Motivation to help get started I can't really help with. I would tell you to push yourself to the point of wanting it badly enough.
A diet plan that works however I can help a bit with.
First and foremost unless you have some form of problem with your body like a medical condition or blood pressure or whatever else is out there right now, you should be eating from all the food groups.
Meat, Fruit, Vegetable, Dairy and Grain.
Whole Grains, Shredded Wheat, Oatmeal, healthy bread with at least 3g of fiber in it. Just some Grain ideas.
Skim Milk, Cottage Cheese, or any cheese for that matter are some good choices to incorporate into your nutrition for dairy.
Carrots, Celery, lettuce, spinach, Peas, Beans of any kind really. Heck you can toss some carrots and celery into a stew with some beef, some potatoes some onion and some garlic, add some pepper and a bit of salt and you have yourself a nice healthy stew. Vegetable choices are fun to play with.
Bananas are some of my favorite things to eat, berries of all kind as well, apples, fruit juice as well so long as it isn't one of those completely sugared water juices. Fruits are easy for me to deal with I love fruit.
Then we got Chicken, Beef, Pork, all easily made into lean cuts, all equally delicious in my eyes. We also have eggs but it's not meat, but I love them anyway.
Now I suggest you pick your favorites from all the groups, find out a serving size, and how many calories is in each serving size, write down what and how much of everything you eat every day, vary it up from time to time if you are getting bored, and keep exercising.
I don't recommend to anyone anything other then listening to your body and eating when you know you are hungry and eating healthy, filling foods when you do that. Keep that up with exercise and in time you are bound to see results. The only tricky part, is getting yourself to do that. It requires a lot of self discipline, but I'm a firm believer of healthy eating in general over specific diets. See what works for you though, and like I said listen to what your body is saying.
October 2009-March 2010 was not my goal, but was where I wanted to stop and see how permanent the loss was.
December 12th 2010 to... Well, I guess I'll see to when.
I stand at 6'2" Going this far, it would feel wrong not to finish.
October 2009 Feels like a long time ago from when I started all this...