Belly Check: Let’s see how long this lasts

After last week when I indulged in way too many chocolate cupcakes and drank far too much on saturday I decided to go on a semi-diet. I say “semi” because it’s the only thing I’ll stick to (at least I’m honest with myself and my lack of willpower), AND because we should all know that diets are a short term solution only. Also I’m selfish being that I’m a Millennial and don’t want to give up the things that I love. Fuck that, I’d rather moderate it and not suffer from withdrawal of chocolate cupcakes and cheese.

Here is the plan:
– Drink more water. Even more than I already drink, which is well above the 8 cups a day that is recommended. I think this is the only thing that has made me not become a fat cow already.
– Drink less alcohol. Like Rob Ford, I am going to cut back on my drinking but not stop completely. Unlike Rob Ford, I am not going to stop getting completely wasted in public, but that’s only because I never did that to begin with. Also if I have a drink I will also be following it up with equal amounts of water to hopefully negate the fatness of the delicious alcohol.
– Monitor my caloric intake. I am using an app called MyFitnessPal which was super useful the last time I shed a few pounds. You input your details and how much you want to lose and the app tells you how many calories you should consume daily to reach your goal. You then input everything you ingest and it accounts for exercise, adjusting the caloric intake the more active you are. This app made me walk up 14 flights of stairs numerous times so I could “afford” to eat that last cookie or drink that last beer. My dogs were really not impressed though with the stair-climbing.
My goal is to lose 1 lb per week until I’m happy enough to stop. As I don’t have a scale and don’t plan on getting one any time soon, I’ll be measuring my success (or failure) by literally measuring myself. I don’t want to lose too much because:
1. I don’t need to
2. I don’t want to lose my boobs (they’re small enough already, I’d like to keep them as they are)
3. I don’t want to lose my ass (AKA my man seducer)
I do, however, want to lose the paunch I feel I’m getting in the mid-section. I am getting to the point where I can’t justify it as a “Botticelli belly” anymore, so I’ll be taking a pic of my stomach every week to see the change (or not). Also, I’m hoping that by documenting this experiment I will actually stick with it.
Any suggestions for losing mid-section fat without losing anywhere else (and without resorting to liposuction) would be greatly appreciated!