I agree that the point system is a really good tool for keeping up motivation. I know I'm not going to get "stuff" or money for earned points, but there's something about adding to a total in general that makes me want to keep going. Not only that, but this site can be VERY overwhelming for a newbie...hanging out around the Sparkpoints page and completing the various point chances are really helping me to find my way around the site. Thanks to that, this site is not so scary anymore. ;)
My new problem is finding time for everything! There are SO many ways to add points (in other words, so many things on this site to post to, track, etc.) that I am finding it hard to get off the computer to get the exercise done! Hopefully with practice I'll become faster when I input my foods, input my exercises, add my 2 cents on message boards, etc.