I started VDiet on the 7th and things have been going well. 17 days in I have lost about 9.5-10 lbs and my lifts have gone up in strength so I am not losing muscle and might even be gaining some.
As far as the diet goes I am doing all the supplements on the list. In addition to the list I take ZMA and on training days I take 2 HOT-ROX and on non-training days I take 1.
My HSM’s have been either turkey and brussel sprouts, turkey and broccoli, turkey and broccoli and some sweet potato, or salmon and broccoli. I use several different spices but mostly salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic, and some ghost pepper salsa that has 1 carb/serving.
I drink a ton of water, sometimes Gatorade Propels, and occasionally water with lime in it.
The workouts are going well. First few were kind of weak sauce because I really didnt understand the rep scheme. I re-read the manual and then read the article on that rep scheme on T-Nation and it clicked so the last 4 workouts have been great.
My NEPA walks are the one place I am failing for the most part. I have only gotten the walk in 1/2 of the days. I think I fixed that today by finally getting my treadmill out of storage and making room for it. Now I cant really NOT walk. Rain, snow, sun I should be getting more movement in. Also looking at changing my gym membership so that I have access to another gym in the same chain that has a basketball court. I can play ball for days (doesn’t mean I am good just that I enjoy it).
I have not had any real energy problems with the food. Of course part of that is due to HOT-ROX but part is due to mentally accepting that I am on a diet so sometimes I will be hungry and stuff.
I started the diet at 315lbs and fully expect to get to under 295 by the time I am done. My post-diet plan is to then take 2-weeks “off” where I eat 2 HSM’s per day and potentially one cheat meal per week and then do another full round of the Velocity Diet.
My goal weight this year is 220-230. I did the Bod-Pod in December and it says I have 197lbs of lean body mass so if I can keep most of that or even add to it I think I would look somewhere between good and awesome in the 220-230 range. Of course if need be I will try and lose more but I really have no desire, or need, to be above 240 ever again. But that is all still a ways off.
Good luck to everyone else that is doing this or any other goals.