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.
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| current weight: 180.5
Life sure can get crazy, huh? I thought once my stepmother was placed in a facility, life would calm down for me but that has not proven to be true. I don't mean to be complaining, though, I am getting to sleep now without having to worry she will slip out the door in the middle of the night.
Following her hospital stay, my stepmother was placed in a nursing home and that seems to be a good place for her. She has made quite a bit of improvement since the stroke that put her in the hospital and the stroke while she was in there. We are seeing more of the dementia behaviors come back -- the wanting to go home, not the combativeness (yet?).
Dad is adjusting. Someone checks on him every day and takes him to see his wife. It is about a 30 minutes drive for him -- 10 for me. He has not wanted to go alone and now the drive is long enough that we'd prefer he didn't drive there. This last week he had appointments every day. This week will be calmer.
John has started to use a walker. He still struggles a lot with the pain and weakness in his leg. He sees a neurologist tomorrow but I no longer have any expectation that he'll be helped medically. I would never say that to him though.
As for me, I do what I need to do and try to have a little fun too. Today I am having lunch with a long time friend who has been in town for a knitting camp. I think I will also try to reschedule my haircut. It was originally July 1 but that was the day we moved my stepmother into the assisted living place so I had to cancel. I haven't had time to reschedule it yet and I definitely need my hair cut!!
I hope you enjoy these next 10 days no matter how hectic they get!!
40 days ago
I will let you know on Wed. I officially go by my TOPS weigh scale at our meeting did go on my scale showed a pound lost .but that fluctuates then the YMCA scale is different also I have been going by TOPS scale for a few years now/ Have a blessed evening!!
42 days ago
Thank you for stopping by my blog. so happy your niece is cancer free, my beloved Aunt had it also & is doing great she had it 15 years ago.I miss my beloved brother so much I know he is with Jesus as he accepted him as his Lord & Savior,but I still miss him!! I pray you are doing well. We have a very strong humid day to day went for a 2 mile walk with Gary this morning now off to swimming for an hour then Zumba at 7 pm.for an hour. i am trying to do the best I can with being healthy as we age it becomes more of a concern,when one is younger we think oh that is a long way off!! I ask my Mom when I was 5 Mommy how old are you she said 25 I told her she was old. Now I am 65 & somehow do not feel old !!!
Have a blessed day !!
45 days ago
J'espÃ¨re que tu passes un bon week-end, chÃ¨re Ginie. Je pense Ã toi.
49 days ago
thanks for stopping by my blog your right I did think it thru today as I was to go to another p90x class tonight & an hour swim plus a 2 mile walk. Instead I went with my cousin to explore some places I took her to she never been to ,I was gone for 10 &1/2 hours we stopped had lunch & seen some nice places My body needed a rest I have a 5 k I have to be at Sat. by 7 am leave my home at 6:45 am ,then a family reunion my cousin & I are in charge of for Sunday Have a good Friday
51 days ago