Welcome! I think you're very wise to get control of this problem now. I'll tell you that if you get serious the weight will come off very fast. If you wait 'till your older, well, it's not quite so easy.
Feel free to join us in the 100+ thread, if you like. We all know where you're at and the challenges you face.
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.