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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: 238,983

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.


Other Information:
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 IT WAS ACTUALLY 2011 THAT I WAS IN THE WHEELCHAIR..... AND NOW I'M FEELING SO GREAT..... IF NOT FOR THE REHABILITATION I DON'T THINK I WOULD HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR....... NOW I'M WALKING LIKE I NEVER WALKED BEFORE... AGAIN WE WENT TO THE STORE THIS MORNING WITH THE DOGS... LATER WE'RE TAKING THEM TO CO/OP TO GRAB A FEW GOODIES AND TREATS FOR THE DOGS......... TODAY IT'S COLD..... TEMPS ONLY PLUS 4C..... BUT IT'S THE WIND THAT TAKES ME DOWN...... I WORE A BUNNYHUG SO I COULD COVER MY HEAD AND MY JACKET UNDERNEATH........ IF THE SUN WAS OUT IT WOULD FEEL WARMER...... HOPE YOUR DOING GREAT MY FRIEND....... AND YOUR TEMPS ARE A BIT LOWER AND SOME OF THAT SMOKE HAS DRIFTED OFF....... TAKE CARE XOXOXXO
    14 hours ago
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    Stop, take a moment, look around you and appreciate the beauty in your life. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    19 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    There is lots more to your precious self than you’ve been led to believe. Mark Mincolla
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    To achieve your dream, see the world as you want it to be, not as it may appear to be. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    2 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    IT'S BEEN NICE HAVING COOLER WEATHER.... LATELY WE'VE BEEN WALKING THE DOGS TWICE A DAY... NEEDING STUFF FROM CO/OP WHICH ISN'T FAR WE HAVE BEEN WALKING ALL TOGHTER...... PLUS THEY GET THEIR REGULAR WALK AFTER SUPPER.... SO THEY HAVE BEEN HAVING EXTRA STEPS AND LOTS OF FRESH AIR...... WHICH IS ALSO GOOD FOR DOUG TO GET SOME EXERCISE IN... AND THAT'S ABOUT ALL HE WILL DO.. I TRY NOT TO PUSH TOO MUCH..... HE LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT AND I THINK WE MIGHT BE THE SAME WEIGHT,,,,,,, 137 LBS FOR ME LAST TIME I WEIGHED IN WHICH WAS YEARS AGO. BUT I CAN TELL I'VE LOST SOME MORE WEIGHT... JUST TO THINK YEARS AGO THAT I WANTED TO LOSE WEIGHT SO BAD...... NOW I DON'T WANT TO LOSE ANYMORE OR I WILL LOOK LIKE A SCARECROW.... PERFECT FOR THIS COMING HALLOWEEN...... (LAUGH)....... IT'S JUST NICE TO BE HEALTHY AND FEEL GOOD EACH DAY... I LOVE THE IDEA OF YOUR ZOOM CLASSES..... A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME WITH OTHERS FOR EXERCISE AND YOUR AA MEETINGS ALONG WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY....... WE DO WHAT WE CAN DO MY FRIEND..... STAY SAFE... STAY HAPPY... STAY HEALTHY.......... XOXOXO
    2 days ago
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