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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 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: 123,990

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 certainly have your hands full right now. My hubby needs a lot of dental work soon. So expensive.
    21 days ago
  • v JANET552
    We let our cat come home on his own. At least for now, he sticks to the neighborhood and he comes into the house after awhile. He got out about 9:00 and was back within an hour. I even watched him across the street in the church yard for a short time. He was out a little longer than we expected because it gets pretty cold now at night but, as he has been doing lately, if we leave the door open for him he just strolls in. I was glad he was back before I was in bed.
    23 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I just do my own thing in the water while John is having his therapy. I enjoy that time. It's something different though I miss having my activity counted on Fitbit. John's last session is Thursday so we'll have to get ourselves over to the Y soon and ask about the availability of their therapy pool. I also took the pool hours and price for the place we've been going. We have to drive an hour there and an hour back but we could visit MIL on those days too. John has walked into and out of the pool the last two sessions and he is doing more things around the house. He seems to have a more positive attitude too. I wish they'd request another round of appointments but that doesn't seem likely.

    I, too, have a day of getting things done. My car is doing in for (overdue) maintenance so I'll drive it to the shop this morning with a dog in the car and then we'll walk home. I am doing coffee with friends. It only lasts an hour and these ladies have been or are going through a similar situation as I am now. We only get together once a month and I cherish that time. Then I have to prepare a dish for tonight's Master Gardener meeting. I think I'm taking a spread for crackers -- cream cheese topped with a mixture of cranberry sauce and hot pepper jelly. I also have to find a gift for the exchange at some point today. Our cat has a wellness exam at the vet in the early afternoon and then I want to work on leaf removal. I am close to the end but not sure I'll have enough time today to finish.

    Have a good one!!
    24 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Are you having air quality issues by you (because of the fires in Georgia)?
    26 days ago
    Standing oblique? emoticon
    28 days ago
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