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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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    Thanks for the compliment Ruth! My sister wanted to name me April when I was born but my mom overruled and went with Tabitha. I am happy with it and think the Tabikat nickname fits me pretty well.
    I actually live 1 mile east of Navarre! It is the beach I go to because Ft. Walton is so crowded.
    3189 days ago
    Welcome to the Doin it Again team! WE are glad to have you. We also have a book club thread to talk about what you are reading at the moment. Hope you join us in daily discussions!
    3189 days ago
    Merry meet and welcome to A Healthy Pagan Life team. You will find lots of support, help, and camaraderie with SP and the teams. Brightest blessings on your life's journey to a better and healthier you. Warm hugs from California. ~ Lin

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    3190 days ago
    Hi Ru
    Welcome to spinal injuries. I am glad you found us, and hope to get to know you better

    HUGS Ember
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    3381 days ago
    Hi & welcome to spinal injuries & general back pain. I am also on the new you bootcamp team with you. Best of luck in 2009.
    3390 days ago
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