Welcome to SP--you're off to a great start here. Keep posting and tracking daily. Setting up your own Spark page so we can get to know you is a great help. And remember, we're all in this together. We help one another to get to the goal of a healthy weight and lifestyle. Together WE CAN DO IT!!
Your best chance of finding an exercise buddy in your area would be to set up your Spark page and join a team of people in your area. Asking other team members will focus your search to people who are more likely to read your post and connect with you. Teams and connecting with the people here is the real strength of SparkPeople. You'll find great support here.