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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: 257,497

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 FRUSTRATEDOMA
    I am really glad I have Sherre. we will continue to talk to each other daily, Emails won't be the same but better than nothing. I have lost all my zest for this site and can't see the point of doing anything except chatting. Oh well am taking out all my frustrations on the bedroom and it is really coming along nicely. Do take care of yourself Hugs being sent your way
    5 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE...
    YOUR SO RIGHT CHANGE IS HARD AND WE'VE ALL BEEN GOING THROUGH ONE BIG CHANGE FOR OVER A YEAR......... AND NOW THIS..... I THINK THEY COULD HAVE GIVEN US AT LEAST A YEAR TO FIND OTHER PLACES.... BUT YES WE WILL FIGURE IT ALL OUT BEFORE THIS PLACE CLOSES.......... I'M NOT GOING TO LOSE YOU NOW......... STAY STRONG MY FRIEND..... XOXOX
    5 days ago
  • v FRUSTRATEDOMA
    HI LESLIE I AGREE WE WILL HAVE TO TRY AND EXCHANGE EMAIL ADDRESSES. THIS IS SO WEIRD. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT. THINKING OF YOU. TAKE CARE
    6 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH SPARKS...... TAKING CANADA TOTALLY OUT AND CHARGING FOR THE REST......I DON'T GET EMAILS WITH THIS OLD COMPUTER...... SO I THINK I ONLY HAVE A LITTLE TIME LEFT TO HAVE DOUG HELP ME HOOK UP THE NEW ONE I BOUGHT YEARS AGO.... BUT AT LEAST IT WILL GIVE ME EVERYTHING... THAT WAY WE CAN EMAIL EACH OTHER....... JUST HANG IN THERE..... I CAN'T IMAGINE NOT TALKING TO YOU EVER AGAIN...... THIS IS JUST SO STUPID... WE WILL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT BEFORE THIS IS CLOSED TO US...... XOXOX
    6 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE...
    I NEVER HEARD OF ANYTHING SO CUTE ONLY INVITING HIS GRANDPARENTS..... I JUST LOVE THAT IDEA..... MY DEAR FRIEND YOU ARE SO LOVED.........
    7 days ago
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