Spark Spotlight: Deb (DLREYNOLDS2000)

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: Deb (DLREYNOLDS2000)
Age: 64
Location: North Tustin, California
Small Success of the Week
Deb is feeling great after starting a new habit of exercising at least 10 minutes a day, and is already increasing to 30 minutes a day with the #moveit SparkChallenge

What's your overall goal? 
My overall goal is to lose 70 pounds and improve my health. At 64, my health is a big concern. So far, I am doing well, but I want to do better. 

How is SparkPeople helping you get there? 
SparkPeople helps me keep my goals in sight. I update my nutrition and fitness data daily, even when I don't do everything as well as I planned; tomorrow is a new day to get it right. I love doing the Premium Coaching program first thing every day! I always learn something new and it starts my day off right. 

What's your biggest challenge right now? 

My biggest challenge right now is to not get too depressed when the scale does not always go down. I know I should only check my weight weekly, but sometimes it is too tempting to check it every day. Of course, I only record it once a week. 

What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople today?
If the scale does not show progress, then focus on how you feel. Do you feel better? Are you more energized? If so, then you are doing things right. Don't let the numbers get you down. 

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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LIBR@RYL@DY 5/9/2019
WTG Report twice and very impressed...thanks Report
Amazing success....congratulations. Health is priceless Report
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This is a GOOD article. I am focusing on sticking with it ONE day at a time. I'm feeling good and making progress. Good lesson for me on setting that SMALL daily goal. Report
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Congratulations. my journey is slow but that's ok Report
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Thanks for sharing.... Report
This spotlight just hit home for me. I’m her! I’m a few days behind her. It was great to hear someone like me. I’m starting again and am on day 4 exercising some everyday and eating well. Report
Way to go! I love the way that exercise gives me a mental lift, in addition to making my body feel better. Report
keep up the good work! Report
Thank you SP for continuing to do posts, like this one, over the years. Report
I don't like weighing in , I get discouraged! I like my clothes tell me how I'm doing.. Report
Keep up the great work. One step at a time and one day you will look back and be able to say you did it! 👏👏👏💖Congratulations! Report
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Great job! My scale hadn't moved for a while, but it just moved down a lb. today! Keep up the work and it will move. Sometimes it just takes time. In the mean time, focus on what is changing. My clothes are fitting better, which has motivated me to keep tracking, moving, and eating healthier. Report
congratulations!! You are doing a wonderful job!! Keep it up! Report
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Congratulations! You will be so happy when you reach your goals! I'm loving the healthy and fit lifestyle at the age of 71! Never give up! Report
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Changing one thing CAN make a big difference! Report
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I rely on NSV’s to guide my journey. Sometime the scale doesn’t show the truth of your journey. I wish you continued success. Report
Congratulations Deb! You are doing great Report
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