Good for you Misery.
As we live and change we need to continually assess what works for us. I find once I get a pattern, it suddenly doesn't work anymore as our bodies adapt (just like weight training) we need to adjust regularly.
With regards to logging your food at the end of the day. Give it a try, but be careful. I found that I when I logged at the end of the day that I would some times underestimate and would be less than 1000 cal for the day and trying to make healthy choices to keep it in the 1000-1300 range late at night (not a good habit for me).
With regards to the exercise, take it one day at a time. You did great before. You took a holiday and now you are BACK!
Good luck...keep the course.
Weight Jan 1, 2011 = 288 pounds (size 24)
Weight April 1, 2011 = 244 pounds
Weight July 1, 2011 = 220 pounds
Weight September 22, 2011 = 203
Weight Goal April 6, 2012 = 185 pounds
Ultimate weight goal = 155 pounds Sept 1, 2012
Current Weight = 213 lbs (size 14)
Total loss to date = 75 lbs