Hi Will! I'm Liz, and I totally hear you. I'm tired of being the chubby girl!
I'm back on my journey! I lost 70 pounds about 5-7 years ago, and the weight has crept back up, plus 20 more! I've been yo-yo "dieting" for about 6 months, and I really just have to get on it! Eating healthy is important, but don't forget fitness! I have asthma, and I've always been overweight-- so I'm not much of a runner myself! I do enjoy the elliptical at the gym, or walking on an incline trainer. If you don't have a gym at your disposal, I also do DVD workouts by Chris Powell (he's the guy that does Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition). He has 2 DVD's out and the workouts are quite good (they get you sweaty!) And they have a level 1,2, and 3, so you can set your own pace. I also look lots of stuff up on You Tube, and they have good videos for strength training too.
When I've been successful before with losing weight, I drank lots of water, ate lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and lean meats, and stayed away from all processed foods. (easier said than done) I personally feel the best when I eat low carb-low sugar--
Recently, I've discovered frozen veggies that you just microwave in the bag... Those are handy, and healthy! Hang in there. Its hard. I'm trying to focus on drinking water, and eating more fruits and veggies for the next week or two. This week my work schedule is unforgiving, so its difficult to fit in any fitness time, so I'll go all out vacuumming or cleaning!
I hope this helps!