Welcome Warren to Fitday!
I saw your note to another newcomer on the forums. You should feel good about engaging and encouraging others. The sharing and effort on here will pay you back 10 fold.
As I mentioned in the other thread there is great support and kindness on these forums. I would recommend the The Official Unisex 100+ Pounds to Lose Thread and the Weekly Motivational Threads.
It is great to hear that you are tracking your intake. That is a great place to start. Each bite, step and action is a conscious decision. By recording your decisions and actions you have a wealth of information and feedback without judgement.
Set your goals small and take it one day at a time. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.
Weight Sept 1/2014 284 lbs.
Weight Sept 21/ 2014 273 lbs.
Weight Goal = 250 pounds December 20, 2014
Ultimate weight goal = 155 pounds December 1, 2015
Weight Jan 1, 2011 = 288 pounds (size 24)
Weight April 1, 2011 = 244 pounds
Weight July 1, 2011 = 220 pounds