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Paul 222's Moving On From the V-Diet


#1

So I completed my V-Diet, dropped 13 pounds, and took 5 inches off my waist.
Most importantly, I’ve managed to change my eating habits.
So here are my vitals as of March 5, 2018
Weight: 197
Neck - 17
Shoulders - 46
Chest - 43
Arm - 14.5
Leg - 23
Calf - 16.25
Hips - 38
Waist - 38.25, 37.75, 37.5

My electronic scale puts my body fat at 29%, which seems a bit high, but looking at my midsection, I would say I’m definitely over 20%

I’m eating a “Green Faces” diet, while going with the ideas Nate Miyaki posted here:
https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/fat-loss-and-t-man-bullets1
Keeping calories at 10 kcal per pound of body weight. So right now, that’s 2,000 kcals a day.
Also doing Alwyn Cosgroves’ Real Fat Fat Loss program.
Although he doesn’t put it in the program, I came across something from John Romaniello in which he stated that in order to lose fat, you need to work out frequently. So on my off days I’ll be adding in conditioning work.

I’m not going to be logging my caloric intake in this thread as frequently as I did in my V-Diet log, but I will be keeping track of it, and check in on a weekly basis to chart progress.


#2

First week in, and I’ve found that sticking to the diet is no problem after spending a month retraining my approach to food.
What’s interesting is that on non-lifting days, I found myself struggling to reach 2,000 kcals.

So stats for today:
Weight: 196,
bodyfat - 28.5
Neck - 17
Shoulders - 47.5
Chest - 43
Arm - 15
Leg - 23
Calf - 16.5
Hips - 38
Waist - 37.5, 37.75, 37

So no major movement, but tiny increments, which I’m fine with. Going to be adding in conditioning work on my off days this week.


#3

Fell down the last couple of days this week, and it shows.
So stats for today:
Weight: 197
bodyfat - 28.8
Neck - 17
Shoulders - 47
Chest - 42.5
Arm - 15
Leg - 23.5
Calf - 16.5
Hips - 38
Waist - 37.5, 38.25, 37.25


#4

Took measurements yesterday morning.
weight: 195.5
Bf %: 28.4
Neck 17
Shoulders 48
Chest 43.5
Hips 37.5
Thigh 23.5
Calf 16.5
Arm 14.5
Waist 37.5, 38.5, 37.5

So my waistline is slightly creeping up a little bit, so I’ll have to be a little tighter on my diet there. Weight is decreasing slowly, as is bodyfat, but at the same time I have to remind myself that weight loss isn’t linear.


#5

Progress has slowed, but is steady.
Weight is down to 194.8
bodyfat is up bit, to 29.4%
hip measurement is 37, waist is 37.5


#6

Weight is down to 192, bodyfat is 28%
Hips and waist are still at the same, 37 and 37.5


#7

Body weight is now 190, bodyfat % is 27.6
Neck is 16.5
Chest 43
Shoulders 49
Hips 38
Waist is 37


#8

Work schedule has been crushing the past couple of weeks, so I’ve been really off pace on my workouts.
Weight is still holding at 190.
Hips are measuring at 36, waist at 37


#9


#10

Was able to start training again the past couple of weeks on a more regular basis.
Weight is 192
BF% is 28.1
Waist is 36.5
Hips are 37.5
Chest is 43
Shoulders are 48
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#11

Weight is holding steady at 192.
Body Fat is 27.9
Waist is 36
Hips are 37