My fitness pal has been great this last month. I log in pretty religiously and I can see where I go wrong. I'm not saying I've fixed the problems, but at least now I am recognizing a pattern.
I really would like to lose some significant weight by my next birthday. I understand that means taking what I've learned and really applying it to everyday life. One thing I've learned that when I eat 1200 calories or less, the next day is an over the top eating day. For now I've changed my goal to "maintenance" and I'll know that as long as I'm under that number I'm on the right track.