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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: 213,024

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
    Hi there....reporting to you about that exercise from Dr. M. Wow- I felt that tingling in my hands afterwards like he said! I didn't do that deep of knee squats, but it still worked! I even slept better last night! I did them twice yesterday. My back even felt better. I did some warm up chair exercises before that too. Even my knees feel stronger-a little achy in the body, since I am using new muscles I guess. I just did the 10, in set of 3 and it wasn't 3 min. but I will get there! emoticon emoticon
    15 hours ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Well, at least she isn't smoking in the apartment anymore. But, Wow, she must be a chain smoker to smell that bad and fill up the apartment like that! That is awful to be hooked on it that bad! Such a shame!
    Hey, just posted another blog. emoticon How about that-3 blogs in 11 days! I don't think I have done that before. You wanted blogs-so here you go. emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/15/2017 10:15:53 PM
    Hi! You wrote on my feed, "'I am doing the meditation series with Deepak and Oprah. Its been said many times it helps to relieve pain because it helps ease stress which intensifies pain by tightening your muscles etc." I find that interesting since I found this free course online for mindfulness. I was going to do it for insomnia but also for pain, is wonderful. Thanks for the idea. emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for stopping by my blogs. Your lunch sounds delicious! I'd have had a margarita.

    It is amazing to me that when I do have a bigger than usual meal, I'm not that hungry later. Paying attention to our hunger and satiety levels really makes a difference.

    Intuitive eating makes sense to me, but can't get away from tracking. It works and in the past when I've stopped, I've gained weight. do pay attention to hunger and eating what I want. have found that not doing that ends up with me eating more of whatever I wanted. When I look back at my food log, like you, it is easy to see why my weight is where it is. Then I can course correct if necessary.
    3 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2017 2:33:15 PM
    My thanks to your nephew for his service. My son served with some Canadians when he was deployed. Respect from him and his buddies to our neighbors to the North.

    Oh, and the VFW was actually handing out poppies down here in the States today. I donated and got mine, teasing them just a bit that they picked up the Canadian & UK tradition!
    6 days ago
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