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Well, here I go again, I am starting over. My last appearance was over a year ago. I became overwhelmed by work, disease, commitments and moods. Just the whole "I don't want to do this anymore" feeling. Now I am right back where I started 4 years ago (minus 2 pounds...). I am feeling sluggish, and every joint in my body is crying out for me to change these bad habits.

My Dr. Is working on my medication mix, but as of today, nothing positive. This is a major reason to get some of this weight off... again. I am going to start with gentle yoga until my muscles start to heal and strengthen, get back in the pool for the joint easy cardio. Then I will move back to my bike and start riding regularly.

An apology to my friends, I am so sorry I just disappeared. I just couldn't be positive in the place I was and I didn't want that attitude to spill over on you. I hope you all have been well and are continuing on in your healthy lives.


Member Since: 12/28/2010

Fitness Minutes: 31,299

My Goals:
I will lose 35 more pounds.

I will continue with my daily morning workouts and I will strive to change them up to challenge myself and keep my body in burn and tone mode.

If my RA is flairing. Then I will continue with some yoga stretches and poses.

My Program:
Currently I have sworn off processed foods and sugar (two and a half months now, Yay me) and I have adopted a healthy vegetarian life style.
I try to work out at least 1.5 tto 2 hours daily, water aerobics 3 times a week, zumba or wii fit 3 times a week and at least 1 bike ride per week..
I am trying to make sure I interact with spark everyday.

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Ok, so this is my frist attempt at creating a page. I guess a little bit about me might be good... I am a 46 year old Grammy to 5 wonderful grandchildren and Mom to 4 awesome Kids. I have a wonderful supportive husband who is my best cheerleader.
All my life I have been up and down the scales. Due to several health issues, I find myself back up on the scales. The one issue that got me here has been somewhat resolved so I am now working to lose about 52 more pounds so that I can manage my other health issues. but more about that later.
I have been a member of Sparkpeople since last year, but have just recenly began "really" using it. So far I am down 10 pounds and looking for motivation to lose the 55.

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  • v BKWERM
    Hey there emoticon

    Just wanted to wish you good luck on the weekend challenge even though I think you're on the team we're competing with this time.

    Take care.
    2776 days ago
    Hi Vonda! It is so much easier to stay motivated when you hear what other people are accomplishing. I am proud to be on this team with you. Let's soar to our goals together!
    2781 days ago
    Vonda - Life gets hectic but never forget yourself. It is so easy to get involved with other things and then find yourself lost and having to start over. Try to stay centered and believe that "you" are worth it and deserve the best. Eating healthy, exercising and taking time to just breathe. You have been doing great on this challenge! Don't slump, just pump up your adrenaline and keep pushing forward. emoticon
    2781 days ago
  • v FATTOFIT56
    Vonda, just stopping by to wish you a happy Sunday and a great start to the week. Hang in there. You can do it! One step at a time and you will get to goal!
    2781 days ago
  • v KIKA07DK
    Let's ROCK the weekend challenge! There is something EVERYONE can do. Let's show the BLC that GOLDEN PHOENIX are RISING!
    2783 days ago
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