I do appreciate the opportunity Dave has given me to use the Zero Carb Chronicles as my personal journal through my weight loss. Believe me he invested a lot of time to answer at least 50 or more emails concerning this woe. I asked him question after question and he answered most of them within hours. Then I we came to a conclusion that a daily journal would be helpful because of the accountability. Dave explained that while some frown on a daily weigh-in, it helped him to focus more on what worked and what did not work for him. Those who chose to weigh-in on a weekly basis did not know if something they did up to 7 days ago may have stalled or cause an increase. For example Lisa wrote to me about dairy. I ate 4 slices of american cheese in one day with my burgers and still lost weight. Could I lose more without the cheese? I can try and find out, but without daily weigh-ins who would know.
Dave further explained that I need to put my scientist cap on and look at ups or downs on the scale as an experiment of what works and what does not work until I narrow it down. He said not to get too excited on gains or stalls, but to learn from them and then put them into practice. He stressed for me to go back to my journal and study it and repeat certain things to see if any other factors may have caused gains or stalls and not to be afraid to try new things. For me that would be to eat fattier foods. I did tell him that was a concern and he said a small portion of fatty meat, such as brisket or beef check meat would fill me to the brim and that I would not want to over eat.
I am writing about these things to help me understand the basics that he tried to instill in me about Zero Carb and the attitude that I must have to succeed. I do understand that this is a life style change forever if I want to maintain good health. Dave has wrote about his experience which includes ups and downs, but at the end he succeeded all the way and past his goal. I really do intend to do the same. BTW I moved the daily weight stats at the end of my journal because I intend to be here a long time and I promise it will grow with more weight loss entries as time goes by. I also corrected Day 5 results. One last thing, Dave did ask me to put a picture with the postings to carry the theme of the blog so I hope you like my selections. I will try to match them with the post if possible or just something cheery if nothing else. Thanks everyone for your support.
B black coffee
L Three over easy Eggs in Butter
D BBQ Leg Quarter
Exercise 0 minuets on the elliptical machine
Day 1 - 231.2 pounds
Day 2 - 230.0 pounds (-) 1.2 pounds
Day 3 - 229.4 pounds (-) 0.6 pounds
Day 4 - 228.8 pounds (-) 0.6 pounds
Day 5 - 230.0 pounds (+)
Day 6 - 228.2 pounds (-) 1.8 pounds