Hi, Z! Welcome to SparkPeople! It is a great community with lots of very helpful and engaged people. I know if you explore and join some active teams you will find a strong support system here filled with people who have a lot in common with you! Visit lots of teams and Spark Pages, comment on blogs, add as a friend those who "Spark" you, participate in discussions and you will be surprised at how quickly you build your support base here!
Welcome to Spark! There are a lot of tools and resources available here to help us on our journey; my favorites are the fitness and nutrition trackers because the keep me on track and accountable every day. But the best part of Spark is the community, the people here are amazing!
Keep your goals in focus, put in the work and you will succeed!