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Had a great run on 7-4-16.. Set a new PR by just a few seconds!




DH and I on Alaska Cruise - June 2015


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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. At that time, 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! ~


Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 214,175

My Goals:
Joined 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; but I'm happy to at least be off the roller coaster!


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. I have found the Beck Diet Solution (Pink Book) to be very helpful for maintenance. It has really helped me to think more like a "thin" person.

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. My DH and I also have a 2nd home in Green Valley, AZ as well as a Forest River Wildcat 5th wheel RV which we have named "Whitney". Love to spend time there with family and friends.



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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 a 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.

Feel free to stop by and chat anytime.






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    In order to be successful in your professional and personal lives, commitment is not an option, but a necessity. Michael McKeller
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    . . . the Universe is always mirroring back to us our beliefs about our selves, and the world. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. Arielle Ford
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    Rhonda, that was such a sweet comment you left on my blog! I would love to meet you in person someday, one reason being that I think that wherever you are something fun is happening, and the air is full of energy and light!

    I have this fantasy of going over to North America (wanna include Canada), driving (or flying if the distances are too great) to see as many SparkFriends as possible, even if it would be just to go to a cafe and drink coffee for an hour with a Sparkie. A SPARK TOUR! I think I could see lots of different cities and meet some of the wonderful people I've met here at SP!
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    Mistakes are opportunities for inspiration Sherianna Boyle
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    Feed your soul daily. What makes you giggle and laugh and feel full of life? Debbie Teichmann
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