OK, I don’t really like to post much. I’m a lurker by nature. That’s why it has taken me until day 10 to finally get a log going. I took measurements and pictures on day one. Let’s just say I have a way to go before I reach my goals.
A little history. I’m 33, almost 34 and I have been trying to get back into shape for a couple of years now. I really let myself go as I got a career (long commute, office work with no exercise) and I don’t think marriage helped either (happiness weight is what I believe they call it, I call it complacency).
Anyway, I found out a couple of years ago I was a type 2 diabetic, which means I had piss poor diet habits to say the least. I would say my starting weight back then was around 280-290. I started eating whole grain and cut out sugar. But, I didn’t realize that was not nearly enough.
I did more research and discovered keto, which I have been living on since the summer of 2007. And you can guess that I had the same problem that most keto-folk have, the carb up. You know, the one you don’t really need but go on anyway.
With all the junk you have been craving but shouldn’t have? I progressed on the diet with semi-solid training. But not at the rate I would if I could make myself give up the crap food. After all this time, I am still at 249.4 lbs on day one of the V-Diet.
Although with WAY more muscle mass than what I began with in 2007. Still, I have a long way to go and need a kick start to break me out of the plateau and drive me though the home stretch.
Enter the V-Diet. I have been keeping my eye on this for a while, slowly talking my wife into it(She is on this as well, but I’ll get to that later). I researched the hell out of this. I read back through all the posts in this forum looking for post counts great enough to see if the V-Diet was finished or not.
Noting how many people failed and what kind of success was achieved if they finished. I read everything i could so that when I decided to do it, I would be prepared for success and there would be nothing standing in my way except my own will power. I am definitely what Chris calls an “all or nothing” personality.
That is why my carb ups failed and that is why I will succeed on this diet. I have no doubt I will succeed, this log is just to show my results and to get more into the community spirit instead of lurking around.