Alright, I’m in. I actually started yesterday, but didn’t have time to post. (Ok, maybe I wanted to make it through the first day before I got on here). I did the original V-Diet 4 years ago. Back then I didn’t take any pictures or measurements and I don’t even know how much weight I lost.
I was already in really good shape - I just wanted to go the extra mile to look good in a bathing suit (which is way harder than looking good naked, I swear!- for a woman, that is.) The result: total success in my book. I looked great and it gave me some extra confidence.
Anyway, the reason I’m doing it again is that I put on some extra weight when I changed jobs about 2 years ago. Over a year and a half I put on about 15-20 lbs due to decreased activity and working a very stressful 70-100 hrs/wk.
I was a college athlete and for the 3 years from graduation until I took that job, I had no problem staying in shape. I love to lift and jump rope. I was always playing ball, rock climbing, xc skiing, or just keeping my cardio up in the gym.
Thank goodness I’ve gotten back to an active lifestyle! I quit that job in November, and started training for a half marathon. I completed my goal and lost about 12-15 lbs in the process. I’m using the V-Diet to take me the rest of the way, and to get my eating habits back on track. I’m generally a very healthy eater, but carbs are a slippery slope.
I like the shakes, so that’s not a problem. Yesterday (Day 1) I was hungry…a lot! I’m thinking that posting in this forum is gonna be what gets me through this time around.
Took pics and measurements this morning. Will post 'em tonight!