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  Week of 2/18/2010 - Featured Board Post

How Can You Not Smile?

I am in the 180's! 189 as of this morning on the scale. I woke everyone in the house up to share my news.

This all got started in September,2009 with a really, really horrible picture of me. That finally pushed me into realizing I looked every bit of my 242 pounds. I started then and lost a few pounds and realized real quick I couldn't do it alone. I stumbled across SparkPeople looking for an easier way to count calories. I was NOT interested in a community.

I did not know that everyone could see my blog when I wrote my first. And that was it. I was hooked. All the feedback was so sweet. And motivating. Spark People has definitely helped me keep going. When the scale didn't show it, articles and Spark Buddies reminded me that it would eventually. When I got injured, Spark Buddies were there to check on me daily. When I was down, there were my Spark Buddies and there were articles to help.

I still have a ways to go, but I know for the first time that I will finish. And a large part of that is due to SparkPeople. From a size 20 to a 12! How can you not smile about that!

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