So, I started this thing on Mar 2 but am just now getting around to making my first post.
A little background: I’ve been training solely for and competing in Olympic-Style Weightlifting since 2001 on the state and regional level (PR’s of 273 lb Snatch and 327 lb C&J). However, I started weight training in 1997 as a college freshman. I grew up playing sports year-round and was a decent multi-sport athlete but never really touched a weight until I was 18. It was then that I got tired of being skinny and decided to hit the gym and start lifting weights.
Luckily, I found this website back in its early years and became a loyal reader. Heck, I still have about 10 of those black with yellow lettering “Testosterone” T-shirts that used to come free with supplement orders back in the day. An injury a few months ago kept me from lifting heavy and forced me to eliminate the competitive lifts for a while. So, after having time to think about my long-term goals for health/fitness/conditioning/weightlifting, I transitioned to a fitness/bodybuilding program and found the V-Diet the perfect place to start.
Let’s face it - if you train hard you want to at least look like you train hard, right? A heavy squatting day had always been my perfect excuse to pig out on hot wings and pizza whenever I felt like it.
So, my pre-diet stats:
Wt: 228.8 lbs (normally 235 lbs but recent injury/more cardio/less weights/diet changes brought this down a bit)
Bodyfat: Not measured professionally but Tanita scale says 19.1%
3/2/09 A.M. measuremements (inches, all done relaxed no flexing)
Calf 15.5 16
upper thigh 26.25 26.5
waist, navel 39.125
waist, belt line 38
hip, midglute 42.125
ankle 9 9.25
wrist 7 7
bicep 15.375 15.375
So far everything is on-track and going well. The shakes have kept my appetite in check much more than I expected, though getting through the monotony of the liquid diet obviously takes discipline. I’ve lost 10 lbs in the first 12 days, so the progress is motivating. In fact, I just ordered the supplements for my wife to start the V-Diet next week. She’s said watching me do it has motivated her to get something started. Thanks for reading my story - I’ve found the forum to be very helpful. I’ll post updates and more pics.