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



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Traveling a bumpy road!

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: 69,322

Fitness Minutes: 64,773

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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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/30/2014 10:05:01 PM

Thank! Hubby and my son both hugged me today. Thank goodness I have them! We were finally able to see Ian - the first time since Easter.



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BAKER1009
8/29/2014 1:45:01 PM

Hello my friend! So good to hear from you. Thank you so much for the super sweet comment! I cannot believe this is the end. I imagine it will take me a few weeks (because I've had a few breaks here and there) to realize that I really am done. There is a book I would like to read, that the kids got me for Mother's Day. Otherwise, I am just going to relax and enjoy some down time for a bit. I have no idea how long I will be at home before starting work, so I best enjoy it!

This last class I'm in had us work on our resumes and cover letters, so I'm all up to date and ready to go. I actually applied for an IT job at one of the local hospitals here just the other day. My neighbor works in their IT department and gave her boss a heads up to watch for my resume. So I am hopeful that something might come out of that. It would be ideal, as it's close to the house and it's the exact type of job I was looking for. It's performing data analysis for their MPI (master patient index) system. I've also applied for about five other IT/Healthcare jobs this week. So getting my resume out there.

OK, sorry for rambling so much, LOL! I hope you are well!? And I hope Erik is well!? Hard to believe summer is coming to an end, huh? Emily is working at the pool this weekend and then it closes on Monday evening. Then she's starting at Wendy's! I need to get her scheduled for her senior pictures and we still have two more colleges to visit and she needs to start applying! Preston had a bit of a rough start to school, but I think he's getting there. It's entirely new to him, with no prior daycare or preschool, and it's all day long - which is long for a 5 year old. Oh my, he'll be 6 in 10 days!!

Alright, gotta go get my laundry out of the dyer! Take care and I hope to be in touch more over the next few weeks. Enjoy the holiday weekend!!

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Beth



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CLAIREINPARIS
8/29/2014 4:10:58 AM

Chère Ginie, je t'ai ajoutée comme Sparkfriend, j'espère que tu m'ajouteras aussi. emoticon Je ne sais pas pourquoi, j'étais convaincue que nous étions Sparkfriends depuis longtemps !

Merci pour tes encouragements sur mes derniers blogs. Je n'envisage pas de publier mes photos, non... si je rencontrais un éditeur intéressé, j'y réfléchirai, mais je ne pense pas que cela puisse arriver un jour, je ne connais personne dans ce milieu. Et ma vie est déjà si pleine, je n'imagine pas de me lancer dans ce domaine qui n'est qu'un hobby pour moi, même si cela m'apporte beaucoup de joie !

Passe un très bon vendredi ! J'espère faire une randonnée cet après-midi, après être passée voir ma mère à la maison de retraite... s'il ne pleut pas ! Il a plu toute la semaine jusqu'ici. Soupir.

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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/28/2014 9:21:49 PM

I totally understand. Cooking for 2 people is a pain. I didn't realize how much my son ate until he moved out. I can't imagine cooking for one. I would have so much food left over. I have to eat alone in a restaurant when I go to town- no choice - and it is lonely. I eat breakfast and lunch alone every day. i would probably try some of the stuff Erik eats within reason. I have to worry about heart burn.

We are managing better. We still cry every day and have periods of intense despair but we are trying to stay busy. I wish you could hug me too. LOL.



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JANET552
8/28/2014 11:26:00 AM

I was thinking of your recipe as a side so that is why I didn't think it was enough but really, the ratio of rice to liquid did fit the 1/2 c. portion. I will try it but I'll wait till cutting is reasonable for me to try.

No therapy yet. It is doubtful for my arm. Maybe for my thumb but it will be hindered by the cast on my arm. I go to OT next week where they'll take the stitches out so I'll know more then.

John is happy to do whatever I need but I know he is also happy for the help. I can't afford to do little -- it is better for me to do what I can and keep using the muscles.

How's your rainbow?



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