Thanks for the tips and support, Debbie and Bumbershoot. I do need to sit down and go through my materials. I have been using etools to track, which makes it somewhat easy to not read all the "stuff". I hope I am not being overly ambitious with my 5K goal for February. I figure I can surely walk part of it if I need to. I am giving myself 3-4 months of walking/elliptical/initial weight loss before I start the C25K program. If I can start it over the summer or even by the fall, I should be in shape for Feb 2014. Hi to all the other newbies.