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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 Véronique'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 ...
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 Véronique'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: 78,971

Fitness Minutes: 77,816

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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DDHEART
1/27/2015 6:13:00 PM

Thank you for the goodie and the continued thoughts. Raiden progressed enough through his post op healing to be starting his 5th round of chemo tomorrow I think, not sure when they will do the radiation. His grandpa, my nephew, is done with his chemo at the moment, had a spinal tap today to see if the leukemia got into his nervous system. The hair (his precious ponytail LOL) got shaved off a few days ago and I got a baseball cap for him with a black braid...he wanted black even though my boy's 50 year old hair was decidedly gray already. LOL Anyway, they sent pictures of him modeling the cap with a happy smile...such a little thing but I guess it matters.

hugs to you my friend and to Erik...hope his hand is ok



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JANET552
1/25/2015 11:19:59 AM

Thanks for asking about John. His leg is slowly improving. He tells me he is only having mild pain now but the leg is still red and swollen. He has antibiotics for a month now. When he saw his primary on Wednesday, she just automatically extended it because it always takes John a long time to recover from cellulitis. Both John's primary and the NP in Urgent Care are doing everything they can to make sure he stays out of the hospital. I'm all for that.

John also developed a cold and has been coughing A LOT. I think this started on Tuesday. That, too, is showing signs of improvement so he has been able to sleep more comfortably. I don't think he's had a cold in 10 to 15 years and this one is a bad one. So far (knock on wood), I haven't come down with it. I've been going around the house disinfecting all the knobs, remotes and light switches. It may be a case of closing the barn door too late but it makes me feel good.

I've definitely appreciated the last three days. Any of John's previously scheduled appointments had to be canceled and John slept a lot so I had a chance to get a lot done around the house. It helps not to have to run him all over but driving has become more difficult for him because of his mobility issues.

I see you've been doing 10K steps for five days -- and it definitely shows on the fitbit board!! Keep pushing! I will too but I need to work more on my eating. I just give in too much.



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CLAIREINPARIS
1/20/2015 5:44:27 PM

Chère Ginie, Un grand merci pour tes commentaires sur mes blogs, cela me fait toujours chaud au coeur de te lire ! Concernant le blog 'First hike of 2015!', tu avais effectivement fait un commentaire, il est en page 2... Comme j'ai la chance d'avoir beaucoup de commentaires sur mes blogs, ils ne tiennent pas tous sur une "page". Pour le voir, va tout en bas de la page, après la case où on met les commentaires, et tu verras qu'il y a plusieurs numéros de pages qui s'affichent en bas.

Encore merci, et profite bien du beau temps, ici il fait très très gris ! emoticon



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ERIECANALGAL
1/20/2015 12:12:15 AM

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes.
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JANET552
1/18/2015 10:10:50 AM

Thanks for offering some suggestions for John's diet. He cannot have soy. I guess I left that out. We'll be eating more fish than usual but that's okay. He can have game meat so we can consider that. He plans to start the diet on Tuesday. The hardest part is finding stuff that has zero sugar or a sweetener of any kind. I was going to make a salad dressing for him but he found one at the store that is suitable.

We spent time in the ER for him this morning. I'm not sure what was wrong but he was short of breath and shaking. They checked for a heart attack and for blood clots but found no problems so he's home. Send extra prayers for him please.

I see you are in Ohio. You've come at a great time as the weather has moderated and we haven't had much for precipitation. I suspect it's much the same in Ohio. Enjoy your family time and safe travels on the return!

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