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11 Pounds in 5 Days
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Amyf
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Join date: Mar 2012
Location: South Carolina, USA
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Not Really a Log. . .Just a Message

I have only been doing this since Saturday, March 16th. I kind of "pre-started" on Thursday using the remnants of a protein powder I had, understanding that it wasn't the "V-Diet" until I collected all of the supplements.

On that Saturday, a friend of mine gave me their bottle of HOT-ROX and I began, using my Metabolic Drive, supplementing with a DHA/EPA/CLA supplement that isn't Flameout (I'm working on getting that as well, but I feel that if I have limited funds, the most important thing to invest in is the Metabolic Drive.)

You may find this hard to believe, but on Saturday, I weighed 139.9 pounds.
Today, five days in, I've lost 11 pounds. I haven't been UNDER 130 in so long. . .even when I was in fighting shape. I am SO THRILLED.

I understand that a large percentage of what I've taken off has to be water weight. As a woman, I carry water like mad. But even with diuretics, I've never been able to get down like this.

I'm only 5 days in and my delts are starting to show again, there's a faint line of separation between my triceps and biceps, and I can see the line down the middle of my abdomen until about an inch above my belly button. I know that, due to the water, the weight loss will probably slow down considerably, but DAMN! What a way to start!!!

My workouts are exactly as the V-Diet protocol outlined. . .although it's tough because I feel so energized during my workouts that I want to do more. I'm shaking like a leaf when I'm done, but mentally, I'm like "MORE! MORE! MORE!"

So, despite not having all of the supplements for this first week, I'm very happy with the results. My NEPA (is that right?) is fairly easy to get in. I quit a 13 year career as a desk-jokey litigation paralegal last May and spend four days a week walking dogs and three days a week working on a horse farm.

I am getting a LOT of sleep - uninterrupted, healthy sleep. I do awake feeling a little weak, but as soon as I down my first shake, I'm ready to rock and roll.

My brother is coming into town on Saturday and wants to take me to lunch. I've picked a restaurant that is known for plates of lean meats, salads and I'll be tossing an apple into my bag for dessert.

I have not "logged," nor have I measured due to the fact that I'm in the minority of people who don't really get inspired by the minutiae of things. When I start logs, I tend to obsess over every little thing and the slightest lack of change in a number can bring the whole thing crumbling down.

I'm feeling better, looking better and get more inspired every day. I've been pouring over the forums, reading about V-Diet successes, difficulties and some REALLY good questions (with informative answers from Chris and other members of the forums).

So, really, I just wanted to say thanks - thanks to those who researched and created this diet and to those who have used it with such amazing success.

I can't wait to see what the following weeks bring.

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paula_h65
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Join date: Feb 2012
Location: California, USA
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that's awesome:)

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Amyf
Level 1

Join date: Mar 2012
Location: South Carolina, USA
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Thanks, Paula!

Also, I totally miscalculated and ran OUT of Metabolic Drive today. I ordered some yesterday, so, hopefully it will get here before the disgusting taste of BSN Lean Dessert throws me off the diet completely. I can safely say that if I'd had the money at the time, I TOTALLY would (and would recommend to anyone else) order the package as offered. That way, you don't run out!!! I had some of this protein powder laying around, so I'm using it so as not to break the fast. . .but I tell ya, even though it has whey AND casein, it is doing a number on my stomach and I've felt like garbage since I drank one as my third shake of the day. Baaaaaaaaaaarffff!

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putter2712
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Location: England
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awesome to hear. gratz and good luck with the rest. You'll likely find that along with the water weight some of the weight lost, and certainly some of the definition you are seeing, is the result of reduced inflammation from cutting out certain things from your normal eating patterns. Obviously i have no idea how good or bad your normal diet is, but wheat is a common inflammation culprit and your body is likely enjoying its absence :). Things can only get better from here

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paula_h65
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Join date: Feb 2012
Location: California, USA
Posts: 127

when my package came I believe there were 9 bottles of Metabolic Drive, 1 of Surge 2 of the Superfood, 2 flame out, and 1 HOT-ROX.... I hope you don't run out again, but don't make yourself sick using something else. I honestly haven't been hungry, but I do miss eating. I have been going over and over in my head the perfect HSM for Saturday, and this time I'm going to have more food than I did last week!! Including the fruit dessert!

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Chris Shugart
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paula_h65 wrote:
I honestly haven't been hungry, but I do miss eating.



This is a great realization to make and one of the ways the V-Diet can break bad habits: forcing you to realize this difference and eradicate eating out of habit (called mindless eating) and instead only eat out of the true need for nutrition (mindful eating.)

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Amyf
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Join date: Mar 2012
Location: South Carolina, USA
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Two things:

1) THANK YOU, Biotest, for your ridiculously awesome, lightning fast shipping. This morning was a disaster. I leave for the barn around 5:00 a.m. and could not face another BSN Lean Dessert Shake. I only had 1 scoop left anyway, and I needed 2. So, I ditched it and searched my house for an appropriate replacement. There wasn't anything, so I ate cottage cheese. . .which I abhor. But the way it worked out, the calories and protein grams were close to what I needed and the carb grams were only 2 over what my shake would've been. There was a little more fact, but it was another relatively small percentage.

When I arrived home (starving) SWEET RELIEF! The box was waiting on my dining table. Oh thank you thank you thank you All and Powerful Oz of Shipping! It has been hard for me not to sit here and gorge on shakes! But I'm all better now, thanks. And I won't run out again!

2) Paula, on the third day of this, I was going berserk about the food. One of the things that I like to do after working my ass off all day, is shower, wrap up in a fluffy robe and crash for an hour on the couch. My little dog and I will snuggle down together and watch crap t.v. while snacking on TUBS of hummus and BAGS of Pita chips. On the third day of this diet, I was DYING to do that. All I could think of was yummy hummus, salty, crunchy pita chips and lounging on the couch for an hour. It's not good for me. It's not good for my precious pup. So WHY was I doing it? It's exactly what Chris describes above: MINDLESS EATING.

My mindless eating started two years ago during an extremely stressful time in my career. People were losing their jobs left and right and while my position was rock solid, all I could think about was quitting quitting quitting. To alleviate the stress, I would come home, go directly to the couch, zone out with the tube on and snack snack snack. I think the reason that I'm not much heavier than I am is that ONE year go, I DID quit my job (feeling guilty, but whatever) and started some serious manual labor. I am in near-constant motion. The downside to that? You're hungry all the time! So, I started eating a majority of my meals on the road or, as described above, on the couch. And nothing was a real "MEAL." And the more crap I ate, the more I craved it.

Through only a week of V-ish-Dieting, I can clearly see what Chris is talking about. Right now, I only eat when I truly NEED to, as all of my nutritional needs are clearly met.

As far as real eating is concerned, is it weird that all I can think about is a GIANT salad with red wine vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and a nice chunk of stake sitting on top of it? That's on tap for Saturday!




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paula_h65
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Join date: Feb 2012
Location: California, USA
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Amyf wrote:
Two things:

My mindless eating started two years ago during an extremely stressful time in my career. People were losing their jobs left and right and while my position was rock solid, all I could think about was quitting quitting quitting. To alleviate the stress, I would come home, go directly to the couch, zone out with the tube on and snack snack snack. I think the reason that I'm not much heavier than I am is that ONE year go, I DID quit my job (feeling guilty, but whatever) and started some serious manual labor. I am in near-constant motion. The downside to that? You're hungry all the time! So, I started eating a majority of my meals on the road or, as described above, on the couch. And nothing was a real "MEAL." And the more crap I ate, the more I craved it.

Through only a week of V-ish-Dieting, I can clearly see what Chris is talking about. Right now, I only eat when I truly NEED to, as all of my nutritional needs are clearly met.

As far as real eating is concerned, is it weird that all I can think about is a GIANT salad with red wine vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and a nice chunk of stake sitting on top of it? That's on tap for Saturday!






My mindless eating stopped about a year ago, under the tutelage of another, I've learned to log everything I eat, and am very honest about it! I still miss eating though hehehe

Nope you aren't weird at all, steak and salad is something I'm sure a lot of people would love to eat:)

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