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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: 261,022

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
    GOOD TO HEAR YOUR FEELING BETTER STILL LESLIE.......... AND WOW THE KIDS ARE COMING DOWN AGAIN............ SO MUCH FUN FOR ALL OF YOU........... IT'S ANOTHER HOT DAY HERE.... NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO HAVE A POOL IN THE BACK YARD........ COVID IS SPREADING AGAIN........ SOME KIND OF NEW ONE........ THAT IS WORSE AND EVEN PEOPLE THAT ARE VACCINATED ARE GETTING IT BUT THEY DON'T GET AS SICK..... SORT OF A FLU LIKE FEELING... ONLY IF YOUR VACCINATED....... BUT I'M STAYING HOME REGARDLESS......... I DON'T NEED TO CATCH ANY OF THAT.... HAVE FUN WITH THE FAMILY,,,,,,,,, TALK SOON..XXXOOO
    2 hours ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    I JUST SEEN YOUR POST ON MY PAGE TODAY.......... I DON'T KNOW HOW I MISSED IT...... BUT YOU SAID YOU WERE ON YOUR WAY TO SAD DIEGO..... AND THAT WAS 2 DAYS AGO SO I'M SURE YOUR BACK BY NOW..... YOU WERE SAYING YOU WEREN'T FEELING THAT GREAT DAYS AGO... I'M GLAD YOUR FEELING BACK TO NORMAL ENOUGH TO TRAVEL THOSE DAYS.... IT'S SO HOT HERE... IN THE 30'S.......... IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THIS WINDOW A/C WE'D BE GETTING A TUB OF ICE AND SITTING IN IT........... LOL......... HOPE YOUR HAVING A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY MY FRIEND........ XOXO
    1 day ago
  • v FRUSTRATEDOMA
    HI LESLIE HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TRIP. I HAD A GOOD SLEEP SO FEELING MUCH BETTER. TAKE CARE
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Adversity is a part of life. Know that you are not your problems
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Each day is a gift, so begin and end each day w/gratitude. Celebrate the good and more of it will flow to you. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    2 days ago
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