First of all, you're not alone!
There are a number of board members doing TF or similar programs with success.
However, I feel that the best approach to weightloss is something that you can maintain in the long term, which is why I'd advocate the slow introduction of healthy eating choices and exercise over any short-term, dramatic quick weightloss strategies that turn your life upside down overnight.
I use a website called Calorie King
and enter in the food I eat each day. I used to be perplexed as to why I wasn't losing weight. I soon found out that it was because I was eating waaaay to big a portion size. I still eat the occassional treats but have focussed on eating smaller meals and a more balanced diet - Calorie King also showed me that I wasn't getting enough protein and was eating too many carbs. Love my carbs!!!
Exercise is another key. Even if I'm flat out busy with life, I sill manage to fit in at least 30 mins of walking every day, do sit ups and push ups and tricep dips while watching the telly, go for runs when I can, walk the dog, go to an exercise class or do an exercise DVD.
I think you need to make a list of the pros and cons of each strategy you're thinking of doing and assess which one you think most capable of sticking to.
The other thing to avoid is doing everything all at once, ie quitting all junk food, eating 100% healthy and starting your exercise program at the same time with every intention of 'being good this time'.
Try giving up (or doing) one thing for a week, and see how you go. Say, "no more chockie biscuits this week" or "no alcohol until the weekend after next". Lots of small, achievable goals give you that feeling of success which gives you momentum and before you know it, you're kicking goals and creating some great new habits that will last a lifetime
Or do TF for a week and not worry about the exercise yet if it's not a regular part of your day.
All the best!
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09