JHADZHIA
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 233,259
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
A close up of me in Hawaii Dec 25 2009 spent X Mas hiking, life doesn't get any better than that!!



See this image larger
My Mom giving Bendix a drink. We have to coax him to drink his water!!



See this image larger
Sandy (sable77) Mom (Alice)


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Vegetable Soup
From:
DEDICATED2HIM
go to goodies page
Workout Shoes
From:
DEDICATED2HIM
go to goodies page
Fruit Smoothie
From:
DEDICATED2HIM
Awards

JHADZHIA is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
 
Interact with JHADZHIA
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment


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: 209,444

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




Read More About JHADZHIA - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 17)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v DEDICATED2HIM
    HI Linda,
    I have noticed improvement in my shoulders as well.. ...They are doing pretty well. Probably they are well enough to not warrant surgery now also. THe only real issue now is that my right shoiulder (which is a failed joint replacement) is very limited in ROM...I can't really raise my arm or reach in front of me. Makes it tough to take stuff out of kitchen cabinets.(among other things.). Hope you are doing well.
    xxx
    c
    3 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Good morning Linda,
    73 is nice. We are having those temps.
    Sorry about your dust and winds. Be safe outdoors. Your mask will help some. Keep using your lotion. Blessings for you all.

    Hope your Friday is fantastic. emoticon

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
    emoticon emoticon

    3 days ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    emoticon Linda,
    my son did have a nice day. He worked, but it was a good day.
    Thank you hugs.

    Hope your day is nice weather.
    Take care!

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
    emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v CATIATM
    .............•*´¨ ) .•*´¨ ) •*´¨ ) .............
    …...•*´¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:- .•*´¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:-…...…...
    ……………….(. ;.•.♥ ♥.•*¨)…………………
    ♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ ♥.•*¨-:¦:-.•*´¨`*• ;.• .♥ ……
    •*¨-:¦:- ;.•.♥ Have a great week!! ♥.•*¨)•*¨-:¦:-.…………..
    …..(¸.•´(•*¨.♥.•*¨)♥♥(¸.•´(•*¨.♥.•*¨)….…
    ..…...
    ……….{¸.•´{¸ ;.• .•*¨}.• {¸.•´{¸ ;.• .•*¨}.• …..…........
    ……………….•*´¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:-………………...
    ………………….¨*.•.♥ ♥.•.*¨……………..
    ………………………♥………………..
    ……………………(¯`v´¯) ……….
    …………………….`*.¸.*´………
    ¸.•´¸.•¨) ¸.•¨) sending you sunshine and ......
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`♥ blessings.......
    emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Love your joy in feeling stronger!! Yay you!! Every single time you can do something you didn't used to be able to do and didn't expect to be able to do: such a pleasure!!
    8 days ago
Member Comments (2423):  123Next >Last >>