Hello and welcome to SparkPeople!
You've come to the right place to find tons of resources and tools to help you get to where you want to be. The great thing about SP is that it encourages focus on the kind of food we eat and portions as opposed to mainly focusing on restriction. I think you'll like that about SP because it takes so much pressure off from dieting and instead helps us to develop a healthy lifestyle.
If you haven't already, I think the Getting Started Guide in your Quick Links window is a very helpful way to begin navigating through SparkPeople.
Best of success with your goals.