Welcome Debbie to the team. I have a few years on you and changed my lifestyle 11 months ago with SparkPeople. If you can build a strong foundation for yourself and build on new and healthy skills, Spark will work for you. I was on SparkPeople for 2 months learning everything I could, and very excited about the journey I was about to take. Purchasing the book Spark really helped me get all the information I was learning consolidated in one place.
After almost 11 months I have lost 63 lbs, adopted good nutrition and fitness habits. The key for me is consistency and logging in my food and fitness everyday without fail. If you are looking for a great learning tool from this website look at the "SparkPoints" page. SparkPoints page is like a map for success and learning tool. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpoints.as
Have a great journey for your new fitness and nutrition.
1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/114 Goal 190
**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??
| current weight: 248.6