Thanks for introducing yourself!! We are happy to have you!
When I first started using SP, I tried to get as many Spark Points a day. This helped me really get to know the program and I learned a lot from reading the articles and taking the quizzes. This is one of my favorite quizzes on the myths of weight loss: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes_start
Be sure to read all the explanation and visit the links to other articles and resources within them when you have the time.
I also had to start being nicer to myself - a lot of the articles in the motivational and wellness sections helped me start being kinder and gentler to myself. It has been helpful!
Good luck and happy Sparking!!