GOING-STRONG
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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: 365,501

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.

Feel free to stop by and chat anytime.






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  • v FIREFROG76
    That is great and very encouraging!! Thank you for the warm welcome, also!

    Did yu by chance take before and after pictures? I'm thinking I'm going to just for my own use at this point. Perhaps later I'll post them to show the world... MAYBE!
    4200 days ago
  • v FIREFROG76
    Thanks for the goodie! How long have you been training?
    4200 days ago
  • v LEE907
    Hey,
    Good Luck with the cellerciser, I'm sure it will do what your looking for. So now you can start bouncing around. Good luck /w/ it.

    Hugs,
    Lee
    4207 days ago
  • v LEE907
    Hi,
    I hope you had a nice Easter, mine was good. I had a fun day with my grandchildren at the park. They keep you going.

    I wanted to mention to you that I just posted on my blog, a 3
    circuit workout that, "Tiger Woods" does. It's his workout that he does daily. Being that you play golf also, I thought I'd personally
    mention this to you. A couple of them I do already, so maybe when you get the chance, check it out.
    Have a great week ahead!

    Hugs
    Lee emoticon
    4213 days ago
  • v CHUNKSTER63
    Thanks for the comment on my page and I would like to see the Goonie house one day did you know they are in the process of making a Goonies II except this time the kids are grown up and there kids go on the adventure.
    4220 days ago