Day 7 is in the books. Things are going pretty good. V=Burn was humbling this afternoon. As a former college football player I still have a mental image that I can do a lot of things. However the reality is I am a 44 year old math professor who has gotten most of his exercise in the past twp years playing tennis and hiking. Neither of these do much for your upper body strength or endurance. I still have pretty good leg strength partly because of bad knees that force me to get in the gym and work them out. But I guess that gives me a lot of room for improvement on the upper body. My main motivation in doing the V diet is to get me started losing weight to make the weight I need to go to Philmont Scout ranch with my son next summer. They have a policy that no one over 260 goes on the trail (11 days backpacking in the back country) While there are many smaller men that I can hike circles around, I don’t think the BSA will change their rules and there is no reason for me to weigh this much anyway.
Back to the diet, when I stay on schedule things go pretty well. Saturday I was supposed to play doubles tennis for some NEPA. One of the guys I was playing with was about 40 minutes late (watching a ball game and forgot) and then our three sets lasted forever. I ended up going from 3-8:30 with no shake and some strenuous exercise so was pretty wiped out. This happened to a lesser degree a few times in the week but I am getting better at packing shakes to take with me which helps. I started out making all of the shakes in a blender with a lot of ice but have found that except for the ones with flax in them I prefer them made in a shaker bottle with no ice. They go down more smoothly. Had my first HSM Friday night, steak, stir fry veggies and salad. It was great. Got an invitation to a dinner 2 Fridays from now where you have to pick your dinner. My wife was complaining that that was too far away to know what she wanted. I pointed out that I had only one meal between now and then so it wasn’t as hard.
Plan to weigh in in the morning at the gym next to my office. My guess is that I have lost 8-10 pounds in a week. Pretty good week. If its not that high I will be fine as I know that I am losing fat and getting in better shape. Can tell a big difference in the way my clothes fit already.
Well I have rambled tonight. Iguess that is it until I weigh in in the morning.