LESLIESENIOR
250,000-299,999 SparkPoints 255,094
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
I wish you all peace, love, calm, and good health during these turbulent times!



See this image larger
Pumpkin Patch Selfie



See this image larger
Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree Nat. Park, CA


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Pinwheel
From:
_CYNDY55_
go to goodies page
Gourmet Dinner
From:
_CYNDY55_
go to goodies page
Cleaning Service
From:
SHERRY666
Awards

LESLIESENIOR is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
 
Interact with LESLIESENIOR
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


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: 247,772

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.




Read More About LESLIESENIOR - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 15)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 January Minutes: 1,889
0
250
500
750
1000
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    (Develop your G.P.S. – Gifted Path to Success). . . which requires you to understand what your gifts are, which vehicle you will use to share your gifts w/the world, and who you are most compelled to serve. Steve Olsher
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    11 hours ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    YES THE SNOW IS SLIPPERY........... BUT TODAY OUR TEMPS ARE DOWN TO MINUS 26C..... VERY COLD.... USUALLY OUR JANUARY IS COLD LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME SO WE DID GET LUCKY THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH....... YOUR STUFFED PEPPERS SOUND SO GOOD.. MEXICAN STYLE TOO. I CAN RELATE TO CHATTING TO YOUR SISTER FOR TWO HOURS.... SOME DAYS ME AND OMA TALK FOR A LONG TIME TOO...... EVEN THOUGH WE TALK EVERY DAY SOME DAYS ARE JUST MUCH LONGER......... I REALLY ENJOY HER CALLS.... AND I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO OUR CHATS HERE.... HOPE YOUR HAVING A LOVELY WEEKEND........ XOXOXO
    12 hours ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    IT'S SO GREAT THAT YOU CAN ZOOM WITH EVERYONE.......... JAN AND SUE I DO REMEMBER YOU TALKING ABOUT THEM...... FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND BUT WHEN YOU FIND THE RIGHT ONES THAT'S A LIFE BLESSING........ YOUR SMOOTHIE DOES SOUND GOOD.... I MADE SUBS FOR SUPPER LAST NIGHT....... TONIGHT I GOT MIXED VEGGIES WITH MASHED SPUDS AND BEEF STEAKETT........ RAIN YOUR SAY..... WHOOOHOO...... I SURE HOPE YOU GET IT...... WE GOT A BIG DOWN POUR OF SNOW LAST NIGHT... STREETS ARE REALLY BAD... BUT WHO'S GOING ANYWHERE...... LOL........ ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY..... XOXOXXO
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    A simple act of kindness has the power to change a life. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    1 day ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE.........WOW YOU DO A LOT OF ZOOMING.......... IT MUST BE FUN TO SEE THE PERSON.....IT'S ALMOST LIKE BEING RIGHT THERE..... SMOOTHIES YOU SAY....... I HAVEN'T HAD ONE OF THOSE IN YEARS...... WHAT DO YOU PUT IN YOURS THAT MAKES THEM GREEN?.... WE ARE GOING TO DO SOME SHOPPING TODAY AND SEE WHAT WE CAN FIND THAT WE WILL BOTH LIKE...... DOUG IS VERY PICKY......... I WILL TRY ANYTHING ONCE.......... ENJOY YOUR THURSDAY........ STAY SAFE...... XOXOXXXO
    2 days ago
Member Comments (2724):  123Next >Last >>