Spark Spotlight: Jackie (JSTETSER)

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: Jackie (JSTETSER)
Age: 62
Location: Hillsboro, New Hampshire

Jackie's Small Success of the Week

What's your overall goal?

My overall goal is to keep Type 2 diabetes under control. Mainly, I am able to keep my blood sugar numbers low with food and exercise. Recently, I had to add Metformin. This doesn't slow me down. 

How is SparkPeople helping you get there?

Every morning, I take the time to enter my food and exercise. I also come back to the site during the day to enter more food and exercise. 

What's your biggest challenge right now?

In late February, I'm going to visit my son and his family in Florida. My son has been able to do 100 push ups in the past. I want to challenge him to a push up challenge. He will have his one-year-old daughter on his back just to make it interesting! I've also used the challenges to work on my push ups. It is becoming both a family and school challenge. I love including others in my goals. 

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

Work the program because the program works! I love SparkPeople and am thrilled with the results. 

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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JSTETSER 4/23/2018
I Love SPARK! Report
NASFKAB 3/10/2018
inspirational & motivational Report
PATRICIA-CR 3/5/2018
It's all about 'small' successes! Report
BIKE4HEALTH 2/27/2018
thx Report
STARDUST53 2/27/2018
Enjoy time with your son and his family! You are going to be a challenge to take on! Report
BIKE4HEALTH 2/26/2018
Big accompishment Report
PAULA3420 2/26/2018
BIG Congrats!! on doing 22 Push Ups!!! What a fantastic accomplishment. And, I am excited to hear about the competition. What a wonderful motivation for you and I bet for you it helped you reach a fitness goal and you must be much STRONGER for all of your effort. GO GET 'EM!! Report
MNABOY 2/25/2018
WAY TO GO! Report
KEMAYBERRY 2/24/2018
I'm not there yet but hope I will be someday soon! Report
KEMAYBERRY 2/24/2018
I'm not there yet but hope I will be someday soon! Report
Can do is the way to go... Report
ONTHEPATH2 2/23/2018
Awesome! Report
LJSHRINKS 2/23/2018
Great work! It's fun to include family in goals. Report
NANCYPAT1 2/23/2018
Nice# Report
NANCYPAT1 2/23/2018
Nice Report
NANCYPAT1 2/23/2018
Nice Report
SPARKLINGME176 2/22/2018
Spark EVERYDAY no matter what! Today is my 2,169 th day on SP. Being active here is what helps me the most. That was my promise to me when I joined. Report
JSTETSER 2/22/2018
Thanks Spark! Report
2DAWN4 2/22/2018
Proud to call her a spark friend! Report
TCANNO 2/21/2018
An amazing job Report
RHOOK20047 2/21/2018
Great to see a spark friend featured. Report
I think it is really neat that you can challenge your son to a push-up contest! Report
-POOKIE- 2/21/2018
Great! Report
MEADSBAY 2/20/2018
So glad to see one of my wonderful sparkpeeps featured!
Great job! Report
ARMY_MOM17 2/20/2018
...way-to-go Jackie...22 push-ups...thats great... enjoyed the article... Report
ZRIE014 2/20/2018
thank you Report
IRISHROVER63 2/19/2018
Congrats on being able to do 22 push-ups. I look forward to doing that one day soon. Report
MSROZZIE 2/19/2018
Great job, keep doing those pushups! Report
MSROZZIE 2/19/2018
Great job, keep doing those pushups! Report
RHOOK20047 2/19/2018
Great story! Thanks for sharing. Report
JSTETSER 2/19/2018
Thank you for your comments and your support! Report
Thanks Report
ANHELIC 2/19/2018
Thank you for your inspiration. Report
1CRAZYDOG 2/19/2018
You truly are an inspiration! Report
NANCYPAT1 2/19/2018
You are truly rocking it. It will be so much fun to beat your son Report
NANCYPAT1 2/19/2018
You are truly rocking it. It will be so much fun to beat your son Report
HARROWJET 2/19/2018
Jackie, you are doing great. Keep it up. It motivates me. Report
CATE195 2/19/2018
Way to go Jackie! Report
JSTETSER 2/19/2018
What a great surprise to see this! I knew that it was coming. Report
Loved reading this article...... Report
2BDYNAMIC 2/19/2018
Awesome and congratulations for being in the spotlight! Report
ROBBIEY 2/19/2018
Way to go, I just started doing pushups Report
MUSICNUT 2/19/2018
Way to go! :) Report
JANET552 2/19/2018
Jackie inspires. Report
Congrats on your success! Report
EISSA7 2/19/2018
YOU are definitely spotlight-worthy....always positive, active, and motivational! Report
Congrats on being in the Spotlight, Jackie. That's awesome! Report
MARINEMAMA 2/19/2018
WTG Report
JANIEWWJD 2/19/2018
Wonderful accomplishment Jackie!!! Report
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