I eat a big ass salad as well with almost a full head of Romaine or Spinach as a base then I add half a large Red bell pepper, grapes, blueberries, carrots, sesame sticks, tuna or some other kind of fish. I sometimes add Zuchinni, squash, sweet peppers or anything I can find. For dressing I usually have a little Balsamic Vinagrette.
I eat this everyday for lunch and have lost 20 lbs since Feb. Now I am a pretty fit person to begin with and have reached my high School weight which was 13 yrs ago. It didn't make myself fat but again I work out a lot. I try to walk everyday, go to the gym a few itmes a week and also do simplefit when I can't make the gym.
I've added more muscle while losing the fat I had.
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.