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Friday, June 4, 2010

8 days out!! Peak week approaching.

Personal business real quick: TALIA, I got your comment. I am happy to help in anyway I can. Leave me another comment with your e-mail if you want and I will just contact you directly. I won't post your e-mail though to my comments page.

I am only 8 days out from the competition. WHOA!! It is seriously almost here. It will be next Saturday in the blink of an eye.

Oh, BIG NEWS...I broke into the 120's. I am at 129.6. WOOT!! The scale has dropped 2.4 pounds in the last 7 days. CRAZY!! My body finally just gave up from hanging onto it I guess.

So I have made it to the last week of competition prep. YAHOO!! They call this peak weak in the industry. HA!!

It is crazyness, you do a thing called a water deplete. I had no idea how this worked but now I do and I am sure there might be variations of it but here is what I will do:

I currently drink 1 gallon of water a day. Starting Monday through Thursday I will drink 2 gallons of water a day. As of Monday I will have NO more sweetner of any sort, no splenda, no crystal light, no Xtend (it has splenda) and no protein powder b/c it has artificial sweetner in it also. Then as of Thursday and Friday I eat chicken only that is boiled. I eat absolutely NO SODIUM whatsoever. Then Friday I drink 1 gallon of water up until 8pm then I quit drinking and the only thing I drink in a 24 hour period from 8 Friday night until after the comp Saturday night is 10 oz. of coffee for lunch on Saturday.

So basically I am dehydrated come Saturday for the show and I am just sucked dry as you might put it. My trainer says that not all bikini copetitors do this b/c it isn't always necessary and it was up to me if I wanted to do it or not. I decided to go for it. I want to get the whole experience and since I have come this far I might as well finish with a BANG! I know this will be tough and I am sure I have no idea how tough it will be. I will soon find out though.

The funny thing is that when I was training for the marathon I drank 2 gallons of water on average daily everyday for many many weeks and I purposefully ate lots of sodium b/c when you run long distances the last thing you want is to get dehyrated and cramp up. So you eat a lot of sodium then drink the water and you don't expel the water. It just soaks into your muscles I guess and hangs out for when you need it. What a different experience this will be.

I forgot to tell you that on Friday along with my boring chicken I get PEANUT BUTTER and rice cakes. Thank goodness, I will need something that taste good after a boring week of bland food with not much on it. Oh how I will miss my splenda on my eggs with my cinnamon and on my oatmeal with my cinnamon. It will be good for me though to show myself that I can go without it.

I did take progress pics this morning but I am not posting them. HAHAHAHAHAHA!! You only have to wait 9 more day for the finished product so that won't be bad.


Jen said...

I am soooo excited for you!! You have almost made it!

cerina said...

WOW I'm super impressed girl!! So awesome!! :D I can hanrdly wait to see your stage pictures. Get it Guuuuuuuuuuuuurl!!!! xoxo

J said...

I've never competed and I am so excited for you! I was just thinking today about how I would like to run a marathon and do a bikini comp after I finish school. ...obviously not during the same time period lol. You're an inspiration

Lindsay said...

Can't wait to see you on stage!!!

Leigh said...

dawn, I am soo proud of you!! I just wish I had your motivation!! I do good for a couple of days and then i quit.. how do you do it?? any secrets, let me know!!

Can't wait to see your finished product and to hear you say you won 1st place!! I am so excited for you

Becca said...

Great Job Dawn!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't possibly drink 2 gallons of water a day. I think I'd throw up just looking at it. Can't wait to hear how much fun the competition was for you! It's coming soon!

Stacia said...

Congrats!!! You will do awesome!!!

Ironlady said...

I know you will be great! Just be prepared in the days after the competition to see your weight shoot up. This happens when you water deplete as your body gets back into balance when you start drinking water again. I depleted for my first show and the scale shot up 10 pounds in the few days after the comp. My last show, I did not water deplete and my weight did not change in the weeks after the show. It's a mind game, so just be prepared for it. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Only a few more days!!! Good luck and enjoy every minute of it! I can't wait to see pics and hear all about your experience!