Good luck and welcome to SparkPeople. My mom uses this site and she told me about it and once I got on - I was hooked. I am newer to the site also and have been learning a lot of new things (about weight loss and myself). This is a great place to find knowledge and motivation. If you are looking for some support - you can add me as a spark friend. I would be glad to help motivate you with your goals! Keep it up and on your pound lost!