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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 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..
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)

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 119,637

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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    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!!
    73 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 !!
    76 days ago
    J'espère que tu passes un bon week-end, chère Ginie. Je pense à toi. emoticon
    80 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
    82 days ago
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    My stepmother had a small stroke yesterday and is currently in the hospital. She did not rouse when I was there this afternoon and, from recent texts, hasn't improved in the past 6 hours. I do not know what will happen in the next few days. Dad has such a hard time seeing her. He won't go alone. Talks a lot about skipping a day but can't seem to let himself do that in the end. He is so sad but at least he cheers up when we are there. I think he enjoyed having us staying these past two months, even if it wasn't for a happy reason.

    As for John...the low blood sugars happen occasionally. In my opinion, the 24 hour (long lasting) insulin has been a god-send. Used to be, he wouldn't rouse and I have had some difficult nights trying to get him to a point where he'd be aware enough to eat or drink. The long lasting insulin changed all that. He does have lows but is always good enough to handle them with minimal assistance.

    I'm with you about sharing a bed with a dog. John will but I think it negatively affects my sleep. They have their own beds.

    As for Charlie throwing up. I noticed some grass in it. There's a type of grass at the business park that really affects their systems. If they eat too much, it's days of diarrhea. I try very hard to deny them any but, obviously I'm not 100% effective.
    84 days ago
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