I still haven't taken the trouble to count my calories. I am exercising more and eating sensibly. I am still keeping away from wine and beer which is a challenge! I did weaken on holiday. I was offered a complimentary brandy at a restaurant a couple of times.i also drank a double gin that my daughter was going leave as I don't like waste especially when we were in such a lovely bar overlooking the sea. I swam lots though as intended. Is there an easy way to know how many calories simple basic meals are? So,I know a chicken dinner is 500 or whatever to save me having to work everything out to stay in an allowance?"