Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints 376,837

Fruit Basket


Weight Lifting Gloves

_LINDA is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Interact with _LINDA
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

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: 189,561

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

Read More About _LINDA - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 7)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
316 Maintenance Weeks
Login to Leave Comment
    Hello Linda, just found my little notebook with my Spark password..Had lost it(explained on a blog)I hope ur doing great, I was here awhile back. I enjoyed ur blogs so much!! Passing through to say hello...Your a very special lady..
    2 days ago
    How is your shoulder? Hopefully feeling better.
    2 days ago
    Linda, I am unfamiliar with housing authority. I rent, and hey, I paint everything. If the landlord wants me to paint it the awful color when I move, then that's what I will do. I am only making my cottage improve. I am sorry you have damage to your hands. That must be so difficult for you.
    4 days ago
  • v DESIREE671
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Yes, I would really like to be like her when I grow up! It's been interesting to read other people's comments about the super seniors that they exercise with. She suggested we go on a mountain walk next time which will certainly be more challenging.
    I hope this will be a good week for you - and hoping for an easing of physical challenges.

    4 days ago
    I am in good shape Linda, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically...I am prepared. Thank you for your wonderful support my friend...She will have a special sling that will help me maneuver her around. Sitting would be very painful because I asked about the wheel chair for her...Not only sitting, but she has bilateral elbow dysplasia so it would be very hard on her elbows as well. A sling is the best choice. She has three doctors and a surgeon with a whole crew at the vet hospital that are rooting for Lucy Lou. She is quite the popular doggie being because of her sweet personality where ever she goes. So we are in good hands thank goodness. Wishing you a lovely evening dear one. fredie
    5 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2017 5:42:35 PM
Member Comments (2767):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>