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: 196,087

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 CORINA-MOMOF4
    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.
    4185 days ago
  • v CYNISTER
    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.
    4187 days ago
  • v SPIRITRUN
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. My little niece has JRA. She is a trooper -- talk about positive attitude. We are hoping she outgrows it. So far so good. I am glad you can still find that peace with river walks with your dog. So important. Have a great day!
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    4188 days ago
  • v BKWERM
    I am definitely planning on relaxing (mostly my second week). The first week is going to be busy with visiting family and my first Rituxan infusion and a wedding on the 8th. After that, I can relax.
    4190 days ago
  • v SOMASLIM
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Hope you are having a great day. I am!!
    4191 days ago