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Accurately tracking my food and fitness is what keeps me maintaining my weight loss. Thanks to Sparkpeople for getting me there!
Having RA since age 6.5, and years of hospital stays and surgeries (38 operations and counting) have kept me on a weight loss roller coaster my entire adult life. I have five artificial joints, but love to work out, the higher intensity the better. I have three forms of arthritis destroying my body, but fight to keep moving every body part they damage. That is all that stands between me and a wheelchair. My favorite fitness classes are Boxercise, Step & Zumba! My trusty elliptical keeps me moving on the days I can't get out. Winters are long and hard here and even more challenging to keep moving.
I remain on Sparkpeople to keep up with the great friends I have made!! They are my role models and supporters Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this!

Member Since: 4/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 207,030

My Goals:
To stay as fit and healthy as my body will allow me.
To eat healthy 80% of the time. First Joined Sparks May 13 2009 under the name JHADZHIA, that page is still open if you want to browse my previous adventures

My Program:
Getting at least 60 minutes daily of exercise. Online videos, (huge Jessica Smith fan!) DVD's and the elliptical as well as fitness classes at the gym when I can make it.
Walking and hiking a lot! I don't drive, so I walk every where I want to go!

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53, 5' 5" 130 lbs
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
RA since age 6 1/2 and now
Osteoporosis and a new mystery arthritis. 5 joints replaced, one failed and three foot surgeries with more to come. That is just life.

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like hiking, traveling, exercising, movies, books, internet games, SparkPeople, bridge, writing

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    Hi Linda, Thank you for the Sparks Goodie. I love our mesages back and forth. I hope you had an awesome day! emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
    Good that you are getting a weather break. It is supposed to get here overnight. We actually had a bit of unpredicted rain this morning, but it was very light, just enough to settle the dust for a while. Hopefully we will get more in the next few days, we surely need it.

    7 days ago
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    emoticon for the birthday wishes. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Hope things are going well for you.

    ~Carol~ (Red)
    10 days ago
    I am feeling quite overwhelmed by the support I have received on my first blog!
    It is pretty amazing so many will offer the hand of friendship.
    I really appreciate you taking time to read my ramblings and leave me a note.
    It has certainly brightened up my day and kept me on the straight and narrow!
    I hope you day has also been filled with friendship, love and laughter.
    Your strength is amazing, such an inspiration xx
    Take care and once again many thanks
    10 days ago
    I so admire you for how you keep forging ahead with all the aches and pains of your RA.

    I am very fortunate that I have very little in the way of physical complaints, most of which would be taken care of with a 20# loss.

    It was pretty clear here today and 93F, tomorrow is supposed to be much the same, but even warmer. Sunday/Monday we get a bit of a break, but we don't hit seasonal until Friday at the earliest. Not much chance of rain to break our drought.

    I live about 250-300 mi (probably about 450km) almost directly south from you, but it seems like this summer we've had very similar weather.

    I hope you are able to get some rest.

    12 days ago
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