Welcome to Spark People! That is a great mobilizer to get healthy! Use every tool on the site, read all the excellent articles about health and fitness, get the books! They really capture the essence of the Spark approach. Which by the way is definitely NOT dieting, so be careful not to cut the calories too far or deprive yourself with too-strict meals. That just results in rebounds born out of sheer biochemical cravings! The coaches and experts know their stuff. They have great research behind their approach here, so learn all you can. Join a Team or two for fun and get involved in the Community for support. Got Sparking!