Saturday, December 13, 2008

Carb overload hangover or how I decided to change my plan!

Do you guys want to know how two adult idiots decided to confront their weaknesses in so called construcive way? Ok, here we go. Lately I have been stressing over not being able to complete my protein shake plan, which at a time was so feasable. So the more I seemed to anylize and bitch about it, the more I kept failing it. Hence I decided to take a few days off and just chill as my nephew suggested. Chilling was supposed to be a regular low carb, whole quality meals. But I guess just by virtue of the word itself '' chill '' it become somewhat of an all you can eat and all you can poop and all you can vomit kind of feast. That was some chilling all right! So in the middle of the chilling, a freind of mine called me up complaining profusely about him and his wife and how the only way he knows to deal with those fights is by drinking wine. He is full blooded Italian with good pedigree! So drinking helped him initially, until his full bloodied Italian wife with no less perfect pedigree would bitch about him drinking and more fights arose from drinking that led to even more fights! You get the picture! So yesterday morning, my Italian friend had another fight with his Italian, full pedigreed wife and decided to end it all once and for all! It was a perfect oppurtunity for me as well to end my struggle with not finishing my challenge once and for all. It was a perfect blend, my full pedigree Italian friend ( who by the way is 6 ft tall and weights about 275 pounds) and a Russian guy, me, with less than perfect pedigree. Two idiots + one common problem= Two common problems!!! So we sat down at his backyard and contemplated how to confront our problems, so different in nature, yet very same in principal! And there it was, a perfectly fine decision! We decided to confront it by not confronting it or at least for the day confronting it by showing them , problems, who the boss was! And how did we decide to do it? By him drinking all he could wine, and by me eating all I could eat carbs! Final result: He was drunk, I was drunk and full of fecal matter and we both ended up in my house. His wife threw him out! She did take him back today after 3 hours of begging, two hours of asking for forgiveness and one hour of buying her very expensive gifts! Thanks God I am not married!!! I ended up gaining 7 pounds, two headackes and loss of a wallet! But...... I learned a very valuable lesson! If I had a brain I would be very dangerous! Thanks God I am not married! Ok, that was then and this is now! I have got a new plan of attack! One, I decided to change my plan. Two I will give it the very last green light, if it doesnt work this time, its back to my regular low carb whole meals!. Three, I am not yet ready to get married!

First, by changing my plan I will not limit how many shaked will be consumed. It will be a drink every tow hours no matter what and more if needed. I will remove one meal from my plan. It didnt work. Given my extreame nature one meal became an open invatation to binges. Instead I decided to add 1 0z of nuts to add a bit of chewing so not to deplete my brain of whole meal feeling. Hence I called my plan "' PROTEIN SHAKES AND NUTS'' ONE OF THEM NUTS SHOULD BE NAMED POTS! I AM ONE OF THOSE NUTS THAT WILL BE IN M PLAN, LOL, WASNT THAT FUNNY! Ok, so this is it! One last change, one last attempt, one last failure or one big success! So until we meet again......



I DIDNT THINK THERE WAS EVER A NEED TO POST WHAT I ATE YESTERDAY, SO NOT TO MAKE ANYONE SICK, BUT IDECIDED TO DO IT ANYWAY FOR ACCOUTABILITY PURPOSE. ONE THING I WAS ALWAYS PROUD OF MYSELF IS MY HONESTY. I AM THAT KIND OF A GUY, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET, NO MORE NO LESS! I MAY BE UNPREDICTABLE, UNSTABLE AND EVERCHANGING, THATS MY NATURE BUT I AM ALWAYS HONEST!


I WILL JUST LIST THE FOOD I ATE WITH NO COMMENTS TO ACCOMPANY. THAT FOOD WILL SPEAK LOUD AND CLEAD FOR ITSELF. SOMETIMES SILENCE SPEAKS LOUDED THAN ANY WORD, EVEN THOUGH USUALLY THATS NIOT THE CASE WITH ME!

2 TERAMUSU, 3 ICE CREAMS BARS, 5 SLICES OF PIZZA, 2 BOTTLES OF WINE, MORE SLICES OF PIZZA, ONE VERY ANGRY FULL PEDIGREE ITALIAN WIFE, LOTS OF SCREAMING AND DERAGATORY TERMS, MORE WINE, HUGGING AND KISSING OF FUL PEDIGREE ITALIAN WIDE AND HUSBANDS, SOME TEARS, MORE WINE, MORE SCREAMING AND FIGHTING BY ANGRY FULL PEDIGREE ITALIAN WIFE. OI, VEY STOP THE MADNESS! OI, VEY STOP THE MADNESS! THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING HERE FOR ME!

15 comments:

Sadekat said...

Your menus confuse me Vadim! I still don't know what kind of a plan you are following.

Harry said...

Hola, Vadim.

Get back on track, mister. Otherwise all of your menu-blogging amigos are going to have to make our way over there and conduct an intervention!

We laugh with you. But, more importantly, we feel your pain when we see you hurting yourself.

Today, this afternoon, this evening, tonight ... is a new opportunity to treat yourself well. Do it! Do it!!! DO IT! DO IT!!!

I know you can. :)

Vadim said...

I am Harry! The party is over! I had so many chances to blow it today, but I am holding down with with every once of will power I have got, and so far I am doing it. With so many holiday parties, and so many friends it is very hard to stay away from Christmas treats. Sadekat I am supposed to go through two weeks of liguid protein shakes, but the reason you might be confused is that I keep blowing it! The plan ought to be very straightforward, effective, and safe. THere are many reasons why hospital medical weight loss programs use all liguid protein shake diet. I will not go into all details here Sadekat, but the major point of this plan is to teach ones body the difference between physiological hunger and hunger otherwise. I might not be the best example by failing on it. But failing is part og it, failing so many times is not! But I agreed with a lot of people and will give it a last go, at times a sense of urgency does the trick. And like I said before the reason I am doing this plan is to overcome my weakness and get through it.

Vadim said...

Sadekat, I have been on low carb for almost 9 month and I have been using real wholesome food such as eggs, fish, nuts, chciken, lamb avocado and lots of vegetables. And protein shakes off course. The reason I decided to go all protein shakes was a challenge. Jimmy did his challenge, and I went my way! Hope it answers your question.

Sadekat said...

Ok, now I have one more question for you. You said you were doing low carb already for 9 months. Has that been successful for you? The reason I ask is, if it was, why would you change things?

Vadim said...

Sadekat, I knew you were going to ask that question. You know what they say " all great mind think alike or as I would say " all great low carbing mind think alike. I was very successful on low carb diet, not so much even weight loss wise, but more in a way I felt. Why I would change it? I am a guy, do I have to say more! Ok, I will. I love to challenge my mind once in a while just to prove to myself that as I man I can be strong, on point and beat my eweakness. Plus I needed a bit of a faster weight losss just to fool my body a bit. I love to stir things, mix it up, another words break out of routine. Thats it in a nutshell. I didnt want to cheat on my low carb, so I decided to spice it up in a kitchen. I have good feeling, that despite my numerous falls I am on my way to beat it. Pressure is on, this is my last attempt!

Lynn said...

Vadim,
I'm wondering if the "challenge" approach is part of the problem. I think it is for me, anyway. I'd always make a new plan (I've had about a 1000) and then fail, then go to the next plan. I think challenges DO WORK for some people. I don't think they work for me. I think maybe not having a "plan" is working for me better because I basically like eating low carb, know how awful I'll feel if I go off it, and I'm simply used to not eating veggies much, not eating sweets, period, etc. Now meat, eggs, cheese is normal for me.
It took me a very long time to get to this different approach. Do what feels right to you. You WILL succeed in the end.

Solshine said...

Vadim, it seems to me that neither you, nor your high pedigree Italian buddy showed anyone you were boss - the carbs and wine won. ;-) If YOU were the boss, you two would have resisted and won over their siren calls to indulge, no?

Would just merely adhering to a "normal" low carb lifestyle plan be more of a challenge given the holiday season? A challenge, but one you can win? Or maybe the fat fast Dr Atkins recommends if you're looking for a jump start? It is very detailed yet flexible.

Whatever you decide, we are here to support you, but please don't make Harry have to organize that intervention! :) Every bite is a chance to start fresh, new and on plan!

Vadim said...

Thank you Solshine and Lynn! I hear you all guys! My stubbotness and so called macho attitude get me into this blind zone at times. But at times it works to perfection. It goes both ways. But i am not insane, at least I dont think so yet. I will end this protein shake challenge if I fail one more time. It will start Monday and I will keep it for two weeks until New Year rolles around, or earlier if I fall again whatever comes first. For the past two day I am basically eating low carb meals, and so far it has been good. I had massive headacke though right after that party, but hey like Dr Eades told me stupidity hurts. It definitely does! But last night and today I have been a good boy and i have a good feeling I will go throught this plan with no problems like butter through knife this time!

pooti said...

(I'm patiently waiting for you to wake up and am hoping this is really your last try at this.)

Don't beat yourself up!

pooti

Lora said...

Vadim,

I don't want you to start beating your head against the wall with the stress of staying on plan.

Think of this as a lesson and move on.

Your friend,

Lora

Vadim said...

pooti, I woke up! Thank you for posting a comment! I will end it one way or another. This is it. Starting today. So far it has been a little challenging but I will have to go throught it. I overindulged in lots of carby, horrible junk so my body will pay for it. Hopefully in a few days it will all be easier, if not , hey I will go back to what worked for me to perfection and that is wholesome, low carb meals!

OnPoint said...

Vadim, please forgive me if I am wrong. I did a cursory look-thru of some of your menus, so I'm basing my opinion solely on that.

I don't think the shakes were such a bad idea, though it's not something I'd do myself. However, you absolutely have to put some thought into how you will gain ascendancy over your eating on a strategic level.

To wit, maybe you need to do the shakes in the context of more food. A good, filling low carb meal earlier in the day, followed up by 2-4 shakes during the afternoon and evening might do you wonders.

I used to look at dinner as a reward of some kind, like my reward for getting through the day. So, I'd have little meals all day and then a sensible dinner, which was really a pig-out most of the time, simply from feeling hungry and deprived. Switching the bulk of my cals to midday has made it much easier to control my evening eating.

No matter what plan you do, you have to factor in your ability to live with the plan, and part of that is tailoring the plan to meet your individual needs.

Vadim said...

OnPoint, thank you for visiting! You are not wrong, however I am only ding this plan for two weeks or less if I fail again!

NewVision said...

Vadim,
Hang in there my friend.
Hope your 'plan' is going as well as you hoped it would.