Realized that I am sufficiently angry enough to do another round of the V-Diet. Was pleased to see the changes in the new version. The daily solid meals will be nice.
I last did it in 2009. Lost 13 pounds, and measurements show fat loss of 10.3 pounds. More importantly, I experienced big changes in my tastes for food and ability to comply to healthier eating. Hopefully I can maintain those changes longer after this round. Live and learn.
My body fat has gradually increased a bit over the last few years, though I have loosely hung on to my lifting schedule and have eaten ok most of the time. Some of the fat gain and missed workouts is due to too much regular drinking. Some tough life shit happened and I escaped with the whiskey bottle too many nights. I quit alcohol about a month ago and allowed myself to not worry about my eating habits as much while I got through that. Now it’s time to get off the sugar and back in shape.
My weight and measurements are up a bit from 2009, though I am stronger. I don’t put a whole lot of stock in my body fat % readings. Have been through many phases of taking meticulous measurements over the years. I prefer just going by a few key measurements, lift numbers, and appearance. I will take pictures, not sure yet if I will post them here. Starting stats:
Weight: 186.6 (178 start in 2009)
BF% (3-point J/P) : 16.6 (15% start in 2009)
Belly: 38in (35.5 start in 2009)
Beltline: 35in (34.5 start in 2009)
Chest: 45in (44 start in 2009)
Right now I need to keep things as simple as possible. Keep my mind off the “diet” and stay busy with other things. In terms of goals, I’m not really big on going for particular numbers. Eat the shit, work hard, and get on with my business. But here’s what I aim to accomplish this round:
Eliminate sugar cravings and recalibrate my tastes
Reestablish the habits of keeping and cooking simple healthy food, and get off of the prepared frozen shit
Reestablish the consistent workout schedule, and give each workout 100% effort
Get these things right and the fat loss, smaller measurements, and fitness will follow.
Supplies arrive today, Day 1 tomorrow.