Spark Spotlight: Bobbie Jo (BOBBIEJO1017)

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: Bobbie Jo (BOBBIEJO1017)
Age: 44
Location: Sumner, Iowa
Small Success of the Week
Bobbie Jo posted a "sweaty birthday selfie" to the Community Goal Feed along with a post that she made herself get out of bed for a 35-minute run in honor of her own personal "new year."

What's your overall goal?

My overall goal is to eat healthier and lose some weight.

How is SparkPeople helping you get there?

I like SparkPeople because I am able to get a lot of motivation and information.

What's your biggest challenge right now?

My biggest challenge right now is tracking my food—I feel the only way for me to figure out how to eat healthily is to track what I eat so I can really focus on a healthier version [of myself].

What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople?

My advice is it takes time. Try to focus on the little accomplishments you make for yourself. For example, I used to grab a quick lunch at a gas station and lately I have been packing my lunches which has saved me money but also lots of extra calories that I was eating.
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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Good for you. I’m trying to get up rather than turn over as I actually enjoy those long, early morning workouts. Go you! Report
I agree. Good health takes a lot of time, but it's worth it. Report
Thanks for sharing Report
Kudos on your progress Report
Congratulation on the progress Report
Great blog Report
Congratulations. Great inspirational blog. Report
Terrific Report
fantastic results Report
Amazing results Report
thanks for sharing your story. Report
Great work BOBBIE I to have reached major highs from losing weight to being able to run in 5k marathons and more. Keep up the good work Report
Excellent job Bobby Jo!! Smart thinking on bringing your lunch!! Report
Thank you for posting your success and happy birthday. Report
Congratulations on your progress! Report
Happy Birthday. WTG Report
Way to go! Report
Awesome! Cheers to you! Report
Congratulations. You are an inspiration. Report
Hooray for you! That is inspiring and motivational. Report