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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: 169,603

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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    I am so happy to hear that you are treating yourself with loving kindness: nobody deserves it more.

    You are learning so much from your on-line seminars: and applying it with hard-earned wisdome!
    8 days ago
    Not Meuniere's. I had one episode of what they called postural vertigo. They tested me for it by tilting my head until I felt the spins. Then they gave me medication for it--I think a motion sickness med, which worked almost at once.
    13 days ago
    You know Linda, I think we both have alot in common with many here....More of us grew up slim, active, without a calorie care in the world. It sure catches up to ya when you get up in years for sure. Luckily, I do not have a goal to fit into my size 10 shorts anymore...and they WERE a size 10, where today, they are size 10 but fit a 14....hmmmm....I had those shorts pinned on my wall, as a goal....but as I blogged, it was never to be. Hormones spread the hips....no more narrow body! ha....luckily my goal now is to be healthy!!!!!

    I totally can understand your frustration with RA as a young person. YOu have endured so much, yet have kept on!!!! You are one to admire!!!! Keep on ticking! emoticon
    14 days ago
    Thanks, you made a good point.

    My blood pressure began at 167 / 90 something and is down to 146 ish / 80 something.
    That's with diet modification, exercise, and blood pressure meds. It's not coming down the way they expected, so we continue to monitor for now.

    Thanks for your support in my blogs!
    15 days ago
  • v BKWERM
    I've never heard of a dizziness clinic. I hope you can get an appointment soon to get this taken care of.

    15 days ago
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