This is probably the millionth diary ive started on here. Ive started and failed on every diet on the shelf in waterstones (and more!). Enough dieting. And enough of the diet starts tomorrow, and delaying things until ive lost weight. This is a healthy eating, long term diary. My goal is still very definitely weight loss, but this will be a meander not a sprint. I need to rediscover "normal eating" and stop lurching from one diet to another. I want to set up good eating habits and find a new hobby that doesn't involve reading diet books and googling 10lbs in ten days or working out how much weight I could lose before such and such an event. I'm going to start off by loosely calorie counting (and I mean loosely...not getting hung up if I'm eating out and don't know the exact number of calories) and whilst nothing is banned, I will aim to focus on eating for health. I have a goal weight in mind so im going to eat my maintenance calories for that weight - it'll give me a reasonable no of cals and when I get to that weight I will know roughly how much to eat to maintain. Target weight: 135 lbs Calories for maintaining at 135 if inactive: 1620 So I'll have 1620 cals a day plus activity cals if needed. I'm not getting hung up on the numbers though. It's a ball park. In addition, no more daily weighing. My weekly weigh in will be Mon . and my buzzword is consistency. Day in, day out . Warts (and blips) included. My final promise to myself is to plan my menus. I'm not good at planning in advance so im going to aim to plan the next day every evening, so im not left trying to whip something up last minute and making decisions out of hunger. No more new starts. Every day counts.