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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: 376,580

My Goals:
Joined Weight Watchers in Nov 2007. It's all about the accountability for me. Reached initial BMI goal in June 2009 and I'm now considered 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:
I started with the 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. My eating plan is now Low Carb avoiding processed foods. This is working well for me and after reading Dr. Jason Fung's Book "The Obesity Code" I understand so much more about how my body and metabolism works. The lies we have been told by so called "experts" over the past 50 years are just galling! I try and walk daily 3-5 miles and once a month do a half marathon (13.1 miles) Currently, my streak participating in at least one half marathon every month is more than 5 years. Yip!

Work-out Regime

At the gym for 45-60 minutes 5 days



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 Vaey, AZ as well as an Arctic Fox 5th wheel RV. Love to travel, read, and 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 32+ 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 our cats, Sophie and Tobie. They are just a great cats.

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  • v DANCETAXI22
    Hi! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog about my 50 pounds lost! I have so thrilled to have gotten this far.

    And you are so close to your goal! Look at you! That is fantastic. I did WW for awhile, but it is nothing compared to Spark People for me. SP is just so real to me and WW seemed contrived. Anyway, I am thrilled for you!

    Go Us!

    Take care and thanks again!

    Danette
    4244 days ago
  • v FARMERCHIC
    Love you background and your spark page :) 66 lbs, that's awesome ;) Congrats

    Thank you so much for your comments on my spark page ;) I was so happy to be chosen as Spark Motivator for the DAY !!!!

    You are also totally amazing !!!

    Keep up the great work !

    I've added you to my friend list ;)
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    Farmergirl
    4247 days ago
  • v no profile image EXOTICQUETZ
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, my Sparkie ally! emoticon
    4248 days ago
  • v TX_WILDHEART
    omg... Rhonda... this is Rhonda! (how funny is that - you even spelled it RIGHT! haha) ... I popped by to say thanks for the bloggy comment and put an eyeball on yrou page as well. And realized - HA! SAME NAME! What are the odds of that happening! Slim I know - Right? Hard to find our name on MUCH! Soooo nice to meet you!
    Rhonda
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    4249 days ago
  • v TERESAJOY56
    Rhonda, thank you the best wishes on my journey to health. I'm trying to take one day at a time. I think my biggest problem is not being able to get back to walking where I left off. Thanks for the advise of dessert which I am eating but the wrong kinds. your suggestion of ice cream brings back the W.W. ice cream bars I use to eat each night (only one) guess I need to get back to that. Thanks & hugs back to you, Teresa
    4251 days ago