I started the V-Diet back in August and had to end it abruptly for reasons I won’t get in to. It’s been one of the most difficult years of my life. We’ll just say that.
I set a goal date to start the V-Diet because I had some weddings to attend and I didn’t want to be “That guy” walking around slugging shakes in a tux and picking at the catering for a suitable HSM. I did however start dieting back a lot, cutting carbs down quite a bit, intermittent fasting, etc. So I started losing a little just as I got into my V-Diet GO date that started 10/11/17.
Thus far my experience has been different…maybe it’s because I had already done the first week before…and I had a routine and knew what to expect. I didn’t experience anywhere near the amount of hunger I had the first time. Honestly I haven’t struggled with it at all. If anything I don’t even want my HSM, but I eat it anyway, and it tastes good.
Training had less troubleshooting due to a prior run through of the advanced lifting. The only lift I have not been able to do correctly is the Overhead Squat. I just don’t seem to have the mobility for it. I practiced with an empty bar and I keep wanting to come up on my toes to keep my balance. I placed a set of 25’s on each side thinking I could practice with a load on the bar…still couldn’t do it right and ended up tweaking my back. It’s a me issue, I’ll have to figure it out and do some mobility exercises, yoga, stretches, or something. Today I gave up on the overhead squat packed 315 on the bar and did standard squats 5 for 20reps at 30seconds.
I still have alot of stress going on right now with my family. If anything the shakes have made it alot easier to cope. I don’t have an appetite. I don’t have to think about it though, I just make a shake and move on. In a full out emergency I have a packet of microwaveable rice, veggies, and 3 packets of tuna.
I think preparing for the V-Diet is another key to success that isn’t mentioned. Maybe not for everyone, but I’m a list maker and a scheduler so being prepared made it almost easy thus far.
Started out 245lb on 10/11, down to 234 on 10/16. Will be doing measurements on Wednesday to see how much loss their has been.
Think I may order Brain Candy and see if that can get me through the funk.