Tuesday, June 14, 2011

6/14/2011 - Update - Which Way

Greetings Friends. My Spirits and Energy levels are good.

Is this my first day here? Well, I feel like a new member of some board. I don't know. Things are different for me now. I feel like a whole new person. I just do. Sometimes I am amazed at the guy staring back at me in the mirror. It has taken a bit of time for me to get used to the new me. I still have a way to go, but .............

So I had a lot of nice comments once again and I want to thank all. It is real touching that folks write such nice comments. A couple of folks indicated that they felt like I might shut down the Blog. I don't have any plans to do so right now. I am think of just slowing it down to a weekly Update like I had mention before ..... I think. Well anyway that just might be the route for me.

I did not like the pictures I took over the weekend so I am going to take new ones soon and post. It was way too sunny that day and the pictures seem bleached out. So I will try again.

I am still eating my staple of Fatty Beef Brisket and my new staple of Barbacoa Omelet with cheese. A big yum on that second one. I have not grown tired of it yet. It is a great mixture of flavors bursting in my mouth. Heavenly!

Funny thing ...... well not to funny. Yes OK it is funny. What is it? Oops. Well I received a real nice picture from one of the Retreat team members of my discussion group. I am in the front row kneeling next to three other guys. My wife took a look at it and said "you are not bad looking" I just stared at her in disbelief and said " Gee thanks" lol!!! She went on to tell me that I am somewhat attractive now that I have lost the weight. Oh brother! Again "Gee Thanks" Go Figure.

Well my Friends and Zero Carb Family I have a long road ahead of me on a new path. I am so excited. I am wondering where it is going to take me. Well I kinda know where I want to end up at I am just wondering about the actual Journey. Lots and lots to learn and experience. Wow I am on cloud nine just thinking about it.

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

(ZC)er Decisions, Decisions, Decisions


Cheers,

Dave

20 comments:

  1. After reading your post, a question came to my mind: do a ZCarber needs a support group, the same type of support like people in AA groups?

    The perfect scenario is that once we have masteries the concept of ZC and have integrated this way of eating in our life, we can be free on any type of support such as a mentor or a group. But can this be a reality?

    Are we really protected from relapse? Do we have the energy and personal resources to deal with such an event?

    I was reading the other day about some old persons that have began the original Atkins diet in the ’70, which was a ZC diet, and that have quietly and successfully continued it through the “fat-phobia years” until now. They could not express themselves for many of these years because there was no place like those Internet offers us nowadays. I am sure they did not have any group support and it seems they succeeded well…

    Since knowledge about nutrition increases so fast and is more accessible, since more “gray zones”, “risky experiment” and “tricky suggestions” appears everyday on Internet (just think about these years of LC diet, then the years of VLCD we went through…), I am wondering if we do not need some ZC friends to help us navigate in our ZC life in case “something happens”?

    Lets imagine for one minute that we are alone on ZC and that we do not have Internet access. Lets imagine further that today’s newspaper headline says: “Zero Carb diets increases cancer ate of 50 %”. How would we react? Would we stop ZC? Surely, we would certainly panic for a moment and question ourselves…

    One great thing I begin to see recently on many LC sites is the gathering of knowledge about how to interpret a scientific observation, the conclusions of a study and even the way these two were done. Luckily, we now have medical doctors, scientists, statistic analysts and researchers that are all doing a LC approach and contribute to help us understand the good or bad stuff about any “incredible headline”…

    What I like about this little family here on David’s blog is the “informal attitude”. I feel I can stop anytime without “calling ahead” and surely without “dressing up”…

    All my experiences with “LC approach support groups” never brought me what I get here in this blog. Is it the special kind of energy I get? Is it a place to express myself without a structure? I don’t know but, surely, it answers a need; and it answers it well!!!

    Pro(ZC)ac

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  2. I can see where you are going with this prozcac. Those of us that eat this way are under the gun by our peers or family or whomever. I have thought about relapse and then I think it won't happen. This way of eating is just too perfect. How people who lurk this blog by accident or on purpose can't see the benefits of eating zc is beyond me. Just look at dave's pictures. If anyone takes time to read the archive section, they will be surprised or not how the weight came off at a nice pace. This blog is a nice well put together place with a very interesting and generous host who asks for nothing and shares all. I know dave does not like anyone to make negative comments about his forum, but how did they let this one get away?

    I have read his entire Journal a couple of times here and at the forum. The attack and lack of support for him, except for a few was pitiful. This man just shares his heart out and for what? He asks for nothing. He has nothing for sell. He defiantly does not need any support or than comradeship imo. This is a nice little family. I don't want it to go away. I love the freedom dave has provided for anyone to comment freely. I love the positive attitude and the warmth of the comments and posts. That is just my two cents worth. -Jane

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  3. We are family. We have a common cause. yes I feel at home here. No pressure. Just be yourself and enjoy the scenery. I can't stand places were people get uptight or too sensitive. just live life and enjoy. that simple.

    Sara

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  4. I see a party has started here and I am late as usual. this just better not be a going away party. dave I am happy for you. Like others I am grateful for this blog and all you share. the statement how did they let him go. well without pointing fingers....... in all fairness he still posts there and he gets quite a lot of hits.

    so there, i also had a couple of extra pennies to throw in.~Maryzc~

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  5. i really like the set up here. simple yet different. friendly and successful. all around good guy.

    So what is this about closing blogs around here? dave do yourself a favor and slow down a bit. i think it is just burn out. a weekly update sounds like the ticket. you once mentioned a weekly update with all the menus for the week and a weigh in if i am not mistaken. then you mentioned a daily update. stick with the weekly update unless you find more time or something special happens. from what i have read no one here wants this place to disappear. i just wanted to add a penny to the pot.

    Bill

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  6. This is a great place. I am one of the lurkers. I posted on the open comments area a while back. you were kind enough to respond. I tried to sign up as a follower but i had some problems. I will try again. this is good stuff, hang in there. zero carb is not very popular and there are not many places to read about experiences. at least not ones that are successful like yours. there is a nice group of people here. I want to be a part of it and I am willing share. any other lurkers may want to come out of the dark and at least say THANKS. you don't have to post your name like me **Marcus**

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  7. I have lurked here for awhile. Dave is an inspiration to me. His dedication and good nature is a bonus to us. I have been on zero carb for 10 months. I have lost 25 pounds which seems to be what I needed. I feel very healthy and at peace. I am very relaxed. I look at things with a fresh view. I started to follow Dave on his forum and followed him here. Marcus is right as well as other that have made nice comments here. This place is relaxing without demands to "perform". I really like this atmosphere. I hope to get the chance to comment more. That is of course this place stays open. BTW I am hooked on fatty beef brisket and I love to cook it ala Dave. Yes, I love big nasty cigars too!

    Taylor

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  8. Professional lurker here. My name Cathy. I go by Cat. I have been lurking way before day one, which means since the forum. I have read many journals at the forum in the past. There were some amazing journeys there. One thing that got me hooked with Dave was his no nonsense, straight forward approach to zc. He hit the ground running and has never stopped. He tries things out and if they work, he uses them. If not he moves on. No "crying game" with him. I can hardly think of a time he has complained about anything other than freedom to write his about his journey the way it actually happens.

    I for one am happy that he moved his journal here. I did not want a stripped down "PC" version of his experience. Like someone commented "How did they let this one getaway?" ZC is by choice and like religion, you don't have to agree, but you should respect imo.

    I am a fit healthy 40 something year old person that has practiced zc for many, many years for health reasons. Now my health is great. I eat dairy and meat, mostly beef. I love eggs. I call them food of the gods. The dairy I consume is just like Dave. Butter, cheese and heavy whipping cream. I drink coffee and I have been known to puff a cigar or two on occasion lol. I live alone so I don't have to worry about a household of folks to "save" me from zc. My coworkers respect my way of eating. So I live for the most part in a perfect zc world. Going out to eat is another thing. I know I am not alone in that area.

    Keep up the good work Dave. You are an inspiration to many more than you know. I am sorry to be silent for so long.

    :-) Cat

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  9. Never did enjoy puffing on a cigar !!
    Chewing on a Snickers bar...OK...but that's a faint memory.
    teri

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  10. Wow, Pro(zc)ac. What a nice comment. Thank you. It does feel good not to have demands. Sometimes I can get caught up in the frame of mind that "I Must Post". Now I try to take my time and post when something is worth posting.

    I want folks to be able to come here if they wish and express themselves freely. They can share if they wish. They can comment in total anonymity if they wish or just lurk. All I ever have asked is to be respectful. Simple. I hope that I keep motivate to keep sharing. I have to admit I have good days and some bad days, but mostly good. Thanks again. Keep in the Fight and Always Battle On!!!

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  11. Hi Jane, thanks for the comments. I am not the kind of person who forces my will on anyone. I try hard to be respectful and true to this "Cause". I appreciate folks like you who are not afraid to comment what is on your mind. Well one thing for sure is that I am still a member at the forum and I will remain one. So I really didn't "Get Away", yet I don't post there much for reasons that have been discussed more than I care to rehash. I have a lot of zero carb family there that I truly care about and that have been very supportive of me. I will never forget them.

    I have been fortunate to adapt to Zero Carb so well. Although I may not need any support, it is nice to have some folks who understand where I am coming form. At the moment I don't intend to shut this Blog down. I may not post everyday like in the past, but It will stay up for now. I will try to make time every week to post and respond to comments.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  12. Hi Sara, now how someone so young can be so wise? In just a few sentences you have summed it all up. No truer words have been spoken. Family Indeed!

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  13. Hi Maryzc. Late for the Party? No way. The Party has just began. Did you bring your lamp shade lol (?). Yes, I am still a proud member at the forum. A lot of hits? I don't know about that. I am not into the "Numbers Game". For me it is "Quality" not "Quantity". I just want to share without censorship. So here I am.

    Hey I found this penny laying around is it yours? HA!

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  14. Hi Bill. Man thanks a lot. There seems to be a feeling of this place closing shop. I guess it did not help that I posted some comments when I was a little bummed out. I get a (ZC) high and say that I will post everyday and then I get a little low and come to reality and think about shutting it down. Jeez Sorry Bill and the rest.

    I have to agree with you about the weekly plus deal. Who knows. Hey this stuff is addictive lol.

    Find a penny, pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  15. Hi Marcus. Thank you for coming out of the dark. Thanks is nice, but not required. I post form the heart. What you get here is genuine. No pressure here. Lurkers are always welcomed. Nice comments, thanks.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  16. Hi Taylor. Great comments. I see I must have really over did it on the shutting down deal. Sorry. It was a moment of weakness. The Fatty Beef Brisket is good isn't it? I have not gotten tired of it yet.

    Big nasty cigars, YES!!! Maybe we should start a Cigar Blog lol!

    Good deal on the 25 pounds and that peaceful feeling. It is great to hear other folks benefiting from Zero Carb. Great indeed. Please stop by and comment when you feel the urge.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  17. Hi Cat. Very nice comments. Thanks for the support. I agree with what you have said. I admire your set up. You have an ideal situation concerning Zero Carb. My (DW) still preaches "Balance Meals" even after the total weight loss of over 100 pounds. Go figure.

    Well it looks like we eat very similar foods. I believe Pro(ZC)ac is close inline if I am not mistaken.

    For the Record: Moving here was hard. It was not by choice, but by necessity. I would have been very, very happy just to continue a regular Journal at the forum. Again I won't rehash the events that lead me here. Just read the archives for November 2010 and December 2010. They Tell the whole sad story.

    Stop by and comment anytime and be heard.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  18. Hi Teri, aka Cyber Mom. What a way to wrap up my responses. Snickers was one of my all time favorites. So now I substitute an occasional cigar too like others here. Hey I heard they have less carbs than snickers. HA!

    I spoke to Gaby recently and she told me that you were back home. Give Bob a big "Howdy" for me. Thanks for stopping by. Keep On Keeping On and Always Battle On Teri!!!

    (ZC)er In the House

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  19. I feel this blog is like "ZERO CARB: THE NEXT GENERATION"...

    And in fact this is what we are: we have sort of left "the nest" and are now creating a niche that seems to accomodates adequately a sort of more liberal way of expression...

    Anyway, I do not think there is a danger for the ZC philosophy, as the basics are simple and leave no place for great variation... The ZC principles are safe and are here to stay.

    Now lets all have a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pro(ZC)ac

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  20. Hi Pro(ZC)ac. Back to back comments from you on a single post is an honor indeed. You are right: Zero Carb is the Next Generation. Most folks just don't get it. Go figure. Lets just enjoy the time we have here and live life to the fullest. Thanks again for to second comment on this post. Battle On!!!

    Cheers,

    Dave

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