SparkPeople is something like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
There are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site.
If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once!
Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
Hi there! Thanks for swinging by the New Haven team and introducing yourself. it sounds like you and I have some similar things in our lives. You have some great goals and reasons to make this work; we'll be with you the whole way.
Hi there! I just wanted to welcome you to SP - I wish you much success in changing your lifestyle! I'm a stay at home mom so i know how challenging it can be with little ones to care for too... but it can be done =) Feel free to add me as a friend and we can give eachother some tips and tricks.