About three years ago I weighed over 190kg. I had to buy special scales when I decided to start losing weight and I know I was over 190kg because they couldn’t even weigh me! I lost about 100kg in under 12 months with massive amounts of cardio and weight lifting but no nutritional knowledge.
I thought I needed to eat carbs and stacks of them! After about 18 months of being between 95kg and 105kg I decided that I was just big-fat and while I did have more muscle than most people I knew if not all, I also had more fat to go with it. I saw Dan John and Gus do the V-Diet and thought that was the way for me.
This will be my second run with the V-Diet, the first was in February 2008 (after seeing Dan John and Gus) and I lost about 11kg (24lbs) and 13cm (5.5") off my waist during the initial four weeks and then continued down until I’d lost another 7kg (15lbs) and 8cm (3") off my waist.
I was pretty happy I’d gone from about 17-19% BF to about 10-11% BF via caliper measurements but it was really evident via the skin fold measurements and the mirror that I was losing fat and gaining muscle. I had some abs coming through!!
Then the bulimia hit again. I was looking the best I ever had and was starting to see abs for the first time ever and the next thing is I’m bingeing on chocolate, ice cream, chips, biscuits (cookies) and then throwing up. Sometimes twice a day, but generally just every night.
I’ve had bulimia before, for about a year and the V-Diet helped me kick it. I was absolutely free of it for about four months and then I was in the complete grip of it again. So I’ve decided to hit the V-Diet again to really shred off a bunch of fat but also to reset my eating habits which had become just amazingly good.
The bulimia didn’t help with losing fat or weight and I actually put on about 6kg in weight the last week before the V-Diet started! Some will be water, but according to the calipers, a fair chunk wasn’t.
So as of Monday the 12th of May, 2008 I am back on the V-Diet and aiming to strip 8kg in the next four weeks and get visible abs again. I will kick the bulimia again and refind a passion for healthy food!
I’m keeping a log at my own website but I like this site and so hopefully I do well and people will see the V-Diet is wicked.
I’ll be using non Biotest stuff as I like the flavour and Biotest is really expensive in Australia. I won’t be using stimulants past coffee and caffeine tablets. I’ll be having six shakes a day and seven on training days. I have a sedentary job but my exercise routine is like this :
- 4x1hr weights (back + legs, arms, shouldes, chest + back) every workout I do back work as I want a big back.
- 4x30min walks (6km/hr, 4mphr outside as a warm up before weights)
- 1x90min walk (my rest day)
- 3x25min runs (12km/hr minimum)
- 1x1hr run (10-12km/hr)
- 6x20min cycling (high cadence, cardio)
- 2x90min BJJ (60 mins training, 30mins hard rolling)
that’s it. It’s more than what’s recommended but then I’ve been at this level of activity for more than a year now. Imagine how much I was eating before to maintain weight
I’m starting at a reference of 95kg for my calculations which puts me at 1500cal and 1800cals. So I take in 215g Protein, 45g Fat, 49g Carbs on non-WO days and 245P, 51F,99C on WO days. I have oatmeal and dextrose as my carb source and whey as my protein source.
Daily shakes are a mix of Casein and whey and night time is Casein and Peanut Butter. I have 2 serves of flax meal a day (21g each) and then another coupel of serves of psyllium for fibre.
Measurements @ 12 May 2008
- Weight : 98.5kg
- Waist : 93.5cm
- Hips : 105.0cm
- Chest : 104.0cm
- Thighs : 64.0cm
- Calves : 42.5cm
- Shoulders : 122cm
- BF% : 13%
I’ll upload some photos later.
Goals are to hit a weight of under 90kg, BF% of under 10% by caliper measurement, Chest under 100cm, thighs under 62cm, waist under 85cm. Some guys want a big chest and thighs but mine have a lot of fat on them so I want to reducefor the time being.
Thanks guys, I’m looking forward to smashing this.