I have OCD tendencies and obsess greatly about whatever the new craze is. Thankfully it's usually a good craze; debt, weight loss, various hobbies.
I try not to get too hung up over the numbers. I try to make it ok to estimate a little given my personality. I don't want to beat myself up in any way. I have to make this something I will continue to do long after the phase wears off, and it will wear off. Once I decide calorie counting is too hard, I will be gone. So I keep it simple. I do not journal. I have a running tally in my head and I keep myself at a simple 200 calories six times a day.
I was obsessing about the scale, as in it's all I thought about. I thought weekly weighing was the answer to that. Apparently for me it's the opposite. I just started weighing daily this week and thought it would drive me insane. It doesn't at all! I'm no longer thinking, "Gee at the last weigh in I was 206, now I wonder what I am today? Could I dare to dream I'm 200 today?" In two days...yeah right. It's no wonder I was always disappointed on weigh in day. I only lost two pounds? What? But I dreamt about losing six!
I'm struggling right now with keeping exercise simple. I just started working out again yesterday. I've been putting it off because I do not want to become obsessed about it. It's got to be sustainable. So I'd welcome any tips on that!