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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 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: 121,558

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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    Thanks Ginie for the comment. I did see you need a therapist for ERIK.
    I hope they can do some therapy that helps with his situation' ((HUGS))) Pat in Maine.
    I have so much to do, I am so tired and the contractors are here.

    I have to tell them what is needed. (((HUGS))) Pat in Maine.

    HUGS I am so tired Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon my fault, too much to get done, emoticon emoticon emoticon
    56 days ago
    Hi GINIE, I think it is belated Birthday sorry.
    DH and I have had cataract surgery both of us have glasses and DH is doing much better,
    (((HUGS)))) Pat in Maine.

    I am still doing he path and Fred and our son thinks I have done a good job.
    (((HUGS )))) Pat in Maine
    66 days ago
    I hope there will be someone to help you and Erik when you have to have cataract surgery. I hope you had a good time at your birthday dinner and had something good to eat!
    66 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday for your birthday!! I don't think you were surprised by the need for cataract surgery. Did you already schedule?

    John got his diagnosis from the new doctor after the nerve conduction test. Severe peripheral axonal neuropathy. The doctor will try acupuncture. That is the one thing that helped John -- once for 18 hours.

    We have a funeral to go to today. The mother of a friend. It's out of town -- about an hour away. Hope John holds up. Moving has gotten really hard for him even with the walker.
    66 days ago
  • v JANET552
    emoticon And many more happy and healthy ones!!

    I think that's what you mean by your post today. I'm thinking you can't be telling us the temp.
    67 days ago
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