JHADZHIA
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A close up of me in Hawaii Dec 25 2009 spent X Mas hiking, life doesn't get any better than that!!



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My Mom giving Bendix a drink. We have to coax him to drink his water!!



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I have had rheumatoid arthritis since age 6 1/2 and have had over 35 surgeries (not all related to it) and I know what its like to have to start over at the beginning again and again. Never giving up has been my life story. I am constantly modifying my activities to suit my body's changes. The severe damage done to my hands and elbows means I can't do serious strength training, but my alternatives have worked for me.
I have had five joint replacements (one failed and had to be redone). Its not slowing me down. I am enjoying fitness classes ranging from kickboxing to Zumba! Surgical recoveries are a nuisance, but with Sparks, I had no weight gain. No excuses when you can track your food!!!
Thanks for taking the time to read this!


Member Since: 5/13/2009

Fitness Minutes: 201,120

My Goals:
I want to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and make sure the weight never creeps back on. I want to be as fit as my body will allow me. I enjoy every minute I am able to move!


My Program:
Maintenance going well. Recovered from an elbow replacement in Jan 2011 (it failed 3 years later and I wasn't able to use my right arm for a year as it went through healing and multiple surgeries) and foot surgery on Aug 4 2011 and am working out like a demon enjoying a free liesure pass to my city's civic centers! Trying out all kinds of fitness classes and loving them!! For a change low income pays! In winter, when I can't go out, I do a lot of home workouts online and DVD's. I also have an elliptical, Swiss ball, step, dumbbells, bands, hula hoop and a skipping rope so lots of options.



Personal Information:
I am from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and volunteer for the Regional Health Authority
I am a single 55 year old living on a disability pension
I am 5' 4" and my weight varies between 130-39


Other Information:
I enjoy reading, writing, playing bridge, seeing action/fantasy movies and helping Mom with her amazing garden (when she lets me). I love going for long hikes with Mom and her darling dog Daisy. I love working and playing on a computer




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  • v YELLOW09RED
    emoticon Have a wonderful March, Linda.

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
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    1 day ago
  • v SLENDERELLA61
    Yes, they are big time gamers! He met her online and paid for her to fly in from Texas about 16 months ago and she just stayed. I suspect it will become permanent. We'll see.

    Thanks for following me and all your great support! -Marsha
    4 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Good morning,
    be safe tomorrow and Friday in the freezing temps if you need to be outside.

    Hugs today,
    Debbie
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    6 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Good morning Linda emoticon

    We have had 3 days of the 70's and sunshine. What a wonderful difference from last 2 weeks.

    Have a great day. Keep warm.

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    7 days ago
  • v REDROBIN47
    I dropped by to say hello but I see on a message below that Daisy is not doing well. I am so sorry to hear this. I know how hard it is to lose a precious fur baby. I hope the vet can help her.

    We have had an extremely hard winter also but things are starting to turn around. We had a dramatic change in temps the past couple of days. We sent from 0 F to almost 40 in 2 days with more days in the 40s on their way. Some of the snow is finally starting to melt but it turns into ice at night and is very slippery from the water on top of the snow. Hope things are going well for your family. I will say a prayer for Daisy. God Bless.
    ~Carol~
    7 days ago
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