This day was MUCH better food wise  – I was able to find and fill up on green salad and beans /veggies for both lunch and dinner.  Tonight’s dinner was early so wasn’t starving and there was no ‘mandatory’ dessert placed in front of me that I had to ignore/not eat and get weird stares from people. I am getting this down now!!   However, I was told that tomorrow night’s dinner is 8 courses (help!!) as it’s a celebratory dinner for all the scholarship recipients in my group. I am of course not going to eat all of it, but it will be annoying to sit through it and not enjoy it like I normally would. I am accepting that these days will be about maintenance, not improvement, in my physique – and that’s fine, because I was already lean enough before I left, I now just have to fine tune my diet when I get home, lose the fibers, up the cardio and I’ll be good to go! I feel a bit better about my mid section than yesterday (this is always where I see puffiness and set backs), I have been able to adjust a bit more to my new “every day” here.

To all you people who think I’m starving myself – I am NOT, ok? Far from it, I’m just trying to avoid foods that will do nothing to help my body get ripped before my show. I don’t expect people who don’t know about the world of figure competitions to understand it.  It’s not like I”m on a temporary diet to achieve some look of a sickly skinny runway model.   I wonder if I would get the same concerned comments if I were to write that I had been stuffing my face with cheeseburgers and french fries for weeks and not lifting a finger… hmmm… probably not.  I’m choosing to STAY HUNGRY – for success and a fit body!

On that note, I’m going to bed so I can wake up in a few hours to hit the gym for BACK work out! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Improvement

  1. Isn’t funny how no one ever seems concerned about your health when you pack on the pounds even though it is way worse for your body than losing weight and eating healthy. The amount of people suffering from diabetes, stroke and heart problems due to their diet and being overweight is mindboggling, yet it seems far more acceptable.

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