100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 131,725

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

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

Between a Rock and a hard place. God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit get me through it.


Green Tea



Interact with GINIEMIE
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

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: 128,210

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.

Read More About GINIEMIE - Profile Information moved here. (Updated February 3)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 current weight: 179.0 
Login to Leave Comment
    Hi Ginie, I wanted to thank you for stopping by my page with your encouraging words. I hope to be feeling better soon though you are right it seems to hang on. I appreciate your kind thoughts.
    24 days ago
    You described exactly what we do that leads to our unintentional lies to ourselves. Knowing this gives us the power to combat it though so....MORE POWER TO US!!!
    24 days ago
    Ginie, thank you so much for your comment. You are right--I have had my fair share of grief with my daughter and her illness. So much disappointment, anger and despair. But--and you are a shining example of this--hope springs eternal. There are good times, too, and love will prevail!
    24 days ago
    He was fantastic. He seemed to sense just what I needed. I would sit in a daze, silent, and have tears streaming down my face and he would just sit there right next to me and hold my hand. When his dad and mom died I tried to be there for him too and he says I was every bit as comforting to him too. You and I have both weathered some difficult storms. We are lucky that we had people who loved us to help us through it.
    24 days ago
    I can understand your concern. My mom and maternal grandma both have epilepsy and when I was in junior high they thought I might have it but I don't. They were both on meds and had good control and no side effects. She is young and they are usually very adaptable. I have faith that she will do okay. emoticon
    25 days ago
Member Comments (1517):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>