Welcome to the beach, Angie!
I think you'll love it here!
Reading the book is a very, very good idea!!! You might want to even take it on your shopping trip. Going shopping for the right foods seems to be super essential on this plan. It's easy to fall off the wagon when you have little OP food to eat.
Check out the stickies in the FAQ for answers to many of your questions, but feel free to post them here, too. There are so many wonderful wise people in this forum who can help you out!