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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: 125,982

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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    I have the FitBit Alta, and my Son found wrist bands for it on Amazon that fasten like watch bands. I agree, the one that comes with it is a MONSTER to fasten!!
    8 days ago
    Hi Ginie! I hope you are having a great day today. I read your bio and boy you have been through some tough stuff these last few years! You are a strong woman to care for your son who has tbi. Take care!
    9 days ago
  • v MILPAM3
    My uncle's family lived on Bainbridge Road in Solon, and we were there, or they were at our house in Twin Lakes twice a week. After my dad died, my mom remarried and they bought a house on Lakeview in Solon. Can't beat the bread from the Solon Bakery.
    My best small world story is when I studied at a Goethe Institute outside Munich. I was traveling by train and heard American voices in the next compartment. They were from my high school and were going to see my old German teacher. I changed my plans and went, too.
    13 days ago
  • v MILPAM3
    Small world. My husband was born in Bedford, Ohio. A visit to Scotland would be a dream come true.
    13 days ago
    Thank you but I have the feeling you were looking into my room last night....LOL when I got a coughing fit with all the drainage in the back of the throat I opted for one of those worse choices...potato bad. sigh. But this morning I think I'm am a bit better and I have hope that today will be better yet.
    13 days ago
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