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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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    Thanks for the comment! I hope the fast pace keeps up too - I know it won't last forever but I am going to make it count while it does!

    4274 days ago
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    My kids are working for the Boys and Girls club cleaning the midway. They will make quite a bit of $$. They work from 4 until 10.
    You did good on the eating at the ex! Hope I can do as well!! Enjoy the Stampeders.
    4276 days ago
    Thank you for your comments on my blog. You have a great attitude and I can tell that it gets you where you need to be. I also look at it as one pound at a time and I don't let the scales rule my progress. My clothes fit better now, and I am really happy with that. Best to you!!

    4276 days ago
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I'm sorry to hear you have RA. I have osteo, but some days the movement is pretty tough, I can't take the meds that used to work so well anymore as they were not getting along well with my kidneys. So now I have good days and not so good, but my spirits get me through. I love your attitude, girlfriend! It is one of courage and joy in life. Now I can really get into that! Best to you! Keep in touch! emoticon
    4276 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! It is nice to know, during the long nights, that we aren't alone. Out there, somewhere, someone is waiting for a mare to foal, a baby to arrive or a litter of pups to enter the world. It is my female's first litter, not mine, I have been doing this for 13 years, not often mind you...everytime is s bit of a nailbiter!
    4276 days ago