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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 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 V�ronique'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..
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)

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 121,558

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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    Hi there, thanks for the comment
    Are you feeling better. I love you Ginie.

    I have to do some house cleaning since I will not be able to do after my surgery.

    Fred can do all the rest. I am making chicken pies. He and I like them. There is no-one to walk in our door so we do things together. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    12 days ago
    You are Erik's best asset. LOL.
    19 days ago
    Oui, c'est un beau pays de ce que j'ai vu déjà... Demain nous irons dans les montagnes visiter un de nos projets, je suis impatiente d'y être ! Je rentre à Paris vendredi - c'est toujours trop court ! emoticon
    20 days ago
    GINIE, I sat and composed a nice letter. It was just over Morticia. It was a long one and as soon as I hit the send button it was gone and it said it was an error.
    I hope you have got over your bout of whatever it was. I hope you are well and warm. Pat in Maine. I have to do dinner. Love You Pat ((((HUGS))) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon My fault (((HUGS)))
    22 days ago
    Ian tried and tried to get a decent job in our area and there are few. Just to make $30,000 a year you have to work 50 hours a week. In our area you can't afford housing, a vehicle, and necessities on that. It takes 2 incomes and he doesn't want to sponge off of us all of his life. Three years ago he moved to a rural town 70 miles from here but housing was still $550 a month and he paid all of his utilities. He tried to save money and didn't even have T.V. but you can't get ahead like that. We are prepared that we may never see him again. It's the economy. Everything goes up but wages in this area. Most people here work for minimum wage. I really appreciate your support and prayers. You have always been a great friend!
    23 days ago
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