As the title states, I am starting my 2nd attempt at the V-Diet. My first attempt was a failure for many reasons…
My name is Jeff, I am 26 years old, and I have always been self conscious about my body and my self image.
Since I was in elementary school I was considered tall and always have carried a bit of extra weight on me. I find that the reasoning behind this was due to the fact that my parents always had a fully stocked junk drawer at home when I was growing up and I didn’t know better.
I was always embarrassed about being a bit overweight, but never did anything about it. Most people just assumed that since I was tall, it was alright to have some extra meat on my bones. I believe most people still think this of me…
Towards the middle of high school (1998-1999) I reached my current height of 6’4" while sticking to the same weight. From then to early in college (around late 2000) I had stopped growing vertically and only grew horizontally. I had gone from ~200lbs to ~240lbs. It was then when I realized that I needed to make a change.
My freshman year of college I decided to start the Atkins diet with one of my overweight roommates. I also joined the rowing/crew team, which consisted of 2 hours of hard cardio a day. The cardio combined with the diet helped me lose ~60lbs over a few months. I was back down to 180lbs when I stopped the diet. When I look back at some of my pictures, I almost look ghostly. It wasn’t where I should have been.
After college, I started to lift weights and exercise properly, but my poor eating habits overtook my body, and the weight slowly climbed back up to where I am today.
[u]1st V-Diet Experience[/u]
It is now 2008, and my weight increased again to ~240lbs. About 3 months ago I came across a forum post about the V-Diet (in another bodybuilding forum) and it immediately got my attention. I believe the simplicity of the diet and seeing results made me want to try it out.
However, when time came to start, I had tried to edit the diet on multiple levels. Instead of using Metabolic Drive, I tried to mix a few protein powders together. Instead of Surge, I just used a BCAA recovery drink. And the biggest mistake, I cheated… a lot! I took in quite a bit of food when I shouldn’t have. It wasn’t usually “junk” food, but it was still not on the diet. Also, the constant surroundings of negative influences made this attempt a failure from the start.
After realizing that I had failed, I decided that I wasn’t done quite yet. I knew I could do it, I just didn’t know how. Over a few months I did a lot of research on the diet and read a lot of logs, especially on these forums. Between Chris’s articles, Gus’s transformation/log, and other user’s logs, I finally feel like I have the mind frame and knowledge to tackle this diet again.
[u]My 2nd Attempt[/u]
This thread will now be home to my current V-Diet. You can follow my progress here and hopefully offer me advise and encouragement. I actually started yesterday, so it is now day 2. I will be posting all my stats, photos, and updates within the next day or so.