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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.

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Member Since: 12/28/2008

SparkPoints: 172,940

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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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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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1/12/2015 6:37:42 AM

emoticon Don't be afraid to fail because only through failure do you succeed.



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