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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: 195,475

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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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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/3/2015 10:24:27 AM

Hi Rhonda, thanks a bunch for the manicure goodie. It was nice to hear from you. Glad you are having a nice summer! Enjoy that camping trip. Have a healthy August!
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KAYOTIC
8/3/2015 10:11:10 AM

Thanks for the goodie! Hope the camper is all you want it to be! Have fun!!! emoticon



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MARINEMAMA
8/3/2015 7:14:14 AM

Well hello gorgeous! You look fantastic! So happy summer is going well. Ours has been good too! Enjoy camping fun! Woohoo! emoticon



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FLORIDASUN
8/2/2015 8:10:35 PM

Oh how much fun with the camper!! What kind is it? One of my customers came into our gallery the other day and was all excited about fixing up a small little camper from about 1976 or so. I guess that is a big rage...those older campers. She calls it 'glamping' and there is a whole group of women that go camping together and sometimes even enter the campers in contests. How cool is this? I'm happy that you are enjoying your summer...our's is definitely slow at the consignment gallery. It's SO feast or famine with retail in FL...I wish there was a happy medium. At least DH and I have worked out a plan so that we trade off days in the shop unless he has a construction job like he does this next week. When that happens I have no choice but to cover the gallery....but it works out okay.

Enjoy your camping trip and tell me all about it...sounds like fun! emoticon emoticon



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FLORIDASUN
7/31/2015 9:19:31 PM

Howdy dear Rhonda!

Stopping by to give you a Friday hugger! Hope your summer is going well and you are busy and happy. I know you are! I'll be working tomorrow then 2 days off...woo~hoo! We are trying to decide what to do for vacation...maybe the mountains of N. Carolina...I love my trees! A tree hugger from WAY back! emoticon emoticon



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