Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am seriously wounded but not left for dead yet!

I have gone above and beyound in stupidity101 and stubborness 102 classes. Life had thrown me few curve balls and I crumbled like a cheap Russian automobile. I have gained loooooooooots of weight and now at 245 pounds which is way above what I have been in years! I have been on a low carb regimen for the past 3 weeks but havent lost a pound. But I did eat a ton. I did exercise a ton too. So it might be that I gained some muscle along the way, I definitely lift heavier now. As a matrer of fact I did manage to set my personal best in bench press and back pulls. That said I can stand to lose a lot iof weight. I drew one important conclusion. I can eat to a full staisfaction on a low carb and not gain weight. But to lose weight I need to drastically reduce my overall caloric intake. I really belive its the only way out. Either that or stop eating low carb treats and lots of dairies, but then it will become boring since I am not an avid meat eater. We shall see. I am leaning toward mixed and match strategy. Hope to keep you posted, at least those few ones that are atill intrested.


Oct said...

My low carb diet stalled after 7 or 8 months of good consistent losses. The only thing that got me losing again was when I started watching calories. I think you are making a good decision. :) Just know that if you are like me, it's going to get much much slower the closer you get to your goal.

Vadim said...

Thanks Oct! I am very far away from my goal though, lol! I wish Iw as close, but I am truly not. Plus I realized my sleep pattern is way out of wack too. Much work needed. Thanks for your support!

Harry said...


If there's one thing I've learned, in reading all our fellow LC menu blogger sites, there are many, many, many different ways to achieve weight loss success. If one form of LCing doesn't work, then you'll have many other options to experiment with.

I don't recall who said this but I like the sound of it:

It's your body. It's your science experiment. You have all the pieces to the puzzle you need. You just need to figure out where to place them.

Believe in yourself. Coach yourself into treating yourself with extreme kindness. We can't control the arrows that others sling at us but we can mend those wounds or rip them open by how we care for our own body and mind. Allow your laughing inner child to make you nimble like a palm tree!

This is not an impossible goal! You've got this one life. This one chance to get it together and do some truly extraordinary things ... fight for that right. Fight for the health that will give you the opportunity to achieve joy, tranquility and possibly even greatness!

Can you tell I had my morning coffee already? :-)

Welcome back, Mr. V. Happy to see your around. Peace. Out!

Anonymous said...

Oh Vaddy, I am glad you are back, I really thought you had poofed, especially since I emailed you and you did not respond. Hope to read more of you.

NewVision said...

Glad your back Vadim.
Good job on working out. Concentrate on the good and not the bad. :)

Vadim said...

Thank you everybody!