Hi debs, welcome to FitDay. The forums are a great source of information and motivation, so you are definitely in the right place!
The best of our advice has been compiled in these "Best of" threads:
FitDay's Best of Series
...and information on using the site and navigating the forums is here:
FAQ's/Newbie Q & A, How To's, Supporting Links & Tips
If you don't see answers to your questions there, just holler!
Also, join in the forums and we are always happy to provide a good-natured kick in the pants