Cindy! I hope you enjoy SBD as much as I do! Check out the FAQ for tons of information about the plan, especially the Emergency thread for Phase 1. There are tons of fantastic recipes in the Recipe Forum (the taco bake, the peanut butter cup, and the white chicken chili are especially good for phase 1!) Feel free to join in on the daily thread and on the phase 1 thread as well for support.
As for success stories, they are sprinkled throughout the main forum...you can use the search forum function to find them. You can also look through the bios to see more about the members.
We're glad to have you with us and look forward to watching your success on SBD!