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: 201,508

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
    emoticon Linda.

    Thank you my friend.
    Have a blessed Sunday.

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie

    14 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Our water came back on yesterday at dinner time. We got a call at 8 pm to tell us to boil it for usage. They said we will get a call this morning with the test results. I'm so Thankful!
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    Hugs for your Saturday,
    Debbie

    15 days ago
  • v SUNNYCALIGIRL
    She only lost 0.6 lbs from her full weight; which was 8.06 lbs. She is 8 years old, I adopted her when she was 3 1/2 years old. I talked to the veterinarian, Harleigh is what you would call a petite.
    15 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Good morning Linda,
    wow you did go through a tough time.
    Today we will move out of the freezing temps to 37 with sunshine. It came out yesterday some. emoticon emoticon

    Sending some hugs for you to stay warm. Thank you

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
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    16 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    emoticon emoticon Linda,
    Thank you.
    Now we are under the Boil your water. The city has shut our water off. We have to use bottles of water. emoticon emoticon

    Our DD home still is without power. She is staying with our son and DIL. Both GD's and their 3 doggies are snuggling up together. DD is off this week on vacation. No schools are open this week due to the snow and freezing temps. Our state needs help. No stores are open due to their water turned off. emoticon

    Hugs for your day
    Debbie

    17 days ago
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