I think you have come to the right spot. Finding a plan that becomes a way of life is the way to succeed in getting healthy. I've tried many diets and find that learning to eat healthly and controlling portions is the best. Being active also helps.
You need to eat enough calories that you can stick with it. I find increasing my activity is easier than cutting my calories too low. I don't handle hunger well -- yet I can do fine on 1500 calories if I chose wisely.
Keeping track of everything helps. I like putting in my activities and recording my intake -- especially when I'm doing well.
There is lots of support here. Make use of the Forums and everthing Fitday has to offer. You can do it.
Restarting Jan 11th, 2014
Starting weight: 201.6
Current weight: June 9, 2014 181.4
June 30th goal = 170
Ultimate goal Undecided ? 150 to be assessed once maintained for a while
Height 5' 3"