The 2013 Northside Hospital New Start Weight Smart Challenge
It's time to get healthy! Be a part of the be Northside Hospital New Start Weight Smart Challenge. 12 lucky finalists will compete for 12 weeks to lose weight with delicious meals from Good Measure Meals and expert, motivation training from our coaches from Team Fitness Athletics!
Northside Hospital Doctors and Specialists will advise you on making the changes you need to stay healthy.
Watch all the action on Atlanta and Company, weekdays at 11AM on 11Alive. Click here for official rules.
The Northside Hospital Healthcare System is an extensive network of state-of-the-art medical facilities, leading-edge technology and pioneering experience, and is dedicated to the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

Northside Hospital is Atlanta's "Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Healthcare Services," as voted by consumers in the National Research Corporation's Healthcare Market Guide for 15 16 consecutive years, and is committed to balancing clinical excellence with high-quality, compassionate care. Comprising three acute care, state-of-the-art hospitals and more than 60 80 outpatient facilities across North Metro Atlanta, the healthcare system offers a full range of medical services including cardiology/angioplasty, imaging, cancer care, maternity, spine care, urology, surgery, sleep disorders, emergency and much more.

More cases of breast and gynecologic cancer are diagnosed; more babies are delivered; and more surgeries are performed at Northside than at any other hospital in Georgia. Northside also has among the best survival rates in the nation for bone marrow transplants and is the only Atlanta hospital chosen to be a Community Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Northside also ranks in the top 10 percent of all robotic surgery programs in the country and hosted the state's first Single-Site™ (single incision) robotic surgery. Most recently, all 3 of Northside's hospitals achieved the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the hospital's commitment and success in implementing exceptional standards of care for heart attack patients.

For more information about any of Northside's services or to find a doctor, visit www.northside.com.

2013 Northside Hospital Weight Smart Challenge Photo Galley
Meet the Red Team

Adrienne Brown

4:20 PM, Dec 13, 2013

Adrienne Brown

Allison Palestrini

3:04 PM, Dec 4, 2013

Allison Palestrini

Ely Rooney

5:40 PM, Nov 20, 2013

Ely Rooney

Cathy Gunnells

5:09 PM, Nov 7, 2013

Cathy Gunnells

Brenda Carroll

2:30 PM, Oct 23, 2013

Brenda  Carroll

Michelle Matovu

2:55 PM, Oct 9, 2013

Michelle Matovu 

New Start Weight Smart Headlines

SmartStart Weigh Ins

3:07 PM, Sep 25, 2013

SmartStart Weigh Ins

Meet the Blue Team

Latryce Gathing-Harris

4:22 PM, Dec 13, 2013

Latryce Gathing-Harris

Suzi O'Connor

4:21 PM, Dec 13, 2013

Susi O'Connor

Bonny Marshall

4:54 PM, Dec 12, 2013

Bonny Marshall

Jim Osterman

3:05 PM, Nov 13, 2013

Jim Osterman

Joni Campbell

1:21 PM, Oct 30, 2013

Joni Campbell

Pamela Jackson

4:48 PM, Oct 17, 2013

Pamela Jackson

Photo Slideshows

2013 Northside Hospital Weight Smart Challenge


Northside New Start Gold Team


Northside New Start Red Team


Northside Hospital New Start Weight Smart Challenge




Good Measure Meals™
Good Measure Meals™ is a unique concept for providing wellness support through good nutrition. Not only does GMM produce gourmet, portion- and calorie-controlled meal plans, but 100% of the proceeds received on the sale of their products go directly to Open Hand/Atlanta (projectopenhand.org) to support its mission of providing nutrition and nutrition education to those in our community who are in greatest need.

GMM has been a proud sponsor of the smart start weight loss initiatives featured on WXIA TV since they began four years ago and is pleased to once again be working with Northside and 11Alive on this next challenge. All the contestants in the challenge are provided, free of charge, their weekly meals for the entire time they remain in the competition. GMM registered dietitians work with each contestant to determine the number of calories she should have each day in order to lose the weight and still maintain the energy needed for the intensive workouts she'll be doing.

GMM offers a lot of variety: four menus, four calorie levels, 3-meals-a-day or dinner only, 5 or 7 days a week, 5-week rotating menus, weekly or monthly ordering, no contracts. You won't be bored! Go to our website, goodmeasuremeals.com, to see all our menus, learn more about our nutrition support services and place your order.
Team Fitness Athletics
#TFA was founded by Achilles Williams and Brother EJ Adams, two of Atlanta's favorite premier personal trainers...

Both having come from fitness backgrounds and being naturally gifted in sports, the companies motto quickly became "if you wanna LOOK like an athlete, you gotta TRAIN like an athlete"

The type of training we offer is one of a kind and you will quickly see why it's became so popular...

Every trainer on the roster has been drafted because of their ability but for their "PASSION" in inspiring, motivating and helping others reach their goals. We work with everyone from children and novices to professional athletes with all types of fitness backgrounds and focuses...

Whether it's personal/group training, corporate wellness or fit camps, we've got you covered!

#TeamFitnessAthletics "It's more than just a team, it's a lifestyle"
Christine Pullara

Atlanta & Company is hosted by Christine Pullara.

Christine has been on television since she was 13. She's appeared in lots of advertising campaigns, including American Express, Buick, Macy's, and Spring, and she's hosted shows on HGTV, E! Entertainment, Fox, and Turner South. In addition to hosting A&C, she also hosts the Joyful Noise Café on the Gospel Music Channel.

You can e-mail Christine by clicking HERE.

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