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Day 1


#1

Started the V-Diet today. Weighed in at 190lbs. Didn’t take measurements today but I’ll do that tomorrow. Took pictures. Did the first advanced workout. Overhead squats are no joke. Day 1 went well. Had friends over to watch football and had people eating pizza and other stuff around me and wasn’t a big deal. Can’t wait to start seeing results.

Little background. I lost a bunch of weight about 3 years ago. Went from 210 to 160 in about 5 or 6 months of hard work. Felt great. Over the past few years, particularly this past year I have let my weight slowly creep back up, mainly due to being horrible at planning meals and eating out too often. Going to do the green face diet after the Velocity Diet gets me back on track and then hopefully transition from that into eating balanced meals and not having to worry about “dieting” again.


#2

Here are the before pictures:


#3

Side shot


#4

Back shot


#5

Your build looks similar to mine pre-V-Diet. Be sure to get those measurements. I lost about 4 inches around the waist area. You should hit that easily.

Keep us posted!


#6

4 inches around the waist would be great! Going to get all my measurements done first thing when I get off of work today. Quick question for you or anybody who has done the V-Diet. How much water would you recommend drinking each day? I already feel like I’m getting quite a bit from just the shakes.


#7

[quote]MDCharlton wrote:
4 inches around the waist would be great! Going to get all my measurements done first thing when I get off of work today. Quick question for you or anybody who has done the V-Diet. How much water would you recommend drinking each day? I already feel like I’m getting quite a bit from just the shakes.[/quote]

You are. Drink more as you want it, but no need to force extra down since you’re already getting a lot with the shakes.


#8

Ok great. Thanks for the quick responses Chris.


#9

Welcome aboard, man!


#10

Got my measurements today:

15.5" neck
49" shoulders
41.5" chest
37" waist @ navel
38.5" hips
14.5" left and right upper arm
25" left leg upper
24.5" right leg upper
14.7" left leg lower
14.3" right leg lower


#11

[quote]MDCharlton wrote:
How much water would you recommend drinking each day?[/quote]

FWIW, my mouth was permanently dry during week 1.

I drank flavored sparkling water all day long in addition to the water with HOT-ROX and before/after NEPA, workouts.

I think this may have helped me cope with the caffeine withdrawal from quitting my 3 can/cay Pepsi habit.

I probably only took 4-5 ibuprofen all week long.

Come to think of it, I haven’t even thought of Pepsi for well over a day… which is unprecedented.

Good luck.


#12

[quote]reactiontm wrote:

[quote]MDCharlton wrote:
How much water would you recommend drinking each day?[/quote]

FWIW, my mouth was permanently dry during week 1.

I drank flavored sparkling water all day long in addition to the water with HOT-ROX and before/after NEPA, workouts.

I think this may have helped me cope with the caffeine withdrawal from quitting my 3 can/cay Pepsi habit.

I probably only took 4-5 ibuprofen all week long.

Come to think of it, I haven’t even thought of Pepsi for well over a day… which is unprecedented.

Good luck.[/quote]

Thanks! Dry mouth hasn’t been bothering me much so far. I opted to go with the HOT-ROX as well, mainly b/c of my energy drink habit. The HOT-ROX seems to have enough caffeine as I haven’t had any withdraws yet.

Day 2 is in the books. I’ve only done half serving on the bedtime shake, just haven’t felt like I needed it. I do enjoy the yummy natural peanut butter though. Took my roommate to McDonalds today over lunch and got to watch him eat his fries. They smelled wonderful but really wasn’t a temptation. I work at a hospital so I get to walk around a good bit during the day. I’ve been taking the stairs instead of the elevator as well. Looking forward to the workout tomorrow afternoon.


#13

[quote]MDCharlton wrote:
I work at a hospital so I get to walk around a good bit during the day. I’ve been taking the stairs instead of the elevator as well. [/quote]

Working in a hospital, you also get a really good look at what happens to the body of someone who’s followed the herd diet and exercise-wise.

Don’t ever take what you see in the hospital as “normal.” Be very sensitive to how being in that environment can affect your outlook/expectations. You probably already know this, but I made a conscious reminder to myself every day that I worked with patients that THIS IS NOT NORMAL, THIS IS NOT HOW I CHOOSE TO BE, AND I WILL DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO STAY OUT OF THE HOSPITAL FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE. Be vigilant about your attitude, because it will creep in on you if you’re not paying attention.

Moreover, most of the people who work in the health care industry aren’t exactly glowing examples of “health.” I’ve never seen so many pot lucks and meaningless celebrations (all involving junk food) in my life.

I worked as a phlebotomist through college and once I started taking the stairs, I started seeing some real improvement in quad definition, so it can definitely pay dividends. Just remember that you’re not getting a ton of fuel so if you feel a bit weak, back off and take the elevator.


#14

Oh yes, hospitals are breeding grounds for unhealthy, out of shape people who should know better. The nice thing is that there is a fitness center right next to the hospital so it makes working out very convenient. So far the stairs have been fine. I haven’t been sprinting up them or anything. :slight_smile:

Day 3 come and gone. Workout today kicked my butt. Mainly the deadlifts. I’ve done deadlifts off and on for the past few years but never that much volume in one workout. That’s ok, felt better after I got home. Shakes have been fine, lost a few lbs. already (probably mostly water weight) but it’s nice to see the scale moving in the right direction. Pretty interested to see how much strength I can maintain throughout these next weeks. Sweated like a beast in the gym today.

I’m thinking I might need to pick up some fiber tablets. Any suggestions? I’ve always had a solid 1 or 2 bowl movements a day, past few days its been a little lackluster so I’m thinking the fiber might do me some good.


#15

[quote]MDCharlton wrote:
I’m thinking I might need to pick up some fiber tablets. Any suggestions? I’ve always had a solid 1 or 2 bowl movements a day, past few days its been a little lackluster so I’m thinking the fiber might do me some good.[/quote]

Apparently, it’s “two-for-one” night.


#16

[quote]MDCharlton wrote:
I’m thinking I might need to pick up some fiber tablets. Any suggestions? I’ve always had a solid 1 or 2 bowl movements a day, past few days its been a little lackluster so I’m thinking the fiber might do me some good.[/quote]

they recommend Fiber Choice tablets here, also Benefiber.

I got chewables with xylitol in them and they SUCK, so I quit.

It took me awhile to come around in this department, but my gut doesn’t like radical change.

Just remember that less input = less output.

So don’t spaz if you’re not crapping like a champ on this diet.


#17

[quote]

Just remember that less input = less output.

So don’t spaz if you’re not crapping like a champ on this diet.[/quote]

You make a good point. Makes sense that my body is needing to rid itself of a lot less waste on this diet. I won’t worry about it too much but I might try picking up some fiber supplements just to cover my bases.


#18

The fiber certainly won’t hurt, but the change in diet takes some adjusting. I felt sick off and on for the first three days.


#19

[quote]iamthesamurai wrote:
The fiber certainly won’t hurt, but the change in diet takes some adjusting. I felt sick off and on for the first three days.[/quote]

Yeah the second and third days I felt a little nauseous at times. Yesterday I felt better and today I felt great.

Day 5: Workout went really well. Didn’t feel week at all, underestimated my weights and had to bump them up, probably need to bump them up even more next week. Going out of town this weekend but going to take all my stuff with me and then I’ll just do my HSM on Sat. for lunch with my friends and family. I’m sure the HSM will be nice but I’m not as excited about it as I feel like I should be. I will say that my “food senses” have been heightened. I swear I can smell food from a mile away, but I haven’t craved anything so that’s good. Roommates had pizza again tonight. It smelled wonderful but thankfully they aren’t mean and didn’t try to offer me any.


#20

Way to go! Pizza is my biggest craving when it comes to junk food.

Its funny how numb we become to tasting things, isn’t it? During and after the diet, healthy food tastes so good. Even lettuce smelled great to me!