Welcome, KRW. Logging all food eaten into FitDay really keeps me focused on what I'm eating - and makes me think twice (usually!!) before eating something. And entering exercise into the activity log...after doing something where I've just burned 100 calories - it makes me not want to destroy the value of all the time I just spent doing that by eating something when I'm not hungry anyway.
There's a weekly motivation thread you might want to look at. It starts fresh each Monday, but you can jump in at any time. People post their goals for the week and report back in about how they're doing, with other members giving encouragement.
Good for you for making the decision to get fit. I'm trying to focus on developing new habits rather than the weight loss, so that when I do get down to the weight I want to be, healthful eating will be second nature to me.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140