... the incredible support from Spark People? It's an amazing and integral part of my motivation. Thanks, LightAfternoon, for reminding me with your immediate comment that there are so many wonderful people here just waiting to encourage and support me.
If you aren't a member of a Spark Team, find one. Find two. Find a dozen. The more people you connect with here, the more you will find yourself motivated and inspired to continue on your journey.
And remember, this isn't about a quick diet and some lost pounds. This is about becoming the whole person you always wanted to be (but perhaps, were afraid to wish for).