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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: 137,527

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 for reading my blog and for your kind words. Staying connected with Spark even a little bit while traveling helped me make good choices.
    38 days ago
    Hi Ginie, I am so sorry you are hurting, I am not doing much these days. Yesterday I took our Grand daughter to Bar Harbor because a friend asked to bring her there to see the seals and stay in her cottage on a very important bluff. This year they are taking canoes out to watch the seals. The cottage has been there since this small place when 5 people decided to settle it. My Friend's DH has passed and she rents out the cottage with 4 other small cabins. She and the rest of the family just stay or go home if there are renters.
    There were no renters so I took her up of her offer. Fred does not liking over the rocks and tree trunks so he does not like to go. I went to show our GD the seals and we did have a nice time. Just the three of us.
    I drove 300 plus miles and now my back is giving me pains. I think I have either a Hip problem or the back. I keep going to the Dr's and he is not doing anything much. Now DH will be with me and he will tell him he has to use Voltaren and it has nothing done for me.

    I love you GINNY, I am not doing the best of times. ((((HUGS))). I hope you are better very soon. emoticon emoticon
    49 days ago
    Thank you for your supportive messages. This has been a hard time for me and having people like you here for me makes it so much easier. Julie
    49 days ago
    Thank you for following my blog. I have much to share with you regarding your considering one for yourself & Eric. When we get back next week I'll catch up with you in more detail.
    52 days ago
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    Thanks for your support, Ginie!! I keep doing all I can. The physical therapist told me the worst thing I can do is stop activities so I keep on.
    53 days ago
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