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10 VM: Véronique, Virginia(GinieMie)Vicky, Valerie, Vanessa, Viviane, Vance, Vaughn, Vincent, Vernon

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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: 137,562

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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    Thank you so much for your kind words on my friend feed. I woke up this morning and realized that you were in my dream last night. I can't remember the details of the dream (it was good), but I realized that I dreamed about you probably because seeing your post on my feed yesterday made me remember that I'd really like to stop by and meet you next time I land in Atlanta Hartsfield. Since my parents died, I haven't used that airport much at all, but next time I do, it's Hello Ginie!

    Have a great Thursday. I've just started mine over here in Japan.
    18 days ago
    Sounds like a wonderful day. It would be nice if you could do this on his birthday from now on.
    22 days ago
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    Good morning!! I did not sleep well last night. I was hoping I could because I have no where I must be this morning so I wanted a peaceful night. But, I hurt a lot. I blame it on working in a garden we are dismantling in a neighboring city. The city there is redoing the area and the gardens will be no more. So, we are taking the plants out to sell at the Fall plant sale. I didn't do any digging but I did make sure the diggers had the pots they wanted and put the pots into the wagon for someone to take to the vehicles. There were three diggers so it involved a fair amount of walking. I did okay at the time but apparently paid for it later in the day and then overnight. I was going to vacuum today but maybe I should rethink that activity.

    My goal was to have all my gardening education and volunteer hours before my surgery consult and I've met that goal. Now I don't need to scramble in case (well, probably) I choose to have surgery.

    How are you?
    24 days ago
    Oh Ginie, j'aimerais tellement te rencontrer ! Mais je peux imaginer que tu vas être bien prise et que tu seras si heureuse de passer du temps avec ta tante ! J'espère que ce sera vraiment des moments précieux pour toi - de repos aussi ! emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, but you give me too much credit. It was a 5k race, not a marathon. The longest I run is a HALF marathon since I'm only half crazy, as they say.
    31 days ago
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