I’m a 35 year old single mom of 3 kids aged 9,9 & 5 (yea twins) I work and shuttle my mini-athletes around town for their 12 hours of practice per week and then spend the weekends at tournaments and games. My excuse for not working out and gaining 20lbs over the 6 months since I went back to work (after being a stay at home mom for 9 years) was that I couldnt figure out how to fit it all in.
Its a legitimate excuse but I have figured it out. I dropped the 20lbs since January and now that I am at the weight I was at when I was 16, with less muscle. Im fine with the weight. This is not about a number on a scale or inside a pair of pants, its about conquering something that has been bringing me pain for over a decade.
So this is so much more than a diet for me. Its truly is a battle. My entire young life was spent being a competitive swimmer, living in a bathing suit. However, I have to force myself to even put one on to swim in the lake when its 100* out. I have been an athlete my whole life, swimming, tennis, basketball & lacrosse. If I could win, I would participate. I am still a competitive tennis player and am mid season which isnt a great time to do the V-Diet, but I will use it as my Nepa.
The other part of the battle is that dating has been stressful. I was having tons of fun dating up to 5 guys at once until I did the worst thing (lol)… I slept with one of them. BEST SEX OF MY LIFE!!! He told me about him doing the V-Diet and I saw the proof. His body is amazing. Then went out with him and slept with him again. 4 days later I find out that he is going to Puerto Rico with… you couldnt script this… a bikini model.
The ONE thing that causes me the most pain, the one thing I cannot compete with. And this coming from the most competitive person I have ever met, myself! I am confident with everything about myself except being in a bathing suit. So… here I am. Im going to burn off this fat and wear a bikini for the first time since 1991. I have a girlfriend who is a photographer and she is taking ‘boudoir’ photos of me in a few weeks. So, I have decided that lingerie model trumps bikini model. Did I mention that I am competitive?
After the V-Diet, Im having a mini-tummy tuck to remove the skin from my twin pregnancy. Its gross. My exhusband told people that he left me because I hit 200lbs. I was like, um but I had 2 people inside of me at the time asshole. I spent 17 weeks on bedrest with my twin pregnancy and thats when my body composition changed. I was always toned until the muscle atrophy set in and I havent reversed it until now.
My best friend is doing this V-Diet with me. He had 35lbs to lose and has lost 25 of them so far. That is some friend to give up food for a month with me! I love that about him.
I have a strange relationship with food. Im not the typical woman who is an emotional eater. I dont even really enjoy eating that much. I have insulin resisitance so I cant eat a lot of carbs anyway. But I also have aversions with textures and have been known to gag and throw up while eating/drinking and brushing my teeth.
So I am totally excited to get this started. I admit that I am freaking about getting the shakes down. But I am diving in and ready to melt the fat that is making me crazy.
I will get the measurements and pictures up asap!