Greetings NANNYCAM - glad to have you onboard!
Sparking is all about creating healthier lifestyles and is not a quick fix. In fact, it's more of a journey than a destination. So take it slow making gradual changes, ones that are reasonable and sustainable for the long run - permanent changes that will lead to permanent results. Here's an article you may find helpful in getting started.
"Stop Dieting and Start Living" www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
Wishing you the best as you work on becoming healthier and more fit!!!