Good luck with your programme.
I am amazed that in 4 months, I've shifted 5 stone. I didn't think it was possible. And now I know it is definitely do-able. It's a case of finding a good programme and putting one foot in front of the other. I've seen people do great on SW and on vlcds. For me the clarity of a vlcd means I stay on track in the weight loss period. Alizonne also has salads and veggies - so is good training to eating somethings and not others.
I also agree with Feynman - that we need different ways of eating and living. In fact the weight shedding is the easy bit - the real important bit is transitioning into an everyday eating and activity/exercise - a way of living that supports us staying at our preferred weight. The stats for maintenance are poor for almost all ways of loss - surgery, clubs, vlcds etc. The issue is not the shedding, it's making maintaining as important as the weight loss phase for however long it takes to make it second nature. And when it is second nature, we still need to be alert to upticks in weight.
There are lots of good resources to choose from: slimpods, marisa peers, hypnotherapy, John Briffa, paleo eating, the Gabriel method and much more.
Good luck and enjoy the journey,