Cruise Phase – Day 2 (PP)

Pure Protein Day

Morning weigh in: 108.1kg

  • Daily loss : -0.2kg / -0.44lbs
  • Total loss: 4.2kg / 9.25lbs

Watercheck – 2l by 16.20

Breakfast (eaten late cause I had a (MINOR – mother!) bike accident and was being patched up and a bit in shock until 11 or so)

  • Oatbran porridge
  • 6 slices of Pastrami
  • 2 mugs of milky tea


  • 2 microwaved eggs
  • 2 turkey patties (I think I’ve ODed on these now)
  • 1 mug of milky tea

Afternoon Snack

  • 150 ml low-fat yoghurt


  • TBC

Oops! Note to self, don’t try to brake and signal at the same time while riding a bike which you’ve just bought, which handles totally differently from your old bike. I went over the handlebars today just outside the office, and scraped my knee something shocking.  Other random bruises may start to manifest, but the injured knee is blocking out all other pain.  Apparently the building manager managed to catch it all on DVD, he’s going to get me a copy.  Should be good for a few seconds of “funniest home videos” fame.

The moral of the story, people, is: WEAR YOUR HELMET! Mine is totally dorky looking, but it saved me from potentially serious head injury as my noggin skittered along the road ahead of my bike.

Anyway.  Have discovered that pain is an excellent appetite suppressant.  I kinda had to force feed the turkey patties down my gullet, and by the time I got to the third one that’s in my lunch box, I felt a little ill. (No, I don’t have a concussion! Like I said – helmet to the rescue!) Maybe I’m just over the turkey patties now.  Time to find another way to cook meat and make it attractive on PP days.  Suggestions?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Charlotte
    Ouch on the bike thingy -get it uploaded to YouTube!

    What we do on PP days is to remember that you can flavour meat — get beetroot or pickled onions, gherkins — or do one of the sauces from the book. It’s quite nice to have an egg on top (and it could be poached, boiled, scrambled of fried for variety).

    Have you tried poussin instead of chicken? — Do try it; it’s delicious and not expensive.

    Venison burgers are tasty for a change too.

    Hope this helps!

    Oh, and remember that you have little or no carbs, so you won’t have a lot of instant strength nor energy, so watch out on bikes!

    By the way, you have unwittingly encouraged me to do a spreadsheet — and a blog post too! The spreadsheet produces graphs, and I have to say that I got a pleasant surprise; yes, the attach phase was a sharp drop, but it was a false impression without the chart because I thought I was levelling off and whatnot. As a result I am much more encouraged!

    Thanks for that!


  2. Posted by Cathy on June 18, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Hi Charlotte, I’ve done that on my bike many years ago so can empathise. Make sure you get some good dressings on those grazes (the ones you leave on for a week). They’ll heal up nicely.
    Regarding this diet, I’ve been following it for 10 days so far, & I can’t say that the scales have seen any weight loss, but I feel thinner. I do wonder if I would achieve the same result by exercising & giving up alcohol without doing the drastic protein intake. I only want to lose about 5kg in total to take me back to 62kg which I was 3 years ago. Maybe I’m converting the fat to muscle, which weighs more. Anyway, as long as I can fit back into my ski pants in a month I’ll be relatively happy.
    BTW, I did lean beef meatballs last night. Here’s the (vague) recipe

    1kg lean beef mince
    2 tbsp oat bran
    1 onion, chopped
    2 cloves crushed garlic
    1 egg
    1 heaped tspn cumin &dried oregano
    1 level tspn ground cinnamon
    generous handful chopped parsley
    salt & pepper to taste
    I cooked the onion & garlic in microwave 1st, to soften. Then mix everything together & shape into 5cm patties. Put into ceramic baking dish. Pour over 2 tins (400g ea) diced tomatoes & a good splash red wine if you have it, or perhaps some balsamic. Bake for 30 mins, (175 deg) turning once. I did find the meatballs could have done with a bit more seasoning, so be generous with herbs & spices.

    Good luck.
    Cathy from Oz.


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