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LeslieSenior- Love, Family, Gratitude, Service, Health

I am 61 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy, a wife of 42 years, a passionate & retired special education teacher of 36 years, and a devoted sister, sister-in-law, 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, lose a few ...
I am 61 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy, a wife of 42 years, a passionate & retired special education teacher of 36 years, and a devoted sister, sister-in-law, 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, lose a few pounds, and maintain a happy, spontaneous, nutritious, and active lifestyle.
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 38 years.
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Member Since: 6/10/2011

SparkPoints: 94,236

Fitness Minutes: 59,368

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 schedule cardio and strength training.
*I will track my exercise.
*I will track my food and nutrients.
*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.
My jogging/walking began in 2010. 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 12 years. I hope to share my experience, strength, and hope for a better life with others.

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KRISZTA11
7/24/2014 2:57:35 AM

Hi Leslie, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
I appreciate your support!
Love, Kriszta
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BETHGILLIGAN
7/17/2014 8:34:17 AM

Thanks, Leslie! We are all very happy!!



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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/5/2014 12:14:07 PM

Leslie, I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


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CORKYTHEMOM1
6/29/2014 2:23:48 PM

emoticon Leslie for your continued prayers and support in my healing from the accident. It's wonderful to have special friends such as you! Embracing you with love and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday!


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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CORKYTHEMOM1
6/28/2014 9:33:03 PM

Leslie, my condolences and sorrow reach out to you and your friend's family in the loss of their beloved son. Please know that I'm keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. May you find comfort in having a wonderful time this weekend with your children and grandchildren! Each day is a gift of gratitude. Embracing you with lots of hugs.


~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon



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