Hello and welcome to SparkPeople!
Congratulations for taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle for yourself. It can be a little overwhelming when you are just getting started so remember to go easy on yourself. Make small changes in the beginning and set small goals so you don't burn out before you truly give yourself a chance to begin.
If you haven't done so already, try taking a look at the SparkTeams. Find one that may be close to your area or one that may be a similar passion/hobby.