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Accurately tracking my food and fitness is what keeps me maintaining my weight loss. Thanks to Sparkpeople for getting me there!
Having RA since age 6.5, and years of hospital stays and surgeries (38 operations and counting) have kept me on a weight loss roller coaster my entire adult life. I have five artificial joints, but love to work out, the higher intensity the better. I have three forms of arthritis destroying my body, but fight to keep moving every body part they damage. That is all that stands between me and a wheelchair. My favorite fitness classes are Boxercise, Step & Zumba! My trusty elliptical keeps me moving on the days I can't get out. Winters are long and hard here and even more challenging to keep moving.
I remain on Sparkpeople to keep up with the great friends I have made!! They are my role models and supporters Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this!

Member Since: 4/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 198,499

My Goals:
To stay as fit and healthy as my body will allow me.
To eat healthy 80% of the time. First Joined Sparks May 13 2009 under the name JHADZHIA, that page is still open if you want to browse my previous adventures

My Program:
Getting at least 60 minutes daily of exercise. Online videos, (huge Jessica Smith fan!) DVD's and the elliptical as well as fitness classes at the gym when I can make it.
Walking and hiking a lot! I don't drive, so I walk every where I want to go!

Personal Information:
53, 5' 5" 130 lbs
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
RA since age 6 1/2 and now
Osteoporosis and a new mystery arthritis. 5 joints replaced, one failed and three foot surgeries with more to come. That is just life.

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like hiking, traveling, exercising, movies, books, internet games, SparkPeople, bridge, writing

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Your sister's boss sounds like my husbands boss. Life sure can be awful to some people sometimes...very sad.
    I didn't realize you had meant that kind of bus. That is too bad they quit doing those between cities. Not sure if we have them here or not, but we do have them in our small town and that is something.
    Have a good day Linda! emoticon

    By the way, glad you enjoyed the blog video. Great minds think alike on haircuts! You always look great with yours! So easy to care for. Not sure if I will pay the money to keep it shaved in the back every 4-6 weeks or not, but will keep it short for sure.
    4 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2017 2:12:16 PM
  • v FIT-AT-50
    Linda, Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and goodie! I took a bit of a SP break this past year and am returning. I have managed to continue my maintenance, but know that SP helps keep me better focused. It is great to see you continuing to motivate and encourage others as you work your body, in spite of arthritis pain, to stay fit and trim! Take care, Diane
    19 hours ago
  • v KRISZTA11
    emoticon to your Featured Blog Post!
    Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures.
    1 day ago
    Thanks so much!
    2 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thank you for your comments on my blog and it is still hard to walk and remember Cora. On one of my walks at the lake I strolled down a shady lane and talked to her and that was very helpful. Our pets really are a part of our lives.

    Having been in maintenance for over 4 years I don't worry too much about a week like last week where I eat out too much. I can pretty much control that and with the exercise and getting back to my routine has shown that this doesn't mean I've blown it !

    3 days ago
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