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: 180.0
Thank you for your comment on my blog. Whenever my motivation sags, I login to Spark. The comments in particular always perk me up.
31 days ago
Hi, I'm praying as are many others for your full recovery. God is with you. Guided by Gods Promises team is serious about prayer. Keep in touch, as your able, hun.
31 days ago
Hi Ginie, I want to wish you all the best for tomorrow's surgery. Hope all goes well during the recovery period too. It'll be a adjustment for both you and Erik.
Thanks for asking about the library book club. I did not love it but I did not really dislike it either. We did two months worth of books since February's book was hard to come by apparently. I loved that book but wasn't such a fan of March's book. April's book doesn't appeal to me but I'll give it a try. I think I'll probably give the club a try for awhile before deciding if I want to keep at it.
Tonight starts Master Gardener meetings.
33 days ago
Thanks Ginie, it was a really nice time, just the three of us. As soon as they are home they are off to go to a competition and Fred and I do not go until it is a really big competition.
Karate kids SCREAM and I cannot help my sensitive ears. We go and stay and our son how far in to the competition and that helps me out. In the summer I can go outside and they call on my cell so I go back in.
I am very happy they do understand.
I hope your area is getting warmer we are still in the windy COLD COLD still here. The poor birds are scavenging and I hope SPRING is just around the corner. I hope you and Erik are doing well. (((HUGS))) Pat in Maine.
39 days ago
LOL I was very happy to see that eating prunes was a good thing for bone density! LOL If I had to jump for minutes, I would not be for that, but jumping up and down 20 times took less than a minute so my feet and other things LOL could handle it. LOL Anyway, I added those things to my daily goals and I told my husband that I wanted him to keep me honest with one more goal....bringing the dumbbells into the living room so I can do some ST while watching TV instead of playing my game on the computer. LOL
41 days ago