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

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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.


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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: 113,999

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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  • v JANET552
    I had to charge my fitbit yesterday so I had it off for several hours. I also cleaned it with rubbing alcohol after checking on line to make sure it was okay. I'm wearing it a bit lower on my arm too. I'm not sure if that will alter counts but I need to heal.

    I hope all is well with you and Erik!
    14 days ago
    GINIE, it is a HEAVY PLASTIC and lots of Velcro and it pumps up to keep it tight.
    A bone in his foot has just gone away. just like my thumb. He is too old to do the surgery because he is 79 and he would not be any better for it. The surgeons do not do this in people over 60. If they insisted they are told it is a very painful procedure at a later age.

    We have asked two surgeons and one saw DH and he thought he was younger and when he found he is 79 he said the same thing.
    I will look around but Fred said if they say that I do not want to do it.
    What can I say. (((HUGS))) Pat GINIE. emoticon
    15 days ago
    Hi, Ginie! I hope you are doing well. I can't wait to get back home and catch up on all the news I've missed. Hope you had a good trip. Take care, and see you soon!
    15 days ago
    LOL....I was thinking maybe the ants on a log was celery with cream cheese and raisins...or could be some of that laughing cow light cheese I'm getting hungry. LOL

    Recently, we "discovered" chocolate haagen daz bars with dark chocolate coating...OMG! I so did not need to discover those. LOL They're good but the fat count when I decide to have one usually goes right above what I'm supposed to have! Well, I have some of those outshine fruit bars that I also love and they're a much better cool treat for me but.....

    Just got home from a shopping trip and the fresh fruit supply is good and some other better grab and go items so I have a plan in place at any rate. LOL
    16 days ago
    hi thanks for the comment on my blog. the contractor actually did not want anything from us but he did not refuse their money either even though he told me several times do not contact your insurance
    16 days ago
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