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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: 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.




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  • v SHERRY666
    HEY GIRLFRIEND...
    HOPE YOU HAD A NICE ZOOM WITH YOUR SISTER........... WE HAD RAIN JUST THE OTHER DAY........ HOPEFULLY YOU WILL GET SOME THIS WEEK....... IT'S A REALLY DREARY DAY HERE........ GLOOMY..... TEMPS ARE PLUS 3C... YES WE HAVE DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO TRY SOME DIFFERENT FOODS NEXT BIG SHOPPING DAY.... I'M TIRED OF THE SAME ROTATION....... TIME FOR A CHANGE..... BEING STUCK IN THE HOUSE MOST TIME I'M SNACKING TOO MUCH....... SO I WILL TRY TO FIND MORE HEALTHY SNACKS......... ENJOY YOUR TUESDAY LESLIE.... STAY STRONG STAY SAFE.... KEEP UP WITH YOUR FUN YOGA..
    5 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE...
    THANKS FOR MORE SUNSHINE........ IT'S ONLY 8 AM DARK OUTSIDE LIGHTS ON INSIDE........ BUT THEIR SAYING WE WILL SEE THE SUN TODAY..... ALSO PLUS 3C.... WHICH IS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR US IN THE WINTER........ THE BRUSCHETTA WAS REALLY GOOD...... BUT I ADDED MY OWN CHEESE AND SOME EXTRA MEAT....... GOOD FOR YOU WALKING 2 MILES AND DOING YOGA ALL ON THE SAME DAY......... SENDING LOTS OF HUGS YOUR WAY........ HAPPY TUESDAY GIRLFRIEND..XXOXOXOXO
    5 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    :::Thank you for you comment on my "Your Twinkies Are Showing." . emoticon Or junk food period! (What we eat--we wear!) Ugh!
    6 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    THANKS FOR THE SUNSHINE........ IT'S BEAMING REAL BRIGHT.... TEMPS AREN'T THAT LOW..... WE WATCHED A FEW MOVIES ON SUNDAY....... NOW IT'S TIME TO START THE NEW WEEK OFF RIGHT.... GOT SOME CLEANING........ TONIGHT WE'RE HAVING THIS THING CALLED {BRUSCETTA} WRONG SPELLING. ON STONE BREAD....... NEVER HAD IT BUT DOUG DECIDED TO BUY IT CAUSE IT LOOKED GOOD......... LOL.... I WILL ADD SOME EXTRA CHEESE... HOPE YOUR HAVING A FANTASTIC MONDAY MY FRIEND......... XOXOXO
    6 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Know that deep inside, you are resilient brave and so much stronger and more powerful that your fears. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    6 days ago
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