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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. =)

Other Information:
I read voraciously, write sporadically and stitch when I can.

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    Welcome to the Workout After Work Team! We're glad to have you with us. I also belong to the Writer's Workshop team. SparkPeople has changed my life - it will change yours too. Please feel free to post and join in our ongoing exercise challenge!

    4813 days ago
  • v POLY-E
    Hi Ruth!

    Welcome to the Elliptical Lovers Team!

    What a great page you have here. Heh heh, a psychotic Shiba Inu - sounds interesting...!

    4813 days ago
    I see you are on the Challenged by Arthritis forum (so am I) and the Cat Lovers forum (I have 14 cats - all rescues, 4 dogs - all rescues, 2 parrots - resuces, 1 Iguana - rescued and too many fish to count - not rescued)! I have now lost 140 pounds thanks to my being with SparkPeople so I know that if you work the program the program works! Enjoy - Jenna
    4813 days ago
  • v no profile image LILOLEMEDG
    Welcome and good luck on your journey here. I've only been a member here since the 14th so we are both fairly new to this but together we can do it. I'm kinda worried about Christmas but we will get through and then be on a road to better health. Debbie
    4813 days ago
    Welcome and Good Luck on your goal!
    4816 days ago
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