Thanks for those comments, everyone! I am going to start tomorrow, and I am going to take it easy.
Laura, I don't do that whole bit like a food diary, and maybe it will make it easier for you to do it my way, too, which is: write down on a scrap of paper every time I eat or drink something, and make an estimate of the calories. I know the rules say, and all those people who write books and articles and stuff about this say, that you must write down the time of day and how you were feeling and how hungry or not you were, what time you got up, what time you went to bed, whatever exercise you did, blah, blah, blah, blah. But for this, I just write down what I ate and guess at the calories. (At this stage of our lives, we probably have the calories memorized of most of the foods we eat, right?)
Neva, when I did this with Angela and her friend Rachael, it was the best thing I did in that period of time. When you see either of them, maybe you can tell them for me how much I appreciate their doing that with me.
Ellen, I'm going to look up that Super Better site and check out those challenges. Thanks for mentioning that. I'm always looking for ways to feel better and do better; and, like you, I have to be careful not to let myself get overwhelmed with them all.
Also, Madame L is writing a post for tomorrow about a book she found
about dealing with cravings for sweets and carbs. I'm getting some good
ideas from that, too.
Okay, so, tomorrow I'll start again writing down everything I eat. I've been doing it for awhile, but not as seriously as I'm going to do it now!