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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: 243,338

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
    HEY GIRLFRIEND...
    I'M SO HAPPY YOU HAVE ZOOM AND SPENT YOUR THANKSGIVING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.. YOUR DINNER SOUNDS LIKE IT TURNED OUT GREAT..... I THINK IT'S GREAT YOU PUT UP THE LITTLE TREE AND CHRIS IS GOING TO SET THE OUTSIDE LIGHTS UP....... I KNOW IT'S JUST THE TWO OF YOU BUT WE'RE DOING THE SAME THING.... GOING TO PUT A COUPLE BLOWUPS OUTSIDE AND THAT THING WE BOUGHT LONG AGO THAT SITS IN THE FRONT AND SHINES ALL KINDS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND ALL DIFFERENT COLORS...... LOOKS LIKE THE WHOLE HOUSE IS DECORATED WITH LIGHTS..... THAT OLD DEER OF YOURS SOUNDS LIKE FUN..... AND YES IT DOES KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP......... GOOD TO HEAR YOU GOT TO SEE THE MASKED SINGER.. ALL THOSE KINDS OF SHOWS ARE FUN TO WATCH AND KEEP US CONNECTED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD....... SENDING YOU BIG HUGS TODAY XOXOXO
    36 minutes ago
  • v FRUSTRATEDOMA
    HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING DAY. OUR PREMIER IS NOT DOING WELL WITH THIS COVID THING. HE STILL HASN'T MADE MASKS MANDATORY IN BUILDINGS PROVINCE WIDE BUT DID MAKE IT MANDATORY FOR CALGARY, EDMONTON AND THEIR SURROUNDING AREAS. CALGARY AND EDMONTON MADE MASKS MANDATORY 3 OR MORE MONTHS AGO. WE ARE A REAL HOTBED. STAY SAFE
    1 day ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING LESLIE..
    SO YOU GOT YOUR STUFFING CRANBERRY SAUCE AND GREEN BEANS READY YESTERDAY........ NOW TODAY WILL BE THE TURKEY AND THE TWICE BAKED POTATOES THAT CHRIS LOVES SO MUCH..... IT ALL SOUNDS SO YUMMY...... WISH I COULD JOIN YOU........ THE HOUSE IS GOING TO SMELL SO GREAT ALL DAY. I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOU CHECKED OUT THE VOICE...... HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE MASKED SINGER......... IT'S REALLY GOOD AND ONLY 1 HOUR SHOW... RIGHT NOW THEY DID SOME SHUT DOWNS BUT NOT ENOUGH I THINK.......... EDMONTON HAS THE MOST COVID CASES IN ALL OF CANADA...... I'M GLAD WE DON'T LIVE THERE......... HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE DAY MY FRIEND..... SENDING HUGS............
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Think positive thoughts. Believe in yourself and others. Share hugs and spread love. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    2 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI GIRLFRIEND..
    YES YOUR THANKSGIVING IS COMING....... DOUG RAN OUT TO GRAB A FEW THINGS AT WALMART TODAY....... OF COURSE WE NEED DOG TREATS TOO...... WE'RE HAVING STEAK BAKED SPUDS FOR SUPPER..... WE TRIED TO GET THE DOGS PICTURES ON MY COMPUTER TODAY BUT IT UPLOADED OVER 300 OF DOUG'S PICTURES OF LOTS OF OTHER THINGS... SO WE DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THEM ALL... SO WE WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW TO JUST GET THE DOG PICTURES TO POST... I'M GLAD I CAN HELP YOU TO SMILE...... YOU MAKE ME SMILE TOO........ ENJOY YOUR EVENING...... TIME TO GET READY FOR THE VOICE TONIGHT... WE WILL BE HEARING ON THE NEWS LATER IF WE WILL BE GOING IN TO LOCK DOWN.. JUST ALBERTA I'M TALKING ABOUT..... LOVE YOU XOXOXO
    2 days ago
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