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





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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GINIEMIE is cutting out 4 spring dresses. Lauren's was cut Sunday and is mostly done!
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 63,641

Fitness Minutes: 53,588

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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DDHEART
4/2/2014 10:13:01 AM

ROFL! caught your attention hey?!

You hold a dumbbell in each hand with elbows bent, palms facing each other, arms close to your chest, then you turn the weights as though you are pouring pitchers of beer...elbows out, palms now facing apart and top of weights now down....that's one rep. It's an exercise that targets the entire upper arms and shoulders. I saw it on some tv show and they said the girls who serve in the beer gardens have great arms....I don't know about that but I know it's a good exercise!



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BROOKLYN_BORN
4/1/2014 12:05:36 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. In this era of biggest loser and fast results, gradualism doesn’t get enough attention or credit.



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IMLOCOLINDA
4/1/2014 3:00:54 AM

emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey to being a healthier you!
emoticon I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
emoticon L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

The old adage "April Showers Bring May Flowers" makes me think we can train in the rain to bloom in May! Let's rain down our enthusiasm with "We CAN DO IT" commitment, dedication and perseverance toward our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals for the whole month!




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JANET552
3/31/2014 10:54:42 AM

Thanks for the tea!! It feels so good on my throat. I plan another day of not too much work but my folks are coming for dinner and an overnight tomorrow so I need to do some work!

How did the life line screening go? I've never done that.



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NORASPAT
3/30/2014 11:15:02 PM

Thanks Ginie, I had a life line screening last year. It went well and it made me more aware of asking the Dr to follow up. I am having carotid arteries redone after a year done by the cardiologist. HUGS and much love . We are wet and cold but my Spark friends help keep me motivated. HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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