To meet people who have the same interests, go to community, spark teams, and enter any of your interests, where you live, career, life problems, etc. I guarantee you will find a team of people who are like minded and very supportive.
Now, I'd like you to give the weight tracker, nutrition tracker, fitness tracker and "Other goals" tracker a chance. They work together to help you know why you AREN'T losing weight when you aren't. They help you know if you aren't eating enough and why. They help you see the totality of all you are doing to put good habits in place for the rest of your life.
Do you HAVE to do all of them? NO. But for my 2 cents, they are the most beneficial.
There are many other things available to involve yourself in besides these trackers and teams. Most of those type activities are listed on the spark point page. Things like reading articles, finding a recipe, reading member blogs, writing a blog of your own, posting to facebook, taking quizzes, listening to sparkpeople radio, following along with an exercise video, participating in polls, and more might not seem like they have anything to do with losing weight or getting healthy. But it's like getting a gold star in school when you do something that moves you toward your goal. And in this case, eating properly, being active, learning the best information about health, and supporting each other have all proven important while on this journey.
The general philosophy here is to make small changes and build on that. So, I say, pick one major tool, learn about it, how to use it, and what it will do for you, because is really is a tool to help you get there!!
Then you can decide if it's a keeper, and decide what you are going to add to it to keep your momentum going.
I have recently done the week trial for Spark Coach. This wasn't available when I started. I wish it had been. That one free week is very helpful to get you acclimated to everything that is Sparkable.
| current weight: 168.0