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Between a Rock and a hard place. God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit get me through it.



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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 working on eating less again , with more fruits and veggies.I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking as much as I can and getting back to tracking. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Veronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's death (12/2/2017) has added to things to adjust to. I also have been blessed with a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
Y. 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 to be Erik's primary care person. My eldest two try to help at times. 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 live with the adage that all is a Gift from God and try to trust Him.

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 137,517

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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  • v JANET552
    You made me smile today with your comment about trading in our bodies for a newer model. emoticon I think I'd try for one that was a bit taller and slimmer. emoticon
    2 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by to see me, yes I am at a different place in my life. Things in our lives happen & just because we change is not a bad thing nor do we need to beat our selves up. I am learning that it is hard at times to be where I use to be. However I am so thankful to God I am able to do what I am Have a blessed evening !!
    10 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog , yes it is awful losing someone I am so thankful Bobby knew the Lord & accepted him as his personal savior that is our only peace. However I miss him terribly. I know my grieving has made me sick.I have got to get healthy again !! Take care thank you for your prayers
    13 days ago
    Thank you, Ginie. We will meet someday!
    16 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I was just approved, by my insurance company, for 6 more sessions. Yesterday was the first of the 6. I always move better when I leave but even my therapist thinks she is just helping me get by.

    This set of sessions will carry me through my appointment with the surgeon. He'll be the last of the opinions. My therapist thinks surgery is inevitable. Tomorrow I re-visit the Physical Medicine doctor so we'll see what she has to say after the therapy and medication she ordered.

    In the meantime, I am trying to get back to 10K steps a day. It's just so easy to sit, I feel good then, and not get up. But, I must keep moving.
    16 days ago
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