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This is My husband of 29, almost 29 years. (Still got the looks! and he treats me like a Queen!!!)

This is the Paisley Cat. My youngest daughter drew her for me. She is also my business logo.


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Hey Y'all,

I am Ruth, i turn 48 the end of January and about 70 pounds past prime. I am looking to lose for my health.

I work and live in metro Atlanta and would love to meet a buddy int the same area. I will be hitting the gym again soon (Lifetime fitness on Piedmont and Shallowford if anyone is local)

I am an RN, but in an a technology role--I do Clinical Informatics for a large hospital, and I am finding it is a job I really like.

I have three kids, a daughter 25, and twins (b/g), 21.

I also have cats (all rescues) and 2 dogs, also rescues

I write, read and do needlework for hobbies, I am gearing myself up for the ultimalte test this year--the e-word (EXCERCISE).

Also planning my next tattoo. =)

Member Since: 12/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 666

My Goals:
1. To lose 65 pounds by May 21, 2010--my twins graduation and the day ofter my 25th wedding anniversary

2. To be able to excersise--period. After more than a year of reduced mobilty, including a span where I could not even walk----I am really looking forward to being strong.

3. To increase my range of motion and decrease my pain (arthritis, disc problems and osteoporosis)

4. To NOT stress and have the "all or nothing" mentality.

5. To help my son become healthier with me.

My Program:
We, as a family, will be eating heathier

Fitness will be based on my gift to myself--12 session with a personal trainer ar Health Place--our on campus hopsital based fitness and cardiac rehab center.

They also woek hand in hand with my physical therapy folks to ensure I am building strength and not tearing myself up.

My husband will be joining me, as will my oldest--the twins will (probably) be doing cardio and strength at school.

Personal Information:
Hmm, most is covered in my intro paragraph. I may have one semi-unique item though- I am post weight-loss-surgery of 7 years.

I reached a low of 189 and have crept up a bit in the last two years, partly due to my reduced mobility (chronic pain in hips and lower back and the meds I have to take for that.)

But, at the behest of all my kids, who each want to eat better and my own fear of regaining ALL my weigh -(Back up to 402 pounds),- we are embarking on a healthier lifestyle----NOT a diet. =)

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I read voraciously, write sporadically and stitch when I can.

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    Love the cat! ^_^ Happy New Year!
    3370 days ago
    Just wanted to drop by and welcome you to the Marietta Fit Club team! Please make yourself at home and feel free to post as often as you'd like!

    co-team leader

    P.S. I LOVE the Paisley Cat picture! It's awesome!
    3370 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2008 10:26:32 AM
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    Welcome to the W8Watchers Friends team, Ru! I'm also an RN.

    3371 days ago
    Just a quick note to say Hello, Welcome, and Way to go!

    I am here to help you any way i can but in return we need to support each other so lets lose those pounds lets get out there and get this done we all have goals so lets see if we can meet them! This coming month's book is ready to be picked so join in on the chats, the challenges, and the fun creative topics.... We want you ACTIVE lol... so don't leave us behind come see how we can help you and you can help us!

    Readers of the Paranormal
    3525 days ago
    Hey Ru..
    Just wondering if you've gone over to the tea buddy forum and gotten your exchange buddy? If you've changed your mind, please let me know and I'll pair Sarah up with someone else ok? Thanks :) Hope all is well.
    3615 days ago
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