I didn't think it would matter that much because I was used to fighting in that weight class, but I definitely felt it today. I lost my first match and felt like puking afterwards. I felt weak and out of breath the entire match. Not only did I physically feel bad, but I felt like my jiu-jitsu wasn't up to par either. I was having a lot of trouble gripping and controlling my opponent with out the help of the gi. This really made me realize that if I am going to compete no-gi I need to start training no-gi.
My absolute division went a little better. I won my first match 20-0. I completely controlled positioning but was unable to finish any submissions. I tried for the d'arce choke and the rear naked choke but couldn't finish either one (I did get 2 advantage points though). My second match was the finals match and it was against the same girl I fought in my weight class. She took me down and scored 2, but then I swept her with a really nice hook sweep and scored my 2. I tried passing the guard but couldn't figure out a good way to control her body and she closed her guard on me and eventually guillotined me.
I ended up taking 2nd place in both my weight class and the absolute women's advanced no-gi divisions, but I am definitely not satisfied unless I win gold. I am very confident in my gi game, and I am extremely motivated to go out there tomorrow and win my gi divisions. And when I get back home I plan on continuing my diet, starting conditioning, and starting no-gi training.