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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: 260,377

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...
    WOW YOU REALLY HAD A GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY.......... I BET YOU WERE HAPPY TO SEE RYAN SALINA AND THE KIDS........... I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT MANY POOL TOYS........ WHAT FUN THAT MUST BE SWIMMING IN YOUR POOL...... THOSE DIGITAL FRAMES ARE A NEAT IDEA...... SO YOUR HITTING 100 FOR 6 DAYS...... TODAY WE ARE AT PLUS 32C......... I HAVE THE A/C GOING UP AND DOWN SINCE 7 AM......... I GUESS WE BOTH HAVE TO TRY AND STAY COOL THIS WEEKEND............ SENDING HUGS BACK TO YOU........ XOXXO
    16 days ago
  • v FRUSTRATEDOMA
    How scary that must have been when that mortar landed in the front yard. God was watching over them for sure. Why do people think laws are made just to be ignored and really don't care about other people. I would love to Gib's smack them. Shandy has discovered she can go up and down the stairs so suddenly she disappears and sure enough she is into mischief upstairs hunting for all trudy's hidden treasures. we are still warm needing the air conditioner on. Have a great day.
    16 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR SISTER IS DOING MUCH BETTER......... SHE IS TRYING AND THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.......... IT'S GREAT SHE HAS YOU FOR SUPPORT.... WE ALL NEED SUPPORT........... SO YOUR GETTING READY FOR THE BBQ AND SWIM WITH THE KIDS AND GRANDKIDS........ I BET YOUR LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.......... WHICH IS TOMORROW....... HAVE FUN.......... AND YES ALL I NEED TO DO IS GET A NEW EMAIL AND WE CAN TALK BACK AND FORTH WHENEVER WE WANT........... I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT.......... ENJOY YOUR WEDNESDAY MY FRIEND........ HOW ABOUT SOME HUGS..... XOXO
    17 days ago
  • v FRUSTRATEDOMA
    HI LESLIE SHANDY SEEMS FINE TODAY. IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TRAIN HER BECAUSE TRUDY WON'T LEAVE HER ALONE. AM THREATENING TO PUT TRUDY IN THE KENNEL JUST TO GET SOME PEACE AND QUIET. IT IS VERY SAD ABOUT THE NHL GOALIE THAT DIED AFTER BEING HIT IN THE CHEST WITH A FIREWORKS MORTAR AT A JULY 4TH PARTY. TAKE CARE
    18 days ago
  • v FRUSTRATEDOMA
    Hope you got to enjoy the fireworks. We had people setting them off behind our house in the park. we don't get to see many as Ithink they use low ones to make it harder to catch them. It has been so hot everything is like a tinder box. the big dog jumped off the couch and landed on the little one. she screamed and ran for the kitchen yelping all the way. Now she is sleeping in the kennel so will just watch her close. Do take care.
    18 days ago
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