Hi Katie, welcome! If you are looking for buddies in the same boat, you (and anyone) are free to check the 7-day motivational thread in the Women's Forum section. We are a pretty active bunch and very chatty about fitness, diet, exercise, and our lives in general. It's a great place to get motivated to stay on track; hope to see you there.
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.