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: 163,444

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 WATERMELLEN
    Thanks for remembering it's my birthday today!! So nice of you.

    And it may be the triumph of hope over experience but nevertheless I do hope that this will be a fundamentally life-changing experience for individuals and for communities including the global community.
    13 hours ago
  • v CATIATM
    I love my family and close friends, but I get your sense of disquiet. We introverts need our alone time and enjoy our own company. I hope you're finding opportunities to get outside, exercise, and do things you enjoy.

    So sorry to hear about your city's stats. Be well!
    14 hours ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    emoticon Good morning Linda,
    how are you doing? Hope your weather is above 10.

    Sending some hugs and smiles for your day.
    Take care always,
    Debbie

    emoticon emoticon
    15 hours ago
  • v CATIATM
    Thanks for stopping by my page, Linda!

    We are all essentially locked down here. I don't get all the complaining. I love my new commute (bedroom to the living room) and wearing jammie bottoms to work. emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v CATIATM
    Hi, Linda! I hope you're staying healthy and doing well. emoticon
    5 days ago
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