Spark Spotlight: Jennie (SADIEMYERS)

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: Jennie (SADIEMYERS)
Age: 40
Location: Spring Creek, Nevada
Small Success of the Week
Jennie posted a terrific before-and-after photo to the Community Goal Feed, showing what a difference four years can make. She says she feels so much healthier now, and "slow and steady" got her to where she is today.
What's your overall goal?
To remain happy, healthy, strong, flexible and to find that elusive abdominal muscle!
How is SparkPeople helping you get there?
The food tracker is my best SparkPeople tool. I use it every day. I plan ahead, I change my menu as necessary [and] I fuel myself with nutrients my body thrives on.
What's your biggest challenge right now?
[I'm] working hard for body change. The changes are now subtle and don't involve a scale. It's more of a muscle-sculpting journey. I want to remain lean, yet have toned, shapely muscles. I find taking photos is the best tool of measurement at this point.
What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople today?
First, use the food tracker and track everything you eat, no exceptions. Analyze it and learn what your body thrives on. Second, grow your self-discipline muscle. I see so many people starting over every week. It's good to never give up, but so much greater to actually reach your weight or fitness goal.
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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PELESJEWEL 1/22/2019
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KHALIA2 12/18/2018
Congratulations! Report
ALOFA0509 12/13/2018
Way2GO Spark Sister!!! Always Inspiring.. Cheers Report
AMBER461 12/10/2018
Thanks for sharing. Report
HOLLYM48 12/2/2018
Great job! Report
DWROBERGE 12/2/2018
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ANHELIC 12/2/2018
Thank you. congratulations. Report
KHALIA2 12/1/2018
Great tips! Report
BIKE4HEALTH 12/1/2018
You show some excellent keto meals. I had no idea on some of them. Your photography leaves one hungry. I would like to hire you as a private chef...grin. I am going to learn to cook as you do Report
Wonderful story! Gives us all hope for ourselves. Report
CAROLYNINJOY1 11/30/2018
Bravo for your success. The nutritional tracker is a lifesaver for me. Report
NANCYPAT1 11/29/2018
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JUNETTA2002 11/29/2018
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CHERYLHURT 11/29/2018
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KHALIA2 11/28/2018
Congratulations and thanks for sharing! Report
DGRIFFITH51 11/28/2018
I lways enjoy post from Sadie, she is an inspiration! Report
ANHELIC 11/28/2018
Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Report
Jennie~congrats on your achievement! I agree that tracking every bit of food and drink and exercise helps me ,too!!! Report
KADE1308 11/27/2018
Hey Elizabeth, i would like to say congrats! I would also like to ask you a question on a product I heard about from a friend. its called Red Tea Detox and was wondering if maybe its worth a shot? I have been trying to lose weight and I read a blog about it, https://livelifewithfitness... going based on what my friend said it works pretty good but I wanted to ask someone different for their opinion. Report
RHOOK20047 11/26/2018
Congrats and thanks for sharing your story. Report
MOONDRAGON30 11/26/2018
What a wonderful story of achievement to read about. Report
a good article. Report
DUWAHDOO 11/26/2018
I've lost 47 pounds since April 2016 and am happy at my current weight. The key for me was weighing in frequently to keep myself accountable and tracking every morsel of food I eat on the food tracker. Also, moving every day. I have dumb-bells that I will use while I'm watching TV to get in some curls, squats, etc. Even if I only do one set of exercises that day, at least I've done something. I started with 3 lb weights and am now up to 15 lbs! I also use my fireplace hearth to do step ups. You can exercise anywhere and anytime if you get a little creative. Report
LILIANN400 11/26/2018
Congratulations! You are definitely an inspiration - picture of success! Report
97MONTY 11/26/2018
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KELLIEBEAN 11/26/2018
One of my many Spark inspirations. You have really given me a nudge to stay consistent with my strength training! Report
KHALIA2 11/26/2018
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Great story! Congratulations!! You look fabulous! Report
DMEYER4 11/26/2018
congrats Report
HEALTHYANDFIT27 11/26/2018
Congratulations on all your successes! Thank you for sharing your story! Report
JANIEWWJD 11/26/2018
Congratulations!!! Report
ANHELIC 11/26/2018
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KATHYJO56 11/26/2018
This is a wonderful story of achievement. I also love the trackers. Report