Hi Janice, congrats on taking the first step (and probably several more since!). One thing you may find is that some threads are more active than others, which might explain why you didn't get replies. Everyone is very helpful and friendly here. My suggestion would be to jump over to the No More Jiggling In January thread and the 100 Pounds thread (the former is in the Women's Corner section and the latter is in the Weight Loss section); they seem to post pretty frequently and I'm sure they would be glad to have you! There is also a Motivational Thread in Women's Corner where you can set goals and give and get encouragement.
Good luck on your new lifestyle. Embrace it and enjoy it