I've struggled with my weight for a long time. I went back to school and it took up all my free time so I've gained much of it back due to not having time to exercise.
But before starting school, I noticed that when I worked out 5 days a week (30+ minutes of cardio each day with 3 days of strength training), I lost weight without having to watch what I ate as much. Losing weight was really hard for me. Anyway I'll get to the point now....
Focus on adding healthy foods to your diet rather than taking things out of your diet. Next, try eating bigger portions of healthy foods and smaller portions of the bad foods. Then finally get to the point where you have to eat a healthy food before you eat a bad one. For example: I would tell myself, "in order to eat this piece of candy, I have to eat some broccoli first."
This isn't the best diet in the world, but it's a start.
| current weight: 173.8