Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints 376,807

The all-seeing eye


Gold Star

Fortune Cookie

Stability Ball

PROT358 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Interact with PROT358
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

I am Trisha! I've been sparking since 2010. This past year I regained every pound I had lost. I have done some soul-searching trying to find happiness and lasting results.

I have been reading "The Law of Happiness" by Dr. Henry Cloud. Only 10% of a person's happiness depends on circumstances. (I will be happy when I am richer, thinner, married, etc).

50% of a person's happiness has to do with a person's genetic makeup and temperament.

The remaining 40% comes from factors we can control: our thoughts and actions.

It's easy to focus on the 10% of our circumstances and say, "I will be happy when . . ." We need to learn to focus on the 40% in our control and create our happiness now.

Member Since: 2/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 160,641

My Goals:
-Get a waist below 30 inches

-Get a healthy BMI

-Earn 2,000 fitness minutes per month

-Have healthy cholesterol and triglycerides

My Program:
-Track nutrition daily, with a goal of eating 1450 calories or less with 75% accuracy

-Exercise daily

-Weigh-in daily

-Record measurements monthly

-Persevere no matter what!

Personal Information:
Name: Trisha

Location: near Dayton, OH

Age: 29

Height: 5' 3"

Starting dress size: 12

Other Information:
Interests and hobbies: playing the piano, knitting, crochet, reading, creative writing, and zumba.

Favorite books: The Count of Monte Cristo, Gone with the Wind, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Lolita, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Germinal, Great Expectations, Les Miserables, the Bible.

Currently reading: The Law of Attraction; The Law of Happiness; the Bible

Favorite movies: Atonement, Pride and Prejudice (2005), Schindler's List, The English Patient, Inglourious Basterds, The House of the Flying Daggers, Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2, Anna Karenina (2012).

Last good movie I watched: Narcos (series)

Read More About PROT358 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 22)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 163.2 
Login to Leave Comment
    Good morning! Thanks for the Goodie! Have you been tempted by any of the Valentine's Day Chocolate in the stores? My daughter and I were at Target last weekend (looking for book covers!) and we looked at the candy displays but nothing called out our names!! Hope you have a good weekend. It's a cloudy, grey one here, but no snow so that's a plus!
    10 days ago
    I live in CT. That has been how it's been in CT up until today. The final total was about 13" emoticon
    11 days ago
    My "Walking Plan"?! Hmmm...I try to walk a lot at work...I push one woman who is in a wheelchair all over the building to visit people but I haven't done it a lot lately due to too much paperwork! I think I'm almost caught up! When I go out with people into the community, we walk more. Today, however, it was too cold to walk much outdoors. That's about it!

    Thanks for the goodie!
    18 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/3/2017 8:39:10 PM
    Thanks for stopping by to read and comment on my blog about Fred Korematsu. The Doodle is the first time I ever heard about him and his efforts to fight discrimination. Never give up!
    19 days ago
    I did have a thought. Do you have an accountability partner?

    Thank you for honesty about your day. I too maintain hope that the things that cause hindrance or have a hold on us will be removed as we dwell in the right frame of mind.
    My yesterday was awesome. I met goals. I didn't allow ruin. Of course this is very helpful for my today.

    Glad to hear you and mom exercise together. I do not have a partner for anything here.. I have people who come to my page frequently to leave a quote but no one who says let us report or support in a specific area. emoticon
    19 days ago
Member Comments (790):  123Next >Last >>