Hey sweetie I just wanted to come in and offer my support. What has really made a difference for me besides walking, is counting cals. That is what alot of this boils down to: calories in vs. calories out etc.
This link really helped me: Womens Nutrition Health Guide
The formula may not work perfect for everyone but it could be a great starting point for you. It was for me. Drastic calorie restriction is very hard to do that is why I chose this instead. I would recommend to find out how many cals you are maintaining at, then lower them by 500. For instance, my maintenance right now is roughly 2250 a day with no exercise. Every 3500 cals = a pound. SO "theoretically" if I lower my cals by 500 a day I can lose a pound a week. So 1750 cals a day for me. I also exercise at least 60 minutes a day and this month my average is higher. So I burn a pound that way too.
These need to be good cals though and not empty ones. You may want to gradually start changing your eating. With me it has taken me along time to change bad habits to good ones. Number one is you need to decide what you are willing to give up and what you want to keep doing. Back when I first started that meant having an apple every day and once in a while a banana, now I eat 3-4 fruits a day. Last year that meant changing from red meat most of the time to having chicken breast w no skin most of the time now a days and red meat only 1-2 times a week. Another big change recently these last few months was cutting down on my portions and counting cals. I wish I had started that sooner! I still tell myself I can eat out once a week. Once to twice a week we will still have the tacos or the sphagetti or the bean and cheese burritos. You can still eat what you want, just try to eat healthier.
I switched from regular soda to diet. ANyhow just start making little changes slowly and they do add up. You are also welcome to join our new group. The link is at the bottom.