Woohoo -- love your post! Yes, this is just the beginning for you -- and just the beginning for SparkPeople as we continue adding ways for people to reach goals in all areas of life.
As we talk about in Stage 4 of our program called "Spread the Spark" -- now is an opportunity for you to:
1) Use this momentum to set and reach goals in all areas of life (which will act as a virtuous cycle to keep you motivated with your health goals)
2) Spark other people in your social community and elsewhere -- this is another way to stay on track yourself.
And yes, we'd like to do a study someday :).