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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: 217,339

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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    Hello JHADZHIA!

    I came across your blog entry and noticed that you live in Saskatoon! I lived there many years ago (DD#1 and DS were both born in St. Paul's) and absolutely loved it. DH took a job down here and I been here ever since. I grew up in Winterpeg, where my family still lives.
    You are doing an amazing job of losing weight! For being somewhat limited movement wise due to health conditions, you are an inspiration to all!

    Our summer here has been abysmal, too. I put shorts on earlier today after my run but became so cold I had to go and put on jeans and a long-sleeved shirt (with an undershirt0 to try and stay warm. What is going on with the weather? And yes, the days are getting shorter. Believe me, they are already much shorter here than there. That was the VERY FIRST THING I noticed when I moved here many years ago. We are so much further south than you. Sometimes it pays to live further north.
    4401 days ago
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    Good morning.

    I've added you as a friend because I think we have a fair amount in common. We both have RA, we both like to read, we both like to garden, we both love hot, sunny weather AND we both play bridge!

    In fact, I've been pondering starting a SP Bridge team. Any interest?

    Have a great day!
    4402 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/9/2009 10:50:34 AM
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