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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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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 79,060

Fitness Minutes: 77,936

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
1/18/2015 9:43:46 AM

Enjoy your sister time and thank you both for the prayers and well wishes.





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MORTICIAADDAMS
1/14/2015 1:47:47 PM

I still haven't heard anything yet. I hope he doesn't forget to call us.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
1/14/2015 10:22:10 AM

Yes, we've rented a different apartment - one where they let ME decide if the steps are a problem.



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GABY1948
1/14/2015 9:49:00 AM

I mailed you back to the mail you gave me and want you to reply to make sure I get it this time....checked every folder I have on the server to make sure that it isn't blocked there....

Yes, Agree...my feet have been redone by my podiatrist and are happy but have to have comfy shoes and at my age, anyway, who wants to be uncomfy!??

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DDHEART
1/9/2015 6:19:39 PM

Amen! Had anyone said to you that you would have to endure that kind of loss and ongoing challenges extending far beyond seeing your boy in such critical condition, I am sure you would have thought you could never do what ultimately you have done. Has it been easy? Absolutely not! Would you give almost anything for this not to have happened? Most definitely!

You are an amazing example of what in the south they would call a steel magnolia. That kind of strength is unplanned and the result of enduring what GOD has thrust in your path....and yet....you are strong and also wise enough to know that some days you feel far from strong and need the help of others.

I treasure knowing you.



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