Do you think it would help if you used it as a "planner" instead of a "tracker"? What I mean, is instead of writing things down as you eat them, if you chose one evening per week to plan out all of your meals for the upcoming 7 days.
You could plan out the basics for the week, concentrating on getting the minimums for the major nutrients for each day, and could still give yourself some "play" room each day to add a few things without it having to be a big deal.
You already have a feel for correct portion sizes and rough calorie amounts, so you should be able to set up a plan for the major meals for a week, and leave yourself free to add a few snacks each day.
If you start out by focussing on the nutrients first, then you might find that you can ease yourself back in to tracking without judging yourself on the calories.
I started on here looking strictly at iron, folate, calcium, and fibre. I planned (and still do plan) each day's meals the night before. I was eating between 1900 and 2300 calories per day, but wasn't really caring where I fell in there. I then started paying more attention to the carb / protein / fat mix each day. As I brought these more in to line, I found that I was eating between 1700 and 1900 calories per day. I'm now averaging around 1600 calories per day without ever consciously trying to drop to there. I've been steadily losing weight the whole time, at a nice slow pace that suits me just fine.
Hope you figure out something that works for you!
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