Hi there! WELCOME to SparkPeople and the SPClass of January 6-12, 2008! There's a thread on the team page called POPULAR QUESTIONS where a LOT of questions have been posed and answered. Take the time to read through it as questions you have may have been answered on there - and you may find some questions you DIDN't know you had! Use this board for Q&A only as it is something of a chore to wade through if you're looking for a specific item. (And for me to have to find the most recent question to answer! LOL) Thanks for Understanding! Participation can be a GREAT motivator! I encourage you to read the threads, post replies, start your own topic! Use the nutrition and fitness trackers so you can see your progress, and your blog so you can review, later, how you felt on your journey. It will also help others to see your success! We're the LARGEST TEAM in SparkPeople. I'm hoping that we will have the largest number of PARTICIPATING team members as well! Itís all about WILLPOWER, DESIRE and DETERMINATION! Good luck on your weight loss goal and your quest to a healthier lifestyle!