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10 VM: Véronique, Virginia(GinieMie)Vicky, Valerie, Vanessa, Viviane, Vance, Vaughn, Vincent, Vernon

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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 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: 115,386

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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  • v JANET552
    The day was quite spoiled by my stepmother. I feel bad for Dad since it should have been his day. But I had some nice visits with my step siblings and I got the clock in Dad's car set correctly. He's struggled with that for quite some time.

    I am not really sure why but after I wrote my last blog, I just sort of let the frustration go and am feeling like all is well. It isn't of course, but I think I can handle the troubles and that's what matters.

    I'm going to help with a doctor appointment on Tuesday but I don't plan to go to Dad's for an overnight until Wednesday. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to a retired teacher meeting tomorrow and a paint class Tuesday evening.
    35 days ago
  • v HOLLYM48
    Hi Ginie
    If you go into edit on your photo's, it will let you rotate them. This pic happened to come in correctly but I have had to turn them at other times.
    Have a great evening!
    35 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I'm going to vacation with you in my dreams if that's the best I can get. I'll imagine those soft ocean breezes as we walk and talk. I'm feeling relaxed already!! Take care, my friend!!
    36 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is sad that my stepmother is so abusive. I was home earlier than expected today because she would run away every time she looked at me. My replacement didn't fare much better. Just a very bad day I guess but apparently necessary so the decision to put her in a nursing home can finally happen.

    Thanks for remembering us in your prayers.
    37 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I had to charge my fitbit yesterday so I had it off for several hours. I also cleaned it with rubbing alcohol after checking on line to make sure it was okay. I'm wearing it a bit lower on my arm too. I'm not sure if that will alter counts but I need to heal.

    I hope all is well with you and Erik!
    38 days ago
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