Welcome back Be sure to re-read the beginner check lists on the MY POINTS page, about halfway down. Just take it slow. For the weight, pick just 1, 2 or 3 items to focus on until they become a habit. When I first started Spark, I joined a dozen teams, set 20 daily goals and DIDN'T DO ANY OF THEM! After several start-overs, finally go it. Picked 6 glasses of water and 5 minutes of exercise daily. After a couple of weeks, upped. We are re-learning a lifetime of bad habits. Slow is ok. Here is a good Spark article Top 10 Strategies for Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti vation_articles.asp?id=518 WE can do it! BLESSINGS!