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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: 194,729

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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    Another stonechat link -- and includes further links to similar birds . . .
    5 hours ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. You show such strength in pushing through your pain. You have an amazing range of exercise options.

    2 days ago
  • v C8TSON
    Thank you for your sweet messages this week, while I have been away sick. I see I have missed some of your blogs, and I look forward to catching up on them once I'm well. I haven't been getting more than 2 hours of sleep a night since I got sick on Friday night. I'm so delirious, I have been going back to make sure my texts and emails sound coherent! Anyway, hope you are doing well! Have a wonderful week! emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
    Intrigued by your description of the rusty mini-robin and nothing at all comes to mind!! Your spring flowers will come: they will. Oh my goodness it's hard to wait for spring -- and I'm not confident there won't be more snow here still!!
    3 days ago
  • v F39834
    You are a high roller Linda fantasti๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    7 days ago
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