Here goes. I am 33 and started the V-Diet this morning. I have been physically active my whole life. At 18 I started lifting and have been off and on since. My weight has fluctuated over the past nine years, 4 kids, divorce, relocation, and job loss. I am miserable with my current status and my misery poisons almost every aspect of my life.
My ex-husband suggested this program and said he will pay for it if I succeed with his stipulations. He hopes our children will benefit in the long run from my experience. He wants me to succeed but doesn’t think I will.
My boyfriend, the father of my youngest, is supportive but our relationship is an emotional roller coaster. I sometimes use food to steady myself. I hope to drop weight and rid myself of unhealthy eating habits. I am also anxious to see what I look like under the fat. I don’t expect this cycle to rid me of all the excess weight, but I do expect it to jump start my weight loss and get me on track again. I am pretty determined. I have been waiting to start until I weaned my baby girl.
Now that I am officially done having children and nursing forever (bittersweet), I want my body and a little piece of me back. Today has been going ok. I have a bit of a headache. Some hunger pains which are not unbearable. The hardest part has been getting the shakes down. YUCK. They are horrendous. The taste and that thick consistency is just nasty. I’d rather just not eat but I know the effects of that. I started with 1 HOT-ROX twice a day to avoid side effects. I plan on going to 2 per serving on day 3. I’ll also be starting the gym workouts on day 2 versus day 1. I am going to do the beginner workout since I haven’t been lifting consistently for a while. I am very excited to see the results of this program. I also appreciate everyone’s threads. I’ve been following some for a couple of weeks to help prepare myself. Quitting is not an option for me since I have so much riding on this both personally and professionally.
Although I have been divorced for almost 5 years, I still tell myself something my ex used to say when we trained together. “What your mind can perceive, your body can achieve.” I hate to give him kudos for that, but it is a useful tool and I try to emphasize that with my kids also. Well, I welcome any input and suggestions. Please don’t come at me with anything negative. Part of my deal with the ex is to post my pics and stats. I’ll do that in the morning. I hope pics will be up later today. Viewer beware!