RUTHXG
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Me. This is a couple of years old, I think, but a lot more recent than that other profile pic. :-)



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This is my current "before" picture--Christmas 2015, in the mountains outside of Medellin, Colombia.



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My book of Colombia poems! Published in 2015. And available on Amazon. :-)


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Trying to be fit AND sane (not one at the expense of the other). I have a very full life--full-time job, teaching 3-4 times/year, church involvement, writing poetry, writing (& soon illustrating!) children's books, Latin American solidarity work, being a mom & grandma. And a few other things that get fit into cracks here & there. And a tendency toward insomnia . . .

So I'm never going to be one of those people who devote hours every day to working out at the gym. But I need & want to lose some weight & get stronger--super important as I age. It's an ongoing struggle. I'm thankful to have many good resources available for learning here at SP, & many good friends to help keep me on track.


Member Since: 9/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 35,277

My Goals:
* be strong & reasonably slim

* get 7.5-8 hours of sleep per night

* get to 150 (or less) & maintain

* make excellent use of the abundant veggies & fruits I get early June to late October through a CSA (community-sponsored agriculture) project


My Program:
* get to bed by 10:30-11:00 each night (it makes a big difference when I do!)

* cardio & strength training 5 times per week

* eat within my recommended range

* cook good food at home & eat out less (I've been doing this & it's kind to my budget as well as my waistline)

* give myself small rewards to keep it fun!



Personal Information:
I'm a writer (poetry + children's books) & editor & visual artist. Also love to sing harmony, read, folk dance, & just contemplate beautiful things.


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  • v no profile image YIZZLE
    Hi, Ruth!

    It's Jessy from 43T. Thanks for posting about this site. I love it!

    It's been a busy weekend, so I have not had time to post on 43T or to do much with my page here. But I have recorded my food here and have already lost 2 pounds.

    Your progress is amazing--way to go, girl!

    Catch ya later,

    Jessy/Yizzle/Whoever the heck I am : )
    4622 days ago
  • v no profile image IWILL175
    Thankyou for the sparkmail and blog. I will write something more meaningful next time. I am trying to make sure I get everything done that I'm supposed to have already been doing.

    4656 days ago
  • v no profile image AJMANG23
    Hi!

    Thanks so much for your help... I think that I've gotten things set up.. Still not sure about my own personal BLOG page - so may need your help. But at least I've got most of it done..

    Thanks again, you're awesome!!!

    Let's go Crispa Chicks!

    Arlene
    4658 days ago
  • v STEPHANIEDIAN
    Thank you so much for sending me that link. I do love looking at transformations, for some reason it gives me that added push!!!! HOpe you are having a great day!
    4659 days ago
  • v STEPHANIEDIAN
    Hey! I hope you are having a good day so far. I love before and after photos, but like you, i really don't have any of myself either yet. I suppose it's never too late to take your before!! :-) I have one from like 2 years ago that would probably do just fine....I keep telling myself "Must exercise today!!" Have a great day! Don't forget to check in!
    4663 days ago
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