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For a long time I've concentrated on improving my body. I've realized that I was neglecting two other important parts of me - mind and spirit. It takes all three to be a healthy and whole person. I started on this mind/body/spirit journey about five years ago. Having turned 70 on Christmas Eve 2016, I'm looking to a much fuller and balanced life in the next decade. I know that age is just a number and it's never too late to change and grow. "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing." Isaiah 43:18

Lord, I praise you because you have made me just exactly the way you wanted me. Help me to get free to receive and express that beauty in me. God, free me from the insecurity and even anger I feel sometimes about myself. Show me how precious and beautiful I am to you" A prayer from "Becoming a Woman of Extraordinary Faith" by Julie Clinton

Member Since: 5/7/2015

Fitness Minutes: 13,022

My Goals:
Be grateful and count my blessings
Be intentional about exercise and moving
Be mindful about my diet, making more healthy choices each day
Find ways to serve someone

My Program:
For Now ~~ Starting Jan 18th - a 10 week Life Style Program: 90 min. nutrition talk 1x week; time w/ personal trainer 2x week; use of the gym by myself 1x week; pre and post assessments; Celebration and Awards Banquet. I'm very excited about doing this as a kick start to starting new healthy habits.

Personal Information:
I'm married, have two children and 4 grandchildren. My family is a blessing everyday. I'm a retired 4th grade teacher from a Christian school. My husband is still teaching at a university. We like to travel in an RV, and I look forward to the time when we are not restricted by his schedule. I've lived most of my life in western PA and moved to Ohio in 2007.

Other Information:
I love spending time with my kids and grand kids, knit and sew, research my ancestors, play hand bells, spend time with my P.E.O. sisters, and give programs on a book I published. I enjoy having people tell me stories about their Civil War ancestors. (

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    Milann, thank you for the thoughtful, thought-provoking comment on my page. I understand! The way we talk to ourselves, the language we use, is so important. After a lifetime of thinking in negative terms about myself, I've realized lately that it's time to make a change.

    Which reminds me--I really like the words on your page of the Christian writer, Julie Clinton, who thanks God for making her just as she is--beautiful. We should all recognize what treasures we are and what treasures we've been given.

    Wishing you a good week, my dear. Take care.
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2019 7:45:20 PM
    Thank you for your comment on my blog about the scales yesterday! emoticon
    7 days ago
    Thank you for the message on my page, Milann. I hope you find success with WW! One of my good friends here lost quite a bit of weight there recently, and it has changed her life. I think it's a good program, or at least it was many years ago when I did it. Good luck!
    20 days ago
    ….:::I appreciate your response to my blog today: "IF I should die- emoticon -and the TP issue! The posts by everyone are great--and much interest is sparked on proper technique for how to hang the toilet paper! … lol
    23 days ago
    Milann, I noticed your comment on a mutual friend's blog and was happy to see you here. I hope you are doing well and having a good spring.
    28 days ago
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