Cruise day 41 – PV

Morning weigh-in: 102.2

  • Daily lost 0.1kg/0.22lbs
  • Total lost 10.1kg/22.22lb

Watercheck – 1.5l by 16.34pm


  • Oatbran porridge
  • Microwaved eggs x2
  • Cup of milky tea

Morning snackMy breakfast, lunch & snacks for one day

  • Raw vege snackbox for grazing
  • Fat-free yoghurt, pepper, smoked salt & onion granule dip (yum! much better than the mustard dip.)
  • small portion of fajita chicken peices


  • Beef bolognese adapted from Gentlemonkey’s recipe (cause I don’t like mushrooms)

Afternoon snack

  • Muller light vanilla
  • More raw vege from the snackbox


  • Skewered chicken pieces – using thigh meat this time, but I must have spent 30 minutes just cutting away the fatty bits. J prefers breast, so I think we’ll be going back to that.
  • Cauliflower mash – quite yummy (the recipe’s in my Google docs recipe book here, though I blatantly stole the method from Gentlemonkey and forgot to credit it!! Sorry Loz… 😉

Exercise (loads of energy)

  • 25 minute daily cycling commute
  • Extra 20 minutes cycling running errands

So I woke up uncharacteristically early today (definitely a high energy day!) and found myself quite taken with a) my lovely Tower of Tupperware and b) the amount of time I had before I had to leave for work – both good ingredients for Photo Time.

Anyway, as you can see from my Tower of Tupperware, when you add up everything I eat in a day (excluding dinner, which I obviously don’t need to take with me to work) then it adds up to a substantial amount of food.  From the Yoghurt pot, clockwise: Muller light yoghurt, oatbran porridge, two eggs & a mini babybel, pepper+carrot+celery grazing box, chicken fajita pieces, beef bolognese, fat free yoghurt dip.

I was still struggling to get through my pretty veggie grazing box by 3pm.

As for the scales – well.  I’m down 0.1kg, which is still above my lowest weigh-in from two days ago, but all’s well.  I look back at where I was this time last week and I know that it’s all par for the course. 🙂

Oh, while I remember, did anyone else get a “personal message” from Dr Dukan in their inbox recently? I just got said “personal message” asking why I’d not yet joined up.  And y’know why I’ve not? £250 – that’s why.  They’re asking for £250 upfront!! No fair.  I’d be willing to enter into an 18 month contract whereby I paid £13 per month for the privilege of being able to ask Dukan questions on a daily basis via the live chat, but £250 upfront? I  think not.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Love the organisation of the tupperware….it gives me a little buzz 🙂

    Any chance of a link to the Cauliflower Puree Recipe on my blog??

    Keep up the great work 🙂


  2. Posted by JO on July 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    i have an idea for a dip if you havent already picked up on my comments on the forum:
    0%fat natural yoghurt
    mix in Colmans Mint (not mint sauce, but Mint on its own)
    its yum. if its a bit sour sprinkle some sweetener in – its just like Raitha from the indian!!
    good luck – and u r doing soooo well mate….x


  3. Posted by Viv on July 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I agree. It’s hard enough fixing all that food and figuring out things to eat and not to cheat. I can’t spend 250 on access to a forum and daily private messages. Or are they sending me a personal trainer? I don’t think they can provide much more than we could find online for free if we searched. Has anyone actually tried it and forked over the cash?
    You are doing great. So organized.


    • Hey Viv,

      Yeah, totally. I actually replied back to the “personal email,” telling them that I thought that the membership cost was a bit steep, and that I would join if there was a more flexible payment option. They came back, saying that they were working on a payment method whereby we could pay in three smaller instalments. Still not good enough, as far as I’m concerned – monthly payments makes it much easier to manage one’s budget. I’m doing fine just now without the website, so I’m still gonna pass, I think. 🙂

      Charlotte x


    • Oh, and I meant to say – I do know people on Simon’s Dukan Diet Forum who’ve forked over the cash. The main benefit I can see is the ability to take part in the live chat and actually ask Pierre Dukan particular questions on obscure foods, such as “can I eat the flesh of the joo-joo grub from Madagascar, or is it too high in fat?”

      I dunno about you, but I’ve been wondering about that one for ages… 😉


  4. […] Lunch could not have come too soon today. I was STARVING!! I should have brought more snacky things with me, like chicken breast pieces or ham. More of that tomorrow, I think. Time to bring back the tower of tupperware… […]


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