Hi Barb. Welcome to Spark People. I joined in September and am enjoying the site. I also am doing the daily Spark Coach (which is a minimal monthly cost) and added that after about a month. Seems between that and my Spark friends that it holds me accountable.
I too have a couple of 4 legged children (and two who are grown- one out of the home the other hardly at home)
Let me know if you need any help and I hope I can reach out to you as well.