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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: 243,113

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
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Are you making comfortable choices or are you making choices that will help you live? Living is more amazing than you can imagine. Diedre Hughey
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    10 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA TO BLOW AIR AT EACH OTHER......... WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO GET SOME OF MY COOLER TEMPS WHEN IT'S BLAZING HOT OUT YOUR WAY...... TODAY WE HAVE MINUS 16C..... NOT SNOWING AND THE SUN IS TRYING TO PEEK OUT... DOUG TAKES THE DOGS EVERY EVENING FOR THEIR WALK AND THEIR LOVING IT JUMPING THROUGH ALL THOSE SNOW DRIFTS...... I'M SURE YOU REMEMBER THE BLACKLIST....... WELL IT'S BACK ON STARTS TONIGHT FIRST SHOW... I HAVE IT RECORDED IN CASE I MISS SOME OF IT........ HAVE A LOVELY FRIDAY..... STAY SAFE AND HAPPY.....XOXOXO
    10 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    I'M GLAD EVERYTHING WENT WELL WITH THE MAMMOGRAM LESLIE.......... THANKS FOR TAKING ME WITH YOU FOR A WALK....... I HOPE WE DIDN'T GO TOO FAR THAT WAS ONE HOT DAY OUT THERE....... I WOULD HAVE BEEN ASKING YOU TO TAKE A BREAK EVERY NOW AND THEN... BUT RIGHT NOW IN THIS COLD WEATHER I REALLY LOVED THE WALK.... HOT OR NOT...
    11 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    HOPE THE MAMMOGRAM WENT OKAY...... I'M SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU GOT OUT TO TAKE A WALK... TOO COLD HERE FOR ME TO EVEN WANT TO LEAVE THE HOUSE... BUT I WILL JOIN YOU ON YOUR WALK TODAY WHERE IT'S NICE AND HOT. emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    I AGREE LESLIE..
    SOME DAY WE MAY HAVE TEA TOGETHER... IT'S ANOTHER COLD DAY HERE... OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR WAS OUT SHOVELING SNOW AT 4:30 AM THIS MORNING. WAKING US ALL UP WITH THE DOGS BARKING..... MIGHT TRY TO HAVE A NAP TODAY........ YES THE MASKED SINGER IS ON TONIGHT...... YOU WOULD LOVE THE SHOW... IT'S SO MUCH FUN........ AND ALL THE MASKED SINGERS ARE ACTORS SINGERS COMEDIANS ETC.... THE PART THAT IS SO GREAT IS WHEN ONE MASKED SINGER IS VOTED OFF AND HAS TO UNMASK..... PEOPLE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHO IT IS....... OKAY MY FRIEND....... EARLY MORNING HERE....... I ALREADY CLEANED THE BATHROOM...... NOW I'M GOING TO TAKE MY SHOWER...... TALK AGAIN SOON.... XOXOXO
    12 days ago
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