SparkPeople is a little bit like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
There are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site.
If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once!
Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
The great thing about your situation, at least, is that you have an opportunity to figure out exactly what hasn't worked out for you in the past. You can think about what it was that caused your previous efforts to get healthy to start breaking down, and think about what kind of changes you'd have had to make in advance to keep yourself on track. Make good use of that experience and knowledge! 2149 days ago