Welcome to the forums--your post worked this time! (For future reference, if you have the post window open too long, it will time out and very likely "eat" your post. I always "copy" a long post in case this happens so you can reopen a new post and "paste" your text in).
I don't follow any specific diet, but if I did, South Beach would probably be my choice--it looks pretty reasonable.
Basically you need to figure out your daily calorie burn and what calorie deficeit you need to maintain to lose weight at your desired rate. This will tell you how many calories you can consume a day.
The Wii is great--I like mine. You can also walk--it's free and great exercise and low impact.
Get your plan into place, stick with it, use FitDay to track everything and you can't fail!
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.