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: 163,564

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.
    1 day 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!
    2 days 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

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    2 days 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
    6 days ago
  • v CATIATM
    Hi, Linda! I hope you're staying healthy and doing well. emoticon
    7 days ago
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