10 VM: Véronique, Virginia(GinieMie)Vicky, Valerie, Vanessa, Viviane, Vance, Vaughn, Vincent, Vernon
BK: Vaughn, Vanessa, Véronique, Valerie, Viviane, Vernon. Frnt. Vance, Ginie(Virginia), Vicky. 9/10
Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.
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 Vï¿½ronique'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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
| current weight: 180.0
Hi, Ginie! I hope you are doing well. I can't wait to get back home and catch up on all the news I've missed. Hope you had a good trip. Take care, and see you soon!
10 days ago
LOL....I was thinking maybe the ants on a log was celery with cream cheese and raisins...or could be some of that laughing cow light cheese stuff...hmmm...now I'm getting hungry. LOL
Recently, we "discovered" chocolate haagen daz bars with dark chocolate coating...OMG! I so did not need to discover those. LOL They're good but the fat count when I decide to have one usually goes right above what I'm supposed to have! Well, I have some of those outshine fruit bars that I also love and they're a much better cool treat for me but.....
Just got home from a shopping trip and the fresh fruit supply is good and some other better grab and go items so I have a plan in place at any rate. LOL
11 days ago
hi thanks for the comment on my blog. the contractor actually did not want anything from us but he did not refuse their money either even though he told me several times do not contact your insurance
12 days ago
LOL...I did some meal planning and did extremely well......until 5PM when my husband said he was going to have salsa and tortilla chips for supper...and it looked and smelled sooooo good....LOL Well, calorie and fat wise, it fit into my day but sodium...HA! my wt. is up 2 lbs this morning. You'd think I would learn. LOL All I can say is, I know the gain isn't really real and it did taste very good! sigh Summer kind of does this to me.
13 days ago
Oh my stars I am so sorry for all your heartache you are going thru and have been going thru. I went back on your blogs to read all the old one's I am so sorry for your tragedy . I pray you get a good compassionate Doctor for your son,and someone to be with him so you can have some respite time for your self. You will most definitely be in my prayers and for your son also.Our Lord is our only refuge thru our trials . I lost my beloved brother in March we are all having a difficult time his picture is on my one blog in April . Our only saving grace is that he accepted the Lord as his personal Savior and where he is at now we are selfish and want him back. Hugs to you my friend
16 days ago