I'm so glad you have found SparkPeople - it's a great community of people and you'll find loads of resources here to help you on your journey. I'm so glad you've discovered the message boards - it's a great way to find the support we all need!
Good luck on your journey - take baby steps and you'll be able to stick with it better!
Wow!!!! You are an amazing inspiration! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself on the message boards. We are certainly happy to have you here! I wish you lots of continued success. I would love to be Spark Friends :)