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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 ...
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..
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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)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 106,823

Fitness Minutes: 105,313

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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DDHEART
2/1/2016 11:25:34 AM

Somehow, I can just hear Erik in response to that! LOL If it were his idea.....but yours? LOL



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JANET552
2/1/2016 10:50:01 AM

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I got a text from my stepbrother last night saying he had a very nice phone conversation with my stepmother. She does have very lucid times and I am so happy that he could enjoy one of them.

I have to smile at her. Last weekend when she was so bound and determined to return "home," I was at the house intending to stay overnight. She asked me if I was going to stay and I said that I would if she would. She just looked at me sort of puzzled and said well, yes, where else would I be.

My young friend did almost get hit yesterday. Someone was pulling out of their driveway and apparently did not look. So, it would not have been my friend's fault. As it was, we were a bit shook up but there was no harm. Today I was driving and almost slipped on some black ice when I was going around a corner. That turned out okay too.

I am not feeling too bad today. My knee isn't sore at all which is a relief. I am having pain in my heel and sciatic nerve area but I decided to take the pain med my podiatrist has me on. I'm weaning off but I thought I'd give myself an extra day or two and then resume the weaning schedule.

I hope all is well by you. We are expecting a winter storm tomorrow. John has a couple of Clinic appointments. The morning lab should still be okay but I'm not so sure about the 2:00 with his doctor. I'll worry about that tomorrow I think.



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DDHEART
1/31/2016 8:31:07 PM

Ha! Your family is a team in and of themselves!!

It's funny, my niece has a different kind of tracker but we still have a little bit of a competition going.

Now Janet, she's like the bar that I haven't been able to jump over!! The only times I can get a daily step count even close to hers is when she's sick. LOL

Keep steppin!



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DDHEART
1/29/2016 2:29:13 PM

LOL if it weren't for the consequences, Erik's demands would be funny.....or maybe not! LOL

There are so many reasons we must constantly go back to the drawing board. For me, I think it's really hard to block out those thoughts of "not so bad" and there are so many things I love. I ALMOST wish I had never discovered the sheer joy of Lindor truffles!

We'll just keep working at it! Perfection is highly overrated!



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BUTTONPOPPER1
1/18/2016 8:02:36 PM

Ginie, your response to my blog about Kana's depression went straight to my soul. I know, I know that desire for release from our burdens! Your words moved me deeply. You spoke of Erik's "magnificent struggle." I can't think of any more fitting way to describe suffering and the willingness to keep on living in the face of it.

I know it's hard to face the same thing every day and feel that nothing will ever change. I'm so grateful for the intermittent moments of pure JOY, a reward for all the tedious drudgery and the plodding through time. Please know what an inspiration you are to me as a mother, and I wish you patience and peace as you go through the days ahead, and always!



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