Wednesday, January 20, 2016

1/20/2016 - Blast from the Past - DAY 20

Greetings all,

What a Glorious day indeed!!! I hope all is well with everyone. I am once again living the DREAM! Your next installment of “Blast from the Past”:

Original Stardate: 7/20/2010
I had a very stressful day at work. We are super shorthanded and I have to wear many hats. My employees are very difficult and add to the stress of the customers. So far the stress has not had any noticeable effect on my WOE. I still do not have any cravings for carbs and no desire to cheat. 

I have been thinking about adding biking or hiking to my weekend activities. I play a little tennis and maybe I should just focus on improving my game. OR better yet I should just continue to catch up on some rest, like I have been doing lately. I think I will pick curtain number four for now.

Good Steak, Good GB or whatever makes you happy.

(ZC) for Life


Original Stardate: 7/20/2010
I’m feeling o.k. today so far. I still can’t manage to go to sleep earlier than elevenish. My energy levels are a bit low (lack of sleep). Almost every day when I come home from work I feel like I could almost collapse. I usually get home and lie down for a while and sometimes I take a short nap. I’m going to try to stay up today and not rest when I get home in the effort that I will be tired later on and sleep early. 

Other than that my spirits are good. This WOE is becoming more of a routine instead of something that I have to plan daily. The way I think about (ZC) is more effortless than in the beginning. 


Overall health (1-10):8
Energy level (1-10):6
Cravings: None
Today's Menu: Steak, GB, and H2O

Right off the bat I have to admit going through these journal posting is a little embarrassing for me. Why? Because I do find more than a few misspelled words. Yes, I do correct them before posting here if I find them. OK back to the Observation. Well I do find a small discrepancy on the weight loss. Here I have posted 245.5 lbs and the last posting that includes a weight-in is at 245.0 lbs. So just a little off in the timeline, but really close.  OK, at this point I have a lot of stress at work, but it is not driving me to overeat or to dive into a bucket of ice cream to woe my sorrows. 

Then I almost make a Rookie Mistake and start to consider on adding exercise to my new way of eating. Why a mistake you say? OK in my oh so little opinion, I feel that newbies who are not already in some type of exercise or sport should wait and focus on the eating part of this (WOE) and get it down right for the long run before introducing another life changing aspect to their life. Hey it is just my opinion. As you see in the post I decide against it and pick rest instead. 

Speaking about rest, my very next post that day describes not getting enough sleep. This is a lifelong problem for me that is not diet or (WOE) related. I describe energy problems associated with lack of sleep. I continue to have a bad habit of taking a nap when I get home on most days and then not being able to go to sleep at a decent time so that I get up at 4:30 AM with decent rest. Still I can find myself falling asleep as late as 1 or 2 AM. 

Next this Rookie is starting to realize that this (WOE) is becoming a true way of life instead of a planned event. Also though tired, I am getting an overall feeling of Well-being. This I describe as my “Spirits”. Ahhh and I can see where I am starting my (almost famous) signature tags: “ZC for Life”. Why is this important? Because at this point in time I am accepting this new (WOE) as my lifestyle and not just “testing the waters”. I feel that it is becoming part of me and this is my way (no matter how weird) of personalizing it. Hey I am weird like that!!!

Have a Healthy Day my Family and Friends. Live Long, Stay Strong and Always Battle On!!!

(ZC)er for LIFE




  1. Your blog is awesome, man I really am enjoying and learning a lot with this series. I feel as if my zc journey is step by step with yours.

    1. Thanks Reggie, glad to see you still hanging in there! It can be tough going for some folks at the start of Zero Carb (ZC). Especially if someone was heavy into carbs. Once you deplete the carbs and the carvings subside things will be easier. Battle On!!!



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