I awoke, yawned, stretched, and jumped straight from my bed into my workout clothes. "Let's go!" i said enthusiastically when Ana appeared in my room and helped me wrap a cloth bandage around my achy leg.
She laughed. "Good morning, sunshine."
I giggled giddily. "Fast day!"
She nodded. "And i'm so impressed that you had the initiative to break the ABC in a good way this time."
I still loved her praise more than anything. Her words "i'm so impressed..." rang in my head, over the music of my iPod as i struggled through my workout and carefully disposed of my breakfast without taking a single bite.
My resolve did not waver throughout the day. In fact, despite the fact that i was surrounded by my friends stuffing their faces with grease-covered burgers and salt-drenched fries, i did not even feel the longing to eat.
"Please, jo, just eat one fry," Antony begged me for some unknown reason.
But i just wrinkled up my nose, said "Ugh no, i really can't," and reveled in the feeling of Ana's arms surrounding me.
I did not eat, and all was well.