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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: 170,043

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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    Thank you for encouragement :)
    11 hours ago
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    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I'm not a baby-boomer! LOL I have to say I'm disgusted with David Cameron coming out and resigning like that. He and George Osborne have been conspicuous by their absences since the result. This is not the way many of us believe an elected Government/Prime Minister should be acting. Cameron was elected as PM and he should be holding the Country steady at this difficult time, not running away from his responsibilities. He has now left a very dangerous vacuum in the governance of this Country.

    There is a petition up with, apparently, 2 million signatures to hold a second referendum. Apparently the EU can require this as there were not enough difference in the voting either way but whether that will happen or not I don't know. As far as I can see the issue is not entirely settled yet.
    3 days ago
    Obviously a confusing blog -- but what I was trying to suggest is that some characteristics -- both of personality AND physical characteristics -- appear to be innate. So, a lot of personality characteristics are innate (this would be controversial) and most of us accept that a lot of physical characteristics (height, eye colour etc) are innate.

    I'm pretty sure that my own slowish metabolism is innate: no matter how much I exercise, I just can't eat as many calories as some people do without gaining weight.

    Gotta manage BOTH my personality -- which is pretty difficult -- and my metabolism -- which is very difficult!!
    4 days ago
    Thank you for my birthday goodie!! I have had a great first week of summer vacation from school....but it is time to get back on track and refocus. THANK YOU always for being such a great support for me!!
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    7 days ago
    Thank you for the explication it really did help emoticon emoticon
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