Greetings Tammy - glad to have you join us!!
Sparking is all about creating healthier lifestyles and is not a quick fix. In fact, it's more of a journey than a destination. So take it slow making gradual changes, ones that are reasonable and sustainable for the long run - permanent changes that will lead to permanent results. Here's an article you may find helpful in getting started.
"Stop Dieting and Start Living" www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
Surveys have shown that participants in Message Boards lost more weight and stayed with their program longer than non-participants so come by as often as you can. Here at SP you'll find all kinds of motivation and support from people who have similar goals as you do. We are all taking this journey together and we truly want to see each other succeed!!
Wishing you the best as you work towards your goals!!!
Moving More! Eating Less!
Motivation gets you started, habit keeps you going!