From here on out this is how I will format my blog posts from Sparkpeople. So I'm posting the very first blog post I wrote on Sparkpeople. I'm thinking I may do one a week or something along those lines. I'd like to point out a couple differences in my blog. First of all, I created my Sparkpeople account on February 7, 2010, but I did not actively start trying to lose weight until February 15, 2010. I wanted to wait so that we could go out for Valentine's Day. Secondly, I really was 5'3 at the beginning of my journey and by the this point in time in my journey I'm now 5'2, you can do the math. ;) Also, unrelated to the post, but I recently created a Facebook Page for my blog, you can find it at Lealah on a Mission and I encourage you all to follow me there, if you'd like. Also, I wrote here about the Ragnar Relay event I'm participating in and I failed to mention then (mostly because I didn't know if I was allowed to) but a documentary is being made about us! It's super exciting (um and overwhelming, maybe?) and we're really trying to spread the word. So, if you really want to show your support, visit my team's Facebook page and like us! Anyhoo, here is my post, hope it resonates with some of you!