Welcome to the SparkPhoenix team! We are so glad you've chosen to work with us on your healthy lifestyle journey. To get your new life style journey started, consider following the SparkDiet. This approach helps you makes changes to your eating and exercise habits in a realistic way rather than trying to do everything all at once. (You need to cut and paste this link into your browser window.)
The most successful people are active in the forums - it keeps you connected to people with similar goal. Each team seems to have its own rhythm so it's good to experience a variety until you find the ones with which you are most comfortable. Participating in the forum discussion allows you to 'meet' everyone; the general chat is a good place to start.