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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: 196,446

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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  • v IGNITEME101
    I've had the downside of being well known and respected, too. For me, it was in real life. I too have learned to love the background, letting others take credit, etc. Much safer for us. Lol. Thx for the team info and for sharing.'Have2add a2nd'
    21 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    I understand&you're right. My cellphone is how I spark. Need2know more about your maintenance. did great the 1st yr. dont want to gain back. Cell doesn't give me option to give goodies.do u have a spark group re: maintenace?
    22 days ago
    Thanks for the answer about smoke in your apartment. Wish I had an idea for you but I don't, hopefully an opening in another building will open this year.
    22 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Wow 7 years maintenance and I'm about 13 months maintenance. Glad I saw your site. Going to sparkfriend add you. Hope you add me back. I'm Della :)
    22 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thanks Linda! The advice on the links in my blog worked now...could never figure out how to get them to work...they used to long time ago. I have got to stop with the snacks! I think I sabotage myself sometimes...or know how much I can get away with. Not going to lose weight that way...probably messed up my weight loss today! emoticon
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    25 days ago
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