Weekend was wonderful. I ate way waaaaaaaay too much, but hiked for five hours on Saturday and an hour and a half yesterday, so it sort of evens itself out?
141.5 this morning, BUT my waist is half an inch smaller than the last time I was here, so I'm not panicking too much.
I have 13 days until I return to school, 15 days until hardcore dancing starts again. I really wanted to be 130 when I got back, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
My aim will be 133. 8.5 pounds in two weeks; just over 4 pounds a week. I think i can do that.
The gameplan: 17-Day-Diet. This is one of those annoying fad diets that popped up last year (my mother and chronic-dieter-aunt tried it, so I got roped into it, too), but I actually quite like it.
You don't count calories (which is both incredibly unnerving and ultimately probably helpful in getting me into a healthier mindset to go back to school with [pro-tip: hardcore restricting and 8+ hour days of dance don't mix well]).
The diet that 3 17-day cycles, hence the name. I'm probably just going to do the first one, because school and rehearsal and such.
In the first cycle, you eat almost zero starches. You're allowed two servings of low-sugar fruits before 2 pm, and that's as starchy as it gets. Besides that, you eat unlimited vegetables, lean proteins (for me, tofu-based stuff and seitan), and 1-2 tablespoons of fats (cooking with olive oil).
I like this diet because there's already a list of "safe foods" that more or less corresponds to my pre-existing list, so it appeases my ED mindset without pushing me further into it. It's also mother-approved, so that makes my life a whole lot easier.
In theory you're only meant to exercise for 17 minutes a day (isn't that cute? -barf-), but fuck that. Heading to the gym this afternoon for an hour on the elliptical and strength training.
I've taken "before" pictures (ohgodohgodohgod); I'll try to take "during" ones the day before I leave. We'll see how much of a difference two weeks can make.
Hope your weekends have been lovely, m'dears. I look forward to catching up on all of your blogs. <3