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

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BK: Vaughn, Vanessa, Véronique, Valerie, Viviane, Vernon. Frnt. Vance, Ginie(Virginia), Vicky. 9/10

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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 working on eating less again , with more fruits and veggies.I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking as much as I can and getting back to tracking. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Veronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's death (12/2/2017) has added to things to adjust to. I also have been blessed with a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
Y. 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 to be Erik's primary care person. My eldest two try to help at times. 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 live with the adage that all is a Gift from God and try to trust Him.

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 171,502

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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    And we share the heart break of a friend here going through such pain and peril. It's helpful to think that we aren't alone in our concern for her.
    321 days ago
    Sounds like an absolutely wonderful trip and such a great way to head into another decade! Yikes! Sounds so intense when I type that...early birthday wishes young lady! That sounds better to me. Hope the trip is everything you all imagine and do you generally get along well with your siblings? Hope so. emoticon
    321 days ago
    Thank you for your wishes and continued support it really means a lot even if I don't always check in with you to say it. I wish you the best in your efforts to lose wt. before your trip and oh my what a great trip, I know visiting family and old friends means so much to you and I can just imagine how much effort it will take to stay on track while you're doing that! can do it! Is Eric going with you? Or, will this be a mom on her own trip?
    322 days ago
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    May the last day of 2018 be brilliant and bright and may 2019 be filled with love, laughter and happiness. Sending wishes for a wonderful new year's eve and all the best as we ring in a new year. Hugs and love to you!
    349 days ago
    No sun and windy but 63 so I love it. I picked up limbs in the yard today as the leaves are too wet to deal with. Turkey barley soup sounds great!
    379 days ago
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