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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 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..
Y. 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.

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 171,502

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 miss you, Ginie, and hope all is well over there in Georgia.
    214 days ago
    As a New Year Arrives ~&~ You Write the Story of Your Life in 2020, May You find each page Filled with an ABUNDANCE of Blessed Memories & LOVEly Experiences to recall
    225 days ago
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    Just thought I would stop by and say hi as you crossed by mind this morning! Thinking of you and hoping things are ok. Sending big hugs!
    292 days ago
    Hating paperwork is something we both share and I put my off way too long. I feel like I'm buried in it. At least you are getting your steps in and losing weight. I am doing the former but not the later. I have to go to the doctor in September and dread it.
    373 days ago
    Ginie, I was so happy to hear from you! It sounds as if you have been quite busy with visitors and life in general, and now you're headed to Belgium to see family. I certainly hope Erik's trouble will be resolved before your departure, so that you'll have no worries and can completely enjoy your trip.

    A couple of my friends here on SparkPeople have had success with Weight Watchers. I did it many years ago when I lived in the US, and it worked for me, too. I liked it and would join again if I could, but to join you have to have a US address, which I haven't had in a very long time. So for the moment, I'll just stick with tracking here on SP, rededicate myself, and hope for the success I had when I first joined here.

    But I hope you won't be too worried about food and weight when you're over in Europe with your family. Just have a wonderful time, and we'll track diligently when you get back!
    469 days ago
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