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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: 243,858

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. 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 1CRAZYDOG
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    . . . it is less about what happens to you in life, and more about what you decide about you and your life after it happens. Charly Emery
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    10 hours ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HELLO LESLIE..
    WELL IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER NICE DAY....... I CAN SEE THE SUN PEEKING OUT... DOUG HAD TO GO TO THE CITY TO SEE HIS DOCTOR.... SO JUST ME AND THE DOGS....... RIGHT NOW THEIR SLEEPING....... YOU SHOULD SEE HOW EXCITED THEY GET WHEN THEY SEE HIM GETTING OUT OF THE CAR.... JUMPING WHINING FOR HIM........ IT'S SO CUTE... IT'S NICE YOU CAN TAKE SOME STUFF FROM THE GRAND KIDS THAT THEY HAVE OUT GROWN AND GIVE THE STUFF TO YOUR SISTERS NEW GRAND SON........ I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR TIME IN SAN DIEGO...... I TALK TO OMA EVERY DAY....... SHE IS INTO MAKING MASKS..... NOW SHE IS DOING CHRISTMAS ONES..... HAVE A HAPPY DAY GIRLFRIEND...XOXOXO
    13 hours ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    I'M SO GLAD YOUR WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW AND YOU CAN GET OUT FOR YOUR WALKS.... MAYBE TAKE A LONGER WALK WHEN IT'S SO NICE...... PLUS JUST GETTING OUT AND GETTING SOME FRESH AIR FEELS GREAT...... IT'S ANOTHER NICE DAY HERE TOO...... SUN IS COMING OUT RIGHT NOW....... TEMPS ARE MINUS 1C WHICH IS GOOD FOR US.... IT IS NOW MANITORY TO WEAR MASKS IN VEGREVILLE........ BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WEARING THEM ANYWAYS SO NOT MUCH DIFFERENT...... TAKE CARE AND ENJOY YOUR WEDNESDAY........ MASKED SINGER IS TONIGHT. emoticon
    1 day ago

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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    No matter what you’ve endured in life, you can ‘recycle’ your experiences into tools & stepping stones that propel you forward faster & . . . bounce your baggage to the curb. Charly Emery
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    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Integrity is holding fast to our convictions regardless of the consequences and never compromising our ideals or values, even if it affects the bottom line. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    3 days ago
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