Hi Soontolookdamhot (LOVE your name!)
I have tried anything and everything to lose the weight. It's been a very long journey of two years to get to this point. At first I did Weight Watchers, which was really good and worked for me but I had to stop going because as a student I simply couldn't afford it long term. I tried to keep following their plan without attending the meetings but ended up slipping back into old habits. I tried the food combining diet and lost a couple of kilos but found it impossible to keep up as it was so restrictive. I tried counting calories and that worked for a while, but I ended up getting too obsessive and cutting down my food too much which sent me into a plateau. So I've been dithering around for quite a while not achieving a hell of a lot! Recently my motivation has come back with a vengeance. I've managed to lose two kilos over the last few weeks by grim determination. I've cut back on my drinking considerably, I'm not having ANY crappy food like chips or chocolate, and I'm double checking what I'm eating in Calorie King to make sure I'm not eating too much 'good' food either (portion sizes and a raging appetite have always been my undoing in the past!)
So I understand how you're feeling at the moment, Soonie*! For the last few years I've wanted to lose weight, but wanted to do so on my terms and how it would be convenient to me. And it's worked, but it takes a very long time to do it like that! I'm seeing more results now that I'm utterly obsessed and driven, but I don't think there's any way to force yourself to get to that moment. I think it's just a light switch that suddenly goes off in your head and makes you take a hell of a lot of action.
Good luck! I'm sure you'll get there. Especially now you have the forum to support you in your journey!
*I hope you don't mind the arbitrary nick-name, but DAMN your full username is long to type!