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Cruise Phase Day 53

Day 53 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 102.7 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.0 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 6.9 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugar free sweets
  • Lunch – Savoury Pancakes with 0% fat cheese spread
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – Dukan style Moussaka, 0% yoghurt
  • Drinks – 1 large glass of water, 3 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise – chasing Fudge around again!

Today is my 60th day on the Dukan Diet – 7 days of Attack and 53 days of Cruise.  I will be glad when this “Holiday Season” is over and all the yummy food is gone from the house!  Temptation is a terrible thing – although my willpower is surprisingly good considering……

Overall I have lost 20 kilos since 4th July when I started trying to lose weight.  I am confident I will get to my target before the summer 2011 and am looking forward to it immensely!

Attack Phase Day 7

Day 7 of the Attack Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 107.2 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.6 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 2.4 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Oat Bran Porridge
  • Snack – none
  • Lunch – Chicken/Turkey burger, Dukan Custard
  • Snack – 3 Crab Sitcks
  • Dinner – Grilled Chicken Breast, 0% Fat Yoghurt
  • Drinks – 2 ltrs water, 1 cup of tea, 1 cup of coffee.
  • Exercise – 15 mins Crosstrainer

This will be my last Attack day and I am happy with the weight loss so far :)

I had planned to have a mid-morning snack as I only had porridge for breakfast but I just wasn´t hungry and didn´t start to think about food until 2pm.  And I did some exercise…….I sometimes wish I was the sporty type who just loves to exercise!

We are going out to visit friends today (and to pick out a new puppy for me!) so I´m not sure how it will go.  Maybe I´ll bring some sliced meat and crab sticks with me – they are understanding types so shouldn´t be a problem.

The Dukan Custard is just as good when it has been stored in the fridge and I will definately be making it again.

Attack Phase Day 6

Day 6 of the Attack Phase stats:

  • Starting Weight 109.6 kgs
  • Weight Today 107.8 kgs
  • Weight Gain 0.2 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 1.8 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Oat Bran Pancake.
  • Snack – none
  • Lunch – Egg Wrap with Smoked Salmon and Fromage Frais, Custard
  • Snack – 3 crab sticks
  • Dinner – 2 slices Turkey Meat, Grilled Panga (fish), 0% fat yoghurt.
  • Drinks – more than 2 ltrs water, 2 cups of tea, 2 cups coffee.
  • Exercise – No proper exercise but went shopping again.

I ate very late last night and think that may have contributed to the small gain.  Also didn´t have to go to the toilet my usual 3 times during the night so may also be some water retention.

I´m not very good at doing the exercise as you can see so from today I am going to make a real effort to either go far a long walk or go on the crosstrainer.

I am doing 7 days on Attack and have to say I am not really missing vegetables yet!

Attack Phase – Day 5

Day 5 of the Attack Phase stats:

  • Starting Weight 109.6 kgs
  • Weight Today 107.6 kgs
  • Weight Lost 1.1 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 2.0 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Oat Bran Porridge
  • Snack – none
  • Lunch – 2 eggs scrambled, smoked salmon, 0% fat yoghurt.
  • Snack – 3 crab sticks
  • Dinner – Chicken/Turkey mince made into a burger, 0% fat yoghurt.
  • Drinks – more than 2 ltrs water, 2 cups of tea.
  • Exercise – No proper exercise but went shopping which is enough for me!

I got my Dukan Diet book in the post yesterday so have been reading up on what is allowed on this
diet. I realised that I could be eating more on the Attack phase, but I haven´t been hungry snce Monday
(carb-hangover day).

I´m going to make the custard from the recipe section of the book today as we have a glut of eggs
at the moment.

I am absolutely chuffed with the weight loss so far – I though that as I had already been on a
diet for months before starting the Dukan Diet that I wouldn´t lose so fast. But 2 kilos, or almost 4.5 lbs
is a great loss!

Attack Phase Day 4

Day 4 of the Attack Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 108.7 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.0 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 0.9 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Oat Bran Pancakes, 0% fat Natural Yoghurt
  • Snack – 2 slices Smoked Salmon
  • Lunch – BBQed Chicken Breast
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – 3 Crab Sticks, 3 slices cooked Turkey meat.
  • Drinks – not up to 2 ltrs water today, 2 cups of tea, 1 cup coffee black, 1 can Light Lemon.
  • Exercise – none.

No exercise yesterday as we were out at the BBQ. I didn´t drink as much water as I usually do so I think both these contributed to having no weight loss today.

Attack Phase Day 3

Day 3 of the Attack Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 108.7 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.5 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 0.9 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Oat Bran Pancakes, 0% fat Natural Yoghurt
  • Snack – 2 slices cooked ham (they are small round slices) so about 20g.
  • Lunch – 1 egg made into wrap with Smoked Salmon
  • Dinner – Tuna Steak grilled.
  • Drinks – over 2 ltrs water, 2 cups of tea.
  • Exercise – 45 minute walk without the dog!

I didn´t feel hungry at all yesterday, the carb hangover is gone.

As it was my first time making the Oat Bran pancakes they were a bit of a disappointment – not sweet enough for me so today I added some Sweetener and they were much better. We have been invited to a BBQ this afternoon so I think I will bring some Turkey slices with me in case the meat is too fatty, although that isn´t so much of a problem here in Spain – nearly all the meat in the shops has had the fat trimmed off.

So I am happy to have lost almost 1 kg in 2 days – not missing veggies yet!

Attack Phase Day 2

Day 2 of the Attack Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 109.2 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.4 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – porridge made with Oat Bran, skimmed milk and a little sweetener.
  • Snack – 4 slickes cooked ham (they are small round slices) so about 30g.
  • Lunch – 2 eggs scrambled
  • Snack – Non-fat soft cheese and smoked salmon.
  • Dinner – Tuna Steak grilled.
  • Drinks – over 2 ltrs water, 2 cups of tea.
  • Exercise – 20 minute walk with the dog.

The day went fairly well but I was hungry, as you can tell by the snacking.  I think this is the aftermath of my carb binge over the weekend!  I drank a lot of water which is good for me – I used to hate the stuff but now I keep a large glass of water on the desk so I remember I am supposed to be drinking it.

The 20 minute walk should have been longer but our dog is not very well behaved – he gets all the exercise he needs running round the campo and doesn´t “do” being walked!  At one stage he nearly pulled me head-first into the river – well I say river….it´s more of a stream.

So I´m very happy with my first day as a Dukaneer and hope the rest of the diet goes this well!

Starting Dukan Diet Today & Carb Hangover!

So I have decided to start the Dukan Diet today as I was sick as a dog last night after my carb binge weekend!  Having been on Atkins since the end of July with only minor blips along the way, I now realise that carbs are BADDDDDDD!!!!!  I felt so sick last night…….I won´t be doing that again in a hurry!

So Dukan starts now – I am going to try out the porridge for breakfast.  I have to go shopping for low fat yoghurts and more meat, the chickens will provide all the eggs I need.

My starting weight this morning is 109.6 and my BMI is 39.3.  I am planning on doing 7 days in Attack and hope to lose 3kg.