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

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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..
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: 142,987

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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    You have so much paper work to do. It's a shame they pile that much on you.

    Blocker is okay but we are glad she is having surgery soon as she is gradually having more symptoms.
    53 days ago
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    I am still having some tummy troubles from surgery. Thus, the weight loss. As I said to my sister -- it's a good thing I had extra weight on my bones so I can afford this adjustment. She said when she had her hip replacement, it was a month before her appetite started to come back.

    I also still don't have my voice back. I had a sore throat from the anesthesia tube for at least a week following surgery. That's gone but I still have a weak voice. I believe that is improving though. Considering the tube and the fact that they pick up and move the trachea out of the way, I don't consider this unusual either. My primary checked my lungs and said they sounded great so I know it's more a throat issue.

    This surgery has really taken a lot out of me. Perhaps the good part of that is I'm reminded to take things slowly.
    57 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my feed. So happy I can vent here (she is not on Spark People) so I can keep my mouth shut - LOL. I don't care for tattoos either. I foolishly got two when I was younger and regret them, so always keep them covered. Have a great Spark Day!
    61 days ago
    My mom and grandma both has seizures. Such a pain. They had to take meds for life and I don't they ever complained about it. I know I would have!
    61 days ago
    glad you did not loose more.

    Friends in Stone Mountain are still without power as well as lots in other places of GA and SC

    We all need to keep praying for those in FL and TX
    69 days ago
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