Sunday, April 19, 2015

4/19/2015 - Blast from the PAST - Entry #8 and Connor Update

Greetings Friends and Family!

Well with this post I find out that I did indeed forget to post that Monday. I have not looked at this post until a bit ago and thought “OK Dave hasn't lost all of his marbles yet”. A great relief to me and my invisible friend…….you know like the one you have……...right? All right now, not everyone speak at the same time…….Ahh the sound of silence…… gotta love it. I believe that the two posts are in the wrong order, but since the second one has the stats I posted them in that order on purpose. My next installment of “Blast from the PAST”:

Original Stardate: 7/8/2010

A funny thing happened on Monday that I forgot to post. While I was shopping at the grocery store I happened to be near the pharmacy and overheard the pharmacist and her assistant talking. One said "I heard that she is cutting carbs to lose weight" the other said "yeah I tried that and didn't last two days without getting light-headed, so I gave it up" the first one said "yeah and it's bad for your kidneys right?" I wanted to say "OMG are you fricking kidding me", so I just shook my head and continued shopping.

Today we were swamped at work. I had customers out the rear end. I was shorthanded so I helped out my staff for several hours. After playing pizza delivery boy (for DW), I crashed on my bed and fell asleep for about three hours just to recharge my batteries. I noticed that as long as I don't have a lot of activities I'm "ok" but as soon as I have some extra activity "boom" I'm down for the count. Charles said that my energy levels should change upward with time and I agree 100%.

All in all (except for a few minor tummy issues) I feel good about the WOE.

Original Stardate: 7/8/2010 (second post same date)

I feel pretty good today; I got a lot of rest. So far I'm sticking to eating only when I'm hungry. When I was posting last night I started to feel a little green about the gills. It was about 11:30 PM. Then I realized that I had not eaten since about 2:30 PM and at that it was just a GB patty. So I went to the fridge and ate about half a cold Rib eye steak (yes, it was cooked) and drank a large glass of H2O. I almost instantly felt better. I was able to read for a while in the FAQ area. I guess my body was “talking” to me. I have had this feeling in the past and it never occurred to me to eat. I did not have hunger pangs. I still have not had any cravings. In the past I used Splenda all the time. Often I would drink 3-4 cups of regular coffee (12 oz cups) with a couple of packs of AFS and HWC at work. I often made recipes from Lindsue’s site: LC pancakes, muffins, cookies breads and so on. Most of the recipes I would make required AFS.

Energy level: good
Overall Health: good
Cravings: None
Today’s Menu: GB, Steak, Oopsie roll (2) & H2O


OK, the memory lapse from that Monday was not cause by (ZC). Yes, I was trapped in my vehicle with a steaming hot fresh pizza that engulfed the cab of my truck. Yes, I loved the smell and no it never crossed my mind to eat a slice although (DW) keep asking if I wanted some. Did I mention that she did not support my (WOE) and hounded me to death about it daily? I did have some energy problems at the start of (ZC) as mentioned. Maybe not enough fat for energy?? Also I was having tummy troubles at the start of (ZC). I have my gallbladder removed not too long before starting (ZC) and this may have been the cause. I mention artificial sweeteners. Yes, I admit at one point in time I was a Splenda junkie. Now I am clean and sober. 

Have a Healthy Day my Family and Friends. A system free of artificial junk is the SWEETEST gift you can give your body. Battle On!!!

(ZC)er How Sweet it IS



Connor update: He is doing well and will start to post again on Monday 4/20/2015 with an update on his missing days. He contacted me explaining that was going through a rough spot with some personal issues and I advised him to take some time off and settle them before continuing with his journal. I do not want him to stop posting altogether. 


  1. Thanks for this update on Connors, I was wondering how he was doing...

    1. No worries Anonymous. He will be posting soon.

  2. HI, i was wondering if anyone had any comments on something. I tried eating low carb ( atkins) several years back, but i gained weight. When i removed the fat it was fine but as soon as i eat fat, even on a low carb, very very low( 1-5gms) carb or med carb diet, i gain weight fast. It is with animal fats and avocados and stuff like that. So im dead keen to try zero carb with just meats, but also scared of gaining weight immediately again. Has anyone heard of this, has it happened to anyone else? If i count calories and stay off fat i can lose okay.

    1. Hi Anonymous, sorry for the late reply.........I think Denis could answer this question with his in-dept science background, but I will tell you this: do not count calories. do not avoid fat. do the basics:

      1. eat meat, I suggest beef like steak, ground beef or brisket. eat the kind with normal fat, not reduced fat.
      2. drink only water (at least for the first two weeks)
      3. eat until full, not stuffed. Stop when your stomach says OK. there is no shame to put away excess food for another time.

      Do this for at least two-four weeks f you are trying to lose weight. Your body will release a lot of water. so you will see some water weight come off quickly. This lifestyle change requires patience. It is not a quick weight loss program. I was able to lose a lot of weight, but I stayed committed. I did not cheat, I did not fold. I ate when hungry and drank when thirsty. If you can get past the carb cravings you will be successful. I have no idea if you have any medical problems that might impede this lifestyle change. Most people fail because they are not committed to a change for life.

      Email me at for any questions you have that you may not want to post. I get emails with questions all the time and I will answer them in a timely manner.





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