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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 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: 73,814

Fitness Minutes: 71,590

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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MILLISMA
11/10/2014 12:05:17 PM

Hi Ginie emoticon

Just back from an eye injection and vision is still blurry so please excuse any mistakes. I had some cousins that were from big families and I loved to spend time with them. It's sad that both my parents and Jay's wanted more children but guess it wasn't meant to be. He didn't mind being an only but I always did.

Mom and dad are doing fine. Mom continues to amaze me with the lucid moments that she has. I am just cherishing every one. Dad is still exhausted since his heart attack. He just can't seem to get his strength back which is adding to his depression. Some days are better then others.

How are you doing? I think of you every time I'm deep in paperwork. lol

Hugs. Mary Anne



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MORTICIAADDAMS
11/9/2014 1:15:09 PM

At the time you knew Nique would not be around long so it made your visit all the more meaningful as it was the last time you would all be together. You and I have been friends a long time and you have allowed me to feel close to you and your family. You have shared your life with me and I learned to love you. I am so glad you got to spend time with Nique before she was gone. I loved that she got you lodging in Germany instead of closer to you family because it is so funny and helps people understand how much you loved her and how you were a real family. Through good times and bad times, thick and thin, your love shines through. emoticon



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DDHEART
11/9/2014 12:15:50 PM

One angel for you and one for your son...ASAP!



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DDHEART
11/3/2014 8:49:29 AM

Why is it that smart women like us can do such um....dumb things as to think we can exercise without following the basic rules? LOL I've done the same thing, wouldn't dream of walking outside without decent shoes but inside? I was too lazy to change from my slippers....uh...yeah...that's bright! LOL Oh well, we'll smarten up maybe when we grow up!!!



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BUTTONPOPPER1
11/2/2014 9:13:32 PM

Ginie, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog! And thank you for taking the time to help me think of solutions. I was excited to read about pool-walking. I used to do that, and I had sort of dismissed the idea until I read your comment. Every once in a while it would cross my mind, but I always had some excuse, thinking, "It's too troublesome to drive over to the sports club," or "I'm paying tuition at a private college, I shouldn't be spending money on myself," or "I sure don't want to see myself in a swimsuit!" But you have made me start thinking about it again. My daughter is a member of a sports club, so I'm thinking maybe I should join, too.

Again, thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy hearing from you! Have a great week!



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