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I am 64 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy, a wife of 44 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 my healthy weight, and continue 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 40 years.

Member Since: 6/10/2011

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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.
My jogging/walking began in 2010. I started practicing yoga regularly in 2014. I have just been diagnosed with another autoimmune disease, ulcerative colitis in 2016. I'll beat 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 14 years. I hope to share my experience, strength, and hope for a better life with others.

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  • v LINDAVB4251
    Hi, Leslie! I trust all is well with you. I have been using the mobile app, and don't see your posts as often. Take care!
    3 days ago
  • v M28216
    Thank you for your comment on my picture. Glad that I could put a smile on your face.
    6 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my "Shhh ...Don't Tell ........ I'm Getting a Head Start." blog.
    I appreciate you reading and you have a great week coming up!
    11 days ago
    emoticon for adding me as a friend ....... and what a nice comment you made on my page (and blog) ..........I visited your page; great pictures and Rainbow Falls .........Not too far from me; I have been there before too as I am in Eugene. ..... Maybe we are neighbors? .... Anyway, very glad to become friends! ......... Plan to stay in touch with you thru blogs etc.
    have great weekend!
    13 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. You are quite the overcomer! That is wonderful and inspiring! I practice yoga, too. I started practicing it 20 years ago when I first presented symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. I actually taught people with MS. Then, I was diagnosed. So, it has been very helpful. Of course, God is my Strength and my Song! emoticon
    15 days ago
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