I have always shied away from calorie counting because it can make me obsessed over food. Today I proved the point. I checked the calories and fat content of the food in our freezer and then went online to check the values for other foods we enjoy. I spent so long doing this that I didn't do things that I'd planned to do.
Enough is enough. Hubby says that he loses weight on a low fat diet, so that's what we're going to do. We're going to empty the freezer and cupboards of unhealthy food. Shopping will focus on fat and sugar content. Reducing fat and sugar should reduce calories. Cooking 'proper' meals instead of relying on ready meals will give more control over what we eat and give us a better chance of having a balanced diet. I might even get closer to my 5 a day.