It finally happened. I had a breakthrough. I love spin.

I've been a little worried about how much I should exercise while on this liquid diet but honestly, I'm not sure what I would do with my free time if I wasn't exercising. I NEED it to stay focused and to stay sane through this. It's a welcome distraction and since I burned 795 calories while eating 800, I can't imagine that wouldn't show up on the scale one of these days!

Today was probably my 5th or 6th class. Spin class at our Y is kind of a cross between a crazy disco dance party and a southern baptist gospel church. It's really fun when you aren't wishing you were dead or wanting to quit and today I finally had fun. The whole time. I usually sit down halfway through the standing "hills" but today I closed my eyes, embraced the music, breathed deeply and conquered them all.

Totally exhilarating. I couldn't get my smoothie made fast enough and I ended up having to have a teaspoon of peanut butter so I wouldn't pass out.

It's going to be really interesting to see how much weight I can lose prior to surgery. The point of the liquid diet is to shrink the liver for easier access to the stomach. I'm going to have a really skinny liver if I keep this up!

To my husband, if you read this, I'm going to kick your ass on the bikes this spring. Be warned!