Helllllo world! Sorry, I'm super excited about a lot of thing right now. First of all, I'm starting up that 20 day diet today. Today is 400 calories. I'm going to do a big dance/cardio workout at the house, my ab work, and then gymnastics practice. The plan is to burn at least 600 extra cals today. Breakfast was 2 clementines (80) I'm planning on making a big pot of vegetable soup from 2 bullion cubes (20), 1/2 a head of cabbage (50), broccoli/cauliflower mix (60), celery (10), 1 cup mushrooms (20), 1/2 cup onion (30), peppers (50) and water of course. That's about 250 calories for a huge pot of vegetable soup. I'm planning on just eating this for the rest of the day. I feel like this will keep me full all day so I don't even have to worry about counting calories because A) I probably won't be able to finish so much soup. This recipe is going to make about 6-8 cups of soup and even if I binge on the soup, I can't do damage B) There aren't enough calories in it to put me over 400 for the day. I feel like soup and all fruit/water smoothies are going to be my best friend. Thing I'm excited about #2! I think I might be getting taller. At my gym, we have a section of balance beams that are under a lower part of the ceiling, and they're supposed to be for the little girls, because they don't have to worry about hitting the ceiling. Well, I work over there sometimes if I come in for extra practice and the other beams are taken. I could always stand on my toes while on the high beam and touch the ceiling, but yesterday, I was practicing this handstand pirouette thing on beam, and my toes kept touching the ceiling! This has never happened before, so I'm convinced that either I'm getting taller, or my arms are getting longer. I wouldn't mind being a little taller because then I could lose weight easier :) I kinda want to go measure my height. Hang on... damn, still 5'8'' Oh well, a girl can dream. I'm off the chop veg and make soup. Does anyone want to join my 20 day diet?