Welcome, Mitzi! The most important thing to get to know is the trackers. Those who succeed track their food and diet regularly!
Next, you might want to check out some teams for those with common interests (religion? career? politics?) Here is a link to Missouri teams. Perhaps you can start with a team there.
When you have questions, ask. There is always someone here to help. Good luck. You can do this!!! www.sparkamerica.com/state_main_page.asp?s