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: 183,249

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 SLENDERELLA61
    Thanks for being an ongoing source of support, Linda! As to your question, no, son in law does not have job in north Florida yet, although my daughter moved out of her one room rental and now is living in a three bedroom house. I think she is ready to have family move north. I don't see my hubby wanting to move, but time will tell. -Marsha
    5 days ago
  • v JHADZHIA
    Hi Debbie, have a totally terrific Tuesday.

    Yes your west coast sure needs rain, those poor souls. Other places are flooding and we can't get a drop. The only reason we haven't had bad fires as we normally do is the man caused fires are non existent due to the Covid lockdown, the only favor the pandemic has done us. Normally we would have about 450 fires burning, but this year only 170..
    Prayers for all affected by adverse conditions. Our Canadian city of Vancouver had the worst air quality in the world at one point because of the fire smoke!

    Be safe,
    {{{hugs}}}
    Linda
    13 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Hi Linda,
    I'm so glad you got to see the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the 39 temps. Brr for this time. Hope your Tuesday is great. I hope your area will get some rain soon. Sorry!

    Our west coast needs rain. Praying for them all.

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
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    13 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Good morning Linda,
    did you have a good drive home? Hope your weather was good for it.
    Happy Monday. Have a great day.

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
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    14 days ago
  • v CATIATM
    Hello, Linda! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! emoticon
    15 days ago
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