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Here We Go Again


#1

I did this once already and had great results. Kept it all off and then 3 months later allowed everything I had worked for to go to hell. So, here we go again. I started yesterday, but didn’t have a chance to post. I’ll post stats and pics tonight when I get home.


#2

Let’s examine how exactly you slipped. Was it gradual? Was it sudden? What else was going on in your life at the time of the slippage?

By looking at these things, we can make sure that this time around is permanent.


#3

Gradual, then full out plummet. I made the mistake of justifying a crappy meal with a good day at the gym. This increased and then coupled with work kicking into high gear and family engagements. Added up, equals back to square one. It all comes back to, “I didn’t have the balls to hold the line”. No excuses! I think this time it will be easier as I know it’s possible, I’ve already done it.
Chris what are your thoughts on the 40 Day program by Dan John? I know you quote; you are not special, just do the damn program. But I thought it was interesting for someone who has been out of the gym for a couple months.


#4

[quote]needresults wrote:
Gradual, then full out plummet. I made the mistake of justifying a crappy meal with a good day at the gym. This increased and then coupled with work kicking into high gear and family engagements. Added up, equals back to square one. It all comes back to, “I didn’t have the balls to hold the line”. No excuses! I think this time it will be easier as I know it’s possible, I’ve already done it.
Chris what are your thoughts on the 40 Day program by Dan John? I know you quote; you are not special, just do the damn program. But I thought it was interesting for someone who has been out of the gym for a couple months.[/quote]

  1. Yeah, it’s usually several things that cause us to slip, not just one. Sort of a perfect storm of life situations that team up against us. But it’s always good to know your triggers: work stress, emotional eating, etc. Then there are the practical things: being prepared with shakes or portable healthy foods if work piles up on us or family events dog-pile us. Sometimes we have to screw up with these things to learn our lessons and know how to prepare in the future.

  2. Dan’s article was good, contained a lot of great info from one of the best minds in the biz. When Dan did the V-Diet there wasn’t a specific program written just for it. I do prefer Waterbury’s plan made just for the V-Diet these days. The general idea of 3 full-body sessions per week with weights plus increased NEPA daily, plus a “V-Burn” day works best for most people. Not too little, not too much. In addition, Waterbury’s V-Diet plan has you doing things that most people normally don’t do, especially with the sets and reps. That alone makes it a great new stimulus. So, I prefer it, though if your name is “Dan John” you can train any way you want on the diet!


#5

Loud and clear. Thanks for the feed back Chris.

Measurements
weight = 225
Shoulders = 53.5
Chest = 45.5
Navel = 43.5
waist = 39.5
ass = 44.5
bicep = 14.5
Thigh = 25.5
Calf = 16.5
Neck = 16.5

Alot of work to do.


#6

First workout - Payback’s a bitch.

Dead lift
225x10; 225x10; 225x10; 225x8; 225x7; 225x5

Pulldown
105x10; 105x10; 105x7; 105x5; 90x10; 90x5; 90x5

shoulder press
40x10; 40x10; 40x5; 35x10; 35x5; 30x5; 30x5

Watch TV - to think I used to be able to do these 5 minutes at a time.

This is the price I pay for 6 months off. I didn’t, and probably still don’t, have a clear idea of what my rep loads should be. I should have it figured out after week 2. The sad thing is, as pitiful as these weights are I think I over did it. I will leave the dead alone, and move forward with the pulldowns, but presses will have to be dropped. I was in some serious pain when I left the gym. Not muscle, but joint pain around my left shoulder. So I think I’ll drop the weight to 35 and see how I do. I am doing this correctly, right? I am aiming to use one weight for the entire exercise. And if I can not get at least 5 good formed reps, then I drop the weight.


#7

Alright this starts day 4.
First two days were extremely easy, not having to shop or cook is alot easier during the week. I made a huge mistake yesterday by not getting my shakes in correctly. I had a meeting with our CEO and CFO, that didn’t exactly go well. Then my entire network took a dump. So while I was on a controlled rampage to get everything back up I missed shakes.

I ended up with Surge at 6am, 2 scoops at 7am, 2 scoops at 3pm, and then trying to choke down the last 6 sccops by the time I went to bed. The first two days were easy because I was never hungry. Yesterday, from 1 to about 7, I had visions of food porn dancing through my head. The interesting thing was that it was generally healthy.

I ended up planning my HSM for Saturday and was able to get through. Does anyone know if not getting all your shakes in is a bad thing? I missed two sccops on tuesday and couldn’t get my last two sccops down last night.


#8

Took me some time to find the hookup for my camera, but here are my starting. Chris is right, the camera does not lie; though I wish it did. Tried playing around with paint, but couldn’t get them all together.


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#11

Is there anything more motivating than the starting photos?!? Get the right mindset and then just go. There were a couple of days where I missed a shake I don’t think that calorically it makes much difference but the main thing is to keep your metabolism running at full steam. (I could be wrong on this and somebody please correct me if I am) Post some pics of last time if you got them.


#12

[quote]hammerhead70 wrote:
Is there anything more motivating than the starting photos?!? Get the right mindset and then just go. There were a couple of days where I missed a shake I don’t think that calorically it makes much difference but the main thing is to keep your metabolism running at full steam. (I could be wrong on this and somebody please correct me if I am) Post some pics of last time if you got them.[/quote]

I’m not sure, but if you miss a shake (2 scooper) that’s a minimum of 220 kcals missed. It’s not much when you think about it, but when you are already on a low calorie diet, it’s a bigger difference? Also, getting the shakes in means you get the right amount of protein per lb or bodyweight. I don’t know, you’d have to ask Chris, I’m not an expert.


#13

Thanks for the posts guys. Hammer I’ll try to scrounge up the pics, from my last V-Diet. Well I have spent the last three days sick in bed, and my employeer is trying to enforce a doctor’s note to prove I do not have swine flu. As such, this bout with the V-Diet is over. That make it 1-1. I can’t afford to miss work, I don’t have another income.

I am just glad that this fell over an extended weekend. I am going to stick around the forum to keep an eye on everyone, continue with the gym, and get my general nutrition back within the guidelines of PN. Once I get back to some general levels it will be round 3.


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Stay Strong my friend - I just started my V-Diet for the first time…


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