The best thing to do regarding thinking positively is to keep your focus on what you want to accomplish, and to recall what you've already done once you see progress.
For instance, when I recall the 16 pounds I dropped this summer, it prevents me from making poor food choices and encourages me to keep pushing through my exercise routine.
Your eating looks pretty okay, unless you're not including snacks on that list. Counting calories might be a good idea, and brown rice will help you most vs. all other types of rice. The beans/Mickey Dees might do the most damage, but at least you're doing the fast food at lunch (so you have the rest of the day to burn it).
Exercise = whatever you can tolerate and commit to doing regularly. For me that's cardio stuff like biking and running. Lots of cardio will help you trim pounds short-term. Weight training will help you lose weight long-term as well as help you achieve the shape goals you have.
P.S. If you can prevent it, don't skip meals. In fact, eating more meals (with less food at each one) is most beneficial. Maybe that means you pack healthy snacks or something to always have on hand. If I haven't killed you with my novel yet, comment back and I'll tell you what my meals look like each day.