Saturday, February 24, 2018


Diet: Avocado burger, Coke Zero, a lot of water
VO2 Max; 15:15 protocol, 22 sets
Yoga Studio app; Beginner Relaxation, 30 minutes

We took the family out for dinner; the first time we have all gone together since our new baby girl was born. She completely slept through it but our son was a perfect little gentleman at the table (he's 3, so this is a big deal).

The VO2 is still feeling good - not easy, but not killing me either. The Beginner Relaxation program on the yoga app was quite effective. When it ended I was quite sleepy. I dozed off for a few seconds during several of the last few poses.

Friday, February 23, 2018


Diet: Refeed - 3 eggs scrambled with ground pork and salsa, Coke free
VO2 Max; 15:15 protocol, 20 sets
Yoga Studio app; Beginner Strength, 30 minutes

After two days of travel, I'm back home and hitting it again. The VO2 was no problem, although I am feeling a bit of soreness now (it always takes 2-3 days for me to feel a workout). On the yoga side, the Strength program was my favorite so far.

I'm feeling good about things, but I haven't stepped on a scale recently. We'll see about that on Sunday...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Diet: BPRFLP - 2 cups of BP coffee, water, Coke free
VO2 Max; 15:15 protocol, 18 sets
Yoga Studio app; Beginner Balance, 30 minutes

The VO2 is not too bad yet. The yoga is hard, because I am fat and have joint pain. I survived it, but I can't say I loved it.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Back at it again 2.19.18

Diet: BPRFLP - 2 cups of BP coffee, water, hot tea, 1 Coke free
VO2 Max; 15:15 protocol, 16 sets
Yoga Studio app; Beginner Combination, 30 minutes

I used 16kg for the VO2, and it felt like the right place to start. During yoga I used a block and strap for the first time - very helpful for certain poses.

My right knee and right elbow have been hurting for no good reason for the last few weeks. I'm guessing that it may be arthritis setting in, as that seems to be a given in my family.

Not bad for the first day. Time for some calculations. This diet protocol is supposed to burn off an average of a pound of fat per day, without regular exercise. When I have tried it in the past it has worked somewhat better than that for me. With exercise, I am hoping it will produce something like 1.5 pounds per day, at least for the first month or so. There are 37 days until I leave on an international trip; so that means my loss should be between 37 and 55.5 pounds. I'll call anything over 35 a major success.