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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: 131,003

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.

Other Information:
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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    Merci chère Ginie. Nous n'avons pas eu de neige (il a fait soleil au contraire), mais le soir et la nuit, il fait vraiment froid pour moi ! (Il gèle...) Brrrrrr.... Je serai heureuse d'être en Grèce la semaine prochaine, j'espère qu'il fera bien chaud !
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    2 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.I am glad you told me about your daughter now I know of someone that had it. Why do you have to be hydrated and also afterwards? They did say to drink water,but not why and did not stress how much.
    She told me it is once a year ,but did nt mention 5 years,but will retest my dex in 2 years to see how it is working. I go for my sleep study test tonight at 9 pm Take care and thank you so much

    3 days ago
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    Dad stayed at his home last night so I do have the extra driving. It's enjoyable to visit in the car though. Often, we are too busy to just visit. He likes to reminisce and I enjoy hearing the stories, even when they are repeats.
    6 days ago
    Thank you for the kind comments. It is so hard when other people's decisions are out of my control. He seems to be doing better, but he is not always truthful. I appreciate your support.
    9 days ago
    Ginie, thanks for the update on my page. Isn't it great that your children live close by? I'm sure at times like this, when you won't be able to drive or cook or handle an emergency if it arises, it must be very comforting to stay with your son and for Erik to stay with his brother. That's a lot of logistics you described, but it sounds as if you've got it all under control. Now that you have the one eye surgery behind you, I'm guessing the second one will be less scary and stressful. Wishing you a very quick recovery and a smooth return to routine!

    I'm staying out of the cupboards and fridge! Thanks for the reminder!
    11 days ago
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