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My husband and I spent the day on an end of the school year field trip to a water park with our grand kids. SO MUCH FUN!




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I am 65 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 7 year old girl, a 5 year old boy, and a 20 yr. old step grandson, a wife of 46 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 40 years.


Member Since: 6/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 177,338

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




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    We’re all a mix of assets and liabilities. Strengthen both, but recognize that what makes us unique is the combination. Ruth Nemzoff
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    11 days ago
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    In the tough times that come to every life, loved ones matter, not money or things. Ruth Nemzoff
    11 days ago
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    Be yourself, but strive to be the best version of yourself. Ben Rosenfeld
    13 days ago
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    Don’t forget to dream! Making wishes and having dreams is where inspiration starts. Ally Mollo
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    15 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon Leslie for your really nice comment on my blog yesterday!...😆... I enjoyed what you had to say and for sure I think keeping a routine fun helps avoid getting into a rut. the other day I bought a 10 pound stretch rope.... Which actually says fitness cable and at first I thought hmm ...how am I going to use this?... I started playing around with it and came up with all kinds of different moves which use a number of body parts!.... emoticon ... truly, I think it is the little things that make for a happy day anyway you have a great weekend!
    15 days ago
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