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

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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 grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
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)

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 112,002

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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    I hope the Brain Injury Camp fundraiser is more fun than it sounds. LOL. I know why you and Erik do it but you should have some fun sometimes too. You work too much.

    Benny took me to Bob Evans on Mother's Day. He considers it a high end restaurant - lol, So I have already been wined and dined. Actually I had water. No wine. LOL.
    14 days ago
    Ginie, yes, it was Mother's Day in Japan this past Sunday. But you know, it's never been much of a big deal in my family. My children make me sweet cards or telephone me if they're living somewhere else, but my husband doesn't notice! Waaaah! It's okay, though. I'm just so glad to be a mother, even if it's the hardest, hardest thing I've ever done. I thank God for all I've learned.

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, and I hope Erik felt better after getting the blood work done. Take care, my dear!
    15 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss of your sister, the pain is so great .This Mother's Day will be hard Mom is 86 and said it should have been her because she is old, I told her she knows when God calls us home it is time.Being human we still want them back Take care Have a blessed Mother's Day !!
    17 days ago
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    I know exactly what you mean about not sleeping well after a binge day. That's exactly what happened to me. Plus my tummy is still out of sorts. I need to treat myself better!!
    19 days ago
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    I hope the luncheon went well yesterday. You are really getting your steps in. Has that helped curb the eating?

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. The first day the dogs came running into the room when I was getting Tony to shake, I laughed and laughed. If there is food, they are there.
    28 days ago
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