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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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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 Véronique'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 ...
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 Véronique'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: 67,582

Fitness Minutes: 61,229

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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WIFE48
6/20/2014 5:22:53 PM

Thank you so much for your encouragement on my blog.



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DDHEART
6/20/2014 4:19:34 PM

Don't apologize at all, I know how peppers and some other things repeat at the least or otherwise create issues. Luckily, meatloaf is one of those things that can be made differently and in fact, I have made it a number of different ways...one not so healthy way has mozzarella cheese in the middle and pizza sauce and flavors...like eating pizza without the crust...of course kind of higher in fat even with lower fat cheese used. LOL One of the big keys for my meatloaf is using the different meats...the turkey breast is very lean and I use really lean ground beef too so that little bit of breakfast sausage adds a bit of fat and flavor and the overall fat isn't too bad.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
6/20/2014 2:55:49 PM

Thank you for reading and commenting on my Reflections blog. Being able to introduce my daughter and grandchildren to their Slovak relatives and their heritage was so worthwhile.

We all loved Vienna, especially the Mozart Orchestra concert at Musikverien (sp?) I realize it's done for tourists, but that's what we were after all.

I had to drive to town for Internet access since neither it nor my AC are working at our house. Connecting with SP is an essential part of my life. I appreciate the support.




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CARAFAE37
6/20/2014 2:27:14 PM

Not a problem! Thanks :D Allergy season in Indiana has really been hitting hard this year. My guess is because we had such a hard winter.

I have been to The Netherlands, Germany, The Czech Republic, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. I was there in 2007 and 2009. Now that I am out of college an married my husband and I have plans to go back in the next few years. I love it there! I studied German language for 6 years and love it too :D



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JANET552
6/20/2014 9:25:48 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I guess for now we need to stick to some structured eating. Preplanning, helps too. When I try that intuitive eating, I just seem to eat all the time and, more often that not, pick not-so-good carbs. Keep pushing is right!!!

emoticon to you for tracking. I have been doing that too -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- and it does help. We will do it!!



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