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
Between a Rock and a hard place. God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit get me through it.
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..
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.
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.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 179.0
Dad really appreciates Mass at the nursing home. They offer it once a month, though December had two Mass days. We missed both November as well as both days in December so I know Dad really wanted to go this month. He never says anything but I just knew. I'm glad the weather was good enough -- very foggy but the roads weren't icy.
This time, staff had already put my stepmother in her wheelchair and taken her down to Mass. It was so nice to have her all ready like that instead of us having to find staff to prepare her, and sometimes wake her. She even stayed awake for most of the service, took communion and sang along with some of the hymns. I don't know if she says the words but that isn't important.
34 days ago
Gosh, I wish we lived close by...how encouraged I feel by your words! Thanks and be well!
35 days ago
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life".-Joel Osteen.
I hope you are having a great day! God bless you!
36 days ago
Great to hear from you, Ginie! I need to get back on track now, so you might be hearing from me more. Spark helps!
41 days ago
Of course I need to constantly remind myself of that since I still would like to see change on the scale as well. LOL We may not be able to have it all but we can still want it all!! LOL
42 days ago