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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: 213,162

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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    Thanks for your comments on my blog too! I needed a smile :) as all I want to do today is Eat! Sighs. Back to my salad.

    Need some inspiration for dinner I think, as I am craving carbs rather badly!

    4335 days ago
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    Thanks for your comments on my blog. Having a wife that is suffering from Fibromyalgia and Arthritis your outlook and motto are very encouraging.
    4335 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon 9 that is super great...I am so proud of you..

    Next let me say I love your spark page..

    then let me ask are you smiling...thanks for your comment on my blog come back and visit me any time..
    4335 days ago
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog (which btw, I deleted as it somehow posted 2x ?? - never had that happen before)

    I was injured in a car accident almost 17 yrs ago (Nov 13, 1992) and went through physical therapy, lots of pain meds, followed by 8 yrs of Chiropractor appts... I have done research over the yrs and know there are surgical procedures that can help me - but I tried to go the Chiropractic way vs the surgery - I no longer am able to see the Chiropractor since we moved... and am ready to say good bye forever to this pain.

    I just need that extra push to make me "just do it" (Like my husband did tonight) We've been married almost 16 yrs and he is so supportive - but I agree, its time to make this pain go away.

    Thanks again.
    4336 days ago
    I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for dropping by my blog & lending some support about my decision with my dog. It has been a rough year, but I know it was time. It never makes it an easier decision but there's no reason to prolong the suffering. Thanks again for your support.
    4337 days ago