SparkPeople Middle Georgia Sparks Team Messageboard Middle Georgia Sparks is here to help everyone lead a healthier lifestyle. Whether its to stop smoking, weight control or leaping tall buildings in a single bound, we will try to help you achieve it. SparkPeople Middle Georgia Sparks Team Messageboard Hello! Just found my way back to Spark. New to Georgia and was looking for a team that could motivate and educate me on the things to do for fitness in central Georgia. Looks like there is not a lot of activity on this board but hoping to find some Spark here, anyway! <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:39:55 EST Hello Bonaire! Just wanted to introduce myself! I am a 37 y/o wife and mom. I've been a member of spark people off and on for a few years. I haven't really taken advantage of all the great information and tools this site has to offer. My goal is to change that now and get fully acquainted with the site and take advantage of all it has to offer. <BR> <BR> So, I moved to Bonaire in November of '12 with my husband and 2 children. We came from California, so I'm fairly new as well. I am a stay at home mo... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 18:34:11 EST 2014 Middle Georgia Sparks It's 2014. It's time for new challenges and fixing some old mistakes. I'm doing what I can. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:49:11 EST It's November 2013 And it's a great day to be here! I want blue to know that I'm here. I'm working on this.. and it's going to be fun. Fri, 1 Nov 2013 19:43:35 EST New to Warner Robins!! Hello wonderful people in the SPARK world. I just moved to Warner Robins, GA from Munford, TN. I am a mother of two beautiful children. I am a stay at home wife and mother, and trying to home school them. <BR> <BR> Being new to the area I dont know that many people out here. So if there is another lady who wants someone to encourage them and/or someone to hang out with trying to get in better shape for there family. I am so looking for the same. Hope everyone has an awesome day and God Bles... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:01:38 EST "Hello, I am Color-Blue" I'm new to this site, and I'm trying to get involved, as much as God allows me!!! I've been on the MFP site for a year now, and I've had great success. My Curves trainer told me about this site, and told me it has much more to offer, it does, and I need to check it out. <BR> <BR> I'm still recuperating from a car accident from last year. I was 6 months in the hospital, and I've been through extensive physical therapy, which my insurance won't pay for anymore. I went way over their maximu... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:14:53 EST Warner Robins 5K See my blog post... <BR> <BR><BR>_journal.asp?id=atltrainr <BR> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:55:19 EST Byron, GA (Warner Robins) Walking Buddy Hello, <BR> My name is Lainey. I am from Byron, GA which is very close to Warner Robins, GA. I am looking for a partner to walk with in Peach Park which is in Byron, GA. It is a nice park with over 2 miles of walking paths. I walk at a moderate pace and can walk anytime after lunch. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:08:40 EST Motivational Links and People Coach Krystie from SparkPeople! <link><BR>8/coach-krystie-motivator.html </link> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:29:38 EST August 2012 Challenge It's real simple. I will provide the first 5 team members that post 15 times in the team pages for the month of August 2012, a $25 gift certificate from the restaurant of their choice at That's the challenge. Just be active and participate. No loss... no running.. no smoking... nothing is required of you other than to participate. The only qualification is that the posts must be done on seperate days. Only one post per day may be counted towards the total. <BR> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:49:42 EST MAKING THIS A WINNING TEAM I want a challenge to make this team a winning team of post and encouragement. So far its neither. Lets ask ourselves why we chose this team and why we are here or not here anymore and what Sparkpeople is all about. I am just disappointed nothing is hardly posted or talked about in months and think its awful to have to join another state's page to get encouragement. Soooo come on Georgia Sparkers lets get this page blowed up! Wed, 2 May 2012 06:48:38 EST Hello everyone from Milledgeville Hello all, my name is Shanta and I live in Milledgeville. I am 40 years old and would like to lose at 30lbs, I am looking for someone in the area to workout with late in the evenings and anytime during the weekends. Tue, 1 May 2012 13:11:00 EST Edge Fitness 5k Race Edge Fitness will be having their 3rd Annual 5k on May 19th at 8 am. I'm planning to do this one. If you want to register, here is the link to the registration form: <link><BR>-EdgeFitness.pdf </link> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:27:14 EST From Warner Robins Hello everyone! My name is Tiana and I'm 28 years old. I've been a member of Spark People for awhile but didn't know this group existed. <BR> <BR> I'm finally getting control of my health about 2 years ago and quit "dieting". I now strive to eat healthy and exercise 5-6 times a week. Even though I'm not where I want to be, I'm proud to say that I'm in better shape than I was during my skinny days. <BR> <BR> One of the things I said I would NEVER do is run and do a spin class. I couldn'... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:13:36 EST Claxton Road Race - 5K and 10.5K - April 7th The Claxton Road Race will be held on April 7, 2012 at Landing Pointe Plaza on Hwy 247, Bonaire. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Online registration is available, and it's NOT through, so there is no processing fee. If you are a Macon Tracks Running Club member, it is also a slightly reduced registration fee. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>home/default.asp?ievent=1012243# </link> <BR> <BR> I ran this race last year, and it was a nice ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:49:46 EST No Excuse for Child Abuse 5K and 10.5K - March 31 There is a 5K and 10K this weekend at Middle Ga Techinical College in Warner Robins. <BR> The 5K starts at 8:30 and the 10K starts at 9:30. <BR> <BR> It benefits the Rainbow House Childrens' Resource Center. <BR> Here's the link to the registration information. There is online registration at, but not sure if it has closed yet since it's only 2 days until the event. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3-31-NoExcuseChildAbuse.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> I'll ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:42:49 EST Hello, from Macon, Ga, now living in Bonaire Hello all, I have been a Sparkpeople member for a while but have recently become active in it again. I am from Macon, my husband is originally from Charleston, SC. We are stationed here at Robins AFB. He is currently Active Duty but retirement is right around the corner. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:31:45 EST Cherry Blossom? Anyone else doing it? Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:34:01 EST Make it by Midnight July 14th - Lake Tobosofkee Well.. I'm registered... who else is doing this one? Tue, 7 Feb 2012 22:47:54 EST Planned Races? Here are my planned races (at least til May) <BR> Bookin’ It 5K & Fun Run- Feb 4 (5k) DONE! <BR> Sweetheart Run for Sight 5K & 12K- Feb 11 (12k OMG) <BR> GEICO 5K- March 3 (5k) <BR> Forsythia Festival 5K & Fun Run- March 10 (5k) <BR> Cherry Blossom Road Race 5K, 10K, & 1-Mile- March 24 (10k Perhaps? Macon’s hillier than Houston County) <BR> Claxton Road Race 5K & 10.5K-April 7 (10.5k) <BR> Celebration Day Brannen Ford 5K- April 21 <BR> Oasis 5K & 1-mile- I did this one last year and got 2nd i... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 19:11:31 EST New to Perry, also Hi - I am new to Middle Georgia, near Perry. I just joined Sparks 4 days ago. Anyone else on this site interested in doing some slow runs together? I'm losing weight (have 30 lbs to lose) and do weights 3x week, cardio 3x week (mostly spin class & treadmill at the gym) and 90 minute walk/jogs outside 5 times a week. I'm at Perry 5-6 times a week and work out at a gym there. I also play beginner racquetball and beginner tennis. I'm looking for a workout buddy. Let me know if you're interested.... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 12:48:18 EST New in Perry! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm Kylie in Perry. I was reading some posts of some of the members and I'm excited there are some runners on here! I've been doing primarily 5Ks doing the Galloway method (run 3 minutes/walk 1 min), but am just (this week) starting training for the half in Macon this summer. I've got 30 pounds to lose so it will definitely help when I do that! Looking forward to communicating with all of you and hopefully meeting up for a run sometime. :) Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:28:28 EST Hello I am Kdlnga from Macon I am excited to be here! I say Control your thoughts! Control your life! Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:38:23 EST T-Shirts! Today at the 5k, MAGSINGVAL and I were talking about Middle Georgia Sparks t-shirts. I'm the Junior class adviser for my school, so I do the whole t-shirt thing. I'm going contact a few people and get some prices, but first I'd like some input. Long sleeve? Short sleeve? Moisture wicking? Color? Design? I want us to love our shirts and advertise how awesome we are and how people want to join us and get fit. <BR> <BR> Either reply to thread, send me a sparkmail, or shoot me an email (sydneye... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:11:27 EST Gotta lose this baby fat! Hello all! I see we don't have many active Central GA participants! I'm restarting my weight loss quest. My child is 15 months old and so I can't use him as an excuse for my weight gain anymore. I work out on the base at lunch, which I love. I'm looking forward to reading about each of you and walking this path towards fitness! I'm definitely motivated and hope that more of us will become more active on this team! <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 10:47:07 EST January Calendar... OK. The concept is a simple one. Take the calendar that SparkPeople publishes each month... post the daily 'tip' or 'to do' and try to DO what's on the calendar. I know I'm getting this out late... but I'm doing all I can to keep up. If you want to dock my pay... booooooom... it's docked!!! LOL. <BR> If somebody wants to take this on as a daily project for themselves... just say so. I'm easy! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 23:09:46 EST 2012 Login Points Just post your points for login here and get points for posting! I'm redoing this thread, because it's time to make a change, bring in the new... <BR> Let's do this thing. <BR> <BR> And guess what... Today, I got a lousy 1 POINT! :-) Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:37:17 EST Mall Walk Challenge This is an easy challenge. Just go to whatever the Mall is where you live. Walk it. Come back here an enter the number of laps and approximate distance. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 22:58:21 EST New to the Area! Hello I just wanted to introduce myself. The name is Dawn and I am pretty new to the Georgia area. Living in Kathleen. So i'm inbetween Perry and Warner robins. I have decided to start back up on sparkpeople to lose the last 40-50 pounds. I am determined to lose it. I have already lost about 40 and want to continue and lose the rest in 2012! <BR> <BR> Take Care an good luck to all!! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 08:37:50 EST Logo Sweetheart Run for Sight 5K & 12K - Feb 11 Centerville, 8:00 a.m. <BR> This race is sponsored by the Centerville Lions Club and organized by the Robins Pacers. The race begins and ends at the Galleria Mall. Proceeds will help provide eye examinations and eyeglasses for those in need. Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Sports Medicine Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:28:06 EST Bookin' It 5K & Fun Run - Feb 4th Macon, 5K at 8:00 a.m., Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. <BR> <BR> This race starts at Wesleyan College and is sponsored by the Junior League of Macon. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:26:27 EST Museum of Aviation 5K, Half & Marathon Jan 14th 8 am, Warner Robins (5K at 8:15) <BR> This is an awesome race. It's super well-organized by the Robins Pacers, the USATF certified course is flat, it's chip timed, and there's a distance for everyone. There are cash prizes for the top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race and long-sleeved t-shirts while supplies last. Get a group of 10 to register together and everyone gets $3 off. Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Sports Medicine Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Pri... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:25:01 EST Race for the Cure? Anyone else doing the Race for the Cure next week in Macon? Thu, 6 Oct 2011 18:33:05 EST Oct 1 - Dec 31 Team Fitness Challenge This challenge is very simple. Tell us what your target weight is for December 31st, 2011 and how much that means you will have to lose to achieve that goal. As long as your goal is a reasonable one (meaning that if falls within healthy guidelines) then your total will be added to the team total. We will divide that total up by the number of weeks left in the 90 Day Cycle and set the team goal. <BR> Achieving goals by teams will help keep everyone motivated and moving in the same directi... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 22:37:14 EST What are Ninety Days From Now Challenges? It's a very simple concept requiring you to answer one single question about one single area of your life. The question is " Where do you want to be "Ninety Days From Now" when it comes to your "Area". The areas that we suggest are : Faith, Fitness, Family, Finance, and Focus. If you want to lose 30 pounds, then the answer would be "Ninety Days from now I want to weigh 30 pounds less than I do now. <BR> Write it down.. share it...and then move towards that goal. <BR> <BR> Come on... yo... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 22:32:14 EST La' Berry? Has anyone else tried out the new La' Berry frozen yogurt place? I've been to the one in Macon several times (and I think that Warner Robins is getting one too) and it's awesome! A fairly guiltless treat that tastes yummy. Sweets are totally my weakness and this place has given me another tool in my toolbox of weight loss. Now, you can totally make if bad for you with the toppings, but the cake batter fro-yo tastes just as great as cake batter ice cream! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 21:00:15 EST 90 Day Challenge Group.. This thread is to help get the 90 Day Challenge going. If you have any suggestions... put em here! Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:11:20 EST From Warner Robins My name is Carolyn. I am a 28 y/o single mom to a 7 y/o boy. I was born in England. Moved to the US in 1985 to Las Vegas. Lived there 8 years and then moved here in 1993. I seperated from my husband 2 years ago and moved to Perry. I was there for almost a year and unfortunately had to move back home. Ex doesnt pay child support. Hard to do that with no job. N-e-ways. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I started walkign everyday about 3 months ago but I cant seem to... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:46:50 EST Streak... just like in the spark Little things add up. So...I'm going to start a personal streak here. Feel free to start your own in side these forums. <BR> This is Sept 1, 2011... and I'm declaring it day 1 of my streak. The streak will be to login to SparkPeople and make a post here in Middle Georgia Sparks everyday. <BR> Day 1. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 23:17:10 EST Let's get organized thread... I am going to find sponsors for meetups/rallies in as many Middle Georgia counties and cities as I can. I already have a few sponsors lined up who would help out with expenses. What we need to do first is figure out what Counties 'we' are in. Here are the Counties that I 'think' are included in the Middle Georgia Area.. <BR> Counties: <BR> Houston, Twiggs,Bibb, Dodge, Telfair, Laurens, Peach, Macon, Dooly, Crisp, Wilcox, Wheeler, Taylor, Crawford, and Monroe. This is not what georgia.go... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 10:16:53 EST June 2011 Challenge - Get Involved The challenge this month is simple. Visit and post in the Middle Georgia Sparks once a week. That's it. No water, no exercise, no bootcamp stuff..nothing extremely difficult. Just find a way to get here and get get involved. I'm spending this month reading about the team leader responsibilities, challenges, and goals. I hope you'll take up this challenge and get involved. Tue, 31 May 2011 21:48:33 EST Hi everyone! I'm Sydney and live in Macon. I've been a member of SP since last September but only just realized there was a middle Georgia team! I'm super excited to meet and talk to others from our area. :) Tue, 31 May 2011 20:04:19 EST What would you like to see here? Please post any suggestions you might have concerning this team. <BR> Would you like a local rally? <BR> Would you like discounts at local restaurants for team members? <BR> Would you like to find a workout partner? <BR> Would you like to find out about events in the area? <BR> <BR> Please use this thread to make suggestions about what would help you achieve your goals, as well as make it easier for you to assist others in reaching theirs. <BR> Sat, 28 May 2011 16:46:46 EST anyone from Gray or Monticello area? Hey I am new to the Spark forums. I am looking to find a running partner that is just starting to run. I have a program to train with but I need a partner for motivation! If there is anyone in the Gray, Monticello area I would love to hear from ya! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:20:19 EST Newbie From Americus Hey! Im in Americus, Georgia and wondering if anyone here wanna meet up to exercise? I think I would do better if I had people to actively support me, I am not able to get online much. ^_^ Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:22:09 EST Hi I'm from Dublin I just wanted to introduce myself. I turned 50 this year and my dr discovered a heart murmur. I will see her again Thursday. Hopefully she will be pleased with my weight loss. But even more importantly be pleased with my fasting blood work. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 21:01:15 EST I need swimming lessons I know that it's fall and all that, but I just thought of this so I thought I would ask. I want to learn how to swim. I do not have access to a pool. I have semi looked into taking classes in this area, but all I come across are classes for children. I'm sorry I'm an adult that can't swim. Anyway, I live in Warner Robins so if anyone knows someone that teaches classes in the summer please let me know. Thanks Sat, 30 Oct 2010 14:48:54 EST Hi from Bonaire, Ga (Warner Robins area) Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Sharon and I live in Bonaire, Ga. My husband, son and I moved up from FL last December. MY husband works on Base, as a civilian. I am looking for other buddies to walk or meet up. I look forward meeting some of you. Sat, 23 Oct 2010 22:07:06 EST Hi I am right here in Macon, GA and I am excited to know that there is a Team in the Middle Ga area I can't wait to meet everyone and get suggestion on your weight loss success especially for mother and single mothers Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:08:25 EST Hello from Macon Joined the team today. I am at the beginning of my journey with a long road ahead of me. Wed, 2 Jun 2010 13:24:41 EST Weekly Challenge 5/31/2010 - 6/6/2010 This week I want us to focus on breathing. Here is a article on proper breathing. I know I do not do this but would like to start. Take 10 mins each day for this exercise. <BR> <BR> Also let's make sure we get in our 8 glasses of water each day <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's an exercise that will help you get the full benefits of good breathing. The techniques in this exercise are ones you should try to develop in your normal breathing, and that could take practice. Try to take ... Mon, 31 May 2010 14:44:17 EST Weekly Challenge 5/17/10 - 5/23/10 From: JNJASHBY <BR> <BR> I've got a fun one!! WATER!! Get your 64 ozs in AND LOG it!! <BR> <BR> Here's something a lil fun to go with it! <BR> It's a game called SUCK N' TUCK! <BR> <BR> ANY time you hear, see OR think WATER <BR> You must SUCK in your GUT and TUCK on your TOUCHE!! <BR> <BR> You can do this at your desk...In line at the Grocery...Sitting in your Desk...In the Middle of PTA...Yes...Even at Church! Whereever you are at any time... <BR> <BR> Oooops...Did ... Tue, 18 May 2010 07:19:11 EST New Week Ahead It's a new week! Be sure to check your inbox for the weekly challenge. It will be posted here today also! Mon, 17 May 2010 09:12:51 EST Free Bowling For Kids! This is a great way to get exercise in that does not feel like exercise for the kids. You get a daily coupon all summer for two free games of bowling all summer! You just have to sign up your kids. There is no cost and they email you your coupons daily. The closest one for me is Griffin but those that live south of Macon and Warner Robins there is one in Albany. Sun, 16 May 2010 19:12:30 EST Weekly Challenge 5/10 ~ 5/16 This week's challenge is one that I know I need to really work on. I've gotten away from some of the basics, like tracking EVERYTHING I eat. So, our challenge this week is just that, track everything that goes into your mouth, including supplements & beverages that have calories. Weekends are especially hard for me, so I'm hoping this will be helpful in getting me into the habit. <BR> <BR> Come on, team! We can do this! Mon, 10 May 2010 07:37:47 EST P90X I am really thinking about ordering this. Becki I know you use it right? Does anyone else here use it? My son and brother both use it and the transformations are very impressive. What do you guys think about the system? Sun, 9 May 2010 01:32:50 EST Weekly Challenge Schedule. Here is the schedule for the next few weeks showing who are our Weekly Challenge Captains for each week. Let's start this coming Monday May the 10th. If you are the WCC (weekly challenge captain) for the week then you will post a new thread in the Challenges and Goals section stating the dates of the challenge i.e. (Challenge for week of 5/10/2010 - 5/16/2010) and then post what our challenge is. Also I think it would be a good idea to send out a team email stating the challenge so those that... Fri, 7 May 2010 09:44:04 EST Weekly Challenges Are Back!! Hi everyone. How about if we get back to the weekly challenges? Basically this is how it will work. A team member will be chosen each week to pick a weekly challenge for the team. Challenges can be anything. Some examples are, drinking 8 glasses of water everyday, stretching for 5 min's a day, taking a specific time out for yourself that week etc. etc. etc. They do not have to be just focused around exercise so you can be creative. Please respond if you are interested in this so I can start ... Tue, 4 May 2010 13:31:02 EST Cheerleading Fundraising As most of you probably know, cheerleading is EXPENSIVE! We have begun our first fundraiser. <BR> <BR> If you know of any businesses that might be willing to pay $40 to have their company name listed as sponsors on the back of the t-shirts that the cheerleaders will wear all over town, please please let me know. I am looking for ideas of places to check with this week, especially in the Centerville, Warner Robins, Macon area. <BR> <BR> If you own or run a business, or know someoone who do... Sun, 2 May 2010 09:56:10 EST May Challenge - Discussion and Chit-Chat Let's talk about how we are doing this month!!! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:20:44 EST May Challenge - Tracking Thread Post your tracking thread here. The template is as follows: <BR> <BR> May 1st - <BR> <BR> Weight - <BR> Chest - <BR> Waist - <BR> Hip - <BR> Thigh - <BR> Calf - <BR> Neck - <BR> Fitness Minutes GOAL - <BR> <BR> May 31st: <BR> <BR> Weight - <BR> Chest - <BR> Waist - <BR> Hip - <BR> Thigh - <BR> Calf - <BR> Neck - <BR> ACTUAL FITNESS MINUTES - <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:19:41 EST May Challenge Happy Last Day of April, y'all!!! <BR> <BR> I thought we might do a little challenge this month, one that I just finished up on another team (Partying Penguins) and want to continue personally... so wanted to share with you!! <BR> <BR> The main thing about the challenge is this: <BR> <BR> Too often, we allow the number on the scale to define who we are. We forget that this journey is more than just about the number on the scale, but rather, about making healthy lifestyle choices that we c... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:14:19 EST Also in Warner Robins I've lived in Warner Robins off and on (mostly on) since 1992. I work at Robins AFB, normally as an Aircraft Electrician, but currently as a secretary. (3 months pregnant!) <BR> <BR> I'm 26 years old, my husband is 28. I am working on my A.S. Business Admin (GMC) and A.A.S. Electronics Technology (MGTC), while my husband is pursuing his Masters in Public Admin @ Georgia College and State. He graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical in 2008 with a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics. He also wor... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:53:58 EST Just an idea... Middle Ga Sparks Rally? Since we all live fairly close to one another, I was thinking that we might want to have a get-together. I was thinking about doing it at my house in Centerville IF I get my pool liner replaced, maybe toward the end of the summer. Then we could have a cookout and swimming party to all hang out and get to know each other better. <BR> <BR> If I don't get my liner replaced... we can come up with other ideas?? <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 06:12:05 EST Newbie here from Arabi, GA Hi Y'all fellow weight loss buddies! I am new to the Spark site (2 wks now) and just figuring out how to get involved. I am Shirley and as you can see, from Arabi (near Cordele). Hope this is the right site for me cause I sure can't figure out if I am S. GA or Middle Ga. :) I am 49 and struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. I am currently trying to lose 60 lbs but can't seem to get motivated. Tried WW and did well but then moved from Tifton and lost my weight loss buddy/friend. Ca... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 06:34:37 EST Hi from Warner Robins New to Spark. Just wanted to say hi. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:23:52 EST Hello from Fort Valley, GA!! Hi my name is Christy. I live in between Byron and Roberta (we have a Ft. Valley address- LOL!!) Anyways, I am looking forward to meeting my fellow team members!!! Wed, 17 Mar 2010 16:44:11 EST April Challenge Ideas? I am trying to come up with a great challenge for April... hopefully something that will help some of our "inactive" team members get active on the team boards. Any input is welcomed... I am thinking of maybe something involving walking or running mileage.. similar to what we did on another team I am on (Partying Penguins) for February. <BR> <BR> Look for it coming soon! Wed, 17 Mar 2010 06:48:53 EST Free trail run 5K in Dublin.... On April 3rd, there is a FREE trail run 5K in Dublin Georgia. Seriously!! If you register before the 21st of this month, NO REGISTRATION FEE!! No T-shirt either, but hey... you can't beat FREE. LOL <BR> <BR> Here's the link to the registration form if anyone is interested! <BR> <BR> <link> <link><BR>4-03-SharethePath.pdf </link> </link> <BR> <BR> I plan on being there!! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 07:37:37 EST Houston Heart Institute Hosts Annual 5K Rhythm Run Morning!! <BR> <BR> On Saturday, March 13th, 2010, Houston Medical Center is sponsoring the Houston Heart Institute Annual 5K Rhythm Run. <BR> <BR> Runners & walkers are welcome!! <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the information on the HHC website: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Is anyone planning to participate? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 09:50:40 EST Running Conditioning starting in February My running coach has expressed an interest in starting up a coaching/conditioning running group track workout sometime in February at the Thomson Middle School track in Centerville. If anyone is interested, let me know. I am planning on going. My goal for 2010 is to increase my speed to PR in the shorter distances... 5K, 10K, and 12K. Tue, 2 Feb 2010 07:36:14 EST Centerville Sweetheart Run For Sight 5K and 12K Anyone in for this race?? The race is a 5k (3.1 miles) or a 12k (7.5-ish miles). There are runners as well as walkers who usually do the 5K. I will be running the 12k. It sure would be fun to meet some of my fellow Middle Ga Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I love this race! So much fun! And the ladies get a rose at the end! :) <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the registration form if you are interested. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2-13-SweetheartRunforSight.pdf </link> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 12:00:11 EST Hi from Warner Robins I live in Warner Robins due to the Air Force. I work a lot and always on the go doing something. I've been married for the past 12 years. I'm wanting a healthier life style so now's the time to change for me. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:34:37 EST Hello Hello, My name is Sue and I am new to this team. I have been using SparkPeople for a year now. I did not know this team was here. I am looking for to talking with fellow teammates from this area! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 11:01:14 EST November Challenge Good morning! I know that I am a few days late posting this, but I have been trying to come up with a great challenge for the month of November for our team! It's not as easy as it sounds!! <BR> <BR> This month, let's try to focus on having a calorie deficit of at least 300 calories a day. If you don't know how to figure your calorie deficit, here's the formula! <BR> <BR> Add the calories that you eat each day (calories in). Then Add up the calories burned each day... (BMR + exercise... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 06:13:41 EST Local Running Clubs In case you don't already have these links, these are the local Macon and Warner Robins running clubs websites. The Robins Pacers is free to join, but isn't as active as the Macon Tracks. Macon Tracks is (I think) $20 a year membership, and that gets you a discount on some races and a discount at RunFit Sports. Of course, you don't HAVE to be a member to run in their races... hehe! <BR> Macon Tracks has a facebook page, etc... and most of the members (the ones I know personally) are absol... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 06:14:11 EST HOORAY! BP is normal.. I am sooo excited my BP is normal after years of struggle. I am taking an all natural product and it is helping tremendously! Everyone stay encouraged..We can do this!!!! Thu, 15 Oct 2009 22:48:39 EST Hello From Perry GA! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Lori and I have been a part of Sparkpeople for a while now but, I have never posted. I felt I could find much needed encouragement from my fellow peers! I have battled with my weight my whole life and now is the time to take back what the enemy has taken from health! Hope everyone is doing well and that you are staying encouraged! Pray for me and I will pray for you! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Lori <em>41</em> Thu, 8 Oct 2009 23:44:06 EST WBC "Taking it to the Streets" Choir Concert My church, Westside Baptist in Warner Robins, is having a choir concert on Saturday, October 3rd at the Civic Center in Warner Robins. Tickets are $10, and 100% of the proceeds go to African missions. If anyone is interested, please let me know, or we will just see you there Saturday night! <BR> <BR> And Sunday morning, at WBC, one of the African missionaries that our church supports will be at our church sharing... if you would like to come and hear him speak. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:21:30 EST Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, October 24, 2009 Good morning everyone and Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K is coming up on October 24th at Central City Park in Macon. It's a walk/run event, so if you are interested in participating, don't feel like you can't do it because you aren't a runner! It's for a great cause!! <BR> <BR> There are a couple of us that I know of that are already registered, so if you are interested, maybe we can have a mini Sparks rally before or after the race. Just let me know! ... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:12:34 EST Looking for a running partner in Centerville Hi everyone. I have been running alone for a long time now, but I would really love to find someone who is interested in running and racing in local 5K's and 10K's so that we can run and train together. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:41:55 EST So You Think You Can Dance!! Is anyone watching it? I think this season has the best overall dancers they have had. Everyone is so great that it's hard to see anyone go home. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 08:06:59 EST Meeting at the Jones co. track to walk is anyone interested in meeting on Wednesdays at the Jones County highschool track to walk? Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:22:13 EST Hi All! Hello everyone! I'm new to SP and live in Byron. I have 5 kids and now that my twins are about to be 1 it's time to focus on bettering myself. I look forward to meeting new friends in the area. Hopefully we can motivate each other to reach our goals! Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:46:09 EST Hello from Bonaire My name is Jennifer & I'm from Bonaire, the little town just s of WR. I am a stay at home more, but I am very involved in my church, Second Baptist. They offer an aerobics class on MWF & on the days I don't go, I am walking up hills in my neighborhood. I'll be here & there so please excuse me if I'm not on here that often! Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:10:54 EST March Team Goal of 250 Sparkpoints Monthly Results Congratulations to our top 10 Sparkpointers for the month of March!!! Good job to everyone who participated!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) BMIDDLEBROOKS36 3,132 <BR> 2) JNJASHBY 2,334 <BR> 3) MACK08 2,181 <BR> 4) JPAGEDWARDS 1,991 <BR> 5) GAR0BIN 1,411 <BR> 6) KIJUTSU 940 <BR> 7) KEMBA28 919 <BR> 8) RTHIBEAULT 750 <BR> 9) HANNAH01 474 <BR> 10) WPLOWDEN 377 <BR> <em>243</em> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:31:45 EST New Trophy! I only have 9 more points to go till I hit my new Trophy level!! It's the little things in life that feed me.... LOL Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:42:51 EST Middle GA Sparks Rally!!! Some members have been talking about having a rally sometime this spring where we can all get together, meet etc.. There have been some dates thrown out there such as April 25th and May 2nd. Also a couple of different locations would be Ocmulgee trails or Central Park both in Macon. Macon is kind of the center of everyone so if we want to keep it centrally located my suggestion would be Macon. Let's throw some ideas on the table such as activities, dates, locations etc and make this happen... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:08:41 EST Feb Team Goal of 250 Sparkpoints monthly results! Congratulations to our top 10 Sparkpoint takers for the month of Febuary!!! <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> 1) DAGNY00 1,878 <BR> 2) JNJASHBY 1,775 <BR> 3) JPAGEDWARDS 1,724 <BR> 4) BMIDDLEBROOKS36 1,562 <BR> 5) GAR0BIN 1,348 <BR> 6) MACK08 1,250 <BR> 7) KIJUTSU 1,094 <BR> 8) SPEECHTX 612 <BR> 9) KIMDJ73 347 <BR> 10) PIZZAGIRL30 317 <BR> <BR> Great job to everyone who participated!! Remember to check out your standings by clicking on Earn 250 points under Team ... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:28:08 EST American Idol!! Yes it's that time again and I am LOVING this season so far!!!! I have to say from the moment I heard him sing in his auditions he has been my favorite.. Yes I am talking about Adam,Adam,Adam!!!! LOVE him!!! I also like Danny alot and a few others but no one even comes close to Adam and his perfomances!!! Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:09:20 EST Weekly Goal Challenges. Hi everyone. KIMDJ73 thought of a great weekly challenge for the team. Let's post on here what our personal weekly challenges are at the beginning of the week (say monday) and then at the end of the week we can let each other know how we did! <em>250</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:55:28 EST Monthly Challenges Hi everyone. We did monthly challenges last year for a little while and I think we should get back on board with them. It's already the middle of March so let's wait till the beginning of April to get these going!! Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:51:41 EST March Of Dimes Walk Sat April 25th! Hi everyone, I am involved in the March of Dimes walk that is happening in Macon on Saturday April 25th. I would love for any of you to join the team I am on and we could meet and walk together!! It would be a great way to meet each other, get some exercise in and raise money for a great cause. All of the info is provided on the link below with the location, time etc. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <link><BR>sp?seid=628218 </link> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:57:07 EST Greetings I just wanted to introduce myself to the team. My name is Nicole I am located in Perry Georgia. I want to lose around 70 pounds. Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:52:23 EST Middle Georgia Spark Team Rally??? Any one Want to hold a Middle GA Spark Team Rally? We could meet up some where public and show support for the Spark people. Maybe in April or May? Let me know what you all think. Kim Sun, 1 Feb 2009 09:34:43 EST Hi!! My name is April and I am in Warner Robins. I am starting my new way of eating and daily exercise Monday Jan.18th. I weigh 216 and plan to get down to 125. I struggle with binge eating so I focused on that first. I am now eating meals and snacks and feel very ready to track calories and get the weight off. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:42:09 EST Walking Team Hello, I am new to Sparkpeople and I live in Kathleen, GA. I am looking for spark buddies to join me in walking. <BR> <BR> Be blessed. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 09:14:57 EST introducing me Hi my name is Julie i have a son thats fixing to be two and im having alot of trouble losing the weight i want to lose weight so i can enjoy doing things and keep up with my son i am at my largest now , i dont like myself and i have never been this way i have tried everyhing outthere diets, pills,ect if i could just stick with a healthy eating and fitness rutine i could do this i reckon im asking for some support Fri, 2 Jan 2009 08:08:59 EST New Year New You Let's Shine in 2009 Hey Middle GA let's shine in 2009. The boards have been quiet and we need to make some noise. Any body up for a challenge?? Post here. <em>104</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 12:43:45 EST Hello from Byron, GA Hi all <BR> <BR> I'm coming to this site for help and motivation. I don't really like working out but I 45 lbs to lose by July. So please send some motivation my way Sun, 7 Dec 2008 19:33:02 EST Hi all...long time no see! How are the Middle GA Sparks doing these days? I haven't been on in quite a while. I started working back in May so I don't get enough computer time anymore lol. When I am online, I've been busy helping Forest98520(Janice) with the online Central Georgia Women's group that she started last month. You girls should check it out sometime. We would love to have you join us. <BR> I hope everyone is doing well on their weight loss journey. I am still holding at the same wei... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 17:31:33 EST Here come the holidays.... Here they come. The wonderful and also dreaded holidays. First it's Halloween with candy galore, then of course Thanksgiving!! How do we not gain during that time. <em>15</em> Then we have all the parties and get togethers before Christmas and of course Christmas day and when we just think it's over there is New Years Eve.... <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> So what plans have you made to help keep the average 10-15 pds off during this time and still have a great time? Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:02:27 EST New from Warner Robins as well. I am 30 years old and once again want to lose the extra weight I have acquired over the years. <BR> <BR> I am a mom of three beautiful children and a wife of a great man. <BR> <BR> I just want to feel sexy.. I would say again but I don't ever remember feeling sexy. I used to weigh 145-150 and I should have felt good. I am 5'7" 30 years old and weigh 202 lbs.. I want to weigh 160 again. <BR> <BR> Anyway it will be great getting to know you all. <BR> Sat, 11 Oct 2008 18:13:19 EST Dancing With The Stars!! Did anyone watch last night? I have it taped but have not watched yet. I am excited about the lineup this year! I hope it's going to be as good as I think, but even if not there is always Tom and he is so entertaining!!! Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:57:00 EST A great website!! This is a site my friend turned me onto yesterday and I am loving it. Check it out, I hope you enjoy it!!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:25:27 EST Tennis Lessons Does anyone know if there are any tennis lessons here in Warner Robins? I know Macon has got some but with my hours at work it is hard for me to drive all the way up there. Thanks Kim Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:30:50 EST New Warner Robins Group Run I received an e-mail last week that there is a new group run starting up for anyone interested. Saturday, Aug 16th, was the first run, and from the info that I got beforehand, they were planning on doing 3-4 miles at the first meeting.. <BR> <BR> I wasn't able to go, and am waiting to hear more about it regarding the miles they did last week, etc... but if anyone is interested in checking it out, the group is meeting at the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Hwy 96 (near Houston County High Sch... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:40:05 EST My daughter joined the track team! I am so excited. Since most of you know how much I run and how much I LOVE running, you probably won't be shocked to know that I have been trying to convince my 15 year old daughter to run for about 2 years now. She is tall and thin, and has a runner's build... so I knew whe would be good at it if she would just give it a shot. <BR> <BR> Well, she's going for it. She signed up for the cross country team at Northside High!! I am so utterly excited! And I think the best thing is that she ... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 06:38:15 EST Way to go in July team!!! Our Sparkpoints goal in July for the team was 13000 and we or I should say you all went well above that!!!! Great job everyone!!!! Sun, 3 Aug 2008 23:53:13 EST Deerm Meat Does anyone on here know how many calories and how much fat is in a deer burger? <em>4</em> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:56:49 EST My First Half Marathon Last night was my first half marathon~ I arrived at about 8:15 pm, and ran down the street a little to warm up... then started out at 8:36 pm, when a group of people running their first lap was leaving the aid station to start lap 2. <BR> <BR> The hills were unbelievable! I truly believe the person who laid out this course was sick and twisted! LOL I usually run 9 and 10 minute miles, but I think we had two 10:08 miles through the entire race. The rest were 11 and 12 minute miles. I finished... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 10:53:57 EST Weekly/Dai ly/Monthly Run-Walk Thread - I noticed that there are two or three threads that are discussing this... hopefully we can consolidate them here. <BR> I'd like to shoot for July 26th (two Saturdays from today) for getting together for the first time. Here are a few questions I've come up with... <BR> Best day to start? <BR> How often do you think we should meet? <BR> Do you walk, run or both? <BR> What time works the best for you? <BR> Where do you suggest we meet? The Galleria, Houston Lake, Perry, Move it aro... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:24:01 EST Another Newbie From WR! =) Hello everyone!! I have 84 pounds to lose, so I really hope this site helps me!! =) <BR> Everyone have a fantastic day! <em>213</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 06:55:26 EST Stone Mountain My family and I took off yesterday to enjoy the 4th at Stone Mountain. It was a nice day and we hiked up to the top and back down again. By the time we got to down and made our way over to the lawn for the laser show and fireworks, every inch was covered with humanity... From the beginning of the lawn all the way up to the balcony of the stores. If there was an inch to put a rear end.. it was filled. <BR> <BR> We tried putting our stuff down and were planning on just moving over some an... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 09:16:20 EST New goal to check out. I added a new monthly goal that will be ongoing for the team. Check it out under the goal section. <em>213</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 10:11:31 EST Hi! Newbie here =) Hey everyone. I'm definitely glad to see so many people in the middle GA area here on SparkPeople. My name's Jessica, but friends call me Jess. <em>41</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:35:38 EST Jay's Hope 5K/10K ~ November 1, 2008 Hello everyone... I know we had talked about maybe some of us running and/or walking the Susan G Komen 5K in October.. So I thought we might think about doing Jay's Hope as well. <BR> <BR> Here's a little information on the organization and the race: The Jay's Hope Foundation is based in Macon and was started by Cindy Gaskins in honor of her son Jay, who died in 2006 of malignant brain tumors. <BR> <BR> The proceeds from the race and the fall festival that follows on the same day go to... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:30:17 EST Just me in Warner Robins Hey all - another middle GA mom here who is looking to get control! Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:41:52 EST hello! hello everyone! another newbie! i'm a wife and mother of 2 living in milledgeville, ga! i've lived here for 17 years now and boy have i packed on the pounds--45 to be exact--and now its time to lose most of it. i hope you'll be here to help motivate me and support me. i need all i can get! i'd love to get to know everyone! Tue, 27 May 2008 21:29:19 EST Hi! Another Newbie Here :) Hi All! <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. I've recently moved in with my sister and brother-in-law in Forsyth. I grew up in Conyers (outside of Atlanta), so I'm not a stranger to Georgia in general, just Middle Georgia in particular. I graduated from college in Philly in August, and am currently job hunting (so if you know anything, especially at a University, give me a hint!). <BR> <BR> Oh yea, the reason we're here, weight loss! I've always been big, and am okay with always being big (I don't want to... Mon, 19 May 2008 13:06:40 EST Mothers Day Storms... I hope everyone was safe and you are all getting back to normal after the storms on Sunday. We luckily only got the rain, thunder and lightning of the storm. No damage or power outages for us. We know we are very fortunate for that. I do have to change my way of thinking though. I love thunder storms and not growing up in the south that is just what they are, thunder storms... I don't associate them with tornados and when I woke up from the storm Sunday morning about 4:30 I thought. "Wow... Wed, 14 May 2008 09:10:38 EST Hi to everyone and welcome to all the new members! I wanted to welcome all the new members!!! I have been a horrible team leader here recently and apologize for not being here to welcome you all. I am back as I have said before and hopefully will get back into the rythmn of things here. <em>213</em> Wed, 14 May 2008 08:50:32 EST I have got to get back on the ball.... I have been so out of it lately. I have not been checking in here, logging my foods, excercising or anything.... I don't know what I can do to get myself back into it but I am here today so I guess taking one day at a time.... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 08:22:26 EST New Member! Hey everyone! I'm 27 and live in Dublin, GA. Originally from Sacramento, CA and moved to GA in December 2006 and really like living here. I moved back here to get married to my wonderful husband. Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:43:50 EST Susan G Komen Race For The Cure!! I wanted to put this in your heads very early so you all have time to think about it and prepare. This race is a 5k run/walk in October at Wesleyan College here in Macon. I think it would be fantastic if we got a team together from Middle GA Sparks and did this!!! Here is a link to the website with the information. Oh and I am also going to email all the members with this same message for those who do not check the site often. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 9 Apr 2008 13:44:58 EST Cherry Blossom Festival! Has anyone been to any of the activities this year? We went to the parade and froze our butts off and we are hopefully going today to the tiger show. I hope tomorrow it is decent out for the craft show?? Fri, 4 Apr 2008 09:43:09 EST Are you a Jokester? Let us know what pranks you pulled today!!! Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:59:36 EST Monthly Challenges? I know you all have ideas of what we can do so I would love to hear from each of you at least 1 challenge that you would like to see in the future. I will jumble them all up and start putting them on the monthly challenges!!! Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:57:57 EST April Challenge!! Here we go!!! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> 1.No snacking after 8 p.m. <BR> 2.Excercise at least 3 times each week. <BR> 3.Lose 3 pds. <BR> <BR> Does this sound do-able? Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:55:44 EST Where in 'Middle GA' are you? I've just moved to this area. My address is Acworth but I'm actually between Kennasaw and Woodstock. Is this considered Middle GA??? Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:39:43 EST Hello New HereH i there new here trying to loose weight. <BR> Was at 306lbs now down to 235 and wanting to be around 170 lbs. Its a long journey but a good one. Thanks Mike :) <BR> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:44:32 EST Wt Loss I got back from the Dr yesterday and I am down to 272, HOW to you change the wt line????? <em>33</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:17:32 EST Hello Everyone Just wanted to say HI to everyone and I look forward to this ADVENTURE with you all (I hate the word DIET). I am ready to begin my new life and want to look the part by the time I am 50. I am 46 now and I am giving my self time to learn how to live for the good. I live in Gordon and look forward to getting to know everyone. <em>223</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 20:11:09 EST Gyms in this area? Do any of ya'll go to a gym here? If so where are the best gyms? I have been looking in Macon but the best is Kinetix but they are expensive and I want 24 hour access. Tue, 4 Mar 2008 13:10:45 EST Big Brother! Anyone watching this? I know there are two of us that are. What do you think so far? Josh is a freak I think.. He needs to chill out on attacking people or he will be gone.. I do not have any favorites like past seasons. Of course no-one will ever replace Dr.Will and Boogy for entertainment!!! Tue, 4 Mar 2008 10:17:18 EST March is National Nutrition Month. Check out Today's Feature in spark. There is a printable calendar for March and has tips on how to eat healthier. Sat, 1 Mar 2008 12:37:45 EST March Challenge!! It's time for a new challenge! <BR> <BR> The Challenge is. <BR> <BR> 1.Determine how many miles you want to walk for the month and set that goal. This can be running, walking etc. <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 8 cups of water a day everyday... If you don't already do this stay close to a bathroom at <BR> <BR> 3. Try some form of new exercise. Pick it out and give it a honest effort. Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:29:17 EST New in Byron Hey Y'all, <BR> My hubby introduced me to SparkPeople and I love it. I have lots to lose and my main challenge is being honest with my food log and finding time to work out with a new baby. Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:33:21 EST Hello! Hi, I'm Wayne, just wandering around the website and found out that the greatest region in the U.S. has a Sparkteam. Just had to join,looking forward to getting and maybe giving some great support and ideas to everyone. Sat, 23 Feb 2008 21:56:37 EST hello Hello all! I had joined SP last year, hit a plateau, started taking Adipex (prescribed by doc), had great results, but then gained some back after going off of it. I'm going to get back going on this again, and when I was checking messages I saw that there was this new team. How exciting to have a team in Middle GA! Sat, 23 Feb 2008 14:37:50 EST American Idol Anyone? Anyone on here watching AI?? I know Morgan and myself are. I think this year is going to be great. The talent is so much better than last years picks!!! Fri, 22 Feb 2008 08:37:41 EST What have you learned here? I just thought that by sharing something that we had learned might teach or help someone else. <BR> I have tried everything even spark before and mostly on spark i found myself not entering everything i ate or did because i would be ashamed of myself for eating that or not doing that. My biggest realization this time is that I was only lying to myself and not seeing the truth was hindering my progress, but this time I will do this for myself, and I will not "hide" things and closet eat or no... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:09:26 EST Storms last night. I hope everyone made it through the storms last night. We are all good here. Mon, 18 Feb 2008 09:06:00 EST Hello everyone Hey everyone I just wanted to introduce myself, I am Lee and I am here to get to the place I want to be in my life. I am not happy being a big guy anymore, I want to live the way I feel and feel my life on the healthy side. I look forward to learning talking and losing with ya'll. <BR> Lee Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:58:39 EST Team Map. I wanted to let you all know that there is a option to show your location by Zipcode on the team map. If you go to quick links which is on the right side of the page and click on my spark teams. The page that comes up has all your teams and there are choices that you can mark for each team including show me on the map or something like Then on any team page alongside the newest members shown there is a button that says, view team map. Obviously this is a personal decision wheth... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 11:27:22 EST Spark Goodies. Sparkpeople have added a new thing called spark goodies. If you go to your sparkpage you will see a spot for it. It's just one more fun thing to do! <BR> <BR> Thanks Mo for giving me one!! Thu, 7 Feb 2008 21:46:28 EST Homework for our Children I Can not believe the amount of homework that my 6th grader has!!!! It is unbelievable I don't remember having this much in college let alone in 6th grade. I am furious we have had project after project and she has had science and math homework every weekend since we got back from Christmas Break. It leaves little family time, little church time, and now because of the Bases new schedule it is cutting into my gym and workout time. When my hubby is home he does it with her so I can get a w... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 19:24:28 EST introducing myself to the team Hi my name is Kay and I have lived in the middle Ga area for 21 husband is retired military and we decided to make this our home after he got out...we have raised 6 children together..I have been on every diet imaginable..and lose the weight but gain it I have been diagnosed with COPD(chronic obstrustion pulmonary disease) with empheysema...and the meds i take doesnt help the weight loss either...but have lost 40 lbs in the last yr..and not all on here though..had came to a ... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:02:44 EST Introducing myself Hey Everyone, my name is Erica. I don't live in Georgia anymore, but I lived in Warner Robins for the first 21 years of my life. I married a Navy boy when I was 21, and we have been moving around every 2 years since then. However, my heart will always be in Warner Robins, GA. I still have lots of friends and family there. I have two beautiful children; Tyler is 6 and Taylor is almost 5. I am new to SP and I can't wait to get to know all of you. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 20:15:11 EST I so fell off the wagon.. and I need help getting back on. The last 10 days or so have been horrible stressful. I didn't exercise at all last week. I'm trying to get motivated to go to the gym but ewww. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 09:51:39 EST Just me Hello everyone. My name is Brandi and I am 26. I live in Byron and I am a mother of 2(a 2yr old and a 1 month old). I hope to utilize the spark site to keep track of my goals and progress. If I know what I am doing then I can know what I am doing wrong or right. I hope to be in decent shape by my b-day in June, but I have a long way to go. like 100 lbs..ugh..but Anyway, thats me. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 09:28:32 EST Welcome to the new Members!! WOW!! We have so many new members this is great!!! We are growing in a good way... <em>211</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2008 08:32:58 EST .introducing myself.. hi :) <BR> my name is ashley, im 24 and recently moved home to macon. i just ended a 2 yr relationship were i gained 60lbs! too bad you cant lose the weight when you lose the boyfriend! :) <BR> <BR> im working on eating healthier and being active..i would love to know what middle GA has to offer! <BR> <BR> :) Mon, 4 Feb 2008 21:07:58 EST February Challenge!! Ok team here we go. Our first monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> 1.Give up 1 favorite junk food item and replace it with fruit or vegetables. <BR> <BR> 2.Lose 4 pounds. <BR> <BR> I know we can do this!! <em>213</em> Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:09:31 EST Ellen Degeneres and Sparkpeople!! Ellen is interviewing 3 ladies from Spark tomorrow Wednesday the 23rd on her show. Be sure to tune in!! Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:33:04 EST Recipes. Here is a link to a blog and recipe site that is so dang funny.. This woman is very entertaining and the recipes look fabulous. Now mind you they are probably not the healthiest things <em>15</em> but just reading her notes are so funny. <BR> <BR> The one that cracked me up was the cinnamon rolls. If you click on that recipe and read the warnings section, the last warning is a laugh out loud one.. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 18 Jan 2008 08:55:57 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Mari. I live in Carrollton, GA which I hope is "middle GA" enough for me to be in this group. I'm 25 (nearly 26) married for 3.5 years and mommy of Nathan (15 months). I'm a member of and one of my friends told me about this site. I just joined about 30 minutes ago and after filling in the basic info I searched for a group. I am in major need of motivation and support. I really want to get to my goal and feel good about myself by my 26th bi... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:27:13 EST Discovery Channel in Gray GA. Tuesday night at 9:00 the show Dirty Jobs is going to about a barbecue joint in Gray. I think that is very exciting and definitely will be taping that one!! Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:37:32 EST Sparkpeople on T.V.! I just got this in my mail. <BR> <BR> <BR> Watch today at 12 Noon - 2pm or 8pm - 10pm Eastern Time on E! <BR> SparkPeople is in the last 10 minutes <BR> <BR> We wanted to share the fun news that two of our members are featured on a show on the TV special E! True Hollywood Story Investigates: Diet Fads. The show includes interviews with SparkPeople members Kristina (Ekham05) and Tina (Teanaz1), who discuss how SparkPeople has helped them create a healthy lifestyle and overcome the roller... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 11:09:31 EST We are getting bigger!!! And in a good way!!! We have 8 members here now!!! <em>244</em> I am looking forward to getting to know each of you!!!! <em>213</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2008 09:21:23 EST Presidential Debates. Anyone watching this tonight? Just reminding that they are on at I think abc but not positive. Sat, 5 Jan 2008 17:51:00 EST New member! Just dropping in to say hello. I just found this community after stumbling around the site for a while. <BR> <BR> My mother's family is from Jones Co. so she moved us back "home" when I was in high school. I've lived in Macon most of the time since then but I moved to Houston Co a few years ago. <BR> <BR> I'm married and currently in between careers. Early mid life crisis for me. :) <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hello! Thu, 3 Jan 2008 16:13:48 EST New Years Resolutions? Do you make them? Which ones have worked best for you? <BR> <BR> I usually make some like lose weight and all that and then stick to them for a little while but not for the whole year. <BR> <BR> This year my resolutions are, to get back into recycling, where I live here there is not a truck that comes around so I have really fallen out of the habit and it kills me to throw all this stuff away. My next one is to embrace GA and really get out there and see what there is to see. <em>220</em>... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 08:57:17 EST Daily Log In Points! 3 for today <em>213</em> Wed, 19 Dec 2007 08:34:56 EST Quitting!!! Becki I noticed on your blog that you are trying to quit smoking. Good for you girl!! I know how tough it is. Don't beat yourself up about getting a pack today, just throw the rest away.. That was my problem when I would do that is I would go buy a pack (and then shudder at the price)and then I would think well I have them I might as well smoke them... Eventually I was able to throw the pack away. Not everytime but slowly it worked. Good luck there, it is one heck of a addiction to beat... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 21:40:52 EST Hi! My name is Becki and I live in middle ga. Just wanted to say hi! <em>213</em> Mon, 17 Dec 2007 13:03:23 EST Recipes tried and true. Post any and all recipes on this site that you have tried and love. Thu, 13 Dec 2007 16:50:11 EST Team Challenges. Once the team get's going, we will post weekly challenges here. Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:56:35 EST The Chatter Box. Got something to talk about? Come on in!! Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:54:46 EST Come on in, tell us a bit about yourself! Hi everyone. I have been with Spark for about 2 yrs now. I started out gung-ho like always and fell off a few times. I am ready now to get back on the horse and start riding again. I started this team because I am new to GA and want to become motivated to get out there and enjoy what Middle GA has to offer. I also look forward to supporting you all along the way! I recently moved from MI so 70 degrees in Dec is definitely something I am still getting used to. <em>211</em> So come on in, ... Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:49:21 EST