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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: 179,767

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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    emoticon for stopping by and commenting on my blog... I had not realized I'd not commented on any of your blogs! That can be remedied! LOL!
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    12 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! The support and feedback from everyone is so wonderful!
    13 days ago
    Thank you --a zillion times!--I love the foot care---- I appreciate yer thoughtfulness SO much! Lynda
    14 days ago
  • v BKWERM
    Good morning, Linda.

    No, I haven't had any white hard bumps in my mouth but the article sounds interesting.

    I heard about the terrible winter weather affecting parts of western Canada. Hope you get a thaw and some Indian summer before having it settle in until next May! emoticon

    It's quite pleasant here with temps in the teens and sunny for the most part. I'm planning on enjoying it as much as possible before we get winter, too.

    I actually made my profile pic in MS PowerPoint, I think but I might have used something else, too. If you really want to know, I'll look into it later. I have to get ready for work now though.

    Have a good one.
    14 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2016 6:32:07 AM
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    I am definitely way better than I was 3 months ago, since taking the supplements. But, it takes time to rebuild cartilage, bones.....not quite ready for Dancing with the Stars yet! Give me another 6-9 months...I'll get there! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    16 days ago
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