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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: 131,144

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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    Oh yes, that pollen count gets factored in too!

    I just went out for another run/walk...not quite as difficult as the last one, still a long way to go but it feels good to see that I can improve a bit and even better that I fought off the desire to just stay inside with my coffee cup. LOL

    Guess you can thank the eye doctor for making you do that makes the doctor's day. LOL
    21 days ago
    Thank you for your prayers. I am right on track they say. I ended up having a frozen shoulder as well as torn rotator cuff so had to start therapy one week after surgery. Therapist says they are walking a tight rope with me. They need to move the shoulder to keep it from seizing back up but have to be careful not to re-tear the cuff. I use my right arm to move the left with a pully. I am not allowed to use the muscles in my left arm.I will be in a sling for 2 more weeks and cannot use that arm. I beginning to go stir crazy! This too shall pass!
    24 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Whenever my motivation sags, I login to Spark. The comments in particular always perk me up.
    25 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Hi, I'm praying as are many others for your full recovery. God is with you. Guided by Gods Promises team is serious about prayer. Keep in touch, as your able, hun.
    26 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Hi Ginie, I want to wish you all the best for tomorrow's surgery. Hope all goes well during the recovery period too. It'll be a adjustment for both you and Erik.

    Thanks for asking about the library book club. I did not love it but I did not really dislike it either. We did two months worth of books since February's book was hard to come by apparently. I loved that book but wasn't such a fan of March's book. April's book doesn't appeal to me but I'll give it a try. I think I'll probably give the club a try for awhile before deciding if I want to keep at it.

    Tonight starts Master Gardener meetings.
    28 days ago
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