I am so goddamned tired of being fat.

Geez, I’ve been successful in lots of areas of my life.  I’m a good, reasonably nice person.  I graduated from a respected university and went on to a leading graduate school.  Spent 15 years building a career and working hard to master a ridiculous array of marketing and technical skills.  I’m a hard-working wife and the mother of two healthy, happy and smart preschoolers. I’m a tech entrepreneur with a small, but growing and profitable company.

But none of this counts as success at all to the rest of the world. Why?  Because I can’t wear a size freaking four.  If I can work so hard and reach so many other goals, why can’t I finally lose weight?

But which diet is best?  I’ve tried and failed them all: Low-fat, Scarsdale, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Kimikins, and even the wretched cabbage and onion soup diet (ugh – don’t ask! )  Amid the massively conflicting information/disinformation, opinions, myths, science and pseudo science the “Diet Industrial Complex” has unleashed upon the world, it’s nearly impossible for an ordinary person to know the best course of action for rapid and longterm weight loss.

So, after recently reading The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Tim Ferriss, I decided to follow his suggestion and get serious about tracking diet metrics.  I’m getting serious about learning what actually works for me.  So, I set up a little blog and am integrating some metrics tracking models to fully document the ups and downs of my latest (hopefully final!) diet.  Perhaps others will find the documentation helpful.

Warning: I’m horrible at dieting and have NO WILLPOWER against the omnipotent, irresistible power of Oreos, et al. I’d love to have others join me in this quest to be skinny (or at least a lot thinner), but the journey is unlikely to be smooth or pretty. It could get ugly out there. You have been warned.

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