Welcome to the boards - you're going to love it here, and make new friends!!
Congratulations on taking the first step in weight loss - admitting there is a problem, and wanting to change it. Keep in mind that not only fat, but excess of anything can put on weight. Too many carbs can be harmful, too. Try going to the Heart Assoc. or the American Diabetes website (type them into your search engine) and you will get lots of tips on menus, the food groups pyramid, etc. You already know the basics - which is don't fry foods, eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grain products.
In the meantime, please come over the the "Jaded Ladies # 3" website and post with us! We are a small but friendly group who talk about all kinds of everyday topics, not just weight loss. The weight loss issues are what ties us together, though. Hope to see you there!