In my humble opinion the best way to start instead of a "crash diet" is to start slowly changing your life-style and eliminate one unhealthy food a day.
For example: Coke vs. diet coke
Cookies vs. 100 calorie pack of oreos
Full fat milk vs. fat free
White bread vs. light wheat bread
Only 3,500 calories equal one pound and generally if you can dump 1,000 calories a week that can lead up to 2 pounds of weight-loss a week.
Starting slower can help you resist binges and help you stay focused.
Its great you already seem very active - to start with you can add 10 more minutes of walking or maybe chop extra wood. This can also help you not to buy that treadmill yet that may end up collecting dust or that gym membership card get lost in your wallet.
Adding plenty of water and trying to back away from salt may also help.
I also have heard that Weight Watcher is an excellent plan and gives all real food to eat to help you that unhealthy relationship to food that we all struggle with.
Don't be too hard on yourself also. That is something that I struggle with and by joining this site you have already made some very good choices.