You've come to a great place! Spark is full of informative articles and a wonderful supportive community. Getting active on teams that fit with your goals is a good way to get involved; getting and giving advice is a great motivator.
There are many different opinions on how to go about this and you will find what works for you. In my case I took it slow making small sustainable changes and it works for me.
You'll get plenty of support here and getting active on teams that fit your goals helps with motivation as you both get and give support. The articles are great and I always learn something new. The challenges really help me with daily tips that I incorporate in my life.
Take it a day at a time and recognize that what you do to lose weight is what you'll do for the rest of your life, so make sure that the changes you make are ones you can keep. Making small sustainable changes will lead you to achieve your goals.
Welcome to Sparkpeople! The tools are amazing, and the community is even more awesome. You are doing all the right things by reaching out and introducing yourself. The right group of people is here. You just need to reach out and help you find each other.
You're already doing far better than I did when I started. I lurked behind the scenes for years before I got involved. By the fact you're introducing yourself, you're starting off right.
Find the people who inspire and motivate you. Make friends. Join teams.
Congratulations for starting out WAY more successful than I did. I wish you every success! 339 days ago