I love my elliptical (though we did something wrong setting it up and so the computer doesn't register the motion, so I don't know my speed/calories/etc.). It's a good way to do my cardio at home. Mine also has a exercise bike as part of it, which lets me change things up or sit down when I need a rest, lol.
No matter what it does for the scale, I'm sure you'll soon be feeling stronger and healthier for using it. Have fun!