First of all, where is the Riverside County that you live? I live near Riverside, NJ.
My experience with SparkPeople is that I lost a pound a day in the beginning. I have about26 pounds to lose, total. I am now down 10 pounds, but am at a standstill. I have to set my mind to it and stop with the "mini-cheating" I am up to. I think that keeps me at a standstill. Good luck to you! It is an excellent program. Take some time to read through the site and take advantage if all it offers. Talk with you again.