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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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Sandy (sable77) Mom (Alice)

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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: 212,525

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 BKWERM
    I am definitely planning on relaxing (mostly my second week). The first week is going to be busy with visiting family and my first Rituxan infusion and a wedding on the 8th. After that, I can relax.
    4335 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Hope you are having a great day. I am!!
    4336 days ago
    Enjoy your bridge game............
    4336 days ago
    Thank you so much for reading my blog! Yoga can definitely be a very cathartic experience (although not usually, or classes would be pretty alarming). I actually found Spark through a SparkPeople Recipe, looked around, and decided to stay. :-) And I've been cooking with careful thought since!

    Have a wonderful day!
    4336 days ago
  • v KALE_00
    Hi, and thanks for the comment on my blog. I have thought about timing myself to see what kind of pace I have, so maybe I will try that. The other day I walked a 17-minute mile, and I put that in, but usually I don't walk that quick. I'll try it again and see where I get. Thank you!!
    4338 days ago