Looks like 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' will have one fewer lady to kick around this season -- cast member Sheree Whitfield has announced she's leaving the show.

Whitfield, the ex-wife of former Atlanta Falcons player Bob Whitfield, helms the She by Sheree fashion line and has plans to launch a fitness venture to promote healthier living. And her focus on something more positive and less dramatic apparently has a lot to do with bailing on 'Real Housewives' after four seasons on the Bravo reality program.

"The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle," she told Wetpaint, denying some reports that stated she'd been fired. "I'm tired of the fighting and the cattiness. I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect."

She wished her former castmates the "best of luck," and added she's "thrilled" that she's "already fielding [other] offers."