You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step- Martin Luther King
and that’s what today is…the first step on my staircase of 28 days.
I need something extreme to get me out of the rut I’ve been in.
Food is my addiction… I don’t want to down play drug or alcohol addictions (cause I had my days of being a weekend warrior with both) but we HAVE to eat food, we don’t HAVE to drink or do drugs.
My all time high was 215 lbs on a 5’6" frame, that was Jan 2002. Being one that can carry weight, not a sole had a clue I was that heavy. And I refused to ‘see’ it even thought I looked at it daily. I managed to control my addiction for a time, and with sensible eating, weight training and cardio I lost 80 pounds… and found I loved the iron… but still loved food… needless to say since that time I’ve been up, down, and everywhere in between! I’ve competed twice at amatuer bodybuilding shows… and the 2nd time in 06 walked away with two 2nd place trophies… but still wrestle with my demons/addictions.
In June 2009, I did 3 professional photo shoots at Jr Nationals I was rocking a 150 lbs and loving my physique… well September 2009 I moved from IL to SC, found myself unemployed for 4 months, then taking a job making less than 1/2 of what I was, but hey it was a job… but over this time from June 09 till now, I’ve gained 50 pounds, and being so dangerously close to that 200 mark again scares me… I’ve tried doing what I’ve done before, only to hang tight a day or so then faulter… so… i needed something extreme (yeah I have an all or nothing personality too) - a friend told me of this Vdiet so… here I am…
so while Day 1 ain’t ‘in the bag’ yet - so far its been ok,in fact I’ve not been hungry at all…I will say I have Flameout, Superfood and Leucine, but I had protein already I need to use up as well as thermogenics so I could not justify that add’l expense right now… will use up what I have first… and my dymatize and ON Casien protein a comparable by label…but hell the first day is always easy then isn’t it :o)