Ok, so here’s the story. I found T NATION back in 2008 while in Iraq. While I was deployed I was trying to transform my body so that when I got home people would say, wow. I started doing crossfit and noticed a few changes here and there. I tried the Atkins diet and the Anabolic diet but nothing really stuck and the food choices available to us were very limited.
I stumbled upon the Velocity Diet one day and within a few days had placed my order. Thing is I didn’t order enough Metabolic Drive. I used that and the fact that we had gotten some good food for the superbowl as excuses to end the diet.
My second try I was in Afghanistan in even more desolate circumstances. While I was in Iraq I was able to have internet access a few times a week. In Afghanistan, we were lucky to have electricity. So I called my wife on our satellite phone and had her order the supplies for me as well as print out everything she could find on TNation that would be relevant to my success.
I made it about 17 days this time but could not take it anymore. This time my excuse was the schedule that we were running. It required me to be awake for about 24-36 hours then gave me about 12 hours off. So after being on hour 20 one night I decided I was done.
I’ve always thought I would not be able to maintain the diet while in the states, and maybe that is why I tried twice while deployed. Though, after my 2nd failed attempt I began thinking that I had it backwards. So here I am, just placed my order for my 3rd attempt on the V-Diet.
I returned from Afghanistan about a month ago and since then I gained back all the weight I lost. I’m confident this time that I will not fail.
Plus I need to justify to my wife spending another $474!
I’ll take some measurements and post up some before pictures soon as well as the pictures I took while on my 2nd attempt.
Thanks for reading.