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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: 174,429

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!

Personal Information:
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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    emoticon Made my first smoothie with the V this morning.. I used almond milk, protein powder, spinach, strawberries and pineapple w/ice. It was delicious! I measured everything, but it was a bit high in carbs for me. I'll adjust tomorrow accordingly. But I was surprised at how GOOD it was! I think it will stay with me, and it definitely filled me up. The V is going to be a great investment in my health. DH got it for me for our 39th anniversary. He has seen that my lower carb/grain free lifestyle is working. Rheumatologist declared me in REMISSION yesterday! emoticon I DO believe in miracles!
    Hope your weather is better today... Cooler here, but we sure could use some rain!
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    20 hours ago
    emoticon for a wonderful commentary on my Blog of today ........"Are you Getting Enough ME time?" .........After I write a blog, I get a lot from the readers, like YOU .... Finding meditation time, away from screens ......... and dining without the use of a phone ...(We simply never did that growing up ....... Nor were those 'smart' things invented back when I was growing up ......... We learned how to communicate with eye contact and one person listens while one is talking and then back and forth ........... Imagine!!! .... Not sad to be aging myself ......... I would not change that one! .....Anyway, thanks Linda .... emoticon
    1 day ago
    It was immediate (well by the time I got home), had little range movement before, then I could move my head side to side without pain. This morning, some tightness but no pain
    1 day ago
    Signs of Fall down here in Minnesota too.

    You sound like you have lots of plates spinning too. Thanks for taking some of your time for "long winded responses" to my blogs. I do so appreciate your comments and insights.
    2 days ago
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    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. Yes, WATERMELLEN is very generous. Through her, I'm able to "meet" more Sparkers. Although I was introduced to the book by the other group, it seems to be full of great ideas that are spot on for so many of us on Spark. It's a real treasure.
    5.5 - mile walk! Wow!
    I hope you have a good Wednesday!
    8 days ago
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