Welcome to SP! I feel like I already know you because you've been mentioned in a few of your mom's blogs. Don't worry - she only tells the good stories....
I'm glad you took your mom's advice and joined SP. It's a great place to find information, tools to help you, 24 hour support, a swift kick in the butt when you need it and understanding friends. Good luck to you on your journey. You CAN do it!!
David, welcome to SparkPeople! I am happy that you have joined us - and I just have to go ahead and tell you what an awesome person I think your mom is. Okay, that's out of the way....
What I love most about this site is the people you meet who give you the support, encouragement, and kick in the pants that you need. When I started here in earnest, almost a year ago, I was a blob. I'm now an alomst-20 pound lighter blob who has run her first 5K, her first 10K, and her first marathon! It was my Sparkfriends who helped me to find that inner athlete and enjoy the feeling of competing against me and winning!
I hope that you find the people and tools here that will help you to become the healthy and fit person that you want to be. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. And you and your mom NEED to sign up for a 5K - she is allowed to wog it, and you can run in circles around her just for fun!
What a great decision you have made to join Spark People. It is an amazing site! The really cool thing is that it is FREE!! There is tons of information to absorb here and there is always someone around to help if you find yourself having a bit of trouble.
Want to make another great decision? Come check out my page. I am a co-leader of a team called QuickFire. It is the best team around by far! Yes, I am bias, but what do you have to lose? If you like what you see about the team, feel free to join! We would love to have you on board with us.
WARINING!! It is proven that QuickFiring can lead to a HOT BODY! I dare you to come play the QuickFire way!!!