I agree with Repo girl. Stay positive and it will work. Using LAWL is the only time I have successfully lost weight. I tried Nutrisystem and it didn't work for me because I like to cook my own meals too much.
One piece of advice that nobody told me in the beginning (and I wish they had b/c now I am losing weight consistently) is to add lots and lots of fiber to your diet (thru fruit (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, raisins) thru starches (oatmeal, all-bran cereal, brown rice, whole grain english muffins, whole wheat pitas, potato with skin) thru veggies (broccoli, spinach, brussels sprouts) Fats (almonds, avacado, peanuts). Fiber keeps you full longer which, obviously, helps when dieting. It also isn't easy to digest so it helps flush out the body - carrying fat out with it! When at the grocery store, I always check the dietary fiber content. I no longer buy breads or rice without any fiber. P.S. Fiber is not only good for weight loss, but it aids in reducing cholesterol and is healthy for the heart. If I had only one tip to give anyone starting out on a diet regiment (or Lifestyle Adjustment) ... this would be it!