I am going to measure my progress in not only weight, but my measurements as well. Here are my starting stats. It is important to not rely so heavily on the scale. Since I plan to do some exercising, it is good to measure progress in inches rather than pounds.

My Stats

Age: 28
Height: 5’7″
Build: Average
Weight: 169
Over Bust: 41″
Full Bust: 42″
Rib Cage: 35″
Midriff: 33″
Waist: 32.5″
Hips: 42″

My goal is to lose 30 lbs in the next 8 months. That is about a pound a week. Losing 1-2 lbs a week is healthy. Any more than that and you run the risk of gaining it all back and more or developing other health risks.

My motivation is my wedding. I am somewhat happy with my weight/body. I just would like to look and feel better.

Yes, I am on a Diet and I Like to Eat

I am going to write about my experience with dieting. Basically, I am on a diet, but I like to eat. I have noticed that a lot of recipes out there do not include things like rice or pasta in the calorie content yet boast that the recipe is 300 calories. I also like things that taste good. Just because I am on a diet doesn’t mean that I should have to suffer. So, I am going to rebel against the common diet and start a riot. Are you with me?

The Fine Print

I am not a nutritionist nor do I have any sort of medical background. I am a 20-something with a desk job who likes good food and is not interested in exercising too much. All my recipes will be based on a 1200 calorie diet with most of my meals being between 200-400 calories. These recipes will taste good and they will be filling. They will not exclude starches where starches are necessary. Some recipes will be mine and some will either be based on or will come entirely from other sources and will be cited.