Second thing I did.......became more active. I didn't go out an join a gym. As a matter of fact my treadmill is still in the garage. Find something you can do to exert yourself 4 times a week. I play Wii sports with my kids. I currently hold the ski jumping record and I am in second place in the hula hoop! With 4 kids that's what I have time to do. Turn off the TV and get off the couch or off the computer for 30 minutes. I don't care how tired you are, do something.
You wouldn't let another person control you like food and weight do, so get healthy AND more beautiful.