I've never posted on spark before but thought what a treat $1000 would be!! I've been working hard for almost 3 years now. I'm down almost 50 lbs. Things are a lot slower than I was hoping for but I haven't given up hope that those last 30lbs will go. I deserve a treat for sticking to it and not giving up it hasn't been easy!! One of my treats was to go shopping for a new outfit for my daughters graduation. It was fun to have choices of things that actually fit and looked good. I received another unexpected treat when i posted family pictures after graduation. An old high school friend commented that I hadn't aged in the 20+ years since graduation. WOW - if that isn't motivation to keep going!!