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January 2015~ A gecko statue at the Living Desert in Palm Desert

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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

Fitness Minutes: 138,204

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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    Leslie, thank you so much for so quickly welcoming me to the team! I feel right at home, and I'm very grateful for that, but especially to you! Wishing you a great weekend ahead. I hope it's beautiful in your part of the country; it's lovely here on the mid-eastern seaboard! - Cara
    48 days ago
  • 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!
    52 days ago
  • v M28216
    Thank you for your comment on my picture. Glad that I could put a smile on your face.
    56 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!
    61 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!
    62 days ago
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