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: 148,019

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 1ZIPPYC
    Stopping by to say hi. Thanks for the messages on the feed. Really appreciate your checking in with me. Hope all is going well. I know you are having some really cold weather up there. We are having below normal temps, but nothing compared to up north, of course.Have a good weekend coming up. emoticon
    10 hours ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Really happy to read your comment on my blog today!! It's great that you're experiencing more kindness and acceptance of yourself too. What a miracle your body is: many challenges, but still helping you find ways to be at peace. And I've gotta say: love the way you look, especially that distinctive and very attractive hair cut!! It's you.
    2 days ago
  • v SLENDERELLA61
    Thanks for all your support. Casey's ears are laying correctly more often these days, but he still has "helicopter ears" more often than I would choose. Oh, well, we love him anyway!! Thanks for caring. Warmly, Marsha
    3 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    First rabbit wash appears to have gone really well -- they are if anything even softer and cozier!! I really like the rabbit print!!
    4 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    You are SO right -- I got the PJs at Giant Tiger. Really delighted you scored THREE sets for $10 each, if there's a sale here I might buy some more!! Hope that they wash up well and don't shrink too much, as pure cotton can do!!
    4 days ago
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