Thank you for the sparkgoodie and sparkversary well wishes! So thoughtful. The tape measure came in very handy yesterday -- I took my measurements for the start of the Fall Challenge and Spark Year 8. I was delighted to have lost .5" in my waist and 1" in my hips since my last measurement. I'm happy about a good start .... now I just need to keep some focus and kick the excuses to the curb every day!