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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Thanks guys. Do my clothes fit any different? Hmmm..... maybe? I think so? I haven't had a 'jeans' moment yet, like Paula, but maybe I will get there. Dress is very casual where I work. Perhaps if I put on a suit I would notice.

Day 9: (didn't get a chance to post yesterday)

Everything on schedule.

Day 10:

Workout went well. Moved up in some weights. My endurance still sucks though... like I fatigue quickly. (10 reps.....10 reps.....5 reps.....3 reps....) Depends on the muscle group.

Shakes and NEPA on track.

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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Day 11:

Trucking along. I felt good during the workout.... better at the end than at the beginning. In a huge mistake, I took HRX late in the day (5:00). I didn't get to sleep until 2am.

Day 12:

No weights today. Had to sleep in as a result of the late HRX yesterday. I did have my HSM meal today.... or should I say, restaurant meal. This week, in a mirror of last week, I went to an Indian buffet.... the exact same Indian buffet. It was delicious again. I think that I am developing a bad habit though, and something contrary to the spirit of the V-diet, so I will not be eating out for any of my other HSM's. I should not be 'rewarded' for the week. The idea is to eat right, not have a license to eat. Don't get me wrong, I ate healthy, but I can't let it become something else.

That's my half-cent worth.

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blake2616
Level 3

Join date: Oct 2006
Posts: 453

There's some joke about you having a "jeans" moment while shopping and how it will be FABULOUS.... but my mind is barely humming along as it is.... 3am.... so late. I tried. I think I deserve sticker or something.

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paula_h65
Level 2

Join date: Feb 2012
Posts: 127

thevikingscot wrote:
Day 11:


Day 12:
I should not be 'rewarded' for the week. The idea is to eat right, not have a license to eat. Don't get me wrong, I ate healthy, but I can't let it become something else.

That's my half-cent worth.


I agree, with you, we are trying to get to the point where food isn't a reward,...so we need to practice mindful eating. But you made it another day, so awesome for you:)

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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Day 13:

V-Burn day. I dread this day a little, like it a little too. It's like put up or shut up day. Improved my time from last week: 27:32. It was about 3 minutes faster, which was a bit disappointing. The workout went better this week, I thought I would have crushed my time.... not so much. I could have gone a little faster. Next week.... next week....


I don't know about anyone else, but at the end of the day I crash hard. Seems to be happening in the middle of my bedtime shake. Maybe it is because I am not getting enough sleep during the week.... maybe it is the comedown from the HRX..... whatever the reason, I fell asleep during my bedtime shake. Found myself on the floor of my family room at around 4am, sleeping on my face, freezing my ass off. I didn't get a lot of good sleep..... ended up sleeping in too late, got a late start on all of my shakes..... now it's 10:00pm, I've barely consumed dinner, and I have bedtime to go. Does anyone else crash like that?

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blake2616
Level 3

Join date: Oct 2006
Posts: 453

I have been sleeping pretty hard lately. But, it's not the crashing at night... it's the waking up. I went to bed 10 hrs before I had to wake up. I thought that I didn't have to set my alarm, because I would wake up before I needed to on my own. Nope. Woke up 15 mins AFTER I was already late for work. I didn't remember waking up at all in that 10 hr span. And, of course, after sleeping 10 hrs... I stay up late the next night. FML.

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paula_h65
Level 2

Join date: Feb 2012
Posts: 127

I've been sleeping longer too! I think it maybe come down from the HOT-ROX too. I notice sleepytime coming around 9 am and that is 6 hours after I take my first one. I can only take one at a time.
I'm hoping to have another "jeans moment" sometime before June, when I go to Iceland with my friend... it's much more comfortable to fly when you fit in one seat:)

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pratik_patel
Level 5

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 137

Ditto for me on the sleeping! I usually survive on about 5-6 hours a sleep a night and since I began the diet I've been feeling 'punch drunk' even after 8-9 hours of solid sleeping. The NEPA walks are almost necessary for me now so that I'm awake when I get to the office.

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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Day 14: everything on schedule.

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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Day 15: Weight in

Sorry guys..... I didn't get measurements today, but I did get a weight:

278.4 lbs.

That is nearly identical to last week's weight, but without measurements I was not able to display any progress. It is a little disappointing, but I know that I was stronger that week. Hopefully the tape will bear that out.


I have a big problem though..... today I was violently ill... I think someone ran me over with a truck. There isn't a part of me that doesn't hurt. I was unable to keep anything down, so I have missed every meal. It was the kind of day where water promptly returned from my stomach.

I don't know what I am going to do. Do I make up my V-diet days that I miss later? Anyone know? For now, I have to hope I am better tomorrow or very soon.

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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Day 16:

Making progress on the illness front. Mild food and liquid are staying put (always a good sign). I am hoping to return to the program tomorrow. Perhaps I can trim out a day or two to finish on time.... or just go two days over. We will see. Here's to hoping the MD regimen returns full-force tomorrow.

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paula_h65
Level 2

Join date: Feb 2012
Posts: 127

I hope you feel better soon!! But on the plus side you will probably loose weight from not being able to keep food down;)

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zornzlemon
Level 2

Join date: Feb 2012
Posts: 23

Hey man,

The flu in the middle of a tough "diet" (not sure I like that word for it) is extra crappy. I hope you shake (pni) it soon. Don't worry too much about the scale. Assume the first week was fat and water dumping and the "easier" weight. I didn't lose a lot the first or second week but it's good enough and fairly consistent but... I had done a stupid juice only thing 3 weeks before and dumped 10 lbs there so I kind of figured my "easier" stuff went then. Anyway, as hard as you have been working, lifting, walking, especially relative to what I assume was not much for quite a while before, your body HAS to be doing some re-arranging, adding muscle etc. In fact, I would be concerned if I didn't believe that. Right? Anyway, so like I'm an expert. Get better and get back at it. Just pick up where you were and keep going. Maybe, like you mentioned, just add the lost days.

Oh, and hit it extra hard for being lazy! :)

Zorn

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GregManzo
Level 3

Join date: Dec 2005
Posts: 312

hope you feel better soon. just add the days on at the end.

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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Day 20: The flu....

I had a fever for 4 days, and I am left with a fairly good chest cold. This thing took a week out of the middle of my V-diet. I remain tired, but NEPA went well yesterday and today. I think I am ready to get back into the gym, and food seems to be okay. Tomorrow I am going to incorporate the MD and HRX, with the full plan resuming on Tuesday (my first day of the week). It will be so nice to be back.

Captain's Log: Get enough sleep. The only time I get sick is when I don't sleep enough. I knew this, still didn't sleep enough, and got sick. Who's to blame? This dumbass.

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gbwheeler
Level 3

Join date: May 2011
Posts: 60

Feel better. You can get right back on the train when you recovered.

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paula_h65
Level 2

Join date: Feb 2012
Posts: 127

take care of yourself, feel better soon:)

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thevikingscot
Level 3

Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 53

Day 15 (B):

I have decided to renumber the days according to where I am at on the diet.... since getting sick removed a week from my life.


NEPA: missed it, for the first time (other than sick-week).

Workout: got it! I would like to say that 35s rest periods suck. I fatigue quickly as it is..... but 35s... jeez. It was good to be back in the gym, but I did not feel strong. I pretty much matched what happened with week 2.... which is good, all things considered.

Shakes: missed 2. Again, another first. I still don't have any appetite from the flu, before I knew it time flew by and I missed them.

Here's to a better tomorrow! (raises bedtime shake)

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dcolacu1
Level 3

Join date: Apr 2011
Posts: 90

When the rest periods get shorter it makes a solid workout tougher, and you just gotta dig deep and find a way through the next set. Sometimes you just kinda get lost in it. You are in the middle of the V-diet. It's not a new thing anymore. You're not at the finish line. It's just grinding right now. Keep at it bro!

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