Short Term Goal (14-70 days)
205-198lbs @ 12-15%BF
V-Diet (lite) day 14:
I figured I'd post my V-Diet/HBT log. I didn't want to be some wanker who posts his before pictures, decides it's too hard and quits.
I'm almost at the halfway point, and last night I had a dream that I ate a can of totally watered-down French pea soup, and a bag of generic Oreos.
I was sooo disappointed that I would do something that asinine. I woke up and was equally pissed/disappointed with my self for getting half way there & doing something that dense... It took me about 5 minutes of beating myself up to realize I was still on the diet. Lack of carbs is definatly affecting my brain. I may need moral support now.
One of the problems that has cropped up for me as unbelievable as it seems is lack of appetite. I've calculated for 1300-1600cals, but the last 3 or 4 days, I've wanted to stop at about 900.
Prior to this I was breakfasting & lunching on whey shakes (no casein), I don't know if it's the Metabolic Drive that is making me 'too full', or what. I've tried 1/2 shakes, watering them more, freezing them, & recently tried cheating (2x) by trying to get more low-carb calories from:
day 9: subbing 10 frozen raspberries for the evening milled flax, day 12: added 1 egg to the 3rd shake. (today I think I'll try 3 scoop shakes for the first 2 & drink 1/2 shakes up to quota)
Shugart might Shudder if he reads this paragraph:
This comes from a guy who 2 years ago would: Have a quad-espresso with sugar for breakfast, eat a really big meal at 8PM, have baked goods off & on after that untill 3 AM, Oh yeah, I laughed at the idea of eating salad. (it took up too much of the room that could be used for Meat & carbs.) The gallon of Coca-Cola a week might not have been a good idea either.
I tricked myself into starting the V-Diet on a Thursday, instead of waiting for some perfect Monday, and wouldn't admit to myself until after the first day was over, that I had started it.
week 1 goal 1300-1600 cals ~ off/workdays
in week 1 I figured I was fat enough that a transition diet would worry my pregnant wife less & still be effective, so I had the shakes, minus 100-150 calories for the day and did the below
meal 1 Metabolic Drive,Flax,Salmon Oil,HOT-ROX
Meal 2 Metabolic Drive + 1 tsp instant coffee or cocoa powder
Meal 3 1/2Metabolic Drive, workout
Meal 4 1/2Metabolic Drive
Meal 5 double fistful of 'leaves' 2/3Tbs EVOO 1/3Tbs Balsamic
Meal 6 Metabolic Drive, Flax, Almond Butter
fluids: not counting shake contents, about 3L water/crystal light/white tea, soda water, double sugarless espresso, occasional diet coke - like twice so far. + 2L water on workout days.
week 2, had 2 salads this week, struggled to keep the calories UP to 1300-1600
BCAAs 5mg/ off day 5mg pre/ 5mg post workout
no Surge yet.
week 1 & 2 continue on creatine 5/mg day
week 3 creatine 5/mg workout days
week 4 0 creatine
side benefits of this diet:
going to bed about 3 hours earlier
thighs don't rub while walking
less weight to squat/pull up
some sites have recommended I take 22.7 months to get to an 'ideal' weight/bodyfat; this program, about 42 days.
Who else gets to have 5 'Frappecinos' a day?
I'm going to post progress pix at the end of the transition stage that will probably be worse than many other people's before pix, but hey I figure I'll have earned them.(no, not in RMP or anything). I may have to PM Handsome Rob topless before pix of me doing the Truffle Shuffle though, but that's a side thing.