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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: 121,403

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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    Thanks for commenting on my feed. Yes the loss is a positive thing. They encouraged me to eat & not worry about my weight when they thought I would be doing chemo and radiation. As a result I gained some weight back I had worked hard to lose. Thankfully I haven't needed the treatments. Now to get back down where I want to be. Hope all is going well with you. Was gone for over a week and haven't been on here much.
    22 days ago
    Ian got sick of working 60 hours a week and having no life. He seemed to work almost all of the holidays and part of every weekend. 12 hour plus days. He is moving to Akron and living with a friend he has known since college. He knows quite a few people in Ohio. For some reason a lot of Ohioans went to his university. His dorm mate was from Ohio and his second dorm mate was from St. Louis and moved to Ohio.The guy he is living with works at the headquarters of Kays Jewelry and can get a job for him unless he can't find something he would rather have. It sucks for us but there are not a lot of good jobs here. If things don't pan out he can just move back here.
    22 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2016 8:09:19 PM
    GINIE, I have been doing yard work, worked on the long wall and it had collapsed.
    Our son at the house helped you rebuild it.
    I am taking a course and then I have to go to the Dr to get my knee surgery done. I am not having a replacement it has very little O.A. but there is a tear in the Meniscus.
    So sorry I am so behind. (((HUGS))) Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon m emoticon emoticon m
    32 days ago
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    I'm glad to see you are feeling better. Is it feeling good to get out there and get your steps in?

    We have a rainy day here so it's just as well I'm going to Dad's to put the finishing touches on the house for his weekend company. I couldn't bring myself to clean yesterday. I took Dad to the nursing home so he could be with my stepmother for the rosary and Mass (they only have it once a month). She slept through much of it and for much of our visit after. Then I took Dad home and made him lunch. I stayed while he ate. I don't know how he feels about it but I think meals are more enjoyable when you eat with someone you can talk to. Came home in the early afternoon to get John to a doctor appointment and then go out after and buy a new coffeemaker. Ours broke earlier this week and the one we keep for emergencies is not one we like very much. I even made dinner for John and I in the evening.

    I am exhausted from all the cleaning and short sleep times this week. I am looking forward to having a break for the weekend. Hope all is well with you and Erik.
    36 days ago
    ENJOY your day with family.
    Fred and I are going to the movies. I just need a day break. We had hoped family would be with us but they have their problems too. DGD Had 4 wisdom teeth out Wednesday so a 6 hour drive will not be great for her then 6 hours back. No Way.
    Son in Wisconsin, is still waiting for another Cardiac test. They know what it is but it is a long drive and he is on his own.

    After the mess is taken care of at the house I want to go to Sheboygan.
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    Pat in Maine. HAVE A GREAT TIME ! ((((HUGS))) Love you Pat
    48 days ago
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