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10 VM: Véronique, Virginia(GinieMie)Vicky, Valerie, Vanessa, Viviane, Vance, Vaughn, Vincent, Vernon

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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: 138,802

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
    Once I'm feeling better and more able to talk, we'll have to have a phone chat.
    16 days ago
    Merci beaucoup chère Ginie pour tes gentilles paroles d'encouragement sur mon blog à propos du violon de ma mère. emoticon emoticon
    17 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Darn it about the phone call. The meeting was a relative surprise to me. I had expected it to be the last Tuesday of the month but I guess the meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday. It was a Master Gardener meeting at a Community Garden in the southern part of the county (where Dad lives).

    Hopefully, by the time you've returned I'll have my meeting with the neurosurgeon (he was called away yesterday) and a plan of action to make me better. Please send prayers!!
    30 days ago
    Je suis heureuse que tu sois allée à Chartres, et à Giverny, merveilleux endroit aussi. emoticon
    32 days ago
    Je te souhaite de merveilleux moments avec ta famille en Belgique, chère Ginie !
    C'est drôle ce que tu dis parce que pour moi, les Etats-Unis sont beaucoup plus dangereux que l'Europe. Je ne sais pas si c'est réel en termes de pourcentage de criminalité, mais c'est ainsi que je le ressens. En tout cas, je pense que dans la campagne ou dans un petit village de Belgique, tu ne seras pas en danger...
    Je suis impatiente que tu nous racontes tes vacances ! Profites-en bien ! emoticon
    33 days ago
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