I'm sure I'm repeating some of what others have said, but I just wanted to throw in my 2cents.
First off, make sure you are losing weight for yourself, if you are doing it for other people you are more likely to give up when it gets tough.
Secondly, you can't view this as a diet. Diets don't work. You have to make permanent changes to the way you eat, or else you will just put all the weight back on (or more!).
I recommend you look up clean eating, and see if that is right for you. Clean eating means no processed foods, and foods with extra additives. A clean diet consists of lots of fruits and veggies, whole unprocessed grains, whole meats (not ground processed meats), and nuts and seeds. (I'm sure there is some things I'm missing so I recommend you look it up if you are interested)
You don't have to change your diet all at once, take small steps. For example, one week you can drop soda, the next chips and pretzels and such, the next fast food, and so on.
Dropping foods from your diet does not mean you can never eat them again, allow yourself to have a small indulgence every week or so. That could be a slice of cheesecake from your favorite bakery, or maybe a dinner out.
Don't eat when you are doing something else, sit down, and just eat. Eat slowly, and focus on every bite. Think about the taste and texture of your food. This will help you feel satisfied on a smaller amount of food.
I'm not sure of the nature of your eating disorder, but if you think calorie counting will cause your ED to reappear, I recommend you avoid it. Instead practice intuitive eating, this means that you eat only when you are truly hungry (not just bored), and you stop as soon as you feel full (not stuffed, just satisfied). It takes some time for you to get in tune with this, but once you do this really does work.
Find a form of exercise you really enjoy, be it hiking, biking, kickboxing, running, dance, whatever you love. Maybe give heavy lifting a try. It won't cause you to bulk, it will just tone you up, and give your metabolism a boost. It's also really great for your body, and can be an amazing confidence booster!
Almost forgot! Drink lots of water, aim for a gallon a day. If you are not drinking enough water, your body will retain what you do drink, causing you to hold onto excess weight.
Lastly, don't give up. Losing weight is hard, but it is worth it. I hope you find this helpful, good luck :)
Last edited by LeafOnTheWind; 08-28-2013 at 03:15 PM.