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 Jan 1, 2011 = 288 pounds (size 24)
Weight April 1, 2011 = 244 pounds
Weight July 1, 2011 = 220 pounds
Weight September 22, 2011 = 203
Weight Goal April 6, 2012 = 185 pounds
Ultimate weight goal = 155 pounds Sept 1, 2012
Current Weight = 213 lbs (size 14)
Total loss to date = 75 lbs