Hey all…my name is Wes. I’m 30 years old, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area.
This is my first post and Day 1 of my V-Diet. Its 9PM, I have one more shake coming, then bed by 12. So far…so good.
In high school I was a tall, lean 185. But after taking a few jobs in IT, I soon got lazy, after choosing long hours of coding or troubleshooting vs staying fit. (I’m a computer geek, kinda)
I’m now a tall, slightly built, but more chubby 223 lbs…
From 2004-5, I had moderate success with working out. In 2004 I did the “master cleanser” fast, in which I lost 11 pounds in 10 days…but of course soon gained it back. In fact…the last day of my fast, I BBQ’d hotdogs and hamburgers for my coworkers at a company function…somehow I managed to resist the temptation to sneak a bite. So for me…the will power to see this through wont be so much of an issue as actually “doing the work” and tracking my progress.
Over the years, like many, I’ve stopped and started…usually having about 2 months of hardcore workouts, seeing good results, but then falling off due to a vacation or holiday. The cycle then repeats, with little results to show.
I am a self employed internet marketer…so I spend long hours in front of the computer. I tend to get in the zone with my work, and pass up opportunities to go the gym, even though I have more than enough time in my schedule. I drink A LOT of coffee…so the HOT-ROX is gonna have to replace my caffeine needs for a while.
But its a new month and I’m ready for complete upgrade to a newer, better looking body. So 4/1 - 4/28 is my Phase 1…and my end date after the transition will be May 9th.
By that date, I should have lost my target weight of 30 lbs and be a lean/mean 194(is that unrealistic?)
I’m really excited about this program. I can’t seem to ever get results just “going to the gym”. I need trackable, measurable progress to keep me motivated. And I think the V-Diet is the map that I’ve been missing while I’ve aimlessly been doing yet another “curl”.
I’ve done more than prepare. 3 weeks back I started NEPA walks just to get in the habit of taking a daily walk. So a habit has been formed. I’ve created calendars, posted the meal schedule all over the house, and set reminders on my email/cell phone on when to take the shakes. I know myself. If I’m not bombarded by “reminders”…I’ll forget and skip meals…only harming my progress.
Anyway, here are my current stats as of 4/1/09:
Chest - Upper: 45"
Chest - Lower: 41"
Waist - at Navel: 41"
Waist - at largest: 43"
Hips - at largest: 44"
Upper Arm - L: 15.25"
Upper Arm - R: 15.25"
Upper Leg - L: 28"
Upper Leg - R: 28"
Lower Leg - L: 16.25"
Lower Leg - R: 16.25"
Ankle - L: 9"
Ankle - R: 9"
Weight 223.6 lbs
Body Fat %: 33.8 (yeah…not good)
Skeletal Muscle %: 31.2
Visceral Fat Level: 12
Resting Metabolism: 2030 kcal
I’ll post a log of today’s workout and some before photos on the next post.
Wish me luck. 27 more days of Phase 1 to go!