breast cancer runs in my family deeply. Wouldn't it be great if we saw each other there, thinner, healthier and rady to make a difference?
Fitness Minutes: (15,506) Posts: 530 11/18/12 1:07 A
I'm also from McDonough! Wow! I just joined SparkPeople, and it's my first time doing something like this. (Keeping track of what I'm eating, how much I'm exercising, and making myself acountable and being open to others about all of it, I mean)
So, Hello! fellow Georgians, and fellow McDonough residents, I hope we get healthier together!
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it. ~ Anonymous
Fitness Minutes: (66) Posts: 3 10/30/12 9:03 A
Hi, I'm in McDonough, originally from Atlanta, lived in NYC, came back home and piled on the pounds while having 2 babies. :)
Fitness Minutes: (5,856) Posts: 104 10/28/12 8:08 P
I am in McDonough -- joined SparkPeople a year ago but didn't start until a month ago. It was great motivation to see that I had lost 20 lbs since I joined last year. I am at 192 lbs and my goal is 140. I have been up and down my whole life and now it is time to do this for me...for the rest of my life. Loving SparkPeople!
Pounds lost: 16.4
Fitness Minutes: (255) Posts: 2 10/26/12 11:10 A
My name is Candice. I joined Sparkpeople because, 1. I want to loose 50-60 pounds. 2. I love the healthy receipes sparkpeople has. and 3. I want to doit for myself and no one else. My only problem is I have tried the gym and nothing seems to happen and I get frustrated and i want to quit. This time I want to keep going. Any advice.
Fitness Minutes: (5,738) Posts: 494 10/24/12 11:59 A
Hi! I'm Anna. I'm 23 years old and around 167 lbs. My ultimate goal is between 130 and 145 lbs. I find myself, however, going in the wrong direction. I get bored and eat! Or, I'll do really well for a short time and then head quickly in the other direction. I have been looking for a support group, as my friends are struggling themselves. I really hope this helps and I pray that everyone meets their goals!!!
**God Strengthens Me**
December Minutes: 0
Posts: 224 10/21/12 8:39 P
Hello Georgia Sparks! I'm Elvy & I live in Decatur, GA. I'm a performer on cruise ships. I sing & dance for a living. Married with no kids. I had started Spark People a year ago but stopped because I was always on the road. Very tough to do all the tracking on nutrition, food & weight. Now I'm home (Yippee!). So I'm starting all over... When I first began a while back I DID lose weight. It was great! I tried the recipes. Shopped for the recommended grocery list. It worked nicely... I was so motivated, I went & got a Zumba Instructor Certification! But I must now start exercizing again. Go to Zumba classes. Ease my way in. I just don't want to give up. I'm 52 & would love to be fit & healthy!
Fitness Minutes: (125) Posts: 3 10/4/12 2:12 P
Hey everyone, my name is Becky. I am 33 years old and from Central GA. I want to loose 50 pounds by summer 2013. I have been training at our local gym with a trainer for a year now and really havent seen the results I want. I am a very busy mother of 4 children and my youngest is 6. I have battled my weigh from puberty and would love to be in healthier shape for my children. I am fit enough to walk 3 miles holding on to a very active 150 pound bulldog in less than an hour 4 days a week. I believe that the key to my weight loss is going to be tracking what I put in my mouth. I generally eat pretty healthy and do not like sweetened drinks accept my 2 cups of coffee in the morning. I am finding out that some of the foods I thought were healthy actually have hidden calories in them.
Edited by: RMERRITT426 at: 10/4/2012 (14:17)
current weight: 215.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,056) Posts: 7 10/4/12 1:35 P
Hey everyone, my name is Kat and it is my third day with Spark People. I started my journey March 13, 2012 weighing in at 290 lbs (size 28) and have lost a total of 80 lbs (size 14)! I was a type II Diabetic and through healthy, clean eating and exercise I am healed!!!
I kept hearing people talking about spark people but never looked at it until the other day and WOW...wish I had used the resources from the start. It took me forever to track the food and the carbs, fat, protein, exercises and all the research but this does it all for you. TY!
If I can encourage any of you I would say, don't diet...They don't work! Been there...done that. Just watch your portions, eat clean, healthy food and ask yourself before you plan your meals if there are healthier options. Make the right choices and allow yourself an indulgence meal once a week and even a dessert. There is no food off limits, just choices we have to make. When it comes to exercise...don't overwhelm yourself too soon, too fast. Do something little everyday to make a healthier change and just put on those walking shoes and get out and enjoy.
YOU CAN DO IT GEORGIA!!!!
current weight: 164.0
Fitness Minutes: (15) Posts: 1 9/28/12 7:37 A
Hi! I am Lea from Dalton, Georgia! I am so excited to restart this journey... okay maybe not excited. The truth I hate that I find myself back in the same old place. But if I focus on that I know that I am giving myself an an excuse to fail. I have so many reasons to succeed that failure is not an option. Once you take failure off the table then the rest is just DOING!
I am 201.0, I promised when I got out of the twosville last time that I wouldn't end up there again. But I never committed to really losing the weight and getting photo ready for EVER!! Today is the first day of a lifetime change, but I've been taking baby steps to get here. I gave up diet sodas over 2 weeks ago. Now, I am ready for the other changes.
I am a Christian wife and mother of 2. I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/13/12 1:29 P
Im new here my name is whitney. I am 227lbs right now i hope to lose 50 lbs by my birthday or more if possible. I am ashamed at how i let my weight get out of control but now im trying to take back control of my life and weight. I just found out about this site so if someone thats been on for a while could walk me through what i can do on here and how i can actively participate i will be greatly appreciative.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 9/10/12 8:44 P
Hi everyone :) I am Christen, 29 years old from Central Georgia. I have been married for 10 years and we have a sweet little princess who is 6 years old. I have been struggling with my weight ever since I hit puberty (12 years old). When I was 16 years old, I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and my strugggles with gaining weight and even harder to lose, became more evident. I've been as low as 115 lbs and have weighed as much as 260 lbs. While I was pregnant with Brooke, I ended up with gestational diabetes, I wasn't shocked due to my insulin resistance with the PCOS and the fact that several immediate family members suffered with regular diabetes. What terrified me, was my dr telling me that my chances of getting it now is 3 times the risk because of having it while I was pregnant and because my father, his siblings and parents all had it. If I wasn't proactive and careful I could easily have it too. I do not want this. I want to be a good example for my daughter and live a long and healthy life. I started losing weight slowly and on my own pace. In the last 2 years I've lost about 50 lbs but I'm starting to lack the motivation to keep me going and I really want to lose the last 40-50 lbs in the next year. My goal is to lose atleast half of that before my 30th birthday in February. It would be the ultimate birthday gift to myself :) I look forward to chatting with you all!!!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (475) Posts: 22 9/10/12 6:04 P
Hi everybody my name is Mary and I'm 49 years old. I am married and have 3 kids. After having my kids, I have let myself go and when my father passed 6 years ago I really put the weight on. I have been so ashamed of myself for allowing myself to not take the time for myself. My main obstacle is my family, though they are very supportive of me they don't really help me either.....any ideas?? My goal is to be able to do the 3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk here in Atlanta, GA.
Live every day as if it was your last, with no regrets!
current weight: 218.0
Fitness Minutes: (112) Posts: 5 9/7/12 1:17 P
Hi my name is Danielle! 14 months after giving birth to my beautiful baby boy I am finally taking the step to make myself healthier for myself and to be the mom I want to be to him! I have been doing good for 6 weeks now and have gone from 268 to 243. I joined to keep myself accountable... I find myself slipping more and more often and don't want to get totally derailed! Finding time to myself is difficult being a full time mom, student, and employer but I gotta do what I gotta do. I'm learning to love my life more and more each day. I will be graduating college in May and want to look HOT doing so :) I would like to be 170 by the time I graduate and my ultimate goal is 150 :)
current weight: 253.0
Fitness Minutes: (746) Posts: 271 9/6/12 8:26 P
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 our annual physical and we were both shocked at our test results. Needless to say changes needed to be made. So we're making subtle changes to our diet by gradually adding more veggies into our diet and eliminating processed foods. We also invested in an elliptical and working up to 30 minutes, 4 times a day. We figure if we take baby steps the process will become second nature. We didn't get like to the place we were overnight and figured that it will take time to get back to where we were. Healthy and active.
"Every day in every way I am getting better and better in health, wealth, and happiness, knowing that no one is perfectible but everyone is improvable." -unknown
Pounds lost: 1.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,211) Posts: 2 9/5/12 1:48 P
Hello Everyone! I am a new Spark user and I live in Walton County(social circle). I am really ready to lose this weight and hope to achieve it with this application. My whole family could benefit from this and I hope that I have an opportunity to help others along the way. I am 42 years old, former smoker (quit 11/2012 after a health scare) and a mother of three biological children and 3 other children that are "mine" as well. I am a very busy special education teacher and coach.
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/1/12 12:28 P
Hello Sparks Family,
I am joined Sparks a couple of weeks ago, and I look forward to reading the success stories that are posted on the site. I live in Norcross/Duluth area and I would love to meet others in the area who enjoys motivating others to achieve their goal(s).
Look forward to chatting with everyone,
Posts: 475 8/27/12 12:35 A
My name is Becca and I reside in the Evans/Martinez area. I joined SP 5 weeks ago and thus far I have lost 12 lb. I still have about 130 lb to go, but I know with the help of SP, I will get there.
I look forward to becoming more acquainted with those on this Team and enjoying the rest of this journey.
Edited by: SOULOFWELLNESS at: 8/27/2012 (00:36)
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. -Tim Duncan
Pounds lost: 11.6
Fitness Minutes: (881) Posts: 9 8/22/12 11:55 A
My name is Candi. I am from Central GA. I started really working out about 3 weeks ago. I had been doing it off and on since January. I am one to beat myself up for the slightest slip. I would stop working out for awhile because I was mad at myself. I was 214 3 weeks ago. I am now 209. I have learned forgiveness for myself. Losing weight and fat is something I need to do so that I can give my son a great life. I can take him outside, go for walks, and not feel llike I am going to die!
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (230) Posts: 6 8/20/12 9:51 P
Hey Jenn. I'm with you. I lost 40 pounds and stalled out. I need to increase my calories but am struggling to figure out how without sabotaging my progress. I am 5'9 and 215 lbs. I was 255 at the beginning of the year. I was even bigger before that. I have been at this for 2 1/2 years, but got serious about the exercise component late last year. I am part of the Atlanta track club, I see a trainer twice and week and walk the mountain 3 times a week (5 miles) and do low impact aerobics twice a week. I seem to get down to 210 and after a day or so its like my body says, "Oh no you don't!" and I teeter between 210 and 215. It is frustrating, but I am determined to figure out where I am going wrong. I eat between 1200-1500 calories per day. If you figure out something before I do...please share!
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (230) Posts: 6 8/20/12 9:39 P
Hello Everyone! I'm Kim and I live in the Stone Mountain area. I am on a journey to lose weight and have been on this journey for about 2 1/2 years. I have lost 40 lbs so far and I am seeking to lose 50 more...but I am taking baby steps. It's a lifestyle change that I know will take time to master. I am excited to join this group and hope to not only be encouraged, but give encouragement to my fellow Georgians. I am at the mountain at least 3 times a week. Take a walk with me and the many others I see out there trying to create a healthier lifestyle! Talk to you soon!
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (177) Posts: 6 8/15/12 12:21 P
Hello, my name is Amy. I am approximately 185 lbs. and looking get to 135 lbs. before next summer. I am lazy at times and am hoping this will help me to be more motivated because people are holding me accountable. I live in Middle Georgia right between Macon and Atlanta.
Pounds lost: 12.0
Posts: 5 8/13/12 11:00 A
I'm Roberta. I live in North Georgia. I'm very excited about Sparkpeople. I joined several years ago and never used it. I'm looking over all that is available through Saprkpeople and there is soooooo much to explore. I'm not exactly sure where to start.
December Minutes: 795
Fitness Minutes: (4,800) Posts: 130 8/4/12 10:08 P
Hi! I'm Chelle. I am originally from Philly, but have also lived in New Hampshire, Florida, North Carolina, and now (Northeast) Georgia. My son, cats, birds, and I have been in Georgia for eleven months now. We miss North Carolina and hope to move back sometime soon, but for now we are very happy that we are at least in the mountains.
Fitness Minutes: (2,414) Posts: 2 7/19/12 8:29 A
Greetings from "May-retta," (Marietta). Nice to know there are friends about. Come August 1, we will have live in our new condo for 1 year. Love it. Bonnie and me and three Maltese puppies. I'm a writer, and I teach a bit at Peachtree Pres. Working out 30 minutes/day and keep the calories under 1,500/day. Hopefully lose almost 100 lbs by July of 2013.
When you create something, when something concrete arises from your person that touches the life of another for good, you have risen above your humanness to reflect the Image of God.
Pounds lost: 27.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 7/11/12 1:47 P
Hi. I'm new to Sparkpeople. Not sure how to use the site yet. I'm looking forward to this new journey in my life. I'm a Medical Assisting student graduating in August and I just haven't cared much about my weight. Well now it's time. It's great to join you all.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (213) Posts: 62 7/10/12 11:38 A
Welcome gazagirl! I know exactly how you feel. I recently joined this group and am not new to sparkpeople just trying to get back on track. Congratlations on your decision to recommit
My weight loss revolution!
current weight: 180.2
Fitness Minutes: (1,267) Posts: 133 7/10/12 11:21 A
Greetings from Commerce, GA. I am not new to spark but I have defiantly not be as engaged as I should be. I have decided to recommit myself to my fitness journey and take more control of the food portion of my fitness lifestyle. Since I will be starting a doctoral program in August I figured I need to make spark a daily habit before that big day gets here. I wish everyone in GA luck and I am so looking forward to working with everyone!
December Minutes: 0
Posts: 51 7/8/12 9:33 A
Hi everyone, I live in Douglas and have been reading that a lot of you need support and motivation. Please consider your local TOPS chapter. TOPS is Take Off Pounds Sensibly. It is a none profit org. that meets once a week. It is fun and motivating. There are contests, rallies, conventions, lots of things to help stay on track. You can go to TOPS.org to locate a chapter. If you do not have a chapter close you can join TOPS.org. With Spark and TOPS we are sure to achieve our gaols. Have a great day. P.S Do't forget to vote for John on Duets. Thanks
Edited by: EFFY1231 at: 7/8/2012 (09:35)
current weight: 180.6
Fitness Minutes: (213) Posts: 62 7/6/12 11:35 A
Hi everyone, My name is Dee and I live in North Georgia in the Canton area. I am a 30yr old mother of 2 boys ages 6 and 3. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I have done the diet thing so many times and failed. I have even tried sparkpeople 3 times, but this time is different. For the first time i'm not putting myself on a dieting and restricting myself to merely nothing. I am starting a lifestyle change. I have never had a support system during my times of trying to loose weight. I think that is what's missing. Whenever I get discouraged of lose motivation, there's no one there to give me that push that I need. So I hope to gain that here and also be someone else push when they need it!
My weight loss revolution!
current weight: 180.2
Posts: 5 7/5/12 4:50 P
Hello! My name is Janet and I am a food addict . Any way.. I live between Athens and Gainesville near the Tanger Outlets. I REALLY need a motivator!! I have 5 kids. One is married, 2 in college, 1 a senior in HS and 1 in 7/8 grade (I home school her). I am trying to diet again. I need to lose over 60 pounds.. . and have problems keeping away from bad foods.. or limiting them. I also have problems getting out.. especially in this heat right now. I have high BP and ankles that swells in the summer. So I am doing this for my health and for myself... I would like to stay around a little longer! So here I am.. HI
Pounds lost: 9.5
Fitness Minutes: (244) Posts: 1 6/27/12 9:02 P
My name is Jenn, and I live in the Athens area. I consider myself an active person; I enjoy running, hiking, practicing yoga, and playing a lot of tennis. However, I am stuck in a weight loss rut. I am about 45 pounds lighter than I was at my heaviest, but I have reached a plateau. I am 5'8" and currently weigh 173 pounds. I would like to lose 20 more pounds. I am new to SP, and I thought posting here and tracking my food and fitness would provide the accountability and extra push I need to lose those stubborn 20 pounds!
current weight: 170.2
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 6/27/12 8:31 P
My name is Veronica a 33y/o Wife and Mother of Four Beautiful Kids. I reside in the Atlanta Area over near the Ga Dome..My reason for joining SparkPeople is to learn and/or gather information that will help me to pursue my Jurney to a Newer, Happier, Healthier, and more Confident ME!!!!!!!!! If anyone feel if though they would like to share information or advice that could help me along my Jurney it will be greatly appreciated.
current weight: 320.0
Posts: 7 6/25/12 11:00 P
Hi Charlie I work in ALBANY and live in Sylvester we are like neighbors. Im struggling to you are not alone
With God all thing are possible !!!!!
current weight: 180.0
Posts: 7 6/25/12 10:31 P
Eating protein takes longer to digest causing you to stasy fuller longer
With God all thing are possible !!!!!
current weight: 180.0
Posts: 1 6/13/12 8:58 A
My name is Beth, I am in my late forties (the "BIG 50" knocking on the door) and have been living in McDonough for 8 years. My goal weight is 135.
December Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (615) Posts: 7 6/12/12 10:33 A
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that your not alone in Valdosta! I have been here for about 24 years. This is my first attempt on SparkPeople. I hope you enjoy Valdosta as much as I have..I have raised my 3 children here and it has been a very good environment for them.
Fitness Minutes: (615) Posts: 7 6/12/12 10:28 A
If anyone has any special tips that help you not feel hungry all day please let me know.
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Fitness Minutes: (615) Posts: 7 6/12/12 10:23 A
Hi everyone .. My name is Cindy. I am in my late 40s and I have 3 grown children, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 husband!! I am currently a stay at home mom/wife but I have many projects while at home. I have lived in Valdosta, Ga for about 24 years. I have tried many other diet programs and loose a few pounds and then I get bored or discouraged. My plan is to get my weight under control and then work on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Edited by: CORGANCM at: 6/12/2012 (10:25)
Posts: 601 6/10/12 9:27 P
Hello - My name is Julie. I am married with 2 grown children and 2 cats. This is my 2nd attempt at becoming healthy. I used this site years ago, had tons of points, and am now starting all over. I'm going to make it this time.
Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life. - Foster C. McClellan
current weight: 155.0
Fitness Minutes: (90) Posts: 2 6/6/12 2:33 P
Hi my name is Summer and I am a recent college grad. Although my goal is to lead a healthier life I am also trying to lose weight. I am excited about spark people and ready to do the hard work I need to to get the great results I want. I am sort of new to this. Is there a group of people who meet and workout in Atlanta if not is anybody interested in buddy-ing up to do a little cardio. Maybe start jogging or something like that?
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 6/6/12 2:22 P
Hi, my name is Sherry I am a 55 year wife, mother and grandmother. Need to get healthy before my Doctor dis-owns me.I am the typical yo-yo dieter. Now time to get serious.I live about 40 miles north of Savannah, Ga. All encouragement greatly welcome. Need to loss 35 pounds.
Edited by: SAVANNAH1ANGEL at: 6/6/2012 (17:07)
current weight: 175.0
Posts: 89 5/28/12 6:34 P
I'm new to Georgia and live in Valdosta. After three years in the desert, I love all the green and growing things, and the humidity is actually kind of nice.
I've been on SparkPeople since 2006 but I'm back at the beginning due chronic backsliding. It took about a year and half to lose 50 lbs, but four years to put it back on. Anyway, I am re-learning how to run and look forward to traveling around Georgia and north Florida to find 5Ks and hopefully 10Ks and half marathons.
We've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
October 5K: St John's Wicked Road Race 43:55 10/27 Mile 13:56
Goals: Lose weight, get stronger. run faster, become an athlete for life. Continue the awesome.
First goal: 237 Second goal: 223
Birthday goal: 219 by 4/26
current weight: 254.0
Posts: 259 5/25/12 1:12 P
Hello from Lawrenceville. This is my second attempt on spark people. The last time life got ahead of me and I stopped doing what i needed to do for me. So I'm back and ready to start this journey again.
There are plenty of obstacles in your path. Don't let yourself be one of them. - Ralph Marston
current weight: 239.0
Posts: 2 5/24/12 9:40 A
Hi there. 41 year old mom of 2 residing in Gwinnett County looking to be healthier inside & out. Would love to make new friends for both giving and receiving encouragement and positive reinforcement. My office-based profession doesn't lend itself to much physical activity. Looking forward to meeting new people as we help one another on our journies.
Pounds lost: 13.4
Posts: 5 5/20/12 8:56 P
I have been trying to use this site for at least a year now, but I am more serious about losing weight now than I was a year ago. So far, I have lsot 10 pounds using this site since April of 2012. However, there are times when I stray from this new way of life, so I need some inspiration from people like me to keep me going. I feel that I should introduce myself to my new group, and I hope that by joining, I can lean on some of you in a time of need, and vice versa. I am looking forward to growing with you all, and I am sure I will benifit from your experience and you from mine.
current weight: 186.0
Posts: 42 5/16/12 11:02 A
Hi! This is my first time doing anything like dieting, but I'm excited to be able have people around me helping me out. My name is Lyonene and I'm from Southwest, Ga. I feel like I'm going to have a very good time here. Makes me psyched!
"Believe you can, and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
current weight: 145.0
Posts: 7 5/13/12 2:09 P
Hi, I am Lynn from Northeast, GA. I have been dieting since the first of this year but only found Spark recently, the support here is outstanding! I started dieting in Feb 2012 @ 252lbs. I spent 4 weeks giving up sodas and sweets. Then started eating healthy balanced diet. I was a sugar/carb addict! It is great to be free of those cravings!!! It was not easy but I would do it again to feel this good! I am eating 1400 to 1700 calories a day and drinking lots of water.
Edited by: LYNNSTITCHES at: 5/13/2012 (14:12)
current weight: 224.0
Posts: 3 5/12/12 5:30 P
Hi, new here as of today. I live in Waynesville, Ga. between Waycross,Ga. and Brunswick, Ga and about 45 minutes from Jacksonville Fla.I am 50 years young, have five children and 7 grandchildren. I decided to go back to school to get a BSN in Nursing. I am entering my 4th semester in June. I am a stress eater, I have been up and down with weight loss in the last 6 months. Started at 192 went down to 160 and then.....back up to 187.I have to find a way to be honest to myself what and why I am eating.
current weight: 194.3
Posts: 199 5/8/12 11:13 A
Im 28, lived in the covington area for the most part of my life, I did live in north Ga through 5th grade. I just joined the team after being on spark for almost 2 years on and off
That which you mistake for madness is but an over acuteness of the senses -Edgar Allan Poe
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