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: 205,594

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 SPIRITRUN
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! It is nice to know, during the long nights, that we aren't alone. Out there, somewhere, someone is waiting for a mare to foal, a baby to arrive or a litter of pups to enter the world. It is my female's first litter, not mine, I have been doing this for 13 years, not often mind you...everytime is s bit of a nailbiter!
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    4266 days ago
  • v JUSTWANTTOLOOSE
    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for commenting on my blog. Yes, elevating me legs does help. It was worse before at my heaviest weight....I'm just hoping it goes completely away as my weight goes down. Patients, I know.
    Anyway, another week almost done - we can do this! emoticon
    4267 days ago
  • v TAKEONME48137
    Thank you for the comments on my blog! I really appreciate it. I do enjoy playing soccer, and I've been trying to get a group together for that so hopefully it'll actually happen soon enough. Thank you again. =)
    4267 days ago
  • v no profile image SYK1012
    thanks for the comment on my blog! it's weird i have always been more of a milk chocolate or white chocolate kind of girl but the past few weeks ive wanted DARK haha guess its better huh?
    4267 days ago
  • v THE_NEW_MELISSA
    Thank you for the wonderful blog encouragement! At this time, I run on a treadmill in a small hospital gym staring at a red heartbeat pattern painted a whote wall. I can't run outside at this time due to me having to run at 5:00am and without a sidewalks where I live, i'd have to run on the street and risk getting hit. So for now, I'm stuck in treadmillville. I can't wait to run outside thought, I know it will give me so much more to look at and think about :)
    4267 days ago