Like many, I have tried every type of diet, a hundred different times. I am fairly new to this forum, and certainly no diet expert. But, I think this is the real deal for me this time, and here's what I'm doing to stay on track:
Visit 3FC... I'm on this board often, whether posting, reading, PMing, researching, whatever. I hang out on this board to be around people that are after the same goals I am.
Use fitday.com to keep track of your calories and activities. This is something that I need to do often, and it helps to keep me focused.
Weigh and measure yourself, and do it often. This helps you see your progress, track your goals and keeps losing weight first in your mind.
Pre-ration your snacks that you have a tendency to overeat. I take my nuts, mini rice cakes, pretzels, etc. and put them into 1 serving bags, so that they're easy to grab when I want one, and impossible to overeat.
Make a commitment to exercise daily, and log it when you do! It's great to be able to look and see what you've done.
Drink water, it keeps you hydrated, and full. When you think you want a snack, try a drink of water... your hunger may just vanish!
And last but not least, plenty of
Hope these suggestions help you out! Good Luck!