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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: 201,028

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
    Correction on the information I gave you in the goodie. Bob reminded me that we experienced 30 below zero actual temperature. It was 60 below wind chill. Brrrrrrr
    Stay warm. emoticon emoticon
    26 days ago
    Stay warm! Hope those chiropractor appointments really, really help you. Your SparkFriend, Marsha
    27 days ago
    Enjoyed your comment on that cathedral thinking blog -- architecture the only art form we enter into with a unique ability to affect our perspective and sensibilities!! I'm so glad you had the chance to take that amazing trip . . . and so grateful for all the travelling I was able to do too.
    28 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Great news about your sister! I just found out one of my spf's (Akelaz) 50 year old son died of coronavirus. So sad. He has a wife and 2 kids.
    Be so careful out there. emoticon

    33 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thanks Linda for your blog comment. I hope your sister is ok! Glad your liked the historical portraits come to life video. You are sure a busy lady- good for you!!!
    You are for sure a mover and shaker, too of exercise! I've been sitting way too much. So trying to be like you, move, move,move! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    35 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2021 8:40:30 PM
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