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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: 116,817

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.

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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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    Hi Ginie, I am using my tablet I am trying to remember how it works
    It takes me hours to poke around I cannot memorize the keyboard.
    We are doing better. I still have the pool to get clear but I am determined to get it done while I can think about it. Pat in Maine. Fred and the dogs are out of bed-sorry I will catch you later emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    9 days ago
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    I didn't have time to direct the dogs' poses in their 4th of July picture. They expected to get in the car and go for a walk so I was lucky they stopped at all.

    My sister is coming to visit in a couple of weeks. She won't stay much with me but will be with Dad which will give me a bit of a break.
    28 days ago
    Ginie, thank you so much for reading my blog about being "fired" from being my adult daughter's twenty-four-hour-a-day therapist. It's good that I've been officially freed, but it will take some time to completely stop doing all the things that I did for more than twelve years. I'm working on it, though, and feel hopeful.

    I hope all is well in your world. I pictured you having a great time with your granddaughters. I know it must be such a treat for them to spend time with you, and they will treasure their memories with you forever.
    30 days ago
    I'll be sure and check out your answers to the high school blog. I wasn't sure how to do it either.
    31 days ago

    Ginie I did have a good time. I used to drive it but DH likes to drive.
    He is still allowed to drive but I told him I wanted him to be a passenger so I can become as good a driver as he always was.
    I should have done it 5 years back but my back was still having problems. Now I am feeling older today. I was thinking about when I cannot drive. HUGS, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I will catch up. (((HUGS)))
    33 days ago
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