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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: 192,165

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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    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your encouraging words. I used a heating pad tonight and it was wonderful. My leg had been so sore today. Thanks for the help. Now I think I can do my exercises before going to bed.
    5 hours ago
    Thanks for your support on my triathlon blog! I think the food tracker will be very helpful in making sure I eat enough calories to support my training and possibly also losing weight, if I set it to adjust to calories burned. But making sure I am supporting my training will be the primary consideration. And you are right, for a while my weight loss was stalled because I was gaining muscle - I was losing inches - but now it is just that I am eating too much. But onward and ... downward! I appreciate your support! emoticon
    8 hours ago
    If only the corner could be in Alaska....
    20 hours ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm off to hike! emoticon
    1 day ago
    Thank you so much for your encouragement on my blog. I really appreciate the time you took. And wow, what an inspiration you are. I hope to be a 7 year maintainer in about 8 years. lol Have a wonderful day and a happy healthy weekend.
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    2 days ago
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