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Spark Spotlight: Brenda (POGIRL17)

By , SparkPeople Blogger
At SparkPeople, we love helping people accomplish big goals—but we believe it's equally important to celebrate the small successes along the way. Each week in the Spark Spotlight, we'll check in with a featured member about his or her proudest moments, biggest challenges and advice for others on living, thinking and feeling healthier. We hope these quick snapshots will help motivate you to keep moving steadily toward your own goals, week by week.

This Week's Spotlight: Brenda (POGIRL17)
Age: 49
Location: Frenchtown, New Jersey

Brenda's Small Success of the Week

After falling off the nutrition wagon, instead of beating herself up, Amber pinpointed what went wrong and made a plan to move on.

What's your overall goal? 

My overall goal is to gain control of my weight by obliterating at least 100 unwanted pounds and ultimately obtain optimal health. I'm happy to report that with each passing day, my recently adopted healthy habits are aiding me in getting closer to these goals. I'm at 88 pounds down and counting. 
How is SparkPeople helping you get there? 
Daily tracking of my nutritional intake on SparkPeople is a great tool I'm utilizing on my journey. I continue to be inspired as I read many Community Feed posts, and am encouraged by responses made by members from all over the world. SparkPeople connects us members with a warm, caring and comforting camaraderie. 
What's your biggest challenge right now? 
My biggest challenge right now is exercise. Although I've increased my daily movement considerably from what was my obesogenic existence, I still struggle to gain consistency. I'm working on it; I have no doubt I will eventually get there. 
What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople today? 
I agree with many other members when it's said that when someone new joins SparkPeople, just jump right in with both feet. Test the waters. Joining a team that you can relate to helps your journey to be that much more enjoyable, and less tedious. We are all here for one reason or another...it is wonderful to have such support abundantly available. 

Want to be the next small success we spotlight? Share your successes on the goal feed or in the comments below, and you might be the next person we contact!

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TMP0418 7/14/2018
Awesome job thanks for sharing Report
Great! Keep at it! Report
HAPPYDAZ1 6/26/2018
Amazing. Thanks for sharing your story Report
DHBEST 6/19/2018
You are an inspiration! I need to read success stories! Report
BIKE4HEALTH 6/17/2018
amazing results....thanks for sharing Report
Wonderful- Awesome!!! Report
Thanks for sharing your story! You are an inspiration! Report
NANCYPAT1 6/16/2018
Great story! Thanks for sharing it! Report
BIKE4HEALTH 6/16/2018
Amazing.....thanks Report
Wow! Way to go. Keep pressing on! Report
MNABOY 6/15/2018
Thanks for sharing! Report
KMILLER31 6/15/2018
You have accomplished so much. Keep on sparking Report
PEGJW111 6/15/2018
Inspiring story, Brenda. I am back, too, after trying to maintain on my own. I couldn't do it without the tracking apps here in SparkPeople. We just have to be accountable. Good job! Report
FATNOMORE2017 6/15/2018
Thank you for sharing! I am at 40 pounds lost myself, so I am making progress. It was very helpful to read that I am not the only one having trouble with exercise. Thank you again for being an inspiration to us all! Report
BIKE4HEALTH 6/14/2018
We appreciate your sharing what you have done. It gives inspiration to many in that we see an example where if you can do it so can we. Motivation and hope are critical to creating transformation and your example gives all Sparkers that. You rock Report
MOONDRAGON30 6/14/2018
Way to Go! Proud of you. Report
Awesome! Way to go! Report
2DAWN4 6/12/2018
Thanks for sharing your story Report
JIACOLO 6/12/2018
Very inspirational! Report
GRANDMASUSAN13 6/11/2018
Amazing Report
ARMY_MOM17 6/11/2018
...so proud of you and so happy for you...you have been an inspiration to me for some time...congratulations on your weight loss...such a fantastic achievement!... Report
SYNNOVE_ 6/11/2018
Well done! Thank you for sharing. :) Report
DAN1964 6/11/2018
Wonderful Report
Excellent job Brenda!!! You'll be at goal soon!!!

Woohoo!! Report
CKOUDSI617 6/11/2018
WOW! That's a tremendous achievement Brenda! Congratulations on your success so far! Report
Congratulations Report
KHALIA2 6/11/2018
Congrats on your progress! Awesome! Report
Well done Brenda! You're an inspiration too many. Report
Congratulations!! Amazingly Awesome!! Keep up the great work!!


Nola Report
Awesome job! Keep up the good work to reach your goal. Report
PAMBROWN62 6/11/2018
Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment. I wish you co tinged success. Report
SNOWYOGA 6/11/2018
Thank you so much for sharing this You are great! Report
PELESJEWEL 6/11/2018
Amazing!! Proud of you! You are fantastic, Spark Sister! Report
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