GINIEMIE
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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.. https://www.fitbit.com/user/25V8W
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: 133,473

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
    We are going to my mother-in-law's today. I spend so much time with my family and John doesn't feel comfortable driving there by himself. My father and step siblings will go to see my stepmother today.

    Dad and I spent yesterday cleaning up my mother's gravesite. My little sister is also buried there. My mother's birthday was May 9. She would have been 95. After that, I took Dad for his grocery shopping and other errands. He was on his way to church when I left.

    The air conditioner in my car doesn't work. Things are just going downhill around here. My car was just repaired on Friday for a problem that was totally my fault (I hit the passenger side mirror on the garage) so I didn't expect to go back this quick. My car is 14 years old so I really don't want to be putting a lot of money in it but it runs well so I hate to have to get rid of it too. I'll just have to keep an eye on things.

    So there's that and the washing machine and my body. I do think I see improvement but I just want to be back to normal. It is so hard to get things done. After working at the gravesite yesterday, I was in a world of hurt the rest of the day. Don't feel too bad today though even after my walk.

    Have a wonderful day, Ginie. So glad I've come to know you here.
    12 days ago
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    ENJOY A LOVELY MOTHERS DAY~~~~~(((HUGS))) PAT IN MAINE.
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    13 days ago
  • v MARTYLYNN1
    Thanks for your comments on my feed and thank you for your continued friendship here. It is easy for me to rack up fitness minutes with all the therapy they have me doing for my shoulder added to my usual walking. I am slowly seeing improvement in the range of motion. Key word being slowly.
    Wishing you a wonderful day!
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    14 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog.
    Mutual support on Spark is our greatest strength

    15 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Ginie, thank you for reading and commenting on my blog about learning to cope. It's really true about not keeping stuff in the house. The other day, my 26-year-old daughter was going to go to a cookout party, and she decided that as a hostess gift, she would take a six-pack of beer, though she doesn't drink alcohol herself. So I told Kana, "Please don't buy that beer until you're on the way to the party. If you store it in the house, it's in danger of being drunk by ME!" (Or at least part of it.) That worked out well. No beer for me, and I felt good the next day.
    I can't say I'll never drink again, but drinking almost always makes me lose my motivation to eat well, and that's why I need to avoid it for now.

    Hope you're doing well, my dear.
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    17 days ago
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