Here goes nothing

Because of the Dove Commercial fiasco and a very bad experience I had while being measured for a bra, which I won’t discuss here, I am going on a very serious diet.

My Dad lost 70 pounds on this diet, but I only want to lose 20. He did it through a hospital. I’m just getting all the diet food off of my Dad. He calls it a 500 calorie a day diet, but I did the math and if I follow what he says, I’ll be eating approximately 1,060 calories each day. According to my Mom (who got a degree in Foods and Nutrition, before becoming a Library Scientist) someone of my age and size should eat about 2,400 calories a day to maintain weight.

Why am I telling you all this? Motivation. If I tell the internet, and I fail, I will be very embarrassed.

Did I mention I have to lose the 20 pounds before September 17th? September 17th is the UCF v. USF football game. I graduated from UCF and Gabe graduated from USF and they are playing for the first time ever in September, and I refuse to be completely sober. Plus, the weekend after that we go to Orlando for the UCF v. Marshall game, and if I don’t drink there, everyone will think I am pregnant.

This gives me just under six weeks. So far I’ve been awake for just over two hours and I haven’t eaten anything. I didn’t even have one cheerio when I was giving The Squad breakfast. So far so good.

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  1. You can do it Sarah! I started my calorie cutting spree last Monday. So far so good…..I did have 2 pieces of thin crust pizza yesterday but that was my only excess. (Normally I would have eaten at least half the pizza.) I’m glad you’re posting your diet experience. It will help me too!

  2. Anonymous says:

    20lbs. by Sept. doesn’t sound very safe or healthy. Maybe October would be a better goal??? 2lbs a week weight loss is really the smart way to go.

  3. It’s probably not, but I’m going to take vitamins too, just to make it less unhealthy.

    It’s a hospital diet for people who are dangerously overweight.

    If you go by the 10% over normal body weight standard, I am obese. If the girls in the Dove commercial are normal (sizes 8 – 12), I am above normal. It is just something I feel I have to try.

  4. I need to lose 8-10 lbs by the same dates, maybe I need do try it too…

  5. Remember Sarah, only two cookies!

  6. No cookies now – only shakes, soup and pre-packaged meals of questionable content.

    Oh, how I wish I would have stuck with the two cookie rule!

  7. i’m on a diet, too.
    they recommend 1200 – 1300 calories a day.

    eat lots of salad, that’s all i can say… it’s super-low in calories and fills you up. water works that way, too. drink lots of it.

    i lost 17 pounds in a month — you can lose 20 by september.

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