Good Evening All. My Spirits and Energy Levels are getting there.
My healing is going very well, it seems everyday I feel less and less pain. I haven't had pain killers since Sunday. I stopped taking Advil today. I can even move my thumb a little without a lot of irritation. Yeeeaaahhh!!! Man does that make me happy or what? HA!
Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to take a moment to once again stress the importance of Hanging Tough. I tell you sometimes when folks are Zero Carbing for the first, second or third time it can be an experience. Dave what kind of experience are you talking about? Jeez O Pete is that Teri I see there asking such a super duper question? Yes indeed it is. Hey should I expect any different from my Cyber Mom? Well Teri and the rest of you fine folks let me elaborate...... Did I spell that last word right? I guess so because it is not underlined in red. Duh? Dave get on with the story will ya. Alright already, wow I sure have a tough crowd tonight...... lets see theres one, two, three....... uh....uh....well I guess you can call three a crowd. Wasn't that a show? or was that Three's Company? Sorry, hey I am weird like that don't you know? Anyhow, now this is for real: Zero Carb can be quite an experience let me tell ya. You have to be prepared Mind, Body and Soul. If you are missing one of those components, well lets just say it isn't going to be pretty.
Discipline can carry you far when Zero Carbing my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Is it enough? Can you win the day with just discipline alone? Sure. How about the long haul? Well I am not so sure about that. Hey everyone is different, but for me...well lets just say I needed to be completely ready for Zero Carb: Mind, Body and Soul.
Dave's Mind: "Oohh that might get a little scary lol!" Hey who said that? Gaby? is that you hanging with Teri again? Well anyway I have to say Zero Carb was a big step for me. I was and am still quite the novice at Zero Carb. Mentally (hush Gaby) this was a "Leap of Faith" for me. The unknown. Whew, but what was I to do? I was down and almost out, but not just yet.....no, not just yet. I had the Strength to force myself off the canvas and back to my feet for one last stand, similar to that "Rocky" clip I posted on the 28th. Yes I was battered, beat down like a 2nd rate boxer, out matched and out gunned. I went down over and over again. I kept coming back up to my feet. I tell you my friends and I say this without jest: this indeed was a do or die situation for me. Failure was not an option. If I went down again..... well in all honesty I don't know if I could have made it. No I just don't know. In my mind I burned the idea that I will go for broke. I would give it all I had no matter what, no matter how, it just did not make a difference. This was it period.
Dave's Body: OK I will nip it in the bud. SSSHHH please be nice y'all! OK Then. Wow was my body ready for a change or what? The poor thing has been through thick and thin........... Alright more thick than thin. Hey I am a realist. So let me say this body was oh so ready for the challenge. It has been beaten up so badly in the past that it became numb. So what's another round gonna do? Could it get any worse? Well yes it could. Did it? I am happy to report a big fat NO! So far I am making it. The old body has been reborn and is getting stronger every day y'all.
Dave's Soul: this can be a touchy subject for some. Not for me. I am a believer. Hence: "Keep the Faith!", "Keep On Keeping On!" and "Fight the Good Fight!" OK I got " Battle On" from Xena: warrior princess. Hey three out of four ain't bad. Don't laugh or go ahead. It is good for the soul. Did you ever wonder why I try to get a little giggle out of you. Well there was the answer ..... I think.....I mean I know. So there you go. Hey y'all when I report about "My Spirits"...... hey you guys and gals are a bright bunch I am confident you catch my drift.
I will tell you something that I have never mentioned before, well maybe not in this much detail: My Friends and Zero Carb family you just don't know how many times I was so disappointed in myself when I failed over and over and over again trying to lose weight. No you just don't know the times I spent in anguish, in total disappointment at the person that I was looking in the mirror. The pain. The suffering. The tears. Yes the tears. I would asked myself while looking at the mirror: "Why Me?", "Why Me?"...... of course I never got answer or did I?
Let me tell you good folks: I have a "Will of Steel" (Mind); I am "Up for the Count" (Body); I have the "Faith of a Child" (Soul). This is who I am. I need all of these to work in harmony to succeed on Zero Carb. Heck if I combine all these things and apply them to daily life situations......... I can be invincible.... well at most I would have a fighting chance to say the least.
Have a Great (ZC) Day my Friends and Zero Carb Family. Bring It On!!!
(ZC) Still Standing