Welcome to SparkPeople! It is a wonderful community filled with amazing people everywhere you turn. Don't be afraid to get out there and on the message boards, blogs and SparkPages. There are people who are the same exact shoes, you just have to find them :)
Get motivated, get inspired, and never stop forging forward. Remember, you can do this.
If you ever need anything, let me know! I wish you the very best in reaching your goals.