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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: 213,624

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.

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like hiking, traveling, exercising, movies, books, internet games, SparkPeople, bridge, writing

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  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Foot problems are the worst as they really seem to hinder our ability to get around. Right now I have my foot propped up with ice which seems to help. One good thing is I think the shoes I wore yesterday are the culprit as when I wear them my bunion really acts up.
    Seems like a lot of us maintainers have let a couple of pounds sneak up on us and are working to get them off before we hit the holiday season.
    15 days ago
    Thx for responding about Daisy
    16 days ago
  • v CBASS30
    Yes it was because of the rain and doing laundry. He was told it has to do with the street drain. I left that spot empty so it just a clean up mess.
    16 days ago
  • v PCOH051610
    Hi Linda,

    Wow, you've had that much snow and cold temperatures already? Yes, you were right about our temperatures....earlier in the week we had double digits but Friday it all changed. It is still bone dry and without the wind I think it might be nicer out.....however, we get that northeast wind right off Atlantic and suddenly bbbrrrrrr.

    17 days ago
    Hi my friend! Thanks for reading my blog, "to be or not to be...". Yes, I thought about telling her right away but my friend told me not to since there "was no fire to be put out yet". So I am waiting. It has been a week so I know the results will be in this coming week. I have faith that everything will be okay. I am hanging in there. Thanks for you support and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. emoticon emoticon
    18 days ago
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