Hi There and Welcome!
Sparkpeople should be sending you a series of emails with helpful direction to make it as straightforward as possible to get on the right track. I think they have a sparkcoach option as well that does cost something after the first month free, but maybe that could be appropriate encouragement as well.
In any case, best of luck on achieving your goals, and be sure to reward yourself with non-food rewards, for achieving your goals, and just for sticking to plan!
Hugs -- Edith Started at 220, made goal 160 now I have to get there again :-)
Keep Dancing. Joy is the best exercise.
| current weight: 185.0