I recently came across Sally at aprovechar and think she's got some marvellous thoughts on weight loss and health. I was particularly struck by this post, which she wrote back in 2008. I highly suggest reading it.
Although I can't be as "pure" as Sally, especially when it comes to TV, I totally agree with her views on counting (be it points, calories, etc.). slow weight loss and being kind to yourself. And she also makes it very clear that whatever works for you is what you should be doing.
Anyway, give her a read. She's worth it!