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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!

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!

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.

Cruise Phase Day 43

Damn you Christmas!!

I ate far too much yesterday and felt sick as a dog last night……and still feel a but queasy today. I put on 600 grams so that bit wasn’t too bad, but I went a bit mad on the food!

I had 3 servings (big ones) of Tiramisu, 6 chocolates, roast potatoes, half a bottle of Cava and nearly a full bottle of white wine. That was the bad stuff – I also has Turkey and veggies but I stayed away from the Pork Crackling.

We had a lovely day though and it’s nice to catch up with friends who we don’t see enough of.

So now I just have to get back on the wagon and try to stay on it!!

Cruise Phase Day 42

Oh No! There’s food everywhere!

We are having some friends over today for a Pre-Christmas Lunch and there is a Turkey and Roast Pork cooking in the oven. These will be served with spuds and veggies. I have already decided to have today off the diet and will just enjoy the good food and good company.

Cruise Phase Day 41

My weight this morning was 102.4 kgs which is 200 grams up on yesterday. I am posting this from my new iPad (a birthday and Christmas gift from my kids!) so I can’t include the usual chart of what I ate, but it is usually the same stuff. Although I did have pancakes yesterday made with eggs, skimmed milk powder, sweetener and cocoa powder. Very good when you have cravings.

Tomorrow will be my Christmas Dinner so I will be having a few naughties, and enjoying them without feeling guilty! Then it will be back to the diet again. I will also be getting my new puppy during the week so that will mean more exercise.

Cruise Phase Day 29

Day 29 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 103.3 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.7 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 6.3 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – 2 sugar free sweets
  • Lunch – A Skinny Latte in Starbucks, Malaga Airport!
  • Snack – 2 slices cooked ham
  • Dinner – Roast Chicken, carrots, cauliflour, 0% fat yoghurt
  • Drinks – 1ltr water, 2 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee and that Skinny Latte
  • Exercise – Malaga Airport is so much bigger now – I must have walked for miles!

Well, my family finally made it after a day and a half of travelling, they are all wrecked!!  It´s great to see the grandkids again – the baby is 3 months now and gave me a lovely big smile.

I had a great surprise when they gave me an iPad for my birthday!!!!  I have wanted one since they first came out – I´m just waiting for iTunes to update so I can start playing with it.

Another great weight loss today – that´s 6.3 kilos down in 5 weeks (almost a stone).  My goal is getting closer all the time and I am loving this diet.  I had two big temptations yesterday – Starbucks and the dessert menu in Grumbles where we had dinner – I still can´t believe I didn´t have the Apple and Rhubarb Crumble……..but I was strong and resisted!  I am so proud of myself.

Cruise Phase Day 13

Day 13 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 105.1 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.0 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 4.5 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Dukan Galette
  • Snack – Half a Grapefruit (not Dukan Friendly but I grew it myself!)
  • Lunch – 4 Crab Sticks, Cooked Turkey Slices
  • Snack – 0% fat Yoghurt
  • Dinner – Tandoori Chicken, Coffee Creme & Meringue
  • Drinks – 2 ltrs water, 2 coups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise – No proper exercise but went shopping.

Well I stayed the same as yesterday so I am quite happy with that – but as you can see from my menu I didn´t have any veggies.  I just didn´t feel like having any so today is going to be my PV Day.  That´s what I like about the Dukan Diet, in one way you have to stick to the rules in order to lose weight, but those rules can be bent a little bit if necessary – as long as you don´t go totally off diet you will lose weight.

No exercise again!  I will have to make more of an effort next week.  I will be facing temptation today as my Sister arrives today for a weeks holiday and we will be meeting up later for coffee – will have to stock up on willpower before hitting La Cañada shopping center.  Although it´s much easier to diet here in Spain as there isn´t much choice in chocolate and the cakes look delicious but taste horrible!  This time of the year is worse as the shops stock up on chocolate and sweets for Christmas – the Spanish traditionally have Turron at Christmas and Suchard do a huge bar of Chocolate Turron with Rice Crispies in which I am madly trying to not see in the supermarket!

Cruise Phase Day 8

Day 8 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 106.1 kgs
  • Weight Gain 0.1 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 3.5 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Oat Bran Porridge, 2 slices cooked Turkey
  • Snack – none
  • Lunch – 1 Chicken Drumstick
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – Kebabs made with beef mince, SF Jelly
  • Drinks – 1 ltr water, 3 cups of tea, 1 cup of coffee
  • Exercise – None

Grrrrr…..went up 100grams even though I didn´t eat much this weekend, but that seem to be what the problem is.  I have been reading round some forums and have found that the people who are eating more are losing more weight – amazing but true!  So from today I will be eating a full breakfast instead of just having the porridge.  Also I didn´t have any yoghurt over the weekend and didn´t drink as much water as I usually do.

On the plus side, we had friends drop by yesterday and I made a non-Dukan friendly desert for them – and I didn´t touch any of it!  I am amazed by my willpower these days.

But my overall loss for the week was 600 grams so I can´t complain as the scales are going in the right direction.  Today is a PV day as I haven´t had any veggies since Wednesday, apart from the cherry tomatoes on Saturday.

So I´m going to re-read my book, look for some recipes and do more exercise this week.

Cruise Phase Day 7

Day 7 of the Cruise Phase stats:

  • Weight Today 106 kgs
  • Weight Lost 0.5 kgs
  • Total Weight Lost 3.6 kgs

What I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast – Oat Bran Porridge, 2 scrambled Eggs
  • Snack – none
  • Lunch – 6 cherry tomatoes picked straight from the plant!
  • Snack – none
  • Dinner – Roast Chicken, Sugar Free Jelly
  • Drinks – 1.5 ltrs water, 2 cups of tea, 1 Diet Coke, 1 glass Cava
  • Exercise – Walking around Fuengirola

We had a nice day out yesterday catching up with friends.  I was Very Good and resisted all temptations except for the glass of Cava (it was only a small one….).  Mark has tomato plants growing on his terrace so I helped myself to 6 deliciously sweet cherry tomatoes.  I didn´t have any avocado (from Vanna´s trees), fresh bread, Ann´s Corn Fritters or Potato Wedges……how good was I???

Very happy to see the weight loss this morning!  I have a great excuse for being on this diet and everyone understands why I have to lose weight – I really don´t want to have another spinal fusion – so they don´t even try to persuade me to break it, just admire my willpower.