I’ll be taking pictures and measurements tonight. And, if I have enough guts, I’ll be posting them.
I just started the V-Diet today (am two shakes into it). I decided against HOT-ROX, as I am uncomfortable with taking extreme stimulants, but I am taking EGCG and drinking green tea/black coffee.
Re the workouts, I have decided on a Tues/Thurs/Sat schedule, with Sunday for the V-Burn routine. Of course, this weekend, my gym is closed on the 4th, so I’ll be V-Burning on Sat. and doing Workout #3 on Sunday. (If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother!) In any case, I have experimented with the workouts for about a week, so I feel more or less ready. That V-Burn is intense … for me, at least.
My reasons for taking this rather extreme V-Diet course? Well, up to now, I have been unable to get my food addiction under control. When I read what the calorie/macronutrient content of the V-Diet was, I felt swayed towards it; and when I read the proposition that I might lose my cravings for the crappy things I have been eating, I was done for! THAT sounds great.
I hope that (1) ensuring that I have enough nutrition, and (2) eliminating choice about what to eat, will combine to clarify for me how I have been abusing food (giving me insight for my emotional/psychological transformation), and jump start me on a clean diet (thereby allowing for my physical transformation). Emotional eating is the thing I have had the hardest time with.
Anyway, as I said in my post title, here goes everything! I’m putting all my eggs in the V-Diet basket, and I plan to have them hatch out as some damn muscle-y roosters.