The only thing that is going to work for you in the long run is something that you can work into everyday life, so its great that that's what you're looking for! You're already headed in the right direction, you just need to decide what's best for you and what you can stick with.
Play around with different things and find out what works for you. This website has a ton of amazing resources, and if you're interested in calorie counting the Calorie Counters forum on the main forum page is amazing. Great people and great resources there. Lots of support in every nook and cranny of this website!
Its definitely something that you could work into everyday life, if it works for you. Some people find it too restrictive, but I personally find that it helps me keep myself accountable and I feel good knowing that I'm being consistent and I have a way of tracking what I'm eating and how much.
Tracking my food intake alongside my weight progress has really helped me form a better understanding of what works for me and what doesn't.
The main advice I have? Don't try and plan everything all at once. Listen to your body and do what's best for it...do this and the weight WILL come off. If you think about sticking to a very specific diet, or think about all the individual pounds all at once it can be very overwhelming. Just take a deep breath and focus on the present.
Welcome to the site, and you can do this!