Hi, Crystal! Welcome to SparkPeople, from a fellow Michigan gal.
Your mom is a smart lady if she recommended this place, because the Spark has everything!
When I first joined the site almost five years ago, I pretty much only used the fitness and nutrition trackers, and I eventually fell out of it once I reached my immediate goals. Now that I am involved in different teams and making friends, it's much more fulfilling to log in and participate every day, and the support and motivation from the many amazing people I've met here helps me stay committed and feel enthusiastic about making good choices every day.
I hope you find what you are looking for, and please feel free to visit my page and add me as a buddy if that's something you want from your SparkPeople experience.