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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 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 ...
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..
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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: 88,987

Fitness Minutes: 89,735

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
5/22/2015 9:09:08 AM

I am always so touched by how you keep us in your thoughts. Thank you!

Now, I hope that you will find that special aide for Erik and get some much needed relief for yourself.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
5/19/2015 12:17:37 PM

I'm with you regarding strapless dresses, the wearers always seem to be fighting gravity. Yet every bride I see is wearing one. Like you don't already have enough stress on your wedding day.



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MARTYLYNN1
5/16/2015 3:18:10 PM

Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you are having a good low stress weekend.
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MORTICIAADDAMS
5/11/2015 1:01:02 PM

GF, I understand completely and can totally relate. I know exactly what you mean. I feel exactly the same way. I don't think it's too much for family to step up to the plate and make arrangements for a couple of days a year when we don't have to do ANYTHING other than our own personal care. Those days would be Mother's Day and our birthdays. I know you well and I'm like you. I work my rear off for my family every day and the least they could do is honor me a couple of days a year. It's not being selfish to expect that. When my mother was alive she forced my first husband to do this on special days. She was so blunt that she would call my ex and say, "May 17th is April's birthday. What plans have you made?" And if he said. "Nothing." She would tell him she was taking him shopping to buy gifts for me, etc. No excuses. It's funny but now that my mom is dead I very seldom if ever get a gift and the ones I get are from sparkfriends. That would make my mom cry if she knew. I'm not someone who is into gifts much but I sometimes wonder what this implies about my importance to others. I got a one line email from my son for Mother's Day. I'm sure he most likely had to work so his employees could have it off to be with their mothers. It is what it is. Any more I just say, I'm not cooking on Mother's Day and I don't. I'm not saying this because I'm want sympathy and I'm not whining and I know you aren't either but it is long overdue that people stop taking us for granted. Let's put it this way, they are going to realize what they lost when we are gone. It's a shame we can't spend Mother's Day together having fun and pampering ourselves. LOL. I'm sending you a hug and I wish it could be real. emoticon



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NORASPAT
5/10/2015 7:49:28 PM

GINIE, I used DH computer and found the photos in the camera. It has been hard work for me but I persevered. I hope it is not boring. HUGS and much love. Pat in Maine.

I hope EriK is recovering well and I hope you are able to rest.
Our weather was excellent how about yours?.

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