It’s graduation day at the St. Petersburg YMCA, and Ruth Neal and her classmates are taking a victory lap.
The past 16 weeks, they've talked nonstop about counting fat grams, portion control and the value of being active 150 minutes a week.
“I’m going to stick with it, because I want to be as blessed as my mother was. One hundred and six years old when she passed. I want to be just as blessed,” the 71-year-old from St. Petersburg said of her newfound weight loss and exercise routine.