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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: 142,813

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
    How are things going for you?
    28 days ago
    Ginie, thanks so much for your message. I'm glad to hear you're tackling the paperwork little by little. It was a great idea to get some help from tax guys to make you feel more control and less dread. I hope you meet with success on some of the other stuff you're facing--like trying to find Erik's drug at a more reasonable price and handling his leg brace issues. It sounds as if you have a lot of things to take care of at the moment, dear Ginie, but as always, I truly admire your spirit!

    Hope your weekend is going well.
    42 days ago
    I read your comment on Morticia's blog about challenges.
    It also happens to me that when I publish my goals, I can't accomplish any. I attribute it to bad vibes. I took my goals off, get myself out of challenges and I'm a lot happier!
    44 days ago
    I sure hope you can get control of that office. I hate paperwork worse than anything and seem to have more all the time.
    44 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I do have a brother. He lives in Detroit and has three daughters one of whom is married and has a son and now another baby on the way. My brother does not have much to do with the family but his daughter who is married is all about family. I think if it weren't for her, we would never see my brother. I know Dad loves to see them, especially that little great grandson (who is 2 and fine with the new baby as long as he or she doesn't want to play with his toys).

    We have handrails on both sides of the basement stairs. Just to be extra safe, John went down just in front of me. I also ran my leg down the front of the stair so I had an extra way to judge. All went well and going up was much, much easier.
    45 days ago
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