I've been counting calories for about three and a half weeks now using this free site:
Everything I eat, drink, breathe is entered in there. Every tiny amount of exercise I do is entered into there.
It's worked so far. But then again so have all the other times I've decided to get down to a more healthy, long term weight. I lose ten to fifteen pounds and then I get abducted by aliens or something and wake up with all my weight back, plus a few more extra pounds as a warning from my body or from alien life forms that I should never, ever try to lose weight again.
I'm pretty sure that's how it happens.
And like any alien conspiracy theorist or bigfoot hunter, I'm going to record the actual point at which I lose control of my weight loss and spiral into stuffing my face with cheeze puffs and beer night and day until I've gained everything back.
If I write about it every day, I'll be able catch the exact moment my body is overtaken by gremlins or demonic possession. And maybe you will too.
Stay tuned. Or better yet...lose some weight with me.