The 17-day Diet
I tried to find something online to show you, but I couldn't find one that's exactly like what I'm doing. To summarize:
You can eat as much lean protein as you like (chicken, turkey, eggs, etc)
You can eat as many veggies as you like
Yogurt, fruit and water are a big part of the diet.
Supposedly the average person can lose 20 pounds doing this for 17 days, and that's my goal. I am competing with a friend to keep us motivated, and if we both meet our goals, we're rewarding ourselves with pedicures! :)
Anyway, today is day one and it's already been hard...but not because I am hungry. First, I left my food at home :( and then I had a coffee date with someone, and it was hard not to get any of the delicious things they offered...BUT, I stuck with hot black tea sweetened with splenda, and a veggie and hummus plate. Plus, I only had just a wee bit of hummus, mostly veggies! So far, so good...tonight's Mary Kay meeting will probably be a challenge, too. But life is challenging, I've just got to be tough!
Head over here to check out my progress (the health tab, up top!)
In other news
I am happy to report that I am not a statistic! Derrick Riley, my printmaking prof. last semester, told us some crazy statistic about how (I am guessing here) 80% of art students never make work again after graduation. GASP Don't worry, I don't have a masterpiece going or anything, but I did get out a sketchbook and do a little portrait for about an hour.
|It's not great, and it's super rough, but that's not really what counts here anyway. Plus...it's hard to do portraits from pictures.|
And!! From that came a bit of inspiration. Hopefully, you'll get to see that pretty soon. I am excited, as inspiration for me is sort of rare. The LAL show I went to on Friday, though, definitely helped in that department.