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: 370,536

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 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
    4253 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.
    4259 days ago
  • v LEE907
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    Terrific on losing 5 lbs. You go girl. You're accomplishing so much!
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    Lee
    4263 days ago
  • v LEEPFROG95
    you have alot to be proud of 50lbs down
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    just " HOPPIN " by your page to check in on you
    hope you are having a great day!!!!

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    4273 days ago
  • v EXPRESSOME
    Thanks for the goodie and the welcome. I have a very long way to go. One day at a time. emoticon Karen
    4274 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2009 12:47:37 AM