HI There! First of all I just wanted to say that at least you have taken the first steps and made a move in the right direction, joining this forum will motivate you to move towards your goals, WELL DONE! That's the next step - set yourself reasonable and achievable goals and find a way to make yourself stick to them. I was told that I had to try to loose weight by the doctor in order to try to control high cholestorol - that's my main motivation but, I too want to look better this summer and fit back into all of the clothes hanigin in my wardrobe creating moth food!
It's a good idea to have some accountability even if it's just to us on here, a close friend or your boyfriend. Tell someone how you are doing and they will encourage you to the next goal or talk through with you where you may have lapsed.
Basically, we all know that the only way to loose weight is to eat less and exercise - find something that you enjoy doing whether it's walking, running, cycling or a DVD and just set aside a time every day to do it. I take the dog for a really long, fast walk every morning and I have surprised myself that I am actually looking forward to it now - even the getting out of bed at 5.15am isn't such a hardship and I've only been on the diet for 2 week!
I have found that listing everything on Calorie King has been invaluable to me - that's thanks to another member on here - Grapefruit- who is full of fantastic advice and tips. They set you a reasonable amount of calories each day and then you just load in to it what you have eaten and it will let you know how many are left for the day. Some of the contents are quite surpirsing even to a hardened yo-yo dieter like myself!
Anyway - You WANT to loose weight and that's the first step and with support you will! Go for it - you will feel so much better about yourself sooner than you think!
Good Luck and if you want/need support just ask!