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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: 201,708

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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    Thank you for reading my blog and for your kind words. Staying connected with Spark even a little bit while traveling helped me make good choices.
    13 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thank you for reading my blog and your kind words! I never thought much about age either until I hit 55 or 60. And that's what made me want to be sure I could do all that I could do as I aged
    13 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    But once you sync SP with Fitbit tracker, it is reflected on SP's nutrition tracker and it has worked for me for 5 years now. I don't follow fitbit's nutrition tracker at all, didn't want to start over with all the adding of the foods like i did with SP years ago and add as I go. Anyway, it is up to you, of course. You are such a powerhouse with all you do! emoticon emoticon
    15 days ago
    hi Linda! TEAM BONUS POINTS ARE BACK!! Go to Spark Points page scroll down to
    "Community" and click on Bonus Team Points.
    Thought you would want to know.
    16 days ago
  • v 4CYNDI
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I made better choices but still felt satisfied. I did eat more desserts because they were just too tempting but last year it was both alcohol & desserts plus huge breakfasts. Soooo... better! Thanks for all your support.
    20 days ago
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