Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Eggs + whipped cream

Hi all!!!

A few words to let you know some results I am having with a new experiment.

As you may know, I went in the past on an "all eggs" eating plan, which I did not like at all (didn't feel well), then an "all cream" eating plan, which I could not sustain more then 3 days.

Recently, I got the idea to have both eggs + whippedcream and I got great results!!!

So now I am on eggs twice a day, which brings in all the nutrition I do want; then as soon as I feel hungry, I allow myself a few spoons of whipped cream that seems to satisfy my appetite, but also brings in a lot of satisfaction.

I have lost more then 6 pounds since the last 10 days.

I do not count calories and many times I feel less hungry with 2 eggs then 3 eggs... As for the whipped cream, 2-4 tablespoons are enough to keep me going for hours.

It seems whipped cream is much more efficient then liquid cream to cut down my appetite. And I think a lot of it is because of the texture!!! I feel like a kid in paradise...

I will keep you all posted.

Denis

Thursday, July 7, 2016

7/6/2016 - Blast from the Past - DAY 39

Greetings family and friends,
All in all I had a really good if not great day! Your next installment of "Blast from the Past" right here, right now:

Original Stardate 8/8/2010:
Top of the morning all. I had some pretty good rest last night. Spirits are high, no cravings for carbs, no cheats and no tummy troubles. 

Another pleasant surprise at the morning weigh-in. I broke through the 230s!! It’s just a toe hold, but I’ll take it. When I set my Mini Goal of 234 lbs, I thought it would take a couple of months to get there. At this rate who knows. I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, but I can’t help being excited. 

Today I will grill up some Rib eyes for me and my friend, but I will shop for the fatty beef ribs later this evening. I want to stay on the fatty beef experiment.

(ZC)ers Enjoying the Ride 

260/239.8/185 (Weight Loss)
Overall health (1-10):8
Energy level (1-10):9
Cravings: None
Today's Menu: Rib eye, H2O

Original Stardate 8/8/2010:
Today did not go as planned. My friend called me late morning to let me know that he was not coming. If I had known earlier I would have taken a nice stroll along the Water Way or one of the park trails. It also kind of through my eating off. I had planned to grill up some Rib eyes. So instead I ended up going to Target, Wal-Mart and HEB.

I ate on the road. While at Wal-Mart I ordered two double cheese burgers at Mickey D. I felt like I did not have enough to eat so I went through the Burger King drive thru and ordered two Buck Doubles. I then felt satisfied. Of course I threw away the buns and wiped off the condiments. They were OK. I almost never eat anything anymore at Mickey D’s. I rather eat from Burger King.

I did find some Fatty Beef Ribs at HEB @ $1.78 lbs. I wrapped them up in foil and cooked them in the oven for four hours. By the time they were ready, I was able to just pull out the bones with a simple tug. I got out the meat clever and chopped them up like I did the brisket. I made sure to pure in all the lovely liquid fat that collected on the bottom of the pan. I have to say it way pretty fatty. Needless to say I ate some of the fatty beef ribs.

I am not happy with the way I ate today. I know it was my choice, but for some reason I not happy about it. 

(ZC) Choices: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Cheers

Observation:
Wow, what a day this Rookie had! The day turn from upbeat to a little somber. That is Life, right? OK, so he made some plans, then a turn of events changed for him. The change effected his mental and physical being. OK, so how did he cope with it………..dove into a mound of ice cream, Twinkies or other comfort foods? No, he just made adjustments and rolled with it. Not bad for an inexperienced Rookie! Some folks will find the littlest excuses to cheat….yes they will. Not this guy, he just went forward the best way he could while staying Zero Carb! 

Although his was disappointed that his friend did not come to visit, he went on the hunt and bagged a few Zero Carb delights. I want to laugh at some of the low prices at that time period on Beef. Jeez I wish those prices would come back, but we all know it is almost impossible.

Look-it: He even made some adjustments to what he ate that day while on the run hunting for meat bargains. Mickey D and Burger King. Well, I have to say Mickey D sucks in my book. I will only eat there if there is no other choice or in extreme conditions. I have always like Burger King, but not as much today as I did in the past. A (ZC)er must always be prepared for changing situations and plan accordingly. Heck, a bag of plain Pork Rinds and a bottle of water will hold me and they can be found at almost any convenience store. 

There is never an excuse to CHEAT. Sorry, but I don’t go for that at all. I rather be hungry than eat carbs. That is just me and the Rookie.

Have a wonderful ZC day my family and friends. Make the right choices for Life in all things that you do. Fight the Good Fight and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC)er Seasons Change


Cheers,

Dave

Monday, July 4, 2016

7/4/2016 - Blast from the Past - DAY 38

Greetings all,

I am back from vacation and ready to roll……..right? Happy 4th of July for those who celebrate it! I had 6 post for 8/7/2010. I will only post 3 of them since some were just response of no great importance. Your next installment of “Blast from the Past”:

Original Stardate 8/7/2010:
I got another good night of rest. I guess the Melatonin I have been taking must have helped. My spirits are soaring once again. No craving for carbs, no cheats, and no tummy troubles. I had another drop in weight today.

It’s about noon as I type this entry. I am a little hungry at this time and will eat some fatty brisket after I posted this entry into my Journal. I have cooked breakfast for (DW) earlier this morning: hash browns, scrambled eggs and brown and serve sausage. 
I have my sister’s wedding to go to a little later today. She will have BBQ catered. I guess if I am hungry at that time I will find what is available that is (ZC) and eat.

So far fatty beef brisket has keep me satisfied longer than any other source of protein that I have tried. I am getting a little tired of the taste but oh well. I still have a day supply left unless (DW) does not want the leaner portion. 

Tomorrow my best friend is supposed to come over to help me install a new over the range microwave oven in my kitchen. I have already began to defrost two big juicy Rib eyes. (DW) will be at work during that time. She is not a big steak fan anyway.
Time to eat and get ready for the wedding.

(ZC) Can I Get a Witness

Cheers

260/240.6/185 (Weigh Loss)
Overall health (1-10):8
Energy level (1-10):9
Cravings: None
Today's Menu: Fatty Brisket, H2O

Original Stardate 8/7/2010:
Good question Charles, I only speak for myself. I have noticed that when I eat later at night I tend to stall or gain. If I feel a little hungry at night I simply do not eat especially right before I go to sleep. The only exception that I may make is on the weekends when I start my day much later in the day. That can be anywhere from 3-5 hours. Then, I may eat later than on a work week. I will also stay up much later on weekend nights than during a work week. I have also found out for myself that if I eat late I won’t be able to sleep until much later. 

So, I try to experiment and note with how my body reacts to what I eat, the time I eat and the rest I get. I expect that as I get closer to what should be my ideal weight, the way I eat and times may change. I will always try to adjust as necessary to keep up with the changes. That’s the beauty of journalism and taking notes. 

(ZC)ers Hear the Call

Cheers

Original Stardate 8/7/2010:
Just living the Dream. My hunger is way down. The periods are longer than ever before. 

Yesterday while I was helping my sister, my other sister was also there and offered me some wine. I told her that I was not drinking alcohol at this time. She was drinking some Chardonnay. I took a small sip and could actually taste the sweetness of the wine. In the past this kind of wine did not taste sweet to me at all. Wow what a change.

We did not end up going to the reception after the weeding. We ended up driving back to The Woodlands and went to Chili‘s to eat. I had the smoke house bacon burger. I only ate the beef, cheese and bacon. I hope there is no repercussions tomorrow. 

I ran out of fatty beef brisket today. Tomorrow I will eat a big fat Rib eye. I will also shop for fatty beef ribs at HEB. They have a good selection in small packs for under $2.00 lb. I will stock up for at least three days’ worth and see how this affects my weight loss. I just love fatty beef ribs!

(ZC)er Dreamers

Cheers

Observation:
First of all I mention “Melatonin”……..YUKKKKKK!!!!!!!! I really don’t remember taking it at all let alone for that long. I remember thinking about taking it, but not actually taking it. Hmm……. It must be side effects from the Melatonin. Weight DROP…..ooohhh yeah baby!!! 

The Fatty Beef Brisket…….well that was a staple for me for a long time. As of late I have lost the taste for it. I dunno why. It really helped me for a long time. It was my “go to food” that help me oh so much. 

So at this time I am at Day 38. I have lost weight and went to some trials. At this point in time I still cooked my (DW)’s breakfast that consisted of some carbs. So I am facing challenges that could be a game changer for lots of folks out there. I have to say that I am proud that this Rookie stuck to his guns and did not fold. He stayed strong and continued down the path he started. 

I answered a question from Charles. I did notice if I ate late it affected my weight loss. I experimented and found it to be true. I mention that writing this Journal was a great way to reflect on how my new way of eating was effecting me. No truer words were ever spoken……….errr I mean written!

At this time my body is changing in the way I feel hunger. The periods seem to be longer between meals. 

I took a sip of wine and noticed the sweetness of it. So my taste buds are changing. I noticed that a lot as time went on. I can even taste the sweetness of water sometimes. 

I went out to eat and ate like a Zero Carb Pro!!! I probably should have ate only the beef patty and bacon and left the cheese alone. Dairy can be funny on Zero Carb when trying to lose weight. I tell everyone to stay away from it at the start of this Lifestyle change is weight loss is one of their goals. 

Have a wonderful Zero Carb Day! Live Long, Stay Strong and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC)er Stay True



Cheers,

Dave
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