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LeslieSenior- Love, Health, Gratitude, Family, Friends, and Service.

I am 62 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy, a wife of 43 years, a passionate & retired special education teacher of 36 years, and a devoted sister, 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, lose a ...
I am 62 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy, a wife of 43 years, a passionate & retired special education teacher of 36 years, and a devoted sister, 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, 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 39 years.


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Member Since: 6/10/2011

SparkPoints: 130,753

Fitness Minutes: 93,639

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.
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 13 years. I hope to share my experience, strength, and hope for a better life with others.

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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/4/2015 10:37:10 AM

emoticon Leslie! Join me as we continue our journey into another sizzling month. It takes daily practice to develop healthy habits. It takes steady action to finish what we start. It takes personal time to build long-term results. TOGETHER, let’s turn our JULY goals into a sparktacular fireworks display! Have a beautiful and blessed 4th of July holiday weekend!


emoticon J = Journey towards successfully reaping the rewards of daily healthy living!
emoticon U = Utilize inner hopes and dreams to create external life-long achievements!
emoticon L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
emoticon Y = YES! We CAN DO It! We WILL Succeed! We ARE WINNERS!


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MAESTRAPLANK12
7/3/2015 10:15:46 PM

emoticon Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you.

H appiness if found within not in people and things.

A cceptance of the present regardless of what fears/inner demons you may
be facing

P ersistence in seeking love and happiness inside ourselves so we may
experience the abundance of love and beauty that encompasses us

P atience with ourselves as we learn and grow through our personal trials
and tribulations life often presents to us unexpectedly.

I nside ourselves are all the answers we seek, believe in yourself with a s
smile on your face

N ever give up yourself! Challenge your belief systems with an open heart
and a positive mind set

E ndless love and happiness awaits you, seek it consciously without delay

S pirit of love is the essence of our original form; happiness is our natural
state of being

S trive in the face of adversity and feel your spirit soar to new heights
experiencing love, peace and happiness from this moment forward. Live
as if there is no tomorrow, for you reap what you sow.

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BELLESMOM85
7/1/2015 8:17:12 PM

I have dealt with my husbands snoring for over 12 years now. You would think I would be used to it by now but I am not. Most nights I suck it up and cover my head with my pillow. That just wouldn't cut it last night. Here's to a better night tonight!





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BELLESMOM85
6/26/2015 11:05:59 PM

Thank you emoticon

I am pretty excited about my non scale victories. My slow and steady pace seems to be paying off!



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LOTUSOFTHERIVER
6/24/2015 10:36:39 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog post Leslie :-) You're right, of course, about not getting too much sun. We don't get so much hot sun but I still wear sunblock if I'm going to be out much. I feel sun-deprived for much of the year. Have nice rest-of-your-week!



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