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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: 63,849

Fitness Minutes: 54,250

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
4/5/2014 10:57:07 AM

Thanks for reading and commenting....we know what we should do and these days we mostly do...but it did take us a while to get here didn't it? LOL



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JANET552
4/4/2014 7:09:26 AM

Things went fine on Wednesday when my stepmother had her appointment. There were no surprises -- she was diagnosed with dementia though they seem to think medication could help. I had a nice visit with Dad and I'm glad I was able to be there for him.

I see you are busy -- hope it's not too stressful too!

I switched my nutrition tracker to base calories on exercise. It sure gives me a lot of calories. I doubt that I could regularly eat that many calories and still lose weight even if I keep my exercise habits up. Like you, though, I binge when I cut back too far and too long. I'll just have to keep looking for the right balance.



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NORASPAT
4/2/2014 9:21:31 PM

GINIE, Good for you and good for me. We are moving along after the weather stopped us in or tracks. I did over 5 miles total. I just have no clue how to put it in to the Fitness tracker. My pedometer is accurate with mileage and it was an expensive one but I cannot think about buying another one just so I can have the computer read it.
Your grass will be very green by now. We still have about a foot of snow on the grass more in some places. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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PGHP31CK
4/2/2014 12:26:36 PM

Ginie!

Thank you for taking the time to read my "notes to myself" blog! I appreciate your comments!

Susan



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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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