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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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    Missouri got hit a lot worse than we did. Even in Alton they got 6 inches. Our snow already melted. It was 52 today and nice.

    My dad was a handful and so was my mom.
    390 days ago
    Ginie, I love your new profile pic! I hope you're feeling as good as you look!
    395 days ago
    GINIE, I found you on a Friend Feed. I read you are not well so I think of you. I have had a concussion and my short memory and I am going to Aphasia.. I have a therapy computer, my voice will be lost so they are making my computer have as many phrases to speed the process.
    I am going to Boston to decide to have injections to help my brain.
    Fred and I are doing good but we have no relatives close by and almost our street has changed. A man is going to buy up the houses not ours its ours. Three are one on each side of us so our neighbors are going to condominiums.
    So sorry I saw a photo on Friend feed I did not know how to participate but I saw a nice photo and so I can remember your face. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon
    397 days ago
    Ginie, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog about my trip to my nephew's wedding in Colorado. You're right--it was worth the money, the trouble, the fatigue. I learned a lot and treasure the experience. And thanks for sharing your feelings about returning to Belgium for the birthday celebration. Even a few hours in such a setting with family we don't often see can be so memorable and heartwarming.

    I hope you're doing well!
    408 days ago
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    Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start. Sending hugs to you!
    409 days ago
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