Welcome to SP and to YOUR “SP Class Team of January 6-12, 2013”!!!
You've already gotten a good start and seem to have a healthy plan (I've read your introduction on the class team), so I KNOW you can do this; you can meet your goals. Yes, supportive frienships are here. Take care to use your use of the site and teams to help you meet your goals (not distract you). SP's sensible approach to balance in nutrition and activity will guide you through 'tools' and articles, team members will inspire you. Support? Absolutely! Caring friendship abounds here!
Your class team is here to help you get started, so we hope you'll join into the 'threads' (topics) to share, exchange as you explore the site's many features. Susan and I are there to support you! I'm cheering for you and know Susan is also!