I used to be a lot more fit and have jogged in the past but never at my weight 215lbs. I plan to start jogging again and finally do a 10/k. I have no major health issues apart from the weight and a really old knee injury that isn't too much of a problem. My favorite way to build up my running endurance is to set a distance to jog and, after warm up walk I start jogging until I need to catch my breath, the back track walk until ready to jog again. That way I know how far I am going actually jogging and it is easy to gauge my improvement (e.g. the distance I can go before each walk break).
Any advice would be appreciated including what a reasonable time frame for couch to 10K, eating tips (for weight loss and energy), safer jogging with the extra weight/impact, etc.
Re: overweight jogging advice
As far as eating, for weight loss AND feeling consistent (no sugar highs or crashes), Paleo is the way to go. It is TOUGH to adjust to- no lie- like a month adjustment period but if you want the lbs to melt off, it's awesome. Meats. Fruits. Vegetables. +nuts and healthy fats. Easy as that. For energy, you still do carbs, just not in bread/sugar/sweets form (fruits...etc)
Good luck!!! Go for it, go all in!
I also use MFP to track calories and exercise. It is great! I eat sensibly and do follow fad diets (such as Paleo, SBD, Atkins). When you count calories you will notice which foods make you feel full for a long time (high protein and high fiber) and which ones only give a short satisfaction for a substantial amount of calories.