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It has now been over 7 years since I started living healthy and I'm never going back! I have struggled my entire life with weight issues. It started early and just got progressively worse over the years. I lost the weight on several occasions only to eventually gain it all back and more. I call it the "Oprah Syndrome" so I guess I'm in good company! Anyway, here I am all these years later. I am determined however to keep this issue under control for once and for all.

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It has now been over 7 years since I started living healthy and I'm never going back! I have struggled my entire life with weight issues. It started early and just got progressively worse over the years. I lost the weight on several occasions only to eventually gain it all back and more. I call it the "Oprah Syndrome" so I guess I'm in good company! Anyway, here I am all these years later. I am determined however to keep this issue under control for once and for all.

I started Weight Watchers in November 2007 and have been faithfully weighing in regularly. I told myself I would attend for at least two years no matter what..., gain or lose. The weight loss was ssssssslow averaging only 3 or so pounds a month but it eventually added up to 80+ pounds off. Along the way I found Spark People and I am so happy I did. It has taken my fitness in particular to a whole new level and provides a dose of daily motivation that I need. I'm exercising more and paying much more attention to my nutrition. The articles are so positive and the community is fabulous. I feel like I finally have tools in hand to be successful for the long term.

Thanks for visiting my page and feel free to stop by anytime. Let's ROCK ~ Spark on! ~
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Member Since: 12/28/2008

SparkPoints: 173,536

Fitness Minutes: 133,376

My Goals:
Started Weight Watchers in Nov 2007. It's all about the accountability for me. Reached initial BMI goal in June 2009 and now a lifetime member. Still would like to lose a few more pounds... Will get there eventually!

My Program:
Weight Watchers Program. On this plan nothing is really off limits. I try to avoid foods that are "triggers" and a problem for me. Everyone has certain foods that they just can't handle sensibly. AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE as they will make you feel like a failure when you lose control.

Work-out Regime

At the gym for 45-60 minutes 5 days a week taking indoor cycling, cardio kickboxing and strength training classes. I use the FitBit to track my everyday movements and working in food service makes a big impact. Also try to run 5k+ three times a week and love to participate in running events. I have done one marathon, several half marathons and have more on the schedule.



Personal Information:
My name is Rhonda. Very blessed to live on the beautiful Oregon Coast. We have a 2nd home in AZ and love to spend time there with family and friends.



Other Information:
Enjoy running, golf, reading, biking, hiking, traveling and spending time with family. In 2011 I did my first Sprint level Triathlon, in 2012 my first half marathon, and completed by first full marathon in 2013. I am blessed to have a great supportive husband of more than 25+ years ~ a beautiful daughter and son-in-law ~ and an adorable granddaughter who is growing up much too fast!.... oh, and I can't forget Scamp. She is just a great cat.

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CFMOSS
1/27/2015 9:49:39 AM

I decided that I should visit your page more in depth as an honorary SEAL. Love your pictures....they show your amazing progress with regards to weight but also as you have made steps with the triathalon/half marathon and all of those major endeavors with some great pictures of family thrown in for good measure. Thanks for continuing to share your healthy living journey.



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TRICIALICI
1/21/2015 2:14:00 PM

Hey friend! Glad to hear you had a nice vacation! I like your new profile pic and page redo! Have a nice day!



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FLORIDASUN
1/20/2015 3:37:17 PM

Rhonda...speeding by to give you a BIG hug and tell you your profile pic is adorable! emoticon



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LYNNIERN
1/18/2015 12:02:11 PM

Oh my gosh, thank you for all the wonderful comments on my blogs and the great inspirational ideas you've given me. You really are a wonderful Spark friend. I was actually thinking about BLC the other day. Are you still doing that and still a leader? I know a round has started but I think I'm ready to jump back in!! I would love to be on your team again.



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SGTMOM911
1/15/2015 2:43:07 AM

Hi Rhonda!!

Well, the rain is coming back! The sunny weather can't last forever, I guess!!

The FitBit is fun, don't you think?

I am also on the Fitness Committee for the City of Seasie employees - and we are going to have a "Doggy Dash" in between Spring Breaks - on the Prom! I'll get you more details later!

Sorry if there are typos - for some reason this is typing yellow on a grey background!! WEIRD!

Take care!
ANdi



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