Welcome, Teresa. I'm somewhat of a newbie myself. Having a big weight loss or fitness goal can be daunting. Check out the 7-day motivation thread. (People are friendly there!) The idea is to post your goals for a week (for example, mine are no refined sugar or white flour, an hour of movement a day, 1200-1500 calories a day) and then report in as to whether you've met your goals. Everybody has different goals.
I think the goal setting is a great idea because it's our meeting these goals that are going to lead to the results we want.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140