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#1

I started the Velocity diet on Monday so I’m on day 3. The first day I was full the whole day but managed to get everything down. I started out the day with almost an hour of NEPA walking. After work I felt surprisingly good during the first workout. I’m doing the intermediate. Since I was doing strength workouts before this diet, I knew my 5RMs pretty well. With the short rest and 20 reps, it was a nice quick workout. Definitely hits the muscles hard if you actually use your 5RM. My quads are still sore today. I also think it helped tremendously that before the diet I had been doing conditioning work after my strength work. I didn’t get winded at all during the V-diet workout. Unfortunately, sleep quality that night was pretty bad. Tossing and turning.

Day 2 I again started out with almost an hour of NEPA walking. It felt good. I again was full the whole day, except before the last shake, when I was definitely hungry. Probably because I had just done some NEPA practicing mountain biking skills. Unfortunately again, my sleep quality was very poor.

Day 3 I’m dragging. I’m guessing it has more to do with the lack of quality sleep than it does the diet. I’m definitely hungry today. My morning NEPA walk was a drag, but I got it in. Cravings for food are tremendous when you see it and (especially) smell it. I’m worried about today’s workout. 40 reps at 9RM is going to be brutal when I’m as tired as a I am. I’ll slog through it as best I can. I really, really need to get some quality sleep tonight. Crossing my fingers…


#2

Went through the same thing man, sleep was crap but i woke up and faced the day,my thermogenic helped me alot in that time,im on my 10day,aint gonna get any easier. Hang in there,keep reading the forum and tell yeself that a good,clean HSM is waiting for you soon!


#3

You all thought I quit, didn’t you?! Well I’m still here and going strong. Days 3 - 5 were by far the worst. I’ve never forced myself to eat before but my last shake on day 5 I had to force down hardcore. I was not hungry at all. However, that has all changed. This week I am constantly hungry, thank god. I’d much rather be hungry all the time and want to eat the needed calories than slightly queasy and full all the time. I did another set of measurements and pics on day 7, yesterday. Can’t see much in the pics. The biggest difference is in my face. However, the scale definitely showed it. I was shocked:

Day 1, 7
Height: 5’ 11"
Weight: 218, 207.8 (-10.2)
Neck: 16, 15 (-1)
Shoulders: 48 3/4, 48 3/4 (0)
Chest - Upper: 42 3/4, 42 (-.75)
Chest - Lower: 43, 42 1/2 (-.5)
Waist - at Navel: 36 3/4, 35 3/4 (-1)
Waist - at largest: 37, 36 1/4 (-.75)
Hips - at largest: 44, 43 1/4 (-.75)
Upper Arm - L: 14 1/2, 14 1/4 (-.25)
Upper Arm - R: 14 1/2, 14 1/4 (-.25)
Upper Leg - L: 27 1/2, 27 1/4 (-.25)
Upper Leg - R: 27, 26 3/4 (-.25)
Lower Leg - L: 20 1/2, 19 (-1.5)
Lower Leg - R: 20 1/2, 19 1/2 (-1)
Ankle - L: 9, 9 1/4 (+.25)
Ankle - R: 9, 9 1/4 (+.25)

Heavy workout yesterday was ok. I felt slightly weaker but not much. It could have been the decreased rest or not having as much energy from the low calories. I’m somewhat concerned it’s coming off too fast as I don’t want to lose any muscle. 10 pounds in one week seems like a hell of a lot.


#4

Wow those are great results for one week. I went down 7 in the first week, not sure where I am now as I’ve not weighed myself since Monday when I was up a pound.

Keep up the good work man!


#5

Try the ZMA supplements. Take 3 at night prior to bed. They have helped me tremendously.


#6

Still going strong. Forgot to post the measurements on Monday. As I expected after the big first week, not much change in week 2. Hoping to get better numbers on week 3’s measurements though.

Day 1, 7, 14
Height: 5’ 11"
Weight: 218, 207.8, 206.7 (-11.3)
Neck: 16, 15, 15 (-1)
Shoulders: 48 3/4, 48 3/4, 48 (.-75)
Chest - Upper: 42 3/4, 42, 41 (-1.75)
Chest - Lower: 43, 42 1/2, 41 1/2 (-1.5)
Waist - at Navel: 36 3/4, 35 3/4, 35 (-1.75)
Waist - at largest: 37, 36 1/4, 36 (-1)
Hips - at largest: 44, 43 1/4, 43 (-1)
Upper Arm - L: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4 (-.25)
Upper Arm - R: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4 (-.25)
Upper Leg - L: 27 1/2, 27 1/4, 27 (-.5)
Upper Leg - R: 27, 26 3/4, 27 (0)
Lower Leg - L: 20 1/2, 19, 19 (-1.5)
Lower Leg - R: 20 1/2, 19 1/2, 19 (-1.5)
Ankle - L: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)
Ankle - R: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)


#7

Here are the numbers after week 3. My deadlift was definitely weaker on Friday and the upper leg measurement backs it up. I hopefully won’t lose any more muscle in this last week.

Day 1, 7, 14, 21
Height: 5’ 11"
Weight: 218, 207.8, 206.7, 204.4 (-13.6)
Neck: 16, 15, 15, 15 (-1)
Shoulders: 48 3/4, 48 3/4, 48, 48 (.-75)
Chest - Upper: 42 3/4, 42, 41, 41 (-1.75)
Chest - Lower: 43, 42 1/2, 41 1/2, 41 1/2 (-1.5)
Waist - at Navel: 36 3/4, 35 3/4, 35, 34 3/4 (-2)
Waist - at largest: 37, 36 1/4, 36, 35 1/2 (-1.5)
Hips - at largest: 44, 43 1/4, 43, 43 (-1)
Upper Arm - L: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4, 14 (-.5)
Upper Arm - R: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4, 14 (-.5)
Upper Leg - L: 27 1/2, 27 1/4, 27, 26 (-1.5)
Upper Leg - R: 27, 26 3/4, 27, 26 (-1)
Lower Leg - L: 20 1/2, 19, 19, 19 (-1.5)
Lower Leg - R: 20 1/2, 19 1/2, 19, 19 (-1.5)
Ankle - L: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)
Ankle - R: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)


#8

Even if you’ve lost a little strength those are still great numbers. Think about it, an inch and a half off your waist and 13 lb lighter in 3 weeks. Great job!


#9

Suppose I should be logging my V-burn times too:

Week 1: 29:42
Week 2: 22:25
Week 3: 19:14


#10

Looks like the weakness in my deadlifts was just a fluke. Today they felt pretty strong. Looking forward to a juicy steak tomorrow and the week 4 measurements on Monday.


#11

Week 1: 29:42
Week 2: 22:25
Week 3: 19:14
Week 4: 16:54


#12

Transition starts today. Looks like I’m just shy of 16lbs lost over the first four weeks. I haven’t been under 200 in several years, and I’m fairly confident I will be by the time the transition period is over. If you had told me at the start I would be under 200 at the end I would have told you you’re crazy. I’m very pleased with the results so far.

Day 1, 7, 14, 21, 28
Height: 5’ 11"
Weight: 218, 207.8, 206.7, 204.4, 202.2 (-15.8)
Neck: 16, 15, 15, 15, 15 (-1)
Shoulders: 48 3/4, 48 3/4, 48, 48, 48 (.-75)
Chest - Upper: 42 3/4, 42, 41, 41, 41 (-1.75)
Chest - Lower: 43, 42 1/2, 41 1/2, 41 1/2, 41 1/2 (-1.5)
Waist - at Navel: 36 3/4, 35 3/4, 35, 34 3/4, 34 (-2.75)
Waist - at largest: 37, 36 1/4, 36, 35 1/2, 35 (-2)
Hips - at largest: 44, 43 1/4, 43, 43, 42 (-2)
Upper Arm - L: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4, 14, 14 (-.5)
Upper Arm - R: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4, 14, 14 (-.5)
Upper Leg - L: 27 1/2, 27 1/4, 27, 26, 26 (-1.5)
Upper Leg - R: 27, 26 3/4, 27, 26, 26 (-1)
Lower Leg - L: 20 1/2, 19, 19, 19, 19 (-1.5)
Lower Leg - R: 20 1/2, 19 1/2, 19, 19, 19 (-1.5)
Ankle - L: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)
Ankle - R: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)


#13

Didn’t hit my goal of 15 minutes, but still took off another minute:

Week 1: 29:42
Week 2: 22:25
Week 3: 19:14
Week 4: 16:54
Week 5: 15:55


#14

Interesting. Weight went up, but still lost .5 inches off the waist. Everything else stayed the same:

Day 1, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35
Height: 5’ 11"
Weight: 218, 207.8, 206.7, 204.4, 202.2, 203.6 (-14.4)
Neck: 16, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15 (-1)
Shoulders: 48 3/4, 48 3/4, 48, 48, 48, 48 (.-75)
Chest - Upper: 42 3/4, 42, 41, 41, 41, 41 (-1.75)
Chest - Lower: 43, 42 1/2, 41 1/2, 41 1/2, 41 1/2, 41 1/2 (-1.5)
Waist - at Navel: 36 3/4, 35 3/4, 35, 34 3/4, 34, 33 1/2 (-3.25)
Waist - at largest: 37, 36 1/4, 36, 35 1/2, 35, 34 1/2 (-2.5)
Hips - at largest: 44, 43 1/4, 43, 43, 42, 42 (-2)
Upper Arm - L: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4, 14, 14, 14 (-.5)
Upper Arm - R: 14 1/2, 14 1/4, 14 1/4, 14, 14, 14 (-.5)
Upper Leg - L: 27 1/2, 27 1/4, 27, 26, 26, 26 (-1.5)
Upper Leg - R: 27, 26 3/4, 27, 26, 26, 26 (-1)
Lower Leg - L: 20 1/2, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19 (-1.5)
Lower Leg - R: 20 1/2, 19 1/2, 19, 19, 19, 19 (-1.5)
Ankle - L: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)
Ankle - R: 9, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 9 1/4 (+.25)


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