Hi Steph! Welcome aboard! You're in the right place, if you're serious about losing that weight.
Use the tools that are available, keep a journal and find some buddies for support and inspiration. This is what works.
...and make sure to enjoy the journey. Don't make it harder than it has to be.
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!