I found it different cooking for two or more than just for myself. Part of it was it took me a while to figure out how much should really be in a portion. And, I had to realize that my portions should be smaller than those for DH.
Be sure to be active on a few spark teams to help develop a network of buddies. You are welcome to join us on any of the teams that are linked with my signature below. They are small enough teams for people to get to know each other, but big enough that there is somebody who has time to visit a number of times a day.
I like to set very short term goals. My current goal is to lose 8# in 8 weeks. That works better for me than to say I want to lose 20. I have learned portion control by using the nutrition tracker. I have found I don't lose without exercise.
Here are some of my favorite links for new members: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=949 Also: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti on_articles.asp?id=673 & www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=1182 This is a Coach Dean article: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat ion_articles.asp?id=725