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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: 196,446

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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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    emoticon You know I never did get with you about your comment on my blog. Appreciate your input as always, but never heard of rice having gluten protein in it. Will have to look that up for sure. I keep hearing so much controversy over whether oats is gluten or not! Sure gets confusing!
    Have a good rest of the week. emoticon

    Just found this article about gluten free rice:

    We always buy the organic ones, I just checked the package and it says gluten free. Glad you pointed that out to me, since some brands may cross contaminate with gluten facilities.
    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 5/24/2017 11:43:43 PM
    Now it makes sense. I am the acronym queen. I can't tell you how many times I drive myself crazy trying to figure out what someone's license plate means. Lol.
    7 days ago
  • v C8TSON
    Hi! emoticon The ropes course was really scary to me. All are attached to a harness, but you have to climb up really high, and then walk these ropes. Most of them don't even offer anything for the hands to grab. It's all about balance...something I lack!
    9 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2017 1:54:23 PM

    Any possibility that "stonechat" was an Eastern Towhee?
    10 days ago
  • v ACEHOLE023
    Thank you so much for the words of encouragement :)
    12 days ago
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