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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 5 month old granddaughter and a 22 yr. old step grandson, a wife of 48 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: 238,473

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.


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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 GIRLFRIEND....
    YES I AM FEELING SO GOOD RIGHT NOW........ I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE IT'S ME BEING THE CARE GIVER....... WHICH IS VERY DIFFERENT IT WAS ALWAYS DOUG TAKING CARE OF ME..... BUT THINGS ARE GOING JUST FINE HERE........ WE WALK THE DOGS DAILY...... NOT BEING ABLE TO GO OUT MUCH BECAUSE OF THE COVID IS NO FUN..... BUT I'M SORT OF USE TO IT NOW....... JUST AS LONG AS I CAN SHOP I'M OKAY. OMA MADE US SOME MASKS AND SENT THEM THROUGH THE MAIL...... IT'S NICE HAVING A REAL GOOD ONE MINE IS PURPLE... SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THAT SMOKE...... THAT MUST BE SO HARD TO LIVE WITH.... BEING STUCK IN THE HOUSE BECAUSE IT'S SO HARD TO BREATH OUTSIDE..... IT MOST LIKELY IS THE SMOKE THAT IS GIVING YOU THOSE TERRIBLE HEADACHES...... GREAT FOR YOU DOING YOGA EVERY DAY THAT SHOULD HELP YOUR MIND AND BODY.... PLUS STAYING IN TOUCH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS......... OUR TALKS REALLY MAKE ME SO HAPPY....... THEY ALWAYS DID......... LOVE AND MISS YOU LOTS LESLIE........ XOXOX
    4 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Change the way you look @ something & the whole thing will change. It is a shift in perspective & energy. When (you) change . . . everything around (you) changes. Carla Picardi
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    8 hours ago
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    When your time on Earth is finished, let your legacy be one of love, generosity of spirit and kindness of heart. Carole Brody Fleet
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    1 day ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HELLO GIRLFRIEND..
    SO TRUE....... THERE IS ALWAYS GOOD AND BAD..... AS LONG AS WE ARE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE'VE GOT LIFE GOES ON..... NO MATTER WHAT WE THINK..... I LOVE HEARING SOME OF THOSE REALLY SPECIAL STORIES WHEN GREAT THINGS HAPPEN FOR NO REASON AT ALL...... THOSE ARE THE THINGS WE HAVE TO STAY WITH... THEY KEEP OUR HEARTS PUMPING AND HAPPY..... WE WALKED OVER TO THE DRUGSTORE AND TOOK THE DOGS..... WE WILL TAKE THEM AGAIN LATER...... AFTER LUNCH I'M GOING TO GO SHOPPING...... TAKE CARE LESLIE..... XOXO
    1 day ago
  • v SHERRY666
    THAT IS SUCH GOOD NEWS WHEN A NEIGHBORHOOD IS DEFENDED WHEN THE FIRES ARE BLAZING...... THERE ARE SO MANY FIRES RIGHT NOW THAT THERE IS NO WAY THEY CAN PUT THEM ALL OUT....... FIRE-FIGHTERS ARE SUCH HERO'S THAT'S FOR SURE...... I SEEN ON THE NEWS THAT ONE FIRE-FIGHTERS HOME WAS ON FIRE AND HE WAS SOME WHERE ELSE PUTTING OUT FIRES...... BUT SOME OF THE OTHERS GOT THERE AND SAVED HIS HOME...... LOTS OF GREAT STORIES LIKE THAT BUT LOTS OF BAD ONES TOO...... WE JUST HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE GOT RIGHT NOW AND KEEP HANGING IN......... YES OUR DOGS AS YOU KNOW ARE SPOILED SO MUCH....I COULD TELL YOU SO MANY STORIES ABOUT THEM... THAT WOULD MAKE YOU LAUGH... SO MAYBE NEXT TIME I WILL...... STAY SAFE LESLIE...... AND REMEMBER TO SMILE.....
    3 days ago
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