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Hi! I'm a 55 year old Mom of one teenage son. I began Sparks at the age of 48 (as my page name shows) for the support and upbeat encouragement that I needed to get my life back to where it needed to be again for a few reasons. And, I'm so happy to say, "I'm Me Again"!!!

I'm here for my son! He's my pride and joy and I love him with all my heart! We, as a family, have gone through a lot during my son's teen years--the good times and in situations where I never imagined I would be and, more so, in situations I never thought my son felt he had to be in! We've gone through a year or two of counseling, court appearances and other things that I would never wish on any parent! Our children hurt - we hurt! And, I would never wish any of these experiences or hurt upon another parent or their child. But, as a Mom, I'll do whatever it takes to continue to make my son love life, smile and see that sparkle in his eyes and know that the smile is on the "inside" and "outside." And, the best part is, we're doing it!

He has changed in so many ways -- and it's fantastic! We still have bumps in the road -- don't get me wrong -- but we can handle those bumps and we handle them with love! Love is a super powerful emotion and one that will get you through all!

So, I'm here to continue to be positive, healthy and the best person I can be for my son! He needs his Mom and I'm going to be here for him! He's my total motivation!!!

And, yet another update, I've started a team called "Stressed Out Women Gettin' Healthy". I love sharing my support and friendship and encouragement with everyone. If I feel I can help someone else -- I'm there -- as I would love to see all of us get "happy and healthy" again! So check it out and join! The more the merrier!!! And this Team really is doing great on their weight losses and I have been seeing the improvement as to their motivational feeling of doing it! And they are!!! I love them all! And, I'm so proud of each and every one of my friends!

So, all in all, turn your negatives around everyone! You have the power! I did when I joined Sparks and when I began a Team on my own--something I never thought I was able to do! But I did it and the Team is wonderful and growing every day! Determination for health and happiness -- and for those that you love and care for-- it's so worth it and something you will never regret!

Thank you to all of my buds! You have helped me find "me" again!

Member Since: 1/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 302,117

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 15 pounds so I get back to the weight where I felt the best. I also want to bring my sense of humor and personality "out" again -- I've missed feeling like me!

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Trying to control the emotional eating that I'm guilty of due to the stresses and worries of a not so positive home environment.

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Hi! I'm from Wisconsin! I have a crazy sort of personality and love to kid around with my friends -- in person or on screen! I love spreading smiles!

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Love to read Stephen King books and will always think Richard Gere is "hot"!!!

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    COngratulations on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! emoticon
    I know it takes determination and hard work - but you are doing it! Here is a little something that will hopefully make you smile :
    I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happier with buns of cinnamon.
    - Ellen DeGeneres

    Have a great week!
    Ruthie emoticon
    115 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    Thank you for the spark goodie and your kind words. We are all praying for good results tomorrow from the bone marrow test.
    121 days ago
    As I look out my window I am seeing over 2 feet of snow. It is a bit overwhelming.
    I see you were not overwhelmed this week because you are in the top five for team fitness minutes.
    Keep up the strong start to 2016!!!!!

    Ruthie emoticon
    122 days ago
  • v JUDITH1654
    Thanks!!! emoticon
    128 days ago
    WOOHOO!!! You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! You continue to rock it!!!! You are an inspiration!
    SOme advise I saw this week

    Don't compare yourself with someone else's version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories.
    Caroline Rhea

    This really rang true for me . WHen I am not happy with myself, I do not burn enough calories and I take in too many. So learn to love yourself more.

    Ruthie emoticon
    129 days ago
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