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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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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