Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
January 31, 2007
Bainbridge-- After having her third child, Chrisie Surratt decided it was time to get in shape. But starting a diet can be tough.
That's why Christie was thrilled when she heard about Team Lean. "I just got excited about it because all my friends were joining up with teams, and we wanted to join up too," she said.
In the competition, five people join a team and try to lose the most weight. But there are some extra health benefits. The hospital is also offering free blood work to team lean participants. They'll check your blood and blood pressure at the beginning and end of the tournament, and hopefully at the end you'll have reduced cholesterol, blood pressure and body fat percentage.
Its up to the team to decide the best way to lose weight. "We don't want anyone doing any drastic diets or any kind of thing like that, we're trying to promote good health," said Leslie Stone, a coordinator of the program.
But once a week, the participants have to check their progress. "You just have to get weighed once a week. So its just swinging through here and getting weighed, and moving on," said Pat Angle, a Team Lean participant.
At every weigh in the participants pay 5 dollars each. Like any competition, there are some penalties. "If you gain a pound you have to pay a dollar for every pound that you gain," said Surratt.
But that money is also the incentive to keep at it. "One-hundred percent of the money collected will be given back to the winning teams." A cash prize will be the reward at the end of the 12 week program.
"My goal is just to lose weight, and have fun doing it, I don't care how I do it, I just wanna drop some pounds," said Surratt.
Despite the cash, the biggest winners for the competition will undoubtedly be those who lose the most.
The Decatur county YMCA is also a big part of the program. They're dropping the cost of joining for Team Lean participants, to encourage to work out as part of their weight loss strategy.