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: 206,624

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 YELLOW09RED
    Hi,
    enjoy your Tropical plants. I'm the same way. No green thumb here. emoticon

    Enjoy your haircut. Yeah!

    Hugs,
    Debbie
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    1 day ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Hi Linda,
    thank you for liking the Bluebonnets. We had fun seeing them all.

    Hope your day is beautiful.

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
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    1 day ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Love your description of your indoor garden of tropicals -- when I was putting myself through school, I worked at a Toronto indoor garden shop and also tended the huge collection of plants in a conservatory-type restaurant. Wonderful job which I totally enjoyed.
    2 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Study after study after study . . . Supreme Court judgments repeatedly ruling in favour on First Nation issues: and still, such gross disparity in educational funding, infrastructure funding, health care funding both within northern indigenous communities and for urban indigenous peoples.

    Clean water is so basic. Internet too. There is no satisfactory explanation for the delays. There couldn't be.
    5 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Good luck with your Australian fern rescue -- it's always distressing to see living things offered for sale with no provision for their care in stores prior to their sale . . .

    You are getting LOTS of exercise!!
    7 days ago
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