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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: 146,917

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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    LOL Now you'e got me thinking about split pea with ham soup. LOL

    What struck me yesterday as I cooked was how much pleasure we can have from something so simple. It can be anything we truly enjoy of course and because of that, even the preparation is a joy knowing what's to come.

    Now, let's you and I go visit Janet for some lemon meringue pie!
    12 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love lemon meringue pie and, even though I am known for my pies, I have never made my favorite. Time to change that.

    I always think I don't have time to go to concerts or the symphony performances. I need to stop thinking like that.

    Are you taking time to do your blessing jar?
    12 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I have Clinic appointments today and tomorrow. For the most part, these were put off following surgery. I would just say change it to January. Well, here we are in January, I don't feel the best and it is bitter cold outside. I don't want to go but I will. I have about an hour between appointments today and I think I may go to the cafeteria, get some tea and read.

    I hope you have a restful day!!
    15 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think in all things, we need to find what works for us.
    17 days ago
    I hope you discover that you need a super big jar to hold all your blessings! That's a great idea since it is very hard to see or remember the little blessings when you're being inundated with big things that tend to overwhelm. Thank you for hanging in with me over the past years even when I have been less active on SP. You're one of MY Blessings!
    17 days ago
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