Hello all, I have finally decided to start my calorie counting journey. 3 years ago, I lost 5 stones with slimming world. Great...but I just can't maintain. Each year, I've been through the same cycle of gaining 2 stones and having to lose it again. Tried to restart sw in January, but my heart was just not in it. I thought about weight watchers, but then had an honest conversation with myself! So here I am! I'm using my fitness pal but I like using minis as a place to record my journey, even if I will end up talking to myself! I'm on 1200 cals a day and currently need to lose 2stone to get to my ideal weight - mid range healthy bmi. Breakfast (not something that I have during the week!) : 2 poached eggs, 2 bacon medallions and 1/4 tin of baked beans Lunch: homemade Moroccan chickpea and carrot soup Tea: 2 'joes burgers', 2 low fat cheese slices, 1 small jacket potato made into sw wedges and salad (lettuce, cucumber and red onion) 1/2 pint of skimmed milk. Total: 1194 Exercise: 40 min walk with the dog (Generally will not plan on eating these back) I lost 5 stones calorie counting in my mid 20s, so very comfortable with this method. Just need to work out the maintenance issues, hopefully I will have to enjoy this problem within the next few months .