A few months ago, my weight creep* finally got to me and I decided to do something about it. I've been using the FitBit system, which is a combo of their pedometer/altimeter device thing and their calorie tracking/chart-filled website thing.
That's my weight from February 16th up to just a few days ago. 18 lbs. down, 16 more to go until I'm at my goal weight of 160, at which point I will assess how I look and feel, and determine if I want to stop there or go to 150.
I haven't had to change my eating habits much. I'm still eating burgers, chilli dogs, etc... I'm just keeping track of how many calories it all is, so I know when to stop or how much to exercise to burn some of it off.
I think just being able to see the numbers for how many calories you've put in and how many you need to burn and have burned off is incredibly helpful. Just keep the intake number lower than the burn number and you're all good.
It does some other stuff, like sleep tracking, but you can read about that on your own: http://www.fitbit.com/home
Here's the FitBit on Amazon:
Or directly from FitBit:
(Yes, I get a percentage of the sale if you buy it through these links.)
If you get one, we can link up on the FitBit site and you can see what I'm eating. O__O
Oh and they're also available at various IRL stores if you prefer to brave the mean streets of whatever gang-ridden murderland you reside in.
*weight creep: Ever since leaving high school, I've gained around 4 lbs. a year, ever year. It's really not that much, but it was adding up.