Hello All, I am a bride losing weight. I've lost so far 12lbs in 13 weeks, using an app called MyFitnessPal on my iPod. They have a website as well if you do not have an apple tool. Basically it will give you an idea of how many calories you should consume per day for your goal and allow you to record your daily intake. You can search for items, including restaurants, input recipes, as well as input activity as well. I try to do at least 30 minutes of cardio everyday, and in the begining had also added a 20 minute circuit workout - like jillian michael's 30 day shred - when I get home, and have had amazing success. I think by doing the FOOD and the exercise, you can all reach your goals! I tried just concentrating on eating well, as well as just on exercising, but you really need a combination of both. As well, you need to know how many calories your food is as well.
DEFINITELY check out MyFitnessPal.com (its a free website and app). It WILL work!