Badass Man! You are making what I'm sure has been and will be the best thing you ever did for yourself.
Take a good hard look at what jzy50309 had to say. Diet is king for weight loss.
Over the last 14 months I'm down from 245lbs to 175lbs. I can tell you that the aesthetics are fantastic but it's how much better you will feel that will keep you at it.
I stopped eating sugar, except for one piece of fruit per day in my morning shake. Cut out damn near all processed foods and starch. It was a pain at first but I quickly figured out how to eat well even when picking up food in a pinch. Find a few things that are convenient but healthy. Mcdonalds is out but I know I can grab sliced turkey (no sauce) and green beans at a bb-q joint. I can pick up a roasted chicken and a bag of vegetables for a quick convenient meal. For me it was about finding work arounds so that I didn't use the convenience crutch to justify eating wrong.
Don't view it as a temporary weightloss diet. It's a permanent lifestyle change.
Currently eating large portions of protein and 10-12 servings of vegetables per day. Whole milk, eggs, cheese, almonds, cashews and I crave meat and vegetables when I'm hungry.
I am amazed at how nasty sugar, starch and processed foods taste to me now. I swear it tastes and feels like poison and I can feel it undermining all of my hard work.
Had a big problem with skipping meals. I do believe that breaking that habit was a big piece of the puzzle.
Exercise definitely has it's place in the process. You have to keep that machine humming so that your metabolism is working to it's potential.
Good luck to you Sir.