Hi and welcome to SP...glad you decided to join :)
I suggest that you try out the food tracker. You can get to that by going to your start page and clicking the button in the top left that says nutrition tracker.
Also another good thing to do is to join a team. They really help with motivation and encouragement. Here is a link to start looking for one. Look for one with like interests or goals... www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups.asp