Hi Bruce, and welcome.
I see April has filled you in about the Activities tab, so you should be good there.
Yes, it can take a while to get used to the food database. You may find it easier to use the Browse food option, instead of the search engine (I use both--after a while you'll get a feel for what works best for you).
Another option is to simply enter your particular food as a Custom food. It takes a couple of minutes, but once it's in, that's it.
One more trick is to use the Recent foods (more) option, especially if you eat the same things often--you can go down through the list of what you've eaten day-by-day and check off things to add to your food list and it adds them all at once.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.