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: 201,148

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 SISSIE21
    Thank you so much for your encouragement and comments on my blog! Reading your story of determination and courage is truly inspirational. Having spent only the last 9 months experiencing back pain after an injury, I can only imagine how much strength and grit you have mustered to deal with your RA all these years. What an inspiration you are! I love reading inspiring stories of overcoming challenges and yours is truly one of those my friend! Love your statement ‘attitude is everything’ as that has been my discovery in this crazy year of challenges we are all experiencing. I have added you as a Spark friend if that is ok. I will look up qigong today as you suggested. emoticon emoticon
    60 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Loved your courageous and kind comment on SISSIE21's blog! You are another person of enormous grit and determination and whatever it takes strength!!
    60 days ago
  • v CATIATM
    Thanks very much for the healthy start to the new year! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    62 days ago
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    It's a brand new year...full of opportunity!
    63 days ago
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    ~**♥Health & Peace♥*~**
    ~** Happy New Year 2021!**~
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    Let's keep reaching for those health goals... one step at a time!
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    64 days ago
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