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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: 240,813

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 SHERRY666
    WOW CHRIS'S 70TH ON NOV 9TH....... I SURE KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT KIDS NOT BEING ABLE TO TRICK OR TREAT HOW THEY USUALLY HAVE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS..... IT'S REALLY TOO BAD....... I'M SURE THEY WILL STILL GET LOTS OF TREATS WITH DRIVING AROUND........ ARE YOU ALREADY MAKING PLANS FOR CHRIS'S B-DAY,... I KNOW THERE IS NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO WITH FAMILY..... BUT YOU BOTH CAN STILL SPEND A LOVELY DAY TOGETHER.... DEPENDING ON HOW FAR WE GO THE DOGS PAWS DO GET COLD....... WE KNOW WHEN THEY START TO LIFT THEM UP..... THEN WE HEAD FOR HOME....... MINUS 8C NO SUNSHINE TODAY...... BELIEVE ME I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO WALKING LATER....... BUT STILL HAVE TO DO IT...... HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY LESLIE... emoticon STAY STRONG..... STAY SAFE....
    11 hours ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI LESLIE..
    WELL IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A BUSY DAY..... ALREADY GOT THE HALLOWEEN STUFF FOR THE GRAND KIDS......... I'M NOT SURE IF THEIR EVEN ALLOWED TO GO OUT THIS YEAR......... GUESS WE WILL SEE....... I HAVEN'T GOT ANY STUFF JUST YET..... TOO EARLY AND I WILL EAT IT...... HAHAHA.... THAT'S WONDERFUL YOU ARE GOING TO SEE EVERYONE ON FRIDAY... I KNOW YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT......... GOOD FOR YOU GETTING MOST OF YOUR SHOPPING DONE........ I HAVEN'T STARTED YET........... WE HAVE SNOW RIGHT NOW AND MINUS 9C...... STILL WILL BE WALKING THE DOGS LATER TODAY........ HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY MY FRIEND......... emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Life is not about who you were, but who you ARE. Eric Broser
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    1 day ago
  • v SHERRY666
    YES YOUR SO RIGHT...... WE BOTH HAVE SUCH DIFFERENT WEATHER..... BUT WE LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT........ DON'T HAVE TO LIKE IT.. BUT THAT'S JUST A PART OF LIFE... YOU SURE KEEP BUSY WITH YOUR ZOOM......... IT'S SO NICE WE HAVE ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY........RIGHT NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE AND JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD......... LOVE AND MISS YOU LOTS LESLIE... XOXOXO
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    What’s happening outside of you is irrelevant compared to what’s happening inside. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    2 days ago
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