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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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: 205,474

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
    Oh Linda,
    I am sorry about your mom's hip. Bless her healing time.
    I hope your sister won't bring her cat. Hugs
    Hope your brother will stop in.

    Have a nice visit with everyone. Happy Easter. emoticon

    Hugs
    Debbie
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    11 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Hi Linda,
    have a wonderful Easter this Sunday. emoticon emoticon
    Will you be with your mom and sister?

    Hugs and Joy,
    Debbie
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    12 days ago
  • v CATIATM
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    "Spring appears in whispers and hushed tones, as the bellowing winter bows away.
    Drowsy flowers come to attention, waking from their sleep -
    yawning; with heads turned upward towards the maestro called Sun -
    I watch with anticipation as ... the concert begins."
    - Susan Filson ~

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    15 days ago
  • v SPARKLINGME176
    Thank YOU so much for your blog love & overall SP support of my emoticon Sparkaversary! I've added to it several times, since 3-16-21. It is my 'journal'. YOU helped emoticon re-sparked me, on this the 3,297th day of being here EVERYDAY! I am here for you, too! Just ask! emoticon Let's help our world emoticon together, 1 day at a time!
    17 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Don't think many people of any age could stand for two hours with arms at shoulder height . . . wow.
    17 days ago
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