Just a couple of quick things that helped me immensely, despite my even gaining weight initially in SparkPeople.
First I got
which I read cover to cover just to get the info; then I went back I worked each suggested step, including the next thing that helped:
using the Nutrition Tracker RELIGIOUSLY!!! I fought it tooth & nail, used it sporadically, but once I used it every day for every meal & snack, I saw the weight come off & I was more inclined to exercise as well, so I got more fit. And THIS was in my late 50's! Had my best time at a turkey trot 5K just a few days before my 60th birthday a little more than 2 years ago.
Just breathe, take it one day at a time, make gradual changes, & you'll get there. Even the experts at SP & elsewhere say: it's not about perfection. They even talk about 80:20.......doing all the right things 80% of the time, while still getting fit & healthy when not being 'perfect' 20% of the time. Go easy on yourself.