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Welcome to Ruth's Page

I am so excited to be here and to be a part of a whole new community. Excited to meet this challenge head on. I am going to share a story that reminds me of Sparkpeople.

In my Native community we built a bridge that crosses over a brook, in which we named it the "Crossing over Bridge." At this bridge we place the photos of our loved ones who have crossed over to the other world in the roof of this bridge. At the dedication ceremony there was a large candle which was lit; each person at the ceremony held a smaller candle, then lighting ours with the larger one. After speaking the words of dedication, holding our candles, the flame from the large candle was blown out....(the larger candle representing our loved one).....as the flame dwindled to smoke we looked around and saw the light from all the other candles....the meaning to this story was to reflect on the larger candle, (our loved one) and by seeing all the small candles lit symbolizing all the lives this loved one had touched... even though the larger candle no longer burns.
As is with Sparkpeople one candle touches many lives... thank you Sparkpeople...


Member Since: 1/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,779

My Goals:
1. To achieve my goal weight and maintain it through out the rest of my life.

2. To learn healthier ways of eating.

3. Replace emotional eating with stress management.

4. To buy all organic food and create my own garden.

5. Exercise every day.

6. To be the best example I can be for my family and those around me.


My Program:
1. Be accountable to myself and others.

2. Track my food daily.

3.. Educate myself in stress management.

4. Be consistant with my exercise program.

5. = goal weight.



Personal Information:
My name is Ruth and I live in Maine. I am a mother of four beautiful women and strive to stay healthy for my children and grandchildren.

I enjoy being with my family, friends, reading, sewing, beading, camping, and animals.

I continue to strive to become a better person in all areas of my life.

I am active within my community and enjoy singing, dancing and drumming at our times of celebration. I love the laughter of children for they hold the innocence of our tomorrows...I love being with our Elders for they hold the truths of yesterday so that I may live them today.


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"At the beginning of any task, more than anything else, your attitude will affect its successful outcome."
Jeffrey Gitomer

"To think you can, creates the force that can."
Orison Swett Marden




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