Started the V-Diet on Sunday April 17th. My goal is to perform the diet and training exactly as laid out in the book. I’ve never completed a diet like this before without failing. Oddly, as an Athletic Trainer / S&C coach you would think I would be better at this. I’ve always had a fair amount of muscle and gained muscle easily but have never been really lean or had the desire to give up unhealthy food and drink. I was the classic “train hard so that I can eat pizza and drink beer anytime I want” guy. I have thyroid disease ( Graves Disease treated and now low thyroid ) and have high blood pressure. Prior to having thyroid issues I was 5’10, 210 @ 18%BF. Since thyroid disease, I run 245-255 at an unknown, but much higher BF%. I want to develop healthy habits and reduce my BP. The weight that I lose will be a bonus. I just want to be healthier for my wife and child.
Starting weight- 253 first thing in the morning, at 5’10.
Day 1- Did everything as directed. Schedule was a little off starting on a Sunday but started with the Challenge workout anyway. Was feeling tired in the early afternoon and took my usual Sunday afternoon nap. Woke up tired but started my Plazma and a few minutes later I was ready to rock. Good workout. HSM was great. Shrimp with Bay seasoning, Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary, and a mixed green salad with vinegar and oil.
Day 2- NEPA / no weights. Ate all as directed. Ribeye, grilled asparagus with parmesan cheese, mixed green salad with vinegar and oil. Energy level sucked, which I’m blaming on the lack of starch in the HSM.
Day 3 - Weighed 247.5 in the morning. Ate all as directed. Starting to crave crunchy stuff during the day. No cravings for sugar and feelings of hunger are very manageable. HSM- Rotisserie Lemon-Pepper Chicken, asparagus, roasted sweet potatoes with garlic and sea salt. NEPA and Weights as directed.
Thank you all for allowing me to use this as my journal of sorts.