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BC's V-Diet Log


#1

Well I am on day 9. The first couple of days were brutal but as this goes on I am finding that it is more of a mental challenge than anything. Physically, the workouts are tough. I am doing the intermediate workout with the beginner V-Burn. I couldn’t access the intermediate V-Burn for some reason and it was probably better that I didn’t since it is supposed to be “fun”. Yeah right.

I have used the analogy with my wife and some friends that this diet is like going to jail. You have to pay the price for your actions. I am saying now that I will never eat junk again. Can I keep that commitment to myself? We’ll see. But I want to be the Unconscious Competent. I was 245 at my heaviest and got down to under 200 last year for about 5 minutes.

My measurements are as follows:
Ht- 5’8"
Wt- 225
Shoulders- 49"
Neck- 17 1/2"
Upper chest-44"
Lower chest- 43"
Waist- 47"
Hips- 42"
Upper Rt arm- 15
Upper Lt arm- 14 1/2"
Upper Legs- 24"
Calves- 15 1/2"
Ankles- 10"


#2

Side view


#3

Congratulations on your journey, it helps to post in the journal.

Good luck,

Donna


#4

Back view


#5

Can’t wait to see those “after” measurements. Let’s get those waist and belly measurements out of the 40+ inch danger zone!

Oh, and it’s not “jail.” It’s rehab. That’s much better, um, right?

Seriously, keep us posted!


#6

Rehab is probably a better description because rehab you have to want to do and jail you have no choice. So I stand corrected. I am on day 12. Haven’t strayed on the eating at all and only missed 1 workout. It definitely gets easier as the days go on. I am taking it one shake at a time. I try not to count the days to go but when I catch myself counting I remind myself that it isn’t 16 more to go it’s 13 more because I still have 3 HSM’s to go and those days are a breeze.

I missed my workout yesterday because I didn’t get home from work in time but will make it up today and Friday’s workout will be done on Sat. morn and the V Burn on Sunday.

I worked with my 22 year old son yesterday and he stopped for a cheeseburger and fries for lunch. He was holding it in front of me and saying “These are the best fries of any fast food place ever (Checkers). Just try one”. I didn’t and didn’t really want to.

I have put myself into the mindset that I’ve already accomplished this (28 days) and now all I need to do is finish. I don’t even have a doubt that it will happen. If I don’t lose another pound (I’ve lost 9 so far) or another inch (only 1 but all my clothes are fitting better) I will still be satisfied with the lessons I have learned from this. I have more will power than I thought.


#7

Today is day 14. HSM today. I am not as excited about my HSM as last week but I am still excited. If I can do this, anyone can. I feel like the first week was much tougher than the second. I could hardly get the shakes down near the end of the first week but the second week was pretty easy. Not necessarily enjoyable but not unbearable. I am just bored with the taste of the shakes. My eight year old daughter will ask me “What’cha having for dinner tonight dad, let me guess?” I have a system down and she just figured it out. Choc for breakfast, banana next, then chocolate again then strawberry then vanilla. I have’nt mixed the peanut butter in. I just eat it with my last shake. It’s my only vice.

My wife was dead set against the V-Diet from the beginning. She can be a hard head and there’s no telling her anything. Guess what?? She’s using my chocolate powder. Twice a day. She’s not doing the diet but she likes the shakes and I tease her sometimes telling her that pretty soon I’ll be thinner than her.

2 more HSM’s 12 more all shake days and this is in the bag. The transition will be a breeze. I may extend the week 2 transition for a couple of weeks. I feel like after this, I can do anything I put my mind to.


#8

[quote]bcinac wrote:
I feel like after this, I can do anything I put my mind to. [/quote]

I feel the same way bro…Shugart has a sweet program going here. Your head is in the right place, keep it up!


#9

Nice attitude there bcinac, especially with family that doesnt really understand what you are doing. So i was wondering how things were going. You’re a little over halfway done right?


#10

Sorry for the delayed response:

Phat,
This is a great program. Simple but not easy. You’re just about finished, right?? I need to post in your thread so I’ll get the email when you post your pics and stats.

Austin,
Thanks for the encouragement. Things are going well. I am now on Day 17. That means only 10 more days with no food and 2 HSMs. Thanks for asking. You seem to be doing well with yours too. Looks like you’re on day 9. Just take it one shake at a time. Keep up the good work.

Bill


#11

Day 19 is just about in the books. I am down around 12 lbs. I haven’t taken any new measurements but I know I have dropped some fat. My pants are starting to fall off. I am on the last hole on my belt. I can fit in some of my sons’ shirts. They are 20 and 22 and always wear loose stuff but hey, I couldn’t even think of wearing their shirts before.

I have 7 more all shake days and 2 more HSM days. The cravings are gone. I wouldn’t have believed it. I haven’t craved anything for about a week. I think this has prepared me for a lower calorie diet. I am looking forward to the end but by the same token I don’t want the progress to stop.


#12

Day 25 is in the books. I am feeling pretty good. I will post some pics hopefully Sunday. I have lost about 15 lbs. as well as some inches. The end is near.


#13

Awesome!! Especially that the cravings are gone. I hope for the same. Great job!


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