I regained all my lost weight and have had to start over as well. I started logging on the lose it app when my weight showed 203 one am.That was about a week ago.
I am not sure the lose it app/web page would be useful for you.Perhaps you have something similar in your area. I am able to scan bar codes of items I eat,or add in manually the nutrition information. It lets me know how much I ate,how much I can eat,and what nutrients I get.Sadly my sodium level is always way too high. Anyway I weighed in at 193.5 this am.Pleased,though I know it is water weight for the most part. I am drinking lots of water too.Sometimes I add lemon to the water.Also I have black or green tea with lemon daily.
I was suprised to find out 1 medium banana is 105 calories or that 4 tbsp of olive oil is 120 calories. I was putting a banana into some oatmeal with some elberberries, fiber powder and cinnamon(sp).Total cal was....304 with a coffee.More filling was a tofu,spinach,mushoom,egg omlette with coffee and 2 wasa crisp for 367 calories.
Was never a big fan of WASA crisp cracker breads,but they are my godsend now.I use them in place of bread and top them with...egg,tuna,veggie burger,lentil stew.Depending on the type I get the calorie for 2 crisp is 70 to 90.
Here is some meals I have had...can of tuna in water,2 wasa crisp,and a cup and half of steamed broccoli comes out to ....292 calories.
Add some sliced red bell peppers for an additional 29 calories.
Coffee with milk,fake sugar,2 wasa,2 hard boiled eggs,1 cucumber,1 cup sliced red bell pepper,paprika spice...288 calories.
Veggie burger,2 wasa,red bell pepper,sweet red chili sauce(1 tbsp), 2 wasa,6 tater tot,coffee with milk and fake sugar....335
Progresso black bean jalapeno soup,chili sauce,and diced jalapeno pepper(1 tbsp)....330
Half a cup of fiber now cereal to snack on...60 calories.
Anyway my point is I am loving the calorie counter. I think I am eating well nutrient-wise,but keeping my overall calorie intake down.
My main concern is calories along with sodium and then saturated fat content.Now my one friend simply goes by inches lost.She does weights in her workouts,building muscle,and actually increase her food intake.Muscles need more.
Definately got to watch out for the starvation mode.If you click that on your body then anything you eat will be stored as fat.
Good luck with the weight loss.My suggestion is a program like lose it where you can count calories,but also keep track of the nutrients.
Be positive with yourself.Name calling,even by you,will bring you down.Dh makes fun of me sometimes,and I let him know how much it hurts.It does not motivate.Take a good multi vitamin!!!! Best wishes for you.