I’m a long time lurker of this forum, don’t really post much, and have been reading T-Nation for over 7 years. I’m not really much of a forum contributor, as I usually find what I need through reading the posts of others or searching. But the other night I posted this to Chris Shugart just as my own token of appreciation, and I am now encouraged to share with you guys hoping it motivates you a little.
Here’s a little bit of encouragement for you V-Dieters to stick it through or start it off positively. I first did it last December, once again in March, and have been living a healthy lifestyle since. For a bit of background, I started off like 260-ish pounds, and I am now 190. And ONLY Biotest supplements, and followed Mr. Shugart’s instructions to a T.
The pictures I’ve included are just a regular front photo unflexed, and a simple flexed photo accompanying it. They are dated as such, the first one is before I started my first V-Diet in December 2007, second one is after successfully completing my diet (with transition weeks included, about 24lbs lost). Third picture is post-2nd V-diet, which I lost about 18lbs altogether. I didn’t take progress photos since then. Last picture is one this morning I took just for the hell of it, and I’m at 190. Doesn’t look as dramatic, but I sure as hell feel different and can do a bunch of stuff I couldn’t before I’ll tell you that.
For a bit of background, I quit smoking cigarettes after my first V-Diet (which I smoked a pack a day while on it) cold turkey and haven’t even looked back since. I graduated my last few terms of college with a 3.8gpa average because after a V-Diet, doing homework and studying isn’t that difficult to follow and stick to anymore. Now, I’m looking towards a pretty bright future which I’ve posted elsewhere.
Anyway, there’s a lot more to my journey in the past 8 months than that. But here’s the gist of it, and hope you guys the best and change your life the way I did.
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