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BK: Vaughn, Vanessa, Véronique, Valerie, Viviane, Vernon. Frnt. Vance, Ginie(Virginia), Vicky. 9/10





Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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Traveling a bumpy road!

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 Véronique'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 ...
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 Véronique'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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GINIEMIE getting psyched up about grandparents day at grandchild#3's school Friday, then bringing her home to have an overnight with Bonne maman, uncle Erik and cousin Lauren. Woohoo
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 71,649

Fitness Minutes: 68,919

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
10/17/2014 6:01:35 PM

Oh, I also thought of using the broth as a soup base, it really was tasty though so who knew? I don't usually go for gadgets that are advertised but for some reason I had fallen for this and hated the fact that I had this taking up space but it really did a super job of blanching the kale and draining so I could use it easily. So...now I don't feel so bad about the dumb purchase. LOL



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GABY1948
10/15/2014 11:00:05 AM

Loved your comment today on my blog! I saw your comment on BROOKLYN BORN's blog....how do you like your fitflex? I want one but want the numbers to show....I was going to get it anyway but its wearability is not rated that well (breaks) how you you like yours? I am hoping they will come out with another one with numbers maybe this/next year? Thanks for tagging along on day 3!



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LACY77
10/14/2014 1:33:48 PM

Thank-you for commenting on my blog. I just updated my blog to include a NuVal store locator link... :)



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BUTTONPOPPER1
10/13/2014 1:45:05 AM

Ginie, thanks so much for reading and commenting on my blogs about the zany English found everywhere in Japan. I didn't know you had been a teacher! On your SparkPage, it says "retired," but I didn't know it was from teaching. I loved what you shared about your students--the funny translations, the gift retracted because of the language mistake (what a sweet student!), and the casual use of profanity.

Okay, please indulge me while I go on a short rant. Fortunately, my Japanese students (I teach businessmen) almost never experiment with profanity in my classes. Probably, they haven't been exposed to it much at all, thank goodness, as most haven't had much contact with foreigners and if they ever watch American movies, I'm sure they use subtitles and don't pay much attention to the actors' voices. Only one student once used the F word in class. I asked him where he had learned it, and he said from American movies, so I was quick to inform him that he should not use that word in a business situation! I agree with you about the pervasiveness of profanity. Things have changed since our childhood, don't you think? Profanity is not beautiful, but maybe just as importantly, it doesn't show much imagination. I wish we could go back to more beautiful language!



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CLAIREINPARIS
10/12/2014 2:26:31 PM

Chère Ginie, je suis très heureuse que tu fasses l'effort d'écrire en français ! Ton français est excellent, avec juste quelques petites fautes de temps en temps qui me rappellent que tu ne vis pas dans un pays francophone. :) Mais tu es tout à fait compréhensible et tes fautes sont mignonnes.

Quelle destinée pour ta Maman que d'être née en novembre 1918 et d'avoir comme un de ses prénoms Victoire... Ma grand-mère était née en 1911, le 6 juin. Je pense toujours à elle le jour du D Day puisque c'était son anniversaire...

Ma mère va mieux, je te remercie de t'inquiéter d'elle, tu es gentille. Le médecin a réduit ses calmants (rendus nécessaires par la forme d'Alzheimer dont elle souffre, elle est très angoissée) et du coup elle est plus éveillée. Je suis soulagée.

J'espère que tu te reposes aujourd'hui, tu devais être fatiguée pour le mariage hier après avoir si mal dormi !!!

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