You may want to try sparkpeople.com It is a great wite for tracking your health progress for excercise and weight loss. It also has a portion of it as a support site and they have local (based on your state) teams that are great internet or e-mail support. I think you will really like it.
I understand the part about feeling better about how you look, it does seem to give me more confidence too when I am toned and excercising regularly.
Have a great day.