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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: 179,961

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.

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

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    What an absolutely wonderful comment on my sabotaging thought blog -- you are such a boost to my confidence, cannot thank you enough!!
    1 day ago
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    Thanks Linda.
    1 day ago
    emoticon Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been doing some of the eliminating and re-adding lately. I found I can eat about 6 tortilla chips with a bit of salsa, and it doesn't bother me. Or one cheese enchilada, maybe two( not at the same time as chips, tho). But many of these gluten free chip items or desserts have me blown up in minutes. White rice of any kind is able to bloat me and make certain joints ache. Keeping to detailed tracking has helped a lot to show me what works and what doesn't. My GF gooey cake I make will be OK if I eat a VERY small portion. With a good cup of coffee I can enjoy the treat with no ill effects. So I've frozen portions and can enjoy it every once and awhile. Tried some mei fun at our asian restaurant and found out within minutes it wasn't to be on my list. I totally avoid wheat/flour if possible. I'm glad I enjoy salads. I may be growing white feathers, too, with the chicken I have been eating! LOL!
    I actually like the way I eat now. I see more possibilities and options than any deprivations. Being pain free is the best part... I am grateful for however long I am this way. Should I begin to have issues again, I will still eat GF/LC. I seems like the healthiest choice for me.
    Life is SO much more than food!
    Do you already have cold weather in Canada? Trees are starting to turn here.
    Have a good week!
    3 days ago
    •*¨) ✫ ¸.•*¨) Thank you for your comment
    on my blog: "Don't Let Anyone Trick You with
    Treats!" ...... Halloween or otherwise. I appreciated
    your input .........Interesting as always ..Do wish you
    a great new week coming S-O-O-N ....
    (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.✫
    ¸.•*¨) ✫ ¸.•*¨)✫ ..

    4 days ago
    Loved your comment on my "fun" blog and actually I totally agree with you. Although I eat "the same" day after day for maximum nutrition, I do in fact change up the omelettes, the salads and the soups with different choices of fruits and veggies, different flavourings and spices, different cooking methods which vary the textures (steaming versus roasting versus stir frying . . . )

    Yup, absolutely am in your camp on this (as so much else!!)
    5 days ago
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