Spark Spotlight: Trista (CTMOM)

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: Trista (CTMOM)
Age: 33
Location: Connecticut

Trista's Small Success of the Week

Losing a total of 45 pounds!

What's your overall goal? 

My original goal was to get healthier. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds in a year. I started on May 8, 2017 with the goal of losing slowly, five pounds at a time, and to celebrate each pound lost.

How is SparkPeople helping you get there? 

SparkPeople has helped me along my journey as I sign in every day to log my foods and make smarter meal choices. It also helps me make sure I am drinking enough water. I enjoy reading everyone's inspirational posts. Some days when I didn't feel like exercising or wasn't motivated to eat right, I would log on and read everyone's posts and then I would get up and start moving. I also love signing in every day and watching my Spark points add up. 

What's your biggest challenge right now? 

My biggest challenge is staying away from fast food, especially french fries. It has been the hardest thing to not eat them, or to eat very little of them when treating myself.

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

My advice for somebody who is new to SparkPeople would be start every day new. It doesn't matter what you did yesterday, even if you overate or didn't exercise. Start each morning as if it were day one.

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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KATHYJO56 4/14/2018
Congratulations! I hope you rewarded yourself. You earned it. Report
Congrats!! Woohoo!! I still have 35-40 to go with already of losing over 110. But!! I'm struggling mentally with the numbers. I think I'll do the jar thing with as your focus,,,5 lbs at a time, celebrating each 5. Report
Congrats that’s amazing. There are a lot of generic comments on here, because we all want our spark points. But truly, this is an amazing accomplishment. W2g. Report
LEANJEAN6 3/16/2018
I enjoyed reading this! Report
NEED2MOVE2 3/16/2018
Thanks for sharing! Report
MERRYPINK 3/16/2018
Motivated! Way to go!! Report
ZRIE014 3/16/2018
thanks Report
Great job!!! Congrats!!! Report
KHALIA2 3/15/2018
Thanks for this great article and advice. Report
BIKE4HEALTH 3/15/2018
Great job Report
ZRIE014 3/15/2018
way to go Report
Thanks a great article and great advice. Report
NANCYPAT1 3/14/2018
Great to read of your success Report
BONNIE1552 3/14/2018
Celebrate every step of the way! Report
TERRIC853 3/14/2018
Thanks!! Enjoyed the article. Report
Congratulations! Report
TZH715 3/13/2018
Way to go. Congratulations!! Very helpful. Report
JIBBIE49 3/13/2018
I know you knees, feet and back thank you. Report
SHOAPIE 3/13/2018
WTG! Report
KHALIA2 3/13/2018
Congrats on your progress! Report
ZRIE014 3/13/2018
helpful Report
_CYNDY55_ 3/12/2018
Great blog Great share! Report
SUNSET09 3/12/2018
You should be proud, SparkFriend as no matter what type of motivation we need or use, it's you who accomplished this weight lose. Whoo, hoo and way to go. Report
SUNSET09 3/12/2018
You should be proud, SparkFriend as no matter what type of motivation we need or use, it's you who accomplished this weight lose. Whoo, hoo and way to go. Report
GMCCAIN6235 3/12/2018
Great job. Major accomplishment. Thanks 4 helpful advice.😊 Report
GMCCAIN6235 3/12/2018
Great job. Major accomplishment. Thanks 4 helpful advice.😊 Report
Great job ctmom! I especially liked your recommendation to people new to Spark. One day at a time and celebrate each step of the way. Congratulations on your accomplishment. Report
JUNETTA2002 3/12/2018
Thanks for sharing. Report
KHALIA2 3/12/2018
Congrats on your success! Report
GEMINI1977NM 3/12/2018
Great job! Report
MARITIMER3 3/12/2018
Good for you. You deserve to be proud! Report
INSIGHT62 3/12/2018
Inspiring story. Today is a new day :) Report
GETULLY 3/12/2018
So true. Every day is a new start. Report
MBPP50 3/12/2018
Awesome! Report
RONDAJO56 3/12/2018
Way to go that's great! I've lost 50 lb since October 22nd and I'm tired of that too Report
TRIMNUP 3/12/2018
"...start every day new." Good advice indeed! Keep on Sparking! Report
Nice job! Definitely NOT a "small" success of the week ---- it's a grand success! Report
PATRICIA-CR 3/12/2018
WOOHOO!!! Well said. Keep it up.
I love these new SP articles. Report
LADYG67 3/12/2018
Congratulations Report
MUSICNUT 3/12/2018
Way to go! Report
JANET552 3/12/2018
Way to go!! Report
RAPUNZEL53 3/12/2018
Great! Report
I am on this journey for the third time. I am not going to quit this time. I have lost 28 pounds. Getting out of the obese category is close at hand. Small victories, one by one. Report
JANIEWWJD 3/12/2018
Fantastic job!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! Report
Love the advice!! Each day= New Day Report
EO4WELLNESS 3/12/2018
Way to go @ctmom Report
ZRIE014 3/12/2018
i really enjoyed Report