Hey! Thanks for the quick reply. I prefer walking outside too, but feel safer indoors at the Mall. Recently bought an MP3 player (years behind, I know), loaded some energizing tunes, and off I go. Due to car problems lately, the bus is my only transportation. Guess what, buses don't go to the Forest Preserves. Keep on keepn' on....good luck in your weight loss journey. I do get some walking in on my journey to the bus every day. It's a good thing!