I count calories. Not all calories are equal, but a basic acceptance of calories in vs calories out is crucial! I used to ignore this scientific basis of weight, and just try to convince myself that eating certain things certain ways would make me lose weight. But hey, our bodies are a finely tuned organism, and it is all about how much energy is going in vs how much is being used up.
I've noticed a lot of you are counting calories but frustrated about CK not taking into account exercise. Can I recommend MyPlate (dot com). It is fantastic. I swear by this site. It takes into account your exercise each day, with a specific section to plug in your activities, plus it's an easy to use site and looks great too. You can see breakdowns of your nutrient intake aswell as a lot of other great functions. And if you ever can't find a food (which hasn't happened to me so far), you can use CK as a reference, then manually type in the calories into MyPlate.
OhsoDaniella, 1,200 calories is quite low if you are also doing exercise during the week. My goal is 1,436 calories daily, and MyPlate deducts my exercise so it's really easy to stay within this range on the days I do activities (slightly harder on the days I don't!).
Good luck everybody