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I am 68 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, two daughter-in-laws, and one girlfriend, a grandmother of an 9 year old granddaughter, a 7 year old grandson, a 2 yr old grandson, a 9 month old granddaughter and a 22 yr. old step grandson, a wife of 49 years, a passionate & retired special education teacher of 36 years, and a devoted sister, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, and friend. In July of 2010, I completed the San Francisco 1/2 Marathon with some dear friends. I completed the HM in Palm Springs in Feb. 2012. I wasn't speedy, but I bettered my time from my HM in San Francisco. My goal is to remain healthy, maintain a healthy weight, and continue a happy, spontaneous, nutritious, and active lifestyle by continuing to walk/jog regularly, practice yoga at a studio and at home, swim in the summer, and play with my grand kids.
I live in Southern California in an old but growing community located in a valley below the San Bernardino mountains on the edge of the lower desert, west of Palm Springs. My husband and I have lived and raised our boys in our current home (previously his grandparents retirement home) for 45 years.


Member Since: 6/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 250,127

My Goals:
Now that I understand the Spark program more completely I can set better goals:
*I will exercise at least 5 days a week.
*I will drink 8 glasses of water each day.
*I will walk/jog 4-5 times per week.
I will practice yoga at the studio 3-5 times per week.
*I will track my walk/jog miles and exercise minutes daily.
*I will track my food and nutrients periodically to stay on track.
*I will read inspirational meditations and pray each morning.....no excuses....positive outlook.
*I will stay active, productive, and engaged in life every day.
*I will show GRATITUDE in my thoughts and actions.


My Program:
I am diving full speed into the Spark program and determined not to get discouraged or deterred from my goals.



Personal Information:
I have had many personal hurdles to overcome in my life. I have successfully overcome them with the help of God, a supportive husband, three wonderful sons, several very important biological family members, and amazing friends. I continue to live a blessed life one moment at a time. I expect to have many more hurdles in the future and feel prepared to meet the challenges.


Other Information:
I had two heart attacks in 1989 & 1991. I am in remission from an autoimmune disease called Sweet's Syndrome. I had a complete hip replacement in 2006. I had cataracts in both eyes, lenses replaced in 2008. I was diagnosed with chronic kidney stones in 2013. The symptoms are better this past year.
My jogging/walking began in 2010. I started practicing yoga regularly in 2014. In 2016 I was diagnosed with another autoimmune disease, severe ulcerative colitis. I am now in remission from this one too! Anything is possible at any age!!!

A crucial aspect of my spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health is that I am a successfully recovering alcoholic of 18 1/2 years. I hope to share my experience, strength, and hope for a better life with others.




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  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    I'M GLAD TO HEAR YOUR GOING TO SEE THE DOC ABOUT YOUR SHOULDER....... ENOUGH SUFFERING I'M SURE......... YES THEY GO BY AGE GROUP HERE.. RIGHT NOW IT'S 75 AND OLDER...... I'M SURE MY AGE GROUP WILL COME ALONG IN THE SPRING...... OMA GOT APPOINTMENT FOR HER AND LEN....... SO I WAS HAPPY TO HEAR THAT........ NOT SURE WHERE THE VACCINE WILL BE... MAYBE EDMONTON....... BUT IF WE HAVE TO TRAVEL IT WILL BE IN THE WARMER MONTHS BY THEN........ TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE........ SENDING YOU BIG HUGS. emoticon
    12 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    . . . healing is possible through forgiveness. Pat Bluth
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    16 hours ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HEY LESLIE..
    I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR SHOULDER IS STARTING TO GET BETTER SLOWLY.... 2ND SHOT IS DONE..... WHOOHOO......... AND BY NOW CHRIS WILL HAVE HAD HIS 2ND ONE TOO.......... WELL NOW THAT THE VACCINE IS HERE IN ALBERTA........ BUT IT'S WAIT........ AND WAIT... WILL SEE WHAT CATEGORY ME AND DOUG WILL BE IN....... I GUESS NOBODY WILL BE SAFE UNTIL THE WORLD IS VACCINATED....... AND WHO KNOWS IF AND WHEN THAT WILL HAPPEN.... FOR NOW WE JUST NEED TO KEEP WHAT WE'RE DOING.... SENDING YOU BIG emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    NEVER stop learning! The moment you decide you are done, the Universe will always show you that you have so much more to learn! Karen Downing
    2 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE.
    WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOUR STILL HANGING IN WITH YOUR SHOULDER.......... DOES THAT MEAN YOU NEVER WENT TO GET IT CHECKED OUT...... AT LEAST YOU HAD A BETTER SLEEP........SO TODAY IS YOUR 2ND SHOT....... THEN CHRIS TOMORROW.......... THAT IS SUCH GREAT NEWS..... I'M SO HAPPY FOR BOTH OF YOU........ DOUG SAYS THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS...... WE'RE DOING OKAY HERE.... STILL HAVE THE NICE TEMPS AND SUNSHINE........ WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES..... TAKE IT EASY.......... LOVE YOU BACK.... XOXXOX
    3 days ago
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