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April 5, V-Diet Day One


#1

Hi everyone, I started yesterday (Apr 5) on the v diet and am posting for some extra accountability. Four years ago I was FAT. I woke up one day and decided it was time to change that and dropped about 80 pounds through diet advice I found here and lots of brazilian jiu jitsu training.

Fast forward to this last year: I teach during the day and am compressing two years of grad school into one and have had to give up (temporarily) the jiu jitsu training I love so much due to my obscene classload (all done by July). Figured I would do this diet to undo my laziness (up to 213 from 200) and hopefully go a little beyond where I was.

MEASUREMENTS: 5’10 1/2 213 lbs
neck 16.5
shoulder 49
chest 44.5
navel 38.5 (my softest area)
hips around my butt 43
Thigh L/R 25/25.5
calf L/R 15.5/16
Ankle L/R 10/10
upper arm L/R 14.45/14.5
upper arm flexed (Id like to close this gap) l/r 15.5/16.25

Without furtho ado: Day one was fine, all the shakes left me plenty full all day. Worked out with the following results. It seems i’ll have to go a little heavier next time as I wasnt sure where to begin (I usually lift with heavy sets of three on squats, deads, shoulders and bench variations)
DB squat 110lb db, 10, 9, 9, 8, 6
DB bench 75lb dbs, 10, 8, 8, 8, 7
Bent-over DB row 40lb dbs, 9, 9, 9, 9, 7
Planks

Off to the gym for workout two. Have a good day, Josh


#2

Welcome aboard, Josh!

Hit me up in the <a href="http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity?pageNo=1&s=forumsNavTop"target=“new”>Ask Chris section if you have any specific Q’s for me. And keep us posted!


#3

Day 3, no problems as of yet except this higher rep crap is leaving me sore! yesterday’s workout was:

deadlift: 175lbs 15,15,13,12
pulldowns: 140lbs 15,15,11,10
shoulder press: 75 lbs 15,15,11,9
side planks

No real hunger pangs other than when I walk into my grandma’s house and automatically want to eat. i wish there was a savory flavor of MD though as Im not usually one for sweet, like a V8 or Miso flavor. already planning for Saturday’s HSM, going to break out the smoker and do a brisket, asparagus, salad and a papaya.
Check in again soon.
-Josh


#4

I’m the same way… I like savory, not sweet. I was so excited for my first HSM; to have something that wasn’t sickly sweet was absolutely wonderful. Good job so far, keep at it!


#5

What “savory” flavors would you guys want? Meat-flavored? Would be kinda weird. Maybe sweet potato would be a cool flavor.


#6

V8, maybe Thai curry :slight_smile: I could easily have hot, chicken broth flavored protein, it’d be like bouillon.


#7

Haha, bouillon. I’m not really sure savory flavors would work for the shakes, but the diet really does make me miss savory, salty things. Although I guess if there were savory flavors, you could then heat it in a pan and stir it and eat it like soup. Actually…not a bad idea!


#8

Workout today went well, realized that when I have flax preworkout I wanna throw up, later, no problem. Sumo deads:205x8x8x8x8x8. Incline db press: 70 lbsx10x10x7x6x5x5 Lat pulls 140 lbsx8x8x8x8x8. Cravings were no problem other than the fifteen minutes I spent puttingtogether a roasted garlic and blue cheese burger for my gf. When I find my cable I’ll post the pics I took a few days ago check in again soon - Josh


#9

Day six is done and all is going well. Just finished my portfolio for the state of ca and now I can focus more and getting some longer NEPA. Tom. Is weigh in day. For whatever reason I almost do not want to weigh in until I’m having difficulties and want a mental boost, but guidelines say to do it so I will. I’ll talk to you all tomorrow, Josh


#10

Day 7 complete and so far no issues with crazy hunger. had a good workout and weighed in at -3.3 lbs, a number I am happy with since I did not expect to lose a lot of water weight specifically as I already keep sodium relatively low and have been low carb for several years now. hopefully I can keep up that 3 lbs per week. all the best- Josh


#11

Day 9, going strong. Tonight there will be temptation though as a freinds family asked me to smoke a brisket, a few chickens and ribs for them and have dinner with them, i’ll be sipping away during their meal. I would just make this my HSM for the week but I have to save that for Passover on Monday. Hope all the rest of your are moving along on your VDiets! -Josh


#12

Oh man, I love smoking some good meats. One of my favorite past times. Stay strong. I only have 12 days left, so I hope to be done with the V diet before grilling season starts. I live in South Dakota, so it has been too cold but summer is right around the corner.

Good luck. You can do it.