Welcome to Sparks and to the Girlies Ditching a+100 Pounds Team ! So glad to have you join us. My name is Josée and I co-lead the team with two other members.
Sparks is an awesome site, you will find support, encouragement and great tools to get you going. I read your blog, yes, have your ticker makes you accountable, logging-in, getting points, tracking your fitness and points as well.
This site is just amazing-- full of all kinds of information and tools to help us on our journeys to a health lifestyle. Best of all is the caring Community of fellow "Sparkers" ready to offer support and encouragement along the way.
If you haven't done so, I'd encourage you to check out the Spark Teams; you can find them under the "Community" tab at the top of the page. There are Teams for all sort of things-- age ranges, number of pounds to lose, hobbies and interests, geographic locations, various health issues and concerns. I've found that the more involved I am, the more motivated I've stayed. Challenges are also a good way to stay motivated (they're also under the "Community" tab, plus some Teams have their own challenges).