I buy shirts to go over by girls and just take them in for better fit throught the waist. I'm not a seamstress I just follow the original line.
Highest weight October 1st, 2011 247.6
Starting weight January 3rd, 2012 227.8
January pounds lost 7.8 = 220
February pounds lost 4.4 = 215.6
March pounds lost 2.6 = 213 (do better in April)
Goal weight 160.4