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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: 253,532

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 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
    11 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE...
    YES I HAVE TO SAY AFTER OUR COLD WINTER I THINK SPRING IS HERE.......... I HAVE BEEN THINKING REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THE PLANTING OUTSIDE....... I JUST SEEN MY VEGGIES ON OMA'S PAGE IN HER PICTURES...... MY CUCKS AND PEPPERS WERE REALLY GROWING WELL AND THEY WERE IN POTS NOT THE GROUND.... MY FRONT DECK IS CLEAN POTS CLEANED AND STACKED READY TO GO....... TODAY I'M NOT DOING ANYTHING....... JUST KICKING BACK AND RELAXING..... HAVE A WONDERFUL SATURDAY MY FRIEND............ HUGS COMING BACK TO YOU........ XOXOXX
    12 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HELLO LESLIE..
    WE ARE LOVING THIS WEATHER........ AND THE DOGS CAN GO FURTHER WITH DOUG......PLUS MOST OF THE SNOW IS GONE TOO.... YOUR RIGHT WE DO GET THOSE COLD SNAPS BUT FOR NOW WE WILL JUST ENJOY....... HAPPY APRIL.... I'M THINKING ABOUT CLEANING OUT MY FLOWER BOX ONCE IT'S DRYER OUT THERE AND I MAY JUST PLANT THIS YEAR...... I FEEL LIKE I HAVE MORE ENERGY.. AND NO WORRIES THIS SUMMER DOUG IS HOME.... HEY WE ALL DESERVE THOSE LAZY DAYS...... BUT TODAY I ENDED UP DOING LOTS OF HOUSEWORK AND LAUNDRY........ I'M ALMOST DONE NOW SO I WILL SIT BACK AND WATCH SOME TV...... SUPPER IS COOKED PASTA WITH ALFREDO SAUCE AND I WILL SPRINKLE MOZZA CHEESE ON EACH PLATE BEFORE I THROW THEM IN THE MICROWAVE LATER.........TAKE CARE MY WONDERFUL FRIEND.... XOXOXO
    13 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    WELL IT'S BEAUTIFUL HERE TODAY..... SUN IS OUT..... THE GIRLS WILL LOVE THEIR WALK LATER.... WITH THEIR HAIR GONE WHEN IT'S COLD DOUG CAN ONLY TAKE THEM SO FAR BEFORE THEY START TO LIFT THEIR LITTLE PAWS AND SHIVER..... I THINK I HAVE A IDEA ON WHAT THOSE TRAINS LOOK LIKE........ WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR YOU TO BE DOING SOMETHING THAT WILL KEEP YOU BUSY.... FOR SURE YOU WILL HAVE TO POST THE PICTURE ON YOUR PAGE WHEN IT'S DONE... HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE YOU TO FINISH IT??......... ENJOY YOUR THURSDAY........ EASTER LONG WEEKEND STARTS TOMORROW......... XOXOXO
    14 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and receives the impossible. Corrie Ten Bloom
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    14 days ago
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