Well I wasn’t sure that I was going to start my post this early, but I wanted to get somethings out of the way as I am in early preparation for getting things turned around and ready to begin the V-Diet.
I have been around T-Nation since 2005. Did a bit of reading back then, but never posted. I found the harseness of the men here to be a bit much. Shortly after I found the F-Heit site and began a wonderful journey and met alot of supporting people.
In 2006 I found out I was Hypothyroid and had a low cortisol problem. No matter what plan I chose, I couldn’t lose weight and of course not feeling good, I gained about 20 pounds. The fatique was very crushing and it slowed my cardio and lifting down. I went on the Metabolism Repair plan and did very well.
Then I was invited to join the new site Muscle with Attitude. I was very relutant at first, but finally went over there and found some great support. Found the V-diet and only made it 2 weeks, due to becoming sick with sinus infection, but I did manage to lose 5 pounds in the two weeks, which really gave me a kick start to get going on the Anabolic Diet.
You see my doctor told me " I see you have gained weight. We will deal with that at another time." That was enough for me to do some reading and take action. MWA was changed to Fitness Athlete, where I no longer fit in.
I am not here for fitness competion or BB. I am here to lose weight, gain muscle and get the support of the people that I have found throughout this site.
From February through April of this year I was plaqued with an unknown virus that shut my digestive down, followed by the death of my father-in-law and then the flu. I didn’t think I would ever receover and it didn’t make sense to me because I do take care of myself. My time line may be off a bit in the beginning, but it gives you a close journey of me.
Now to the present! My weight went up and down thru this time and presently I am up 5 pounds, not alot, but here’s where I need to put a stop to it. Most of the weight seems to have been put on thru upper abs, stomach area.
Although my eating habits were more the Anabolic way, I had started carbs cycling. For me I think this was my next down fall. I just don’t tolerate carbs well and the bad part were that some were clean carbs and others were bad carbs.
It basically ended up clean throughout day and night was a sugary carbs fest. Hence the weight gain.
Well after some given thought and reading all the posts on this forum, I decided I need to give this program another try. I need the quick fat loss. I do have muscle, but it is still lost under stores of fat.
For me I don’t have a lot to lose, 14.5 pounds. I currently weigh 154.5, at 5’4". This would put me at 140. I have never been below this mark, but once in my life and I was literally starving myself to be there.
I probably could lose more, but is it physically possible? I don’t know. Okay lets face it, without being too negative, I am 51 years old and heading into menopause. I try not to let these two things get in my way, but they raise their ugly heads so often. Hell I am healthier then my 26 old daughter.
I have been lifting for about four years and been walking for over 15 years. I try to lift heavy and I am learning to do deadlifts and squats. I am not doing with alot of weight, but I am increasing. Trying to get form down first.
Squatting and deadlifting at about 60 pounds right now. Its funny, you never saw anybody in my gym do squats or deadlifts until the last 6 months. Now it seems like everybody is trying them.
Okay, for the last week I have been cleaning up diet and getting rid of the junk in my diet. I have been starting to get weekend walks back in. (I used to walk 4 miles everyday except for Thursday.
My husbands web site and Adrenal Fatique stopped those.) I got my first containers of MD in mail yesterday and I am replacing two meals right now with them, the rest of this week and all of next week. I am going to try and experiment this week with extracts and combinations.
I have my calorie requirements down in spreadsheets already and I am going to track the next two days and all of next week what I am eating. I am planning on starting officially Sept 1st and will take pictures and measurements the Friday before on August 29th.
I will posts measurements on that Monday, but will not post pics at this time. I am doing a full body workout at this time and will keep it at that. I walk for 30 min. at lunch M,W,F, walk 4 miles on Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday is my total day off because I clean house and Tuesday’s right now, I help my husband mow 5 lawns, so that will have to do for my NEPA walk.
I really think I have things planned out well. The best one is I planned to do my second week with hubby on vacation. No cooking or preparing meals, YESSS! I am so hoping this will make second week easier.
Well I am still gathering strength and motivation from all your posts. The biggest one will be mental attitude.
Sorry for the long post, but hopefully this gives you a little idea of me.
To be continued…