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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister V�ronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new ...
So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister V�ronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
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I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age.
I retired May 25th, 2012.
My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life.

With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. (I am in gray in the first picture, and turquoise in the second)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 89,487

Fitness Minutes: 90,273

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.



My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

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I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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HOLLYM48
5/28/2015 10:36:45 AM

Thanks so much for stopping by my vacation blog and for your sweet words! We had such a great time and there is nothing like spending quality time with the people you love! I hope you are having a great day!



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USMAWIFE
5/27/2015 8:40:12 PM

thanks for the comment on my blog

I truly do not think anything is wrong but my doctor said he would rather safe than sorry which is a good thing. I keep thinking this is all related to the bug bite which the dermatolgist calls exema.



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JANET552
5/23/2015 12:08:05 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I did have a particularly brainless morning that day -- things did eventually improve. The cat being in the garage turned out okay. Thankfully. I was in a hurry that morning to get things done before that presentation I went to. All would have been fine except I went to the wrong place. I called John to find out where the program was so I got there a little late but not too bad.

The square foot gardening was interesting. You need a raised bed and rather loose soil -- they recommend 1/3 compost, 1/3 peat moss and 1/3 vermiculite though that is open to experimentation. One of the presenters uses 1/2 compost and 1/2 black sand. Then you just grid out your bed in square feet and plant accordingly. There were recommendations for how much to plant -- 1 tomato plant in a square foot but 9 plants for onions and beets and 16 for lettuce and radishes. I have the raised bed but would need to adjust my soil. Other than that...I could be good to go.

How's the search for an aide for Erik going? I hope you are finding time to do some relaxing things along with the usual.



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DDHEART
5/22/2015 9:09:08 AM

I am always so touched by how you keep us in your thoughts. Thank you!

Now, I hope that you will find that special aide for Erik and get some much needed relief for yourself.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
5/19/2015 12:17:37 PM

I'm with you regarding strapless dresses, the wearers always seem to be fighting gravity. Yet every bride I see is wearing one. Like you don't already have enough stress on your wedding day.



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