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My husband and I sitting on a bench at Young's Park near our home.





My First Place 4 Health group. We're in this weight loss/maintenance "thing" together.





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Learning to Live Old

"Would to God that we might spend a single day really well!"
----Thomas a Kempis

For me, fitness is a spiritual issue. The Apostle Paul tells me that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament of the Bible, God gave specific instructions to Solomon as to how he should build the temple in Jerusalem so He could make it His dwelling place. Since my body is called the "temple" of the Holy Spirit in the New ...
"Would to God that we might spend a single day really well!"
----Thomas a Kempis

For me, fitness is a spiritual issue. The Apostle Paul tells me that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament of the Bible, God gave specific instructions to Solomon as to how he should build the temple in Jerusalem so He could make it His dwelling place. Since my body is called the "temple" of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament, I believe I should keep it in the best shape I can since it is His dwelling place. When I think of a person of the Godhead living "in" me, I want to take care of myself. After all, I may be the only gospel some people see.

Another twist that reinforced the idea I have of weight control as a spiritual issue, came when my husband said to me, "Did you ever think that when you consume more calories than you need in a world where there are so many hungry people, that you are robbing from the poor?"
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Member Since: 12/9/2008

SparkPoints: 2,878

Fitness Minutes: 3,295

My Goals:
I want to weigh 136 pounds by the end of October.





My Program:
On July 1, 2014 I retired, but am working 6 days per month to pay for my health insurance.


Personal Information:
I am a 62-year-old registered nurse who is semi-retired.

I am married to a retired minister. We live with 2 dogs. All our children are grown. We have 2 sons who are married with children and 2 daughters who are single.

I love to make cards, walk, read and write.

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I haven't been on Spark People for 3 years. I am glad to be back.



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DSCHONDOG
1/13/2012 5:43:33 PM

Dear Joan,

I got your lovely post and left you a reply. It really meant a lot. Thank you, Dear Fellow Mother-Baby Nurse Down Under,
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JANDJRICHES
1/13/2012 5:50:21 AM

Hi Dawn - I tried to post on your Blog -- not sure if it went through or not... Sorry that you're having hassles.. chin up and onwards. Joan. emoticon



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HICKOK-HALEY
12/28/2011 2:25:48 PM

Hugs for you and Harry. I guess I should have asked how he is doing as well. You guys are always in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the Christmas card. Loved it!! emoticon



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HICKOK-HALEY
12/27/2011 9:55:18 PM

Both places are beautiful. So we will meet!! Our Christmas was quiet, but good. How was yours and your family?



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HICKOK-HALEY
10/21/2011 12:09:28 AM

Thanks Dawn. I will check it out. How is the weather where you are?



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