Here’s my story. I’m to fucking fat. end of story!
For those of you who like the raw raw make you feel good shit, read the next three paragraphs. If you’re like me and could give a shit, then skip down three paragraphs and keep reading about the diet.
My weight gain took a very long time (like 20 years) to gain weight (can you say whale) and I finally got fed up with being fat. I threw down the potato chips, got my ass off the couch, and started to do something about it. The first thing I did after getting up off the coach is went over to the computer and sat down. After a couple of google searches I ran across T-Nation (thank you lord) and read for an entire weekend.
On Sunday afternoon I went out and bought an Olympic weight set, some dumbbells, a couple of kettle balls, and an elliptical machine. Best money spent, ever!
I don’t know the exact weight I started at because my scale at the time only weighed to 300 lbs. Frankly, I hadn’t been able to weigh myself on that thing since, well lets see, I think Los Angeles lost two football teams that year. My starting weight had to be somewhere around 375-385 lbs. I’m 45 years old and '5 11". My new scale tells me I have about 43% body fat.
I had a terrific start in weight training. My strength increase significantly during my beginning weight training period going from a max of 75 lbs (yes I know that is pathetic) to about 175 lbs at the beginning of the 2008 summer. However, I also noticed a falloff in weight loss, and I experienced a stall after about six months of training. I went from my beginning weight to about 340 lbs at the beginning of the summer.
After a very lazy summer, and fall, with intermittent training, I bloated back up to 350lbs. In mid November 2008 I started training again regularly and really cleaned up my diet. The last 30 days before the V-Diet I had been following one of Thib’s carb restricted diets.
My V-Diet began on February 15th. The beginning weight was 335 lbs (330 three days before but gave myself the weekend to eat carbs before V-day and I gained 5 pounds). I have not taken any measurements but will do so and post in the near future. I plan to continue the V-Diet through March 30th. This will be followed by the two week acclimation diet suggested by Shugart. The diet will look like this:
EAS high quality blended protein (no I’m not using Grow!)*
Fish Oil Capsules
Organic Sprouted Flax Seed
- My son is also doing this diet with me to prepare for spring football (college) and he is using Grow!, and taking HOT-ROX, along with the creatine, and the BCCA’s, and the other suppliments. With two of us on the V-Diet I need to keep the diet affordable. So I volunteered to use the EAS blended protein which we get at Costco for a great price.
** Alpha Male has fat loss properties and I like the side effects in the bedroom so I’m sticking to these green monsters.
Non Heavy Workout Days
5 protein drinks totaling 371g of protein and 1,960 calories.(Revised and reduced to 325g of protein with 1,680 calories)
25 fish oil capsules for 250 calories
4 scoops of organic spouted flax for 80 calories
This gives me a total of 2,290 calories (Revised total is 2,010 calories).
Heavy Workout Days
5 protein drinks with 405g of protein and 2,100 calories (Revised and reduced to 351g of protein with 1,820 calories)
25 fish oil capsules for 250 calories
4 scoops of organic sprouted flax for 80 calories
1 poor mans energy/recovery drink (G2 Gatorade w/one scoop protein 27g) taken 1/2 during workout and 1/2 post workout, 190 calories, includes drink and protein. (Eliminated from diet)
This gives me a total of 2,620 calories (Revised total is 2,150 calories).
My workouts will be 4 heavy weight training workouts 2 days upper body and 2 days lower body. The workouts are designed to help maintain strength, maybe even increase some, while on a carbs restricted diet. The training is a combination of deadlifts, squats, cleans, and bench. There are also 3 lighter training days of circuit training using lower weight with maximum reps in lower and upper body movements.
(Revised and removed the circuits below during this diet)
There is an optional circuit for abs, biceps, and tri’s I use for the third lighter training day. I’ve been following Christian Thibaudeau’s fast fat loss training program and will continue with this program. If energy to keep up with this program becomes an issue then I will either switch to using Surge or if needed switch to the intermediate Velocity training program by Waterbury found here in this forum.
I will do a NEPA walk 3 times per week for 1 hour and do a moderately strenuous elliptical program for 30 minutes 4 times per week (burns about 500 calories). (Revised and reduced the strenuous elliptical program; on days I do not NEPA walk I hop on the elliptical for 30 minutes of low intensity walking).
My goal is to loss 35 lbs in the six weeks I will be on the V-Diet. I will drop below 300 lbs.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!