Haven’t posted lately; so here’s the scoop. I am day 3 of week 3.
First, screw the scale. I know your weight varies as much as 3 - 5 lbs a day, but on this past Wed. (my appointed weigh and measure day) I weighed .6 lb MORE, after my walk! No more weigh in till the end of the 28 days, and the end of the 6 weeks. From then on I will weigh on the first of the month, and that will be all.
Meantime, can anyone recommend a decent scale. I have a tanita. I know the fat % is BS, but I think the scale is crappy too.
I measured on Wed. before Thanksgiving, and had lost another inch from my chest and navel measures. No pics though till this Thursday.
I am noticeably slimmer now, and almost don’t have a crease at the bottom of my belly. I am wearing shirts I haven’t worn in years. I feel lighter and stronger, though work capacity (outside of work outs ) seems diminished. Not surprising given the calorie restriction.
I am noticing a change in appetite, as in, I have one! One of the ways I got so fat was drinking 6 plus beers almost nightly. No surprise this really hosed my food appetite.
The first 2 weeks I seldom got hungry between shakes. Now I dom in good way…not ravenous or desparate, just ready to eat, I have no problems getting all 5 shakes in every day.
My HSM was Thanksgiving dinner. I had some of everything, and enjoyed it, but it was no big deal. I found myself thinking that s shake woulda been OK instead.
I am sleeping much better; the wife says I hardly snore.
Now, I am anxious to see my BP go down.
This diet is changing my life. It has not been hard. My family supports it, and I see results. In a week or so I expect to be wearing my old 31" jeans. YES!
I will still have weight to lose after transition, but I succeeded with the Zone before, and that’s the route I’ll take, and stay with.
Chris - THANK YOU! I could not get motivated this time, but V-Diet really kick me in the ass, and is all you promised it would be.
Depending on how things look after New Year’s I may well do another round in Feb. I would not want to this in summer…I enjoy summer food, and am very active with water sports. But it has fit my winter very well.
If you are thinking about the V-Diet. Just commit, and frickin do it!