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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.



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Traveling a bumpy road!

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 ...
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..
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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)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 106,835

Fitness Minutes: 105,367

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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JANET552
1/18/2016 12:44:03 PM

It is another frigid day here. Maybe I should grab an afghan and join the cat!! The weather guys are predicting 30 by the end of the week. I know that would be cold by you but to me it will feel like a heat wave.

Stay warm -- whatever it takes!!



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USMAWIFE
1/17/2016 9:09:30 AM

when we finally move I will be closer to you



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NORASPAT
1/13/2016 6:13:25 PM

GINIE, which one did you buy. If it works I would buy it if someone says it is a good idea. PLEASE tell me just the brand name will be good. ((((HUGS))) PAT in Maine.



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NORASPAT
1/11/2016 5:24:44 PM

GINIE, we have a sump pump and it was pricey. It was done in the Spring and when the water came in through the basement floor drain it spilled on to the concrete floor. Only then did we realise the man who put the concrete round the sump pump basket left a ring of concrete higher than the sump pump so the water spreads around and I save old towels and just toss them on the pile. Then I pick up the heavy towels and wash and dry them for next time. Our basement is warm it has baseboard heating all round so it dries well and after 40 years the plywood looks like it was done last year. We took up the rug and expected to see rotten boards. Fred put the floor in to use for his train room but we had a big play room instead now there are 3 rooms and the wash room. Our family lives down there like an apartment . They only come up to use the washer and dryer.
It works for DH and I

. Pat in Maine.

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BROOKLYN_BORN
1/5/2016 12:48:18 PM

I opted for the gym since it never got above 22 degrees. That's 50 degrees colder than Christmas when I was out walking in shirt sleeves. Weird!



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