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Old 02-04-2009, 10:49 PM   #221
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V-diet
Day 4

Recipe:
12oz water, ice
2 scoops vanilla protein
1 teaspoon sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Sleep - Good/~6.5; NEPA walk, cold but felt good
Diet - some cravings but no real hunger issues
Ketones - negative
Training - lifts felt quick, smooth. enjoyed it. wrist feels fine.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:37 PM   #222
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V-diet
Day 5

a.m. NEPA walk
Diet - as rx'd, cravings, some mild self pity
Ketones - negative
Training - CA WOD; felt energetic and speedy
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:27 PM   #223
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V-diet
Day 6

Sleep - Good/8hrs. No NEPA walking.
Diet - rx'd
Mood - swell
Ketones - negative
Training - CA WOD Rest Day
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:12 PM   #224
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Robert,
Don't sweat the ketones. It doesn't really matter in terms of fat loss. Also, you could be producing them, but not showing on ketostix. Unless you just like tracking for the fun of it it's not really necessary.

Do your best to get your NEPA in. If I remember right, NEPA is really the most important activity during the dieting period.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:07 AM   #225
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Do your best to get your NEPA in. If I remember right, NEPA is really the most important activity during the dieting period.
That would be a mistake I discovered.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #226
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That would be a mistake I discovered.
Too much NEPA or skipping it? If I remember right, as I can't find the page, that Gus guy hit it up daily.

Maybe leanness has something to do with it?
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Too much NEPA or skipping it? If I remember right, as I can't find the page, that Gus guy hit it up daily.

Maybe leanness has something to do with it?
I started skipping NEPA walks. If I had to do it all over again I definitely wouldn't have done that.
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That's what I was thinking. It's like active recovery... eeeeeeaaaasy and very hard to overdo, unless you spend your whole day walking. At which point, you wouldn't need to include NEPA.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:51 PM   #229
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V-diet
Day 7

I did skip the NEPA yesterday since it was the CA WOD rest day and again this a.m. since it is MAX DAY!(details on that below) Glad I did now because I feel like I have a minor head cold today. Ear ache, sinus etc. I don't plan on skipping any more though.

Sleep - fair, not feeling 100%, kept waking up all night

Diet - rx'd. Had my one whole food meal of the week after attempting to train. Meat, small sweet potato w/butter + cinnamon, cheese slices...digestive enzymes. So freakin great to eat real food. Starving and ate too fast. Stomach ache. Still awesome.

Training - debated skipping altogether but got started. Felt ok on Sn. 3rd Pull needs waay more aggression/confidence. Dialing back to some Sn. Balance drills next week. Frustrated, hungry, and already tired as I did warmups on C&J so I just called it early. Might try those tomorrow.

So, a weak end to an otherwise rx'd 1st week of VD. Still very productive cycle. Am enjoying focusing on just the O-lifts as some technique is forming along with greatly improved ROM.
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V-diet
Day 7

I did skip the NEPA yesterday since it was the CA WOD rest day and again this a.m. since it is MAX DAY!(details on that below) Glad I did now because I feel like I have a minor head cold today. Ear ache, sinus etc. I don't plan on skipping any more though.

Sleep - fair, not feeling 100%, kept waking up all night

Diet - rx'd. Had my one whole food meal of the week after attempting to train. Meat, small sweet potato w/butter + cinnamon, cheese slices...digestive enzymes. So freakin great to eat real food. Starving and ate too fast. Stomach ache. Still awesome.

Training - debated skipping altogether but got started. Felt ok on Sn. 3rd Pull needs waay more aggression/confidence. Dialing back to some Sn. Balance drills next week. Frustrated, hungry, and already tired as I did warmups on C&J so I just called it early. Might try those tomorrow.

So, a weak end to an otherwise rx'd 1st week of VD. Still very productive cycle. Am enjoying focusing on just the O-lifts as some technique is forming along with greatly improved ROM.

My wife and I were discussing the food thing when we had our first solid meal which consisted of a steak and baked sweet potato at Longhorn, I definitely got a food high, every bite was like...holy crap!

Good job on the first week, how are the BW numbers and the tape numbers?
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