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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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    emoticon emoticon I'm sorry about your city's number. Be safe too.
    Have a nice Remembrance Day. Enjoy watching the virtual event. Sorry you can't go see it.

    Hugs today,

    69 days ago
    Hi Linda,
    wow a blizzard. That's early isn't it?

    I hope your Tuesday is terrific too. Is the snow cleared around you? Hope yes.
    We are having the Fall temps. We like them.

    Sending my warm hugs for your days.
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    70 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!. That lizard is barely an inch and a half long including tail. The young ones love that potted plant, something from Africa- if living in shade it's a dark green but the sun turns it a red rust that I like. Honestly, I do not know how I would live in the North!!! While cooking on the camp stove in Yosemite one late April evening, I asked what the white stuff was falling around me (I was thinking, maybe pollen from the flowering dogwood trees?). No it was snow. I was in my 50s, 1st time seeing snow falling with my own eyes I could remember. Not a fan. We moved from upstate New York to SoCal when I was 2.
    73 days ago
    THX so much for the update & goodies! Just to let you know, my ZUMBA shoes are called BOSS, they are SO full of spring. I dream of wearing them. IF you are interested, let me know & I will get the exact style name & number, for you. SO much support! Love them! & you! emoticon
    74 days ago
    Thank you! I had no idea what it was but it does make me smile!
    74 days ago
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