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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: 150,167

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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    (Cont...) your challenge made me realize that I have cut back so much on my healthy eating. I wonder if I can cut sugar out of my diet? I read a spark article about a man who did and lost a lot of weight.
    1 day ago
    Hi Ginie, thank you for your encouraging words. It is challenging to stay within my calorie count too. Lately it's impossible. On Monday I start to New Challenges to try and help with that. One to reduce sugar and the other to eat more fruits and veg
    1 day ago
    Hello, my friend Ginie! I'm sorry I was absent from SP for a few days and wasn't able to join your veggie challenge. I hope it's going well for you! Actually, I don't have any trouble getting in five servings a day, but it seems that no matter how many servings I consume, my food tracker always tells me I didn't get enough fiber. Weird.

    I hope you and Erik are doing well. It's still cold where I am in Japan, but I'm looking forward to warmer weather when I can get out and do some weeding. The yard really needs attention. I can feel some pollen in the air, however, telling me spring is not far away, and I imagine you're feeling it, too, over there in Georgia!

    9 days ago
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    I am still quite miserable and sleeping lots and lots. I figure if I am wanting to sleep that much, I probably need it.
    10 days ago
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    Buddy must feel confused to have had so many homes in so little time. I hope he works out well for Erik. As for sleeping on a couch where you don't want him. We put boxes or something in places like that. Sometimes it works. Sometimes the dog is just very motivated.

    Life goes on here. We are learning new routines now that Charlie is gone. Life hasn't settled down. Molly seems to be improving from her issues. Odd that she was so healthy for so long and, now in the last month she has had two significant concerns. A good friend suggested giving her yogurt to improve gut bacteria. All those meds may have put her off.

    The friend suggested the same for Dad for his issues. I got him some Florajen. His doctor okayed it so Dad has been taking it for a few days. I hope it helps though his issues have gone on quite awhile so I am not expecting miracles.

    How are you? Things are going to wind down in the nearer future so we can chat.
    13 days ago
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