I have been doing quite a bit of reading on here over the last several months. I am intrigued by the V-Diet. But first off let me tell a little about my self. I am taking T cyp 100 mg per week to treat low T under 200 with out meds, as low as 45 a few times. Anyway, I started out on androgel ans used it for 18 months. My dr did not believe in any anti estrogen’s, and felt my numbers were in order.
I promptly developed larger than normal breasts for a man, and they were cystic (had nodules or what ever in them). I also gained weight. I shot up to 326, and I am only pushing 6’1". I have a long torso, and I am naturally a little more bulky, so most people thought I was around 250 to 260. I have since given up all soda (from 2 liter per day) and garbage calorie intake.
I have been eating more whole foods, raw foods, and a better balanced diet. I only take in complex carbs, I rarely eat bread(mostly when I need a quick meal while shopping we get planet sub, better than mickey d’s I figure). I have been able to get my weight down to low 250’s over the last 5 months, not by eating less, just eating better. I have dropped from a tight 42 pants size to a much more respectable 36. I still have about 55 lbs to go, but I am making good progress.
The impetus to this diet was a contest at work. We started the biggest loser challenge. 6 of us contributed $100 each, and the winner on June 28 gets the pot ($600). Anyway I wanted to make this a life changer, so I did not take any short cuts, and I did not starve myself. I am fairly sure that the bulk of my weight loss was fat, not muscle. I feel stronger now, and some of my muscles look bigger and better now.
This in part may be from switching from andro get to T cyp, and adding an anti estrogen (I got this on my own, my new DR doesn’t know I use it, he just gave me the T cyp. But neither he nor my original Dr were concerned about my E level in the 40’s, or my breasts or my shrinking manhood).
Any way, I think test supp and poor eating had everything to do with my weight gain, but low T had a lot to do with my weight gain prior to the T also. I am about 28 days from the end of the contest, and I am about 5% off the pack leader in weight loss. I think he is probably only capable of losing another r5 pounds or so. He did starvation and lost a lot of muscle it really shows.
I did not want to do any of that, the point for me was to get healthy and change bad hobbits. I have done a great job of that, I don’t crave garbage any more, and food is a secondary thought any more. More for sustenance, less for pleasure. BUT I really want to win. Not so much for the money(well maybe a little), but I just want to win.
What would be the best play of action. I can greatly reduce my carbs and maybe lose another 15 pounds, but that wont be enough. Should I stop the T Cyp for the month, or increase it and the anti estrogen? Should I try the V-Diet, that would really negate the money factor since it costs about $600, but at least I would probably win. Or would the V-Diet even work since I have lost around 70 pounds already?
I have not exercised with any regular consistency. I have done the extra daily activities. I park in the back of parking lots and walk, I started gardening. I have hauled many truck loads of compost and multch loaded on with a shovel and off with a shovel. I have done many projects like that, and I have ridden my bike to work a few times (3.5 miles each way)
I will try to ride my bike to work every day for the remainder of the contest, and maybe try to incorporate some push ups. I like to do 20 push ups, then 20 sec rest then as many right arm push ups as I can (usually 5) then 20 sec rest. then as many left arm (usually3) then 60 sec rest and start over, obviously doing fewer single arm push ups each time. Sadly I have not done this with any consistency so I haven’t gotten any better at it. buy maybe doing these every other day would help.
I also have the bow flex select tech 90 dumb bells, maybe I could work with those .
I just really would like some input as to what would be my best course of action to lose around 30 pounds over the next 28 days. Or if I should even attempt to do it. Would it do too much harm?
Thanks in advance for your help and encouragement. I’ll post up some pics later. Sadly I did not take an intentional before photo, because I guess I sort of planned to fail like I always have in the past. But I have a picture from vacation the summer before that is when I weighed 326, I started the contest at 308.2. Today I am at 253.0