Your here so thats a good start to losing weight in order to succeed I would suggest 3 things
1. Log everything you eat in the food diary It keeps you honest and sometimes is quite surprising how many calories you are actually consumming.
2. Exercising for at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 times a week at level where you get sweaty and slightly out of breath (it can be as simple as walking)
3. This is perhaps the most important believe that you can do it. I believe that weight loss is 95% Psychological
Come join the 30lb forum for support. Good luck on your journey you can do it.