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I am 68 years old, a mom of three grown boys, two daughter-in-laws, and one girlfriend, a grandmother of an 10 year old granddaughter, a 7 year old grandson, a 3 yr old grandson, a 1 year 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: 253,097

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 JIBBIE49
    emoticon Motivator of the day. emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE...
    THAT WOULD DRIVE ME NUTS NO KNOWING WHERE MY TIRE WAS SLASHED....... I'M HAPPY TO HEAR THE TIRES WERE STILL ON WARRANTY....... THAT SURE HELPS WITH THE COST....... BUT HONESTLY A PERSON SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT STUFF LIKE THAT HAPPENING.......... RIGHT NOW THINGS ARE HARD ENOUGH WE DON'T NEED MORE PROBLEMS..... TAKE SPECIAL CARE MY FRIEND..... SENDING HUGS.... LOVE AND STRENGTH...
    3 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HEY GIRLFRIEND...
    YES I MUST SAY IT WAS A RELAXING EASTER. MINE WAS QUIET AND CALM ALSO.. NOW WE'RE BACK TO A NEW WEEK....... TUESDAY ALREADY.. TEMPS ARE STILL IN THE PLUS AND SUNSHINE..... IT MUST BE SO NICE TO WALK BEFORE SUNSET........ I CAN'T BELIEVE SOMEONE WOULD SLASH CHRIS'S TIRE WITH A BOX CUTTER..... THAT TELLS YOU IT WAS ON PURPOSE.... I'M SURE THERE ARE ANGRY PEOPLE OUT THERE BUT THAT IS JUST PLAN IGNORANT.. DID IT HAPPEN AT HOME OR WHILE HE WAS OUT?..... I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT CONTINUING TO SPREAD LOVE.... STAY STRONG LESLIE.
    4 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. Eckhart Tolle
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    5 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    HOW NICE YOU GOT OUT AND DID SOME WEEDING.... RIGHT NOW OUR LAWN IS SOAKED SNOW IS GONE BUT IT'S SO SLUSHY AND MESSY YOU CAN'T EVEN WALK ON IT....... BUT IF THESE TEMPS HOLD THINGS WILL START DRYING OUT...... IT FELT GOOD TO GET ALL THAT STUFF DONE... AND TODAY I'M NOT DOING MUCH GOING TO WATCH SOME TV.......... LATER I WILL START PREPPING FOR SUPPER........ HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY..... XOXOXO
    6 days ago
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