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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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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 75,846

Fitness Minutes: 73,815

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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MORTICIAADDAMS
12/5/2014 11:03:09 AM

I get myself in some major G.I. upsets so I am on a first name basis with the BRAT diet. LOL. I often have noodles too when I'm sick. I usually can't handle much else.

My list of to-dos is nothing compared to yours. LOL. I need to get started on them though. I'm procrastinating. LOL.



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TURTLE69
12/4/2014 3:59:07 PM

Welcome to Knitters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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Vanessa



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JANET552
12/4/2014 8:04:55 AM

Thanks for the cruise. It would be nice to escape the cold and snow though I'm just happy we start a warming trend today.

I hope Erik doesn't feel sick for long and I hope you don't catch it!!



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USMAWIFE
12/3/2014 8:29:27 PM

the big knittig team is called KNiTTERS

that is where I post all the challeges first and also a lot of new patterns that are free for a limited amout of time as well as other thigs

you know most of the active group since they are the ones doing the challenge



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GABY1948
12/3/2014 4:06:34 PM

I got you covered and am going to add you in again to today's blog so I remember! WE ARE STILL TOGETHER, friend!



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