Good luck on the weight loss! I recently lost 40 pounds and still have 20 to go to get to ideal weight. I actually went to my doctor to get help. He gave me phenterimine(sp) to get started and a list of "good foods" and "bad foods", LOL.
Along with taking the medicine I counted fat grams and stayed under 20 fat grams a day. I got a book that told me that fat grams in various foods. If I couldn't count the fat grams I didn't eat it. I could always find something to eat and I love fruits and veggies. Kept them around all the time so I never really got hungry.
And I started walking a lot, every chance I got. Plus we are on the eight floor at work so I climbed the stairs twice a day.
I lost 40 pounds in 5 months! And I am terrible on will power, so if I can do it anyone can.
Oh yeah, also no sodas or soft drinks unless they are diet.