Monday, May 30, 2011

5/30/2011 - Update - Experiment Exposed Part Two: The Results

Now for the Rest of the Story:

Experiment Exposed Part Two: The Results.

Like I posted the last recorded weight was 185.2 lbs. on 5/2/2011. About a week later I started the "Experiment". I am comfortable enough with Zero Carb that I know that no matter the results Zero Carb would always bring me back to where I need to be if necessary. Well in this case there was no worries or was there?

Yes I weight myself here and there, but not everyday. At one point I gained a little, really not much. I almost always have a bounce after an all time low.

 I can tell you this: I just love the Omelet. yes I do. The taste to me is outstanding. I eat it nice and slow. Real slow. I enjoy each bit and make it last as long as I can.

Enough with the food Dave. This is the results part, so get on with it. Wow I here and obey. HA!

First I will let some Pictures do some talking:


I am happy to report an all time low on Zero Carb, but not only that. No Sir, No Ma'am. Not only did I lose weight. I dropped not one, but two inches in the waist. Y-E-S!!!! I now wear a size 34 pant. Jeez I have not worn that since High School. I went to a get together last night at my youngest sister's house. In attendance was my other younger sister (by 1 1/2 yrs)  and my older brother who just returned home form an overseas job in the Middle East.They all had their spouses and children present. All were in "Shock and Awe" at my weight loss. My sisters said "Enough Already" with the weight loss. They think I am too narrow. No not in the head, in the waist lol!

Ladies and Gentlemen may I have undivided attention Please. I am very proud to announce that I had an all time low on Zero Carb = 181.8 lbs.

I was hoping to having a "Crossing the Goal" ceremony for my 179 lbs Mini Goal, but what the heck. I will take this loss along with the two inch waist reduction. I tell you what: I know the day is coming for that and I am confident that it won't be too long. Hey I have Zero Carb on my side. What do I have to Fear. BTW this the lightest weight I have been PERIOD in my adult life. My weight graduating high school was at 185 lbs. I looked height to weight proportionate at that time. Granted I was much more muscular at that point of my life.

I will be on a Spiritual men's Retreat with my church from 6/2/2011 to 6/5/2011. I really wanted to start my old posting of daily updates with daily weigh-ins and menus like days of past on my Blog. I just might put that off until I return from the Retreat. I will start with that Monday on 6/8/2011 with a new Weekly Update and move on from there. I an also just considering the "Weigh-in" to be only on Mondays. I will still list my daily menu. I will see by then.

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Battle On!!!

(ZC)ers The Beat Goes On

Cheers,

Dave

5/30/2011 - Update - Experiment Exposed Part One: The Food

Glorious Day. My Spirits and Energy Levels are sky rocketing to plant X with no end in sight! Happy Memorial Day to all that celebrate it.

Experiment Exposed. The truth comes out today:

  1. Was the experiment a success or not? 
  2. What was it all about anyway? 
  3. Do we even care? 
  4. Heck lets just forget the who thing and move on ..........  or not!

Well as I have posted it's really not such a big thing. I added some Zero Carb foods back in my eating regiment and changed my eating pattern.

OK Part 1 or the Food: for the longest time I have been eating my first meal of the day around 11:00 AM. My second meal of the day was around 6:00 PM or later. HHMM what to do? It seems my weight loss started to slow a little and I thought that I might just change the time I ate. Why? Well just because. No real reason why I just wanted to see what would happen. My last recorded Weekly Update was at 185.2 lbs on 5/2/2011. So for the last three weeks I have been eating at a different time.

Now Part 2 of the Food: It's all about the food or is it? Yes indeed the food. So what was Dave eating that was different than before? Well since you asked I will tell all (oohh, aahh) (whatever). I decided to add dairy back into my daily intake. WHAT??? Have you gone mad? Well not mad but a little Crazy ..... crazy like a fox HA! I got to use it again lol. I just wanted to see at this stage if adding dairy would make a difference. I also added eggs. Yes I ate eggs every once in awhile on the weekends, but now it would be an everyday thing. Jeez what else could I add to this mad mix? Well I did add one more thing. It was really not much, but I added 1 tsp of Heavy Whipping Cream to my eggs. Say What? Yes, I did. Hey it helps make a nice fluffy Omelet.

All right all ready. Now lets put this baby all together. Just about everyday for the past three weeks I have eaten an Omelet for my first meal of the day. What did it consist of? Well below is the listed ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 slice of Finlandia brand natural lactose free cheese (Swiss, Munster or Gouda)
  • 4 oz of Barbacoa (Beef Cheek)
  • 1 tsp of Heavy Whipping Cream

My second meal of the day is my old trusty staple: Fatty Beef Brisket. Could you have guessed? HA! What was the difference. Just eating it earlier in the day. I would say that I would eat my second meal of the day between 1:30PM to 2:30PM. So this meant taking two meals a day to work instead of one. Hey you do what you have to do to make it work. No excuses. 


I have to say that I did not care much for the Swiss Cheese. I am currently trying to finish a package at this time. The other two were a big hit. I will continue to eat this way for ............. I dunno. I will just have to see. I do enjoy to complex flavors and textures. I will just keep strolling along until I get tired of it or ..... well .... I just don't know. 

Well my Friends and Zero Carb family this concludes "Experiment Exposed Part One: The Food." I am working on "Experiment Exposed Part Two: The Results" at this time and will post it as soon as I am finished. Will you be disappointed? I guess it depends on how you look at it. I will post my current weight and up to date photos took just last night. So tune in later and get: The Rest of the Story.

You really did not think I was going to make this easy, did you? Just joking around. Because of the photo limits of the Forum (ZIOH) I had to break this down in two segments. Hey no big deal on my part. As a matter of fact it makes it a little more interesting. Yes? I guess so. Anyway I am working on it and I will post it soon. I promise. 

Have a Great (ZC) day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Fight the Good Fight and Battle On!!!

(ZC)er Prepared
 Cheers,

Dave

Friday, May 27, 2011

5/27/2011 - Supplemental - Pro(ZC)ac's Ribs

Howdy All. I posted so late last night that my post was dated for the 27th. I change it and forced it to be posted with the date of the 26th because the talking points were for Thursday. I did not plan on posting today unless something spacial came up. 

WELL ............... Something Special Came Up. Lets see ............. it starts with a "P" and ends with a "c". Tough one I know. OK you twisted my arm: it's Pro(ZC)ac. This individual keeps me on my toes from time to time and gets me really thinking. I also have to give out a shout to "jimnpol" who knows how to throw out a curve here and there. Back to Por(ZC)ac: A nice comment was left in response to my late night (my time) post and I feel as in the past that it deserved to be answered in a regular post rather than in the "comments" section. Without further adieu:


Pro(ZC)ac said...

I do not like to mix religious stuff with everything in life but, clearly, it seems that ZC brings us a so great sense of harmony that I cannot stop thinking we are "praticing" our way of eating as a religion.

When I am pressured to eat an UN-ZC item, I often reply: "It is not allowed in my church..." Strangely, people react positively at my comment and stop insisting...

Today, on the menu, spare-ribs with rosemary...

Pro(ZC)ac

 Daves' Response:

Hi Pro(ZC)ac, now I have to say that you hit it on the HEAD!!! I can't help feeling that way too about Zero Carb. Now tell me if I am wrong: When I look at the lyrics of "Christian" songs the words almost mirror my Journey through (ZC). It really freaks me out sometimes. 

Example:

This is a song by Kutless " What Faith Can Do"

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you're stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I think is a perfect message for someone who is struggling on Zero Carb or someone on Zero Carb that gave in to temptation of those of so Evil Carbs and needs a pick me up to Battle back. 

As far as religion is concern: I feel it is an individual thing. It is an important part of who I am and I want folks here to understand who "Dave Is". So mentioning my beliefs will always only be about me and my experiences and not as a tool to convert or judge others. NO WAY. It is not my PLACE. It is always an open and welcome subject for anyone who cares to share. Like I said: It's an individual choice.

Rosemary Pork Ribs are to DIE FOR!!! I love them and I have gotten (DW) hooked on them. Jeez Pro(ZC)ac you sure know how to tease folks with your oh so good or should I say GREAT choices in foods. Battle On!!!

(ZC)er Discover It


Cheers,

Dave

Thursday, May 26, 2011

5/26/2011 - Daily Update - No Surrender, No Retreat

Great Day All. My Spirits and Energy levels are good.

It has sure  been hot as of late. No rain in sight. My poor grass is trying to stay green, but it has started to bust out in patches of brown here and there. I now water once in the early morning and once in the late evening.

I came back a few hours ago from my conformation class. It is an hour and a half long. Time seems to fly in the class. All the folks that teach it are really nice and informative. I can not wait to be confirmed in the church.

I will be going on a three day retreat next week. Thur evening to Sunday afternoon. I put on the registration application that I had special diet requirements. I spoke briefly to one of the organizers about my protein requirement. I received an email from the folks that will be cooking at the retreat asking what I required for breakfast, and if sausage would be OK. I told them that I would pass on the sausage and that eggs over easy and a hamburger patty would be just fine. Hey I can rough it for a few days. Jeez. I did not want to say "Yes, I will require a Rib eye and eggs for breakfast everyday" lol. This is a Spiritual Retreat and I just want to enjoy the event for what it is. My relationship with GOD is very important to me and I want to grow in that area. (ZC) has given me a clear mind and I use it to focus on the LORD among other things.

I just have to say to those even thinking about starting Zero Carb .......... Forget about it. Forget about it? Yes that is what I said and it was without a stutter. Well Dave that does not sound like you or does it. OK, I'm busted. I was just trying to get your attention. Hey y'all what will it take to get you to understand that this is the "Real Deal" Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to lower your Blood Pressure? Do you want to lower or get rid of Diabetes? Well these are some of the side effects of Zero Carb for many that follow this Way of Eating (WOE). I swear for those who are still not convinced you just don't know what you are missing. Go figure.

Furthermore many of us (ZC)ers experience a sense of Peace and Harmony. It has really aided me in my Spiritual Life. I really needed that connection in my Life and (ZC) has put me in the right frame of mind to grasp the knowledge I need to make my life complete. Call me crazy, call me a nut, just don't forget to call me for seconds of Rosemary Chicken Dipped in Butter!!!

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Fight the Good Fight and Battle On!!!

(ZC) Get Connected
Cheers,

Dave

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

5/24/2011 - Daily Update - The Circle of Life

Battle On Y'all!!! My Spirits and Energy Levels are Flying High My Friends and Zero Carb Family!

Zero Carb .......... Zero Carb ............... Zero Carb. Can you say it three times while holding your tongue? HA! Get real Dave.

Once again I was approached by an employee form another section showering me with compliments.I swear some folks look me up and down like if I were a big fat juicy Pork Chop! They just can't believe there eyes. Like Pro(ZC)ac said, one day it will end as far as the compliments are concerned. Hey that's OK with me. I look forward to the day when my 'Fat Body" is just a memory from the past.

So why is Dave on Fire for Zero Carb? Why Indeed. How can I not be? If someone came along and Saved Your Life would you not be Grateful? I'm sure you would. I know I am.

So like I mentioned a little earlier, an employee from another section made some nice compliments about my weight loss. Of course the question of "HOW" came up. Well what can I say. It never ceases to amaze me that when I say I eat an "ALL MEAT DIET" folks ask if certain fruits or veggies are OK. I just have to step back and say "NO" it's an all meat diet. They still look at me crazy with disbelief for the most part. How can anyone mistake "ALL MEAT" for fruits and veggies is beyond me. Let alone rice and pasta. Jeez. You don't have to be a food expert to understand "ALL" of any one food category means only that category. Go figure.

I gotta tellya I have the Fire and Desire for this (WOE). I want it from the bottom of my Heart and I will give it all I've Got. You have to have Faith and Belief that Zero Carb will give you all the benefits that you seek for a healthier Life.

Hey there is no newbie burn out here. This torch I bear will burn bright and long. I will not Falter, I will not Yield. I can't. This is the End Game for Me. I have nowhere else to go.

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Keep On Keeping and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC) It's Within Your Reach
Cheers,

Dave

Monday, May 23, 2011

5/23/2011 - Daily Update - Zero Carb Guarantee? YES Indeed!!!

Greetings Friends. My Spirits and Energy Levels are riding high.

I had a great time over the weekend. On Sunday my best friend dropped by for dinner. I grilled up a few Rib eye steaks and Pork Loin Chops. I also made some SAD sides. I have not eaten a fresh grilled steak in a while and I have not eaten a grilled Pork Loin Chop in like forever. I was in heaven. I must have gnawed on bones for a half an hour. I swear the flavor was out of this world. YUM does not give it justice. I “Q”ed the meat using lump Oak coal. Wow oh wow.

I have to say that I ate really well: one Rib eye steak and two Pork Chops. Yes, a bit much for me now a days.  I expected to feel stuffed, but no. I felt good and satisfied. I also have to admit that I roasted a pound of fresh jalapenos and then puree them in a blender to create a wonderful pepper sauce that is hot to say the least, but the flavor “for me” is oh so great.

I got a good deal on some tires and rims for my truck. They had a rebate for $100.00 for each set. I was also able to sell the old tires and factory rims to a used tire shop for $70.00. So in all I recouped $270.00. Not bad at all.

My Experiment is going well. It looks like next Monday will be the “Tell All” date. I expect good things to be reported and maybe a few surprises …….. maybe or not. It is really not a real big deal y’all …….. or is it? OK I was just having a little fun ……….. or was I? YES, indeed!

Hey, just shoot me. HA! I make you this promise: If I don’t record an all time low on Zero Carb by next Monday. I will, I will …….. quit (ZC) forever and eat all the cakes and pies humanly possible. Well no, you know I would never do that, but I do promise that by next Monday I will announce an all time low on Zero Carb ………. Well actually period as an adult. That my friends and Zero Carb Family I Guarantee!

You may be thinking how in the world can Dave do that? Guarantee? What? You know you would be right in thinking so. When that report comes out it will have the “Good” the “Bad” and the “Ugly” in it. The main thing is that it will be the truth. That I pledge will with my entire honor my friends. A true “tell all” report coming to you from yours truly. OK too much hype and after you read it, it will be “Jeez Dave, I thought that it may have a little more …. well ….. a little more “zing” to it”. HHMM Zing indeed. Yes I am still having a little fun. Loosen up a little and enjoy your day or night depending where you are at. Once again, another tough crowd. I gotta tellya I need another gig. This one is wearing me down. Hahaha!!!

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Keep On Keeping On!!!

(ZC) Tasters Choice
Cheers,

Dave

Saturday, May 21, 2011

5/21/2011 - Daily Update - Smooth Sailing

Good Tidings All. My Spirits and Energy Levels are climbing.

I am glad to report that my little Experiment is yielding nice results. So far, so good. What a difference a few adjustments can make.

I made a new batch of Barbacoa (Beef Cheek). It is quickly becoming a favorite. This is a Fatty Beef that has a strong almost "gamey" taste to it. I have been slow cooking it in the oven. I cook 5 to 6 pounds at a time. I cook it at 275 degrees for 6 hours. Man this meat almost melts in your mouth. Wow  what a taste. (DW) has grown to love it herself. She has asked me to make her a breakfast taco out of it along with an egg. I gotta tellya that it is a magic combination "hint", "hint" ........... what? I did not say anything ........... or did I?

(DW) has the weekend off and we a re celebrating her Dad's Birthday. I think he turned 84 years old. So I am at her command. HA! Hey that is the way it works. Hey I don't mind.

I have yard work to do this weekend, oh joy! Oh Boy!!

Funny thing. I was talking to a church member that is organizing a Men's Retreat that I will be attending from 6/2/2011 - 6/5/2011. Which ends on Sunday Mass. Anyway he was explaining to me the things that I would need to take and so on. I happen to mention that I was on a special diet and had special eating requirements. So I explained that I only ate meat and drank H20 and black coffee. I must have mentioned at least three different times that I did not eat any starches whatsoever, yet he asked me if I ate fruits or veggies. Jeez! At the end of the day he understood "MEAT ONLY" ! Hey he was a very nice gentlemen. Don't get me wrong. He was just extremely "Old School".

Have a Great (ZC) my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Battle On!!!

(ZC) The Journey of your LIFE
Cheers,

Dave

Thursday, May 19, 2011

5/19/2011 - Daily Update - Alert, Alert, Alert...............NOT!

Howdy Y'all! My Spirits and Energy Levels are good.

Alright I am really trying to get back on track, but I keep getting side tracked. Sorry. I am still trying to correct some things on this blog that were messed up when Blogger went wild a few days ago. I am almost there and anticipate all will be back up 100% by the week end.

I have received a few requests through the comments section and by email to reveal the "Experiment". Well y'all I am not ready at this time to do that ............... but I would like to say that it is really not that big of a deal to start with or is it? No it is not.  OK .......... I may have posted this before, but I will say that it's black and white and read all over .............. not! It has to do with my food choices and YES it is strictly Zero Carb foods ....... well mostly ............ well ....... yes mostly. No I have not gone LC or VLC I am now and always a (ZC)er.

Another aspect to the "Experiment" is my eating pattern and again it is really no big deal, but I would say it is more like the way I should have been eating. What!!! The way you should have been eating?? Well what I meant is that everything changes or should I say things vary. I know I am not making any sense at all. Go Figure!

I will start posting daily weigh ins. WHY? Because I think it makes it more interesting ......... I guess? Any feedback will be appreciated. I will also start posting my daily menu. The same reason as above. I will also provide the amounts. Same reason as above. I may take for granted how I have lost this amount of weight, but newbies or interested folks may want to see more. I guess?? Good idea? Maybe.

When will I start posting all that data ............... I guess when I write about the (Not So) big Experiment. That will be in a week or so. OK the date will be  5/30/2011. Not so long after all. That should be enough time to see if my "Experiment" was worth the venture or not.

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Fight the Good Fight!!!

(ZC) Peace Be with You

Cheers,

Dave

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5/17/2011 - Daily Update - Still Having Some Technical Difficulties

Greetings Friends. My Spirits and Energy levels are Up, Up and Away!

Hey y'all I have gotta say that I am roaring to go and get on with LIFE! I am really thinking at lighting speed. Sometimes I feel that I might burn out some brain cells. HA!

Blogger is still misbehaving, Jeez!!! What is a Zero Carber to do??

I ended up going to "Americas" for Sunday Brunch with one of my best friends. Poor (DW) had to work. I kept the Mercedes to figure out all the toys and program the extras. I have been reading, reading and reading the owners manual all weekend and I think I have it down. Yesterday I took a half day off to show (DW) how to use all the toys on the car. Today is her first day having her "Gift" all to herself. Hey I was just getting used to driving it lol!

My "Experiment" seems to be going fine. No, I will not reveal it yet .............. not just yet. Well ......... uumm ......  should I? I guess a little sneak peak would be OK ........... not!

Sorry I couldn't help myself lol! See the "old" Dave is coming around. Let me give it a couple of weeks and I will tell all: oohhh ............ aahh ................... whoopee do!! (Oh Brother) Hahaha!!!

Hey I tell you what: my eleventh month anniversary is coming on the 21st of this month. It will be a year before you know it. Jeez a whole year.  I sure would like to cross through that 179 lb mini goal by then. Who knows?

OK I will give a little sneak peak .......  it is really not a sneak peak I guess. It's a, a, a, uumm a .... I guess insight. What I can say is that I am really, really enjoying my food. Oohh is that a sin? I hope not. I gotta tellya that my first meal this morning was ssssooo good that I did not want it to end. I ate as slowly as possible to "Savor the Flavor". Did I mention that it was good? HA!

Hey I am a cook, almost an amateur chef and I love to cook and create tasteful food. Being a (ZC)er does not mean giving up your sense of taste. At least not for me. I just can't look at food simply as fuel. Believe me I have tried. I have told myself and probably have posted that I will look at food as fuel ............ well Ladies and Gentlemen for me it does not work. So what? To each their own. Just stay Zero Carb. Whatever it takes.

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Keep On Keeping On and Battle On!!!

(ZC) All the Back Up You NEED


Cheers,

Dave

Saturday, May 14, 2011

5/14/2011 - Daily Update - Blogger Gone Wild

Top of the Day! My Spirits and Energy levels are Soaring!!!

Man what the heck happened to "Blogger"? All my comments that "I" posted disappeared from my responses to "Have Happy Face, Will Travel". I made a page called "Wisdom of Pro(ZC)ac and it disappeared. I know they were having problems yesterday, but they promised to put back posts and comments that were deleted. My last post "A Message to Jimnpol and Pro(ZC)ac" disappeared and reappeared a few times. It seems back for now, but all the comments are missing from the previous post. The comments are emailed to me, so I think I can cut and past them back in the proper comment section. I will try.

I bought my Dear Wife (DW) a car yesterday. It was a total surprise to her. Why did I buy it? Just Because, yes...... Just Because. I found a really good deal. I bought a Pre-owned Certified Mercedes Benz C2008 Luxury Model. It had a few nice upgrades already installed: GPS, Heated Front Seats, Leather Interior, Exterior Paint Upgrade, Multimedia Package, I Pod Integration Kit, Harman/Kardon Logic7(R) surround-sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCMCIA Multi Card Reader. What was the best part? It only had 8,700 miles on it. How can you beat that? I gotta tellya if I did not know better I would have thought it was a brand new 2011. It has the same body style and is awesome.

For (DW) it was a big surprise and a nice upgrade from her 2002 Honda Accord. She was shocked  and could not believe it. She was so nervous just to drive it. Jeez!

Well I just chowed down on several rashers of bacon, three over easy large eggs and around 6 oz of Barbacoa (Beef Cheek).Wow was that great or what? Dave are you still losing weight? Well ...... I would tell, but that would not give me enough time to continue with my little experiment. So lets just say I am not disappointed at the progress at this time. Sorry to be a tease ......... or am I? HA!

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Stay in the Fight and Battle On!!!

(ZC) Old is New

2008 Mercedes Benz C300 Luxury Model

2011 Mercedes Benz C300 Luxury Model

Cheers,

Dave

Thursday, May 12, 2011

5/12/2011 - Daily Update - A Message to jimnpol and Pro(ZC)ac

Hi jimnpol, well for some folks dairy can be a "Giant Killer". I got off it early in my Zero Carb venture. I went strict H20, meat and fat for about the first 3 months or so. Then I started to drink plain black coffee. I did not mention the coffee until recently because I was posting at the forum in the past and I did not want to stir the pot. Of course that was my decision, nothing to do with anyone in particular over there. I am still a proud member there.

I had a few small stalls. I did find out that when I ate when I was truly hungry, like when your stomach growls and stopped when I felt satisfied .......... and I mean that I did not finish my plate ......... the weight really came off at a quicker pace. That really takes discipline. It is easy to overeat in my opinion. Sometimes you just have to tell yourself "Enough Already". No need to make a "happy plate". I would cut out the dairy for at least a month and see what the results are at that time.

Furthermore read the wonderful comment Pro(ZC)ac has made. I pasted it in the “Pro(ZC)ac’s Wisdom” page. It follows my beliefs and practices to a “T”. I can only hope to be as wise as Pro(ZC)ac as I continue this Journey through Zero Carb. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. I will do my best to answer them or some other good soul here might jump in. Battle On jimnpol (James).

A Special Message to Pro(ZC)ac:

Wow ......... Wow!!! Pro(ZC)ac you are such a delight. Thank you once again. I know I have not asked you ......., but I have dedicated a page to cut and paste your wonderful comments and insight on Zero Carb. I would rather sign you up as a member of this blog and let you just “log on” and post your Heart out as much or as little as you wanted. So for now I will cut and paste your wonderful comments to a dedicated page. I rather have you as a member and "Unleash the Hounds". I can never thank you enough ...... like it or not..... You are one of the reasons this Blog continues to LIVE.

Please email me with my 2010chronicles@gmail.com and let me know if you are interested in becoming a member of this blog. I will even rename it to “The Zero Carb Chronicles” if I am allowed too.  I am not trying to pressure you in anyway. I am just in AWE of your insight and your delightful comments and outlook on Zero Carb. You are a “Hidden Treasure” indeed. You are a positive force ……. I can’t say enough. Thank You!

I loved the part of your comment that mentioned “Our little Zero Carb Family”. I guess we have grown a little here since the start. It does feel nice and you are right: we need to lean on other (ZC)ers in time of need. We are the only ones that understand what we are going through while on this Zero Carb Journey. We are united in this and should be able to seek help with others of our kind. Jeez I feel like an alien from the planet “ZERO” lol!!!

Please think about the membership. No need to rush, just kick it around a bit. I hope you and yours are having a great trip. I like the way you have handled your eating experience. I am taking notes and will apply your experiences when and if I get the privilege to travel to Europe. I am so jealous!!! Hey I will get there someday.  Continue to have a Great Time. Battle On Pro(ZC)ac!!!
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All right y’all. As you can see it only takes a little to get this blog pumped up. My Spirits and Energy levels are High.

I am really getting back into the “Grove” and my experiment is going well so far. Again, it is too early to make any real conclusions.  I will let y’all in the “Secrete” which is really no big deal, in about a week or two. I just want to make sure of the results before I make any claims “large” or “small”.

I want to thank jimnpol and Pro(ZC)ac for the talking points today. So THANKS!!!

Look It: I am oh so dedicated to Zero Carb and I am a true Lifer. This is it for me. No turning back. Where would I go? Where Indeed!

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Fight the Good Fight and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC)ers Together Forever
Cheers,


Dave

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

5/10/2011 - Daily Update - Have Happy Face, Will Travel

Good Day. My Spirits and Energy levels are good.

Better days ahead, better days. I am definitely clawing my way back to full operations mode. Eating is not the problem, my feelings are not up to par yet. I am getting there.

I hope Pro(ZC)ac is having a great time in Europe. If you see this post I just want to say HI!!!

As I posted yesterday I am knee deep in an experiment with my eating pattern. I don't think I am playing with fire, but I will see how it works. So far I think it's OK. It is way too early to tell. I am eating the same amount, but I feel fuller. It has to do with the timing. Like I posted yesterday, this is catered to my personal situation. I will continue and "Tell All" at a later time. It is really no big deal ......... really (?). HA!

Hey I love a good Mystery, don't you?

I am trying to keep my Spirits up at work, but it is hard, but not impossible.

Well folks if you don't know by now I will tell you again and again: I am on Fire for Zero Carb. I'm Hyped and there is no Stopping Me Now!

Have a Great Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Keep On Keeping On and always Battle On!!!

(ZC)ers Up for the Challenge
Cheers,

Dave

Monday, May 9, 2011

5/9/2011 - Daily Update - You Gotta Have Faith

Greetings All. My Spirits and Energy Levels are OK.

First of all let me say Thank You to those who took the time to make comments of support. I do appreciate it very much. More than you know.

No weekly update today. I really had to push myself to get this post out. Mainly I wanted to thank those that gave me the support.

I am experimenting with a (ZC) food that I don't eat often. I am also experimenting with my eating pattern. I will stick with eat to hunger, but this has a little different twist custom to my situation.

I did not have much interest to do much over the weekend. I did a lot of thinking ............... a lot. I felt that I did not accomplish all that I could have ............ but you know ............ I did not care.

I am ready to break out of this "Pity Party" shell and get on with life ............. yes, LIFE INDEED!!!

I have been thinking, and yes I know that can be dangerous, but DANGER is my middle name don't you know? I gotta tellya as I concentrate on this writing this post I feel to a degree the OLD ME coming to ............... (you guessed it) LIFE!

Life is precious and as far as "I" am concerned a Gift. I don't want to waste anymore time on "Would of", "Should of" or "Could of". No ...... No Way!

I can be naive sometimes about Life in general. Good things don't always happen to Good people and Bad things don't always happen to Bad people. That is Life. I assume this is not news to 99.9% of everyone here. Welcome me to the "Realization Club". Jeez!

Let me just state for the Record: As sad as I was and still am ........... I did not cave in to "comfort foods" aka poison. I am at the point of Zero Carb that there is no turning back. I am "Enlisted for Life". I will report for duty each and everyday. I am ready for combat at a moments notice. Zero Carb is what I am and what I am is Zero Carb.

I started not to post today. I was going to take the week off from here. So what is Dave doing here? As I stated earlier: I was encourage by you Good People that showed support by your gracious comments.

 AS I started to read to the individual comments I Gained Strength!

As I responded to the individual comments I Gained Courage!!

As I began to write this post I Gained Absolution!!!

I never left the Battle, I never Cowered .............. I just needed to mentally regroup. Life has thrown me a curve ball and I swung and missed a couple of times. Let me tell you something .......... I have another pitch coming my way and like "The Babe" I am pointing to the stands and I will knock it out of the park! So fair warning to those sitting in Left Field, a home run is coming your way and the ball may be on FIRE!

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Keep the Faith!!!

(ZC)ers Bring It On

Cheers,

Dave

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

5/4/2011 - Daily Update - Heavy Heart

Greetings Friends. My Spirits are at an all time low. My Energy level is good.

This will be short. My department is facing heavy layoffs. So far my job is "safe" (?) for now. I won't go into details, but I had to escort two of my best employees to the HR department for termination. The layoffs will continue until next Monday or so. Sections across the entire department are affected.

I can only pray for those poor souls who's lives have been change unexpectedly and without warrant. Our department is in the GREEN unlike other departments that are in the RED.

This weighs very heavy on my Heart.


Dave

Monday, May 2, 2011

5/2/2011 - Weekly Update - Facing the Horde

Greetings All. My Spirits are high. My Energy level is good.


Today marks 45 weeks of (ZC) and this is my Progress Report:

6/21/10=260lbs 6/28/10=255lbs 7/5/10=252lbs 7/12/10=247.5lbs 7/19/10=245.8lbs 7/26/10=245.6lbs 8/2/10=244.8lbs 8/9/10=240.6lbs 8/16/10=240.4lbs 8/23/10=239.8lbs 8/30/10=238.4lbs 9/6/10=234.2lbs 9/13/10=230.2lbs 9/20/10=228.8lbs 9/27/10=225.6lbs 10/4/2010=221.6lbs 10/11/2010=221.4lbs 10/18/2010=218.0lbs 10/25/2010=216.0lbs 11/1/10=213.6lbs 11/8/1 =211.8lbs 11/15/10=207.4lbs 11/22/10=???lbs 11/29/10=206.8lbs 12/6/10=204.4lbs 12/13/10=202.8lbs 12/20/10=199.4lbs 12/27/10=197.8lbs 1/3/2011=196.8lbs 1/10/11=196.0lbs 1/18/11=195.0 1/24/11=194.6lbs 1/31/2010=193.8lbs 2/7/2011=194.0lbs 2/14/2011=194.0lbs 2/21/2011=194.4lbs 2/28/2011=191.8 lbs 3/7/2011=189.8 lbs 188.4 lbs 3/21/2011= 1.87.8 lbs 3/28//2011 =? 4/4/11= ? 4/11/11= 186.8lbs 4/18/2011= 187.2 lbs 4/25/2011=185.4lbs 5/2/2011= 185.2lbs

Wow, I lost a whopping .2lbs. Talking about Battle of the Ounces. Jeez. What can you do? What indeed. I know: Keep Moving Forward!!! 

Hey I fight tooth and nail for every Pound, for every Ounce, For every Stalemate. I did not know what to expect for this weekly update. I don't know what to expect from any weigh in. I anticipate a loss. I very well know that I am not at my "Fighting Weight" no not at this point. No not at all. I will lose a lot more. I just know it. Why? (voices?) No not voices, this time it is ME. Hey I get to see myself everyday and I just know that "There Will Be A Day!"

Those of us that want to lose weight, those of us that need to lose weight need to see results. Why? (voices again?) ...........not! Once more it is ME. Jeez! I am Human and that old tendency to have doubt creeps up. Well let me tell you something that you already know. Zero Carb won't let you down. Only "I" can let me down. How? Don't tell me "ME" again? Yes that's right just little old me. Good because if those voices came back I swear I would just ..................... OK back on track. Look it. We all know what we do and why. I will admit that sometimes I have eaten past the point of hunger, I have eaten when not hungry at all. OH NO now he is coming out with the Truth. Finally, Yes! Actually a big Fat No.Just like I have preached to others: I have eaten when I feel the urge to cheat. I will put a chunk of Fatty Beef Brisket in my mouth and eat if I even have the notion that something is calling my name..... those evil carbs..... hey I live in the Real World and there is no way to avoid them, at least not in my case. 

I continue to physically change. It is very subtle and most of the time I can't notice. Then I try on clothes and they fit just a little looser than before..... just a little. I will take it. 

I might Stumble, I might Fall Down I might not see what I want to see when I want to see it. I Tell You What: My Feet are Planted solid. My roots are Deep.My hands have a Firm Grip on my Way of Eating and I will not be MOVED.

Today I had an all time low on Zero Carb= 185.2lbs

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. No Doubt!! No Fear!!

(ZC)er The Power of ONE

Cheers,

Dave

Sunday, May 1, 2011

5/1/2011 - Daily Update - Pro(ZC)ac's Insight

Greetings Friends. My Spirits are SKY HIGH. My Energy levels are good.

I have to tell you my Friends and Zero Carb Family: I am going down a path of Spiritual Revival. There is a strong pull on my heart to make it right with my maker. Today I went to Mass and it was just great. I signed up for a three day and night Retreat that will be in June. I have to tell you good folks that the whole package is coming together for me: Mind, Body and Soul. I am excited y’all!

Once again Pro(ZC)ac left a most interesting comment and I felt compelled to answer it via a regular posting. I have a lot of respect for Pro(ZC)ac and all the insight that has been shared. 

My response to Pro(ZC)ac’s comment:

Hi Pro(ZC)ac, again I could not have said it better than you. I also believe that when done correctly you will be thin, not just what folks consider Height to weight  proportionate. That is why I am considering some light weight lifting to keep muscle tone and some bulk. As I get older I want to keep my strength. 

I also agree with your main statement. I already have folks look at me in amazement when I say that I feel that I may have twenty or more pounds to go. I have hear the statement "Is that healthy?" I should say "No, I guess I better gain back the 74 + pounds that I have already lost and be Fat and Happy." Jeez!

So, yes I will be ready for the "shock". Bring It On!!! Oops I need to get there first. Hahaha!!! 

Now as far as keeping this blog up and running. Well …  I plan to, but I have to say with my reassurgance in my Spiritual Journey I have to admit I may express more Spiritual views. I am not on a mission to convert anyone. That is a Journey that like Zero Carb, you have to be prepared mentally and be open to accept it as it is. It has to come from within. Now if anyone wants to email me about Spiritual things, well you are most welcome. So back to the original answer: Yes I will continue the blog. Should it occupy time that should be spent on my Spiritual Journey, then I will put God First. 

Thanks Pro(ZC)ac for the talking points. 

Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. My Journeys have just begun. Keep the Faith, Keep On Keeping on and Always Battle On!!! 

(ZC) Take the Journey (s)
Cheers,

Dave
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