Thanks, all for the responses! I'm the worst! Got sidetracked with finishing up an internship and studying for my driver theory test (which I passed today-- not surprising as I've been driving in America of 28 years already
: I did Herbalife shakes and did the Couch to 5K running program for the first 20 lbs and then did a program called Metabolic Research Centre (which is a food plan that is high lean protein and low carb/low fat) for the second 20 lbs.
I have to return to the US for a couple of months to sell my house and get moved over, so I'm open to anything that's cheap and DIY. I think I'm going to run five days a week, as that really helped me the first time I lost weight.
I would definitely consider calorie counting (as I've done food tracking for diets before and there's plenty of ways to do it with an iPhone).
: Thanks! So nice to "meet" you here