Welcome to SparkPeople!
It is a pretty great site, isn't it?
Like you, I joined, then spent some time getting to know what all was available here, and learning. And learning. And learning! LOL
There are some great tools here - the nutrition tracker was a huge eye-opener for me when I started logging my food. Now, I rely on it daily because I love the numbers and seeing my efforts and planning pay off.
You've got this! It isn't a diet, it's a healthy lifestyle, and you are totally worth the effort it takes to make it happen.