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February Update…

I know I said in my last post that I would go back to doing the updates but obviously that didn´t happen.

I am still on the Dukan Diet and sticking to it well.  I haven´t fallen off the wagon since the new year.  I have been massively tempted at times but as there is hardly any goodies left in the house it is easy to resist.  I have also discovered Dukan friendly chocolate pancakes which help me over any bad patches.

At times I have been bored with the limits of the diet, and at other times I have felt really hungry – but these seem to happen mostly on very cold days so I´m hoping things will get easier as the weather picks up.  I know – you´re saying “but you live in Spain – how cold can it be” but there is snow on the mountains just up the road, which we can see from our house.

My weight now is 96.8 kilos – still going in the right direction!  It´s been a bit slower weight loss for the past couple of weeks but that is more to do with the weather than the diet!

Catch-up and re-focus!

I just realised that it has been well over a week since I have posted here in my diary. I have been caught up in a big project and haven’t had much time for personal stuff.

Anyway, this morning my weight was 101.1 kilos which is a little bit up on my last report. I haven’t been cheating or anything, but I have been eating more pork than I should be. To be precise, pork burgers made with mushrooms and truffles! Birger’s new masterpiece recipe which is a taste explosion!

Fudge, the puppy, is getting big enough to bring for longer walks but she is afraid of the traffic on the road so I have to get her used to that.

So from tomorrow I will try to get back to the daily reports.

If you have started the Dukan Diet post a comment below and let us know how you are getting on.

Cruise Phase Day 59

Day 59 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 99.4 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.7 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 10.2 kgs on Dukan Diet
  • Total Weight Lost 20.8 kgs since July 4 2010

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugarfree sweets
  • Lunch – Cooked Turkey slices, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Snack – Grilled Tuna Steaks
  • Dinner – Chicken Breast marinated in Soya Sauce, Lime Juice and Minced Garlic, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Drinks – 1 glass water, 3 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise – Doggy Walking

I can´t beleive I have lost another 700 grams today – I was fully expecting to stay the same weight for a few days, and I ate loads yesterday.

I love the Dukan Diet!!

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Cruise Phase Day 59

Day 59 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 100.1 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.3 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 9.5 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugar free sweets
  • Lunch – Boquerones en vinagre,(Whitebait in Vinager, with tomato and olive oil) Ensalada Mixta, Mixed Salad with tuna (more olive oil!) – had these out in Alozaina. 0% fat yoghurt (at home)
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – Pork burgers
  • Drinks – half a liter of water, Cafe Sombra (milkey coffee) 3 cups of tea.
  • Exercise – Walking the dog

I can´t believe how much weight I have lost in the last few days!  I hope it keeps up at this rate, but I am not expecting it to.  Even after having lots of Olive Oil on my lunch and a cup of coffee which is mostly milk (full fat) I still lost weight.  But I won´t start thinking I can do that every day!  Lunch in Alozaina is lovely but not something to do regularly.

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Cruise Phase Day 57

Day 57 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 100.4 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.6 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 9.2 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugar free sweets
  • Lunch – 3 crab sticks, 1 boiled egg, 3 slices cooked turkey, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – Jerk Chicken, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Drinks – 1 glass water, 3 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise – Walking the puppy and keeping the peace between her and the cats!

It was a lovely day yesterday after about a week of rain so I had a chance to take Fudge out for a walk.  She is a bit nervous of the cars on the road so I had to carry her for a bit as she just wanted to run home!  But we finally got down to the riverside and had a nice walk.

We also had a ramble round out “campo” later in the day and she loved that.  This is all having a positive effect on my weight!  I can´t beleive how fast it has come off this week.  I have been on the Dukan Diet for 9 weeks and have lost 9.2 kilos – a great result, but could have been even better if Christmas hadn´t been in there!

Cruise Phase Day 54

  • Day 54 of the Cruise Phase stats:
  • Weight Today 101.9 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.4 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 7.7 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugar free sweets, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Lunch – Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – Char-grilled Chicken, 0% fat yoghurt, 2 sugar free sweets
  • Drinks – No water…..bad! 3 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise – Shopping and puppy walking

I know shopping is not classed as exercise but yesterday I had to go on my own so that was more exercise than I usually get when I am shopping so it counts.

It was raining most of the day so the puppy walking wasn´t so pleasant – she did her business then headed straight in to the house again.  But trying to keep the peace between her and our other dog and two cats is not easy – they don´t understand her enthusiastic approach to everything!  Smokey, the older cat, stands his ground and gives her a few whacks with his paw – but Julia the Stalker, the younger cat, gets freaked out when Fudge starts heading towards her………it´s funny really……..

Cruise Phase Day 53

Day 53  of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 102.3 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.4 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 7.3 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugar free sweets
  • Lunch – Egg Wrap with Turkey Slices, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner -Grilled Fillet of Salmon, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Drinks -1 large glass water, 3 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise -Puppy walkies

Just realized I made a mistake yesterday – I though it was day 53 but it was only day 52.  It must have been the stress of having a blood test at 8 o´clock in the morning!  There were two people taking the blood – one girl who looked half asleep and a man.  The man was flying through his patients and the girl was having a lot of trouble with hers.  I was standing there hoping I would get the man!  I did in the end and he was very good, hardly felt a thing.  But I still have a lovely bruise today.

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!

Cruise Phase Day 51

Day 51 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 102.7 kgs
  • Weight Lost 1.0 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 6.9 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugar free sweets
  • Lunch – Homemade Beef Burgers, 0% yoghurt
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – Griled Tuna Steak, 0% yoghurt, 2 sugar free sweets
  • Drinks – About half a liter of water, 3 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise – Running around after the puppy

I have found that I am not drinking as much water as I did a few weeks ago – I will have to make more of an effort on the water drinking front!

So I am back on track with the diet and hoping to stay there!  There´s only New Years Eve left now to get over.

I found this great quote:

It´s not what you eat between Christmas and New Year that matters, but what you eat between the New Year and Christmas…

Post Christmas Update

I was really determined to stick to the Dukan Diet over Christmas and I mostly did – apart from falling off the wagon on Friday and Saturday :(

According to the scales I have put on 1.2 kgs, which I suppose isn´t too bad considering what I ate.  I went totally mad and had chocolates, wine, bread, jam, stuffing, apple cake and more chocolates.  And that was just the bad things – I also had some not too bad things as well.

But I am back on track now and will be getting back to keeping my diary every day.

I have also been busy with my new puppy, Fudge.  She is adorable, but hard work.  We have to house train her so are following her around making sure she doesn´t get too many chances to poo or pee in the house.  So she is taken out every couple of hours for some exercise and “evacuation” as they so politely put it in the doggy training sites.