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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: 240,753

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 SHARIBEAR2
    Hi Leslie! I just wanted to quickly check in with you. I haven't been logging into SP because of my son's visit and an avalanche of work at my office. Additionally I've been preparing for a quick trip to Wisconsin to visit with family along with my daughter and granddaughter. The good news is I've been able to maintain my weight loss (almost 2 pounds under my goal) despite not tracking my food for a month. This site has really helped me to get my eating under control and a good part of it is people like you who are successfully managing also. (Iron does indeed sharpen iron!) Hope you have a good rest of the week, and restful weekend.
    3282 days ago
  • v SUZYMOBILE
    Thanks for the goodie, Leslie!
    3283 days ago
  • v AJDOVER1
    Thanks for helping to put things into perspective. We are strong women! I've been through harder times for sure. Time to unwind so I'll be ready to face tomorrow with a smile!
    3283 days ago
  • v BETHGILLIGAN
    UGH!! I have been involved in "those" IEPs with casts of thousands!!! They are draining to say the least. I will be thinking of you today! My son also teaches special ed and is not real organized so I'm not sure how he deals with all of the paperwork (he assures me that he stays on top of it!?) He is so wonderful with the kids, much more instinctive than I ever was! Hang in there--I'll be praying for peace and calm for you!
    3285 days ago
  • v NOCALORIES
    You are such a good friend. Thank you for thinking of me and desiring me a happy weekend. Hoping you have enjoyed your weekend.
    3285 days ago