OK, so Week #1 is nearly done and I’m calling ‘False Start’ on myself. Looking at Shugart’s 10 reasons to fail at the V-Diet, I come up with the following:
Reason #2: Don’t get enough supplies. Well, I had some supplies on hand and ordered more last Saturday. Then on Sunday, I got the pleasant surprise that my husband wants to do the V-Diet with me! Whoo-hoo! I didn’t say a single word to him about him doing it, just that I’m doing it. I suppose he realized he wouldn’t have much of a dinner partner. (heehee) He’s a smart man and jumped on board. So, we were both off to the races and quickly deplete my supplies at home and there is no MD delivery in sight. Uh-oh. I bought an armload of MuscleMilks, but we quickly burn through that as well and still no Biotest delivery. False start.
Reasons #5 & #7: It’s a weeknight. I’m invited to go to a fancy shmancy lecture and reception at Princeton Univ. after work. So after the lecture, and I’m STARVING, I see they have a spread of almonds, cheese, dates, prunes, raw veg, olives. I go for the almonds and veggies. Wait, is that an open bar? Red wine, please. No kidding, that guy in the corner is slicing up steak? Just one slice. OK, now that he’s dropped 3 on my place, he can’t exactly put them back on the cutting board. Add a tiny dollop of horseradish sauce. No roll, thanks. So, I’ll count this as my HSM. This is a semi-disaster, depending upon how you look at it. I didn’t know this event was going to turn into a party. I HAD to show face at this shindig for business reasons and who could (would) say no to all this irresistible lusciousness on this fantastic spring evening with the dogwoods and cherry blossoms in full bloom amid exquisite architecture and wonderfully entertaining company? Yes, I’m buzzing. The issue of my little remaining stash of protein powder is back at the office anyway. Not to worry, it’s nothing another red wine can’t fix. Reason to fail #5 ? check. False start.
So, I’m assuming the thing to do is to call this a V-Diet Lite transition week and ‘Do Over’ Week #1 starting tomorrow. I’m still mad as hell about my weight and I still MUST get results. I hoping someone reading this will learn from my mistakes. Preparation is EVERYTHING.
The Biotest supplies finally came Thursday night. BTW, I had Surge Recovery for the 1st time after my workout and thought it was AWESOME! I’ll post my re-start stats tomorrow.