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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: 182,939

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
Canada
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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  • v WATERMELLEN
    Got our outdoor lights up, droopy here and there but that's OK: they really do lift my spirits!! All our neighbours beat us to it!
    5 days ago
  • v DEDICATED2HIM
    Linda...sweet sister. Thank you once more for a comment on my blog that is pithy and moving.I am honored to have you as my friend
    You always "get" what I'm trying to say and I know that you've suffered with pain as I have and you know well those dark nights of the soul when you cry out "why?" And there is no answer forthcoming. All we can do is trust the mighty hand of God that is extended to us in love. We don't understand what he is doing but we can know without a doubt that it us for our good (if we are his child) and that his constantly with us in the struggle. And we can know with joy that our suffering iis not eternal...that we have a new body coming that will never hurt or be weak. And in this we find hope.
    Sorry for the sermon . I'm overcome today by God's love and compassion for me.it's been a long bleak week. but i got thru is and now can breathe agaiin

    I pray you will catch a glimpse of his great love and compassion for you


    5 days ago
  • v DEDICATED2HIM
    Linda...sweet sister. Thank you once more for a comment on my blog that is pithy and moving.I am honored to have you as my friend
    You always "get" what I'm trying to say and I know that you've suffered with pain as I have and you know well those dark nights of the soul when you cry out "why?" And there is no answer forthcoming. All we can do is trust the mighty hand of God that is extended to us in love. We don't understand what he is doing but we can know without a doubt that it us for our good (if we are his child) and that his constantly with us in the struggle. And we can know with joy that our suffering iis not eternal...that we have a new body coming that will never hurt or be weak. And in this we find hope.
    Sorry for the sermon . I'm overcome today by God's love and compassion for me.it's been a long bleak week. but i got thru is and now can breathe agaiin

    I pray you will catch a glimpse of his great love and compassion for you


    5 days ago
  • v ARTHONES
    Thanks for your support, the walks will happen tomorrow around the block as for parks, coutry and longer walks theyll will start to happen during recovery, l love to walk but belting around on sticks makes it a bit hard and my exercise started today.
    7 days ago
  • v LEANJEAN6
    Hi Linda-- I had to post that I did lose 4 of the 5 pounds which I had hoped to lose over December--- My goal last month was to get back on track and get the excess weight off-- --It's hard! --- I guess I upset you with the blog--It is a new one--- but its the same ol' story---let the guard down, and the weight goes up!--- I've been struggling at this since forever!----- I started at 218.5---and I'm back now below the 200--- Anyway, I don't need to apologize-- at least I am trying--- I do have a thyroid problem-- (not an excuse) plus I will be 74 soon--- so I know both those work against me--Here I am apologizing again!--But--Linda-- I/m sorry that my blog upset you--- You usually don't come over as being so critical-------- I still love you and I do appreciate your comments-- but---I'm sad that you feel this way-Lynda
    8 days ago
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