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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: 157,878

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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    Thank you for the goodie. I actually do have a hula hoop and this reminds me to get it out. Not sure I'll share each day's celebration as sometimes it'll be just a walk and an attitude. Big hug.
    16 days ago
    The reason he has to go 6 weeks without lenses is that he wears hard gas permeable contacts that hold his eye in shape. It takes 6 weeks for his eye to regain its unassisted shape which is what they have to evaluate. He wants to go to a highly advertised surgery center. He certainly could have it done closer, but we will be driving to Tampa and Tarpon Springs for his care. If he has confidence in this medical provider I guess it will be worth the travel.
    16 days ago
    So interesting, about dog "vibrissae" . . . I never knew that!! Helps explain why dogs are so nimble even in the dark, maybe a bit like bat echolation . . . and I suppose combined with their incredible sense of smell helps make dogs so much more responsive to their environments than mere humans!! ,
    18 days ago
    Good morning Linda,
    My back pain isn't back to normal yet. It take me time. The stenosis is getting worse.

    Have a nice Tuesday. We are having rain. Yeah!

    20 days ago
    emoticon Linda,
    Have a great week. Keep warm.

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    21 days ago
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