Cruise day 64 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 97.7

  • Daily LOSS 0.2kg/0.44lbs
  • Total lost 14.7kg/32.12lbs

Watercheck – 2.4l by 23.20pm incl water, tea, peppermint tea & diet coke


  • 2x microwaved egg
  • oatbran porridge
  • cup of tea
  • Xenical


  • Tesco extra tasty roast chicken bits
  • Strawberry Muller Light
  • Xenical


  • Pepper steak x2 & pork tenderloin x1 – both cooked on the George
  • Xenical


  • 25min cycle to and from work
  • 15min cycle around town at lunch running errands
  • 63 min walk around Meadows

Another loss – I’m happy with that! 🙂 Still unsure as to whether I’m going to hit my mini goal of 97.1 by this Friday, to maintain my weekly loss of 1.3kg per week – but I’ll try my damndest!

I’m so glad I’ve discovered minute steaks – quick and easy to prepare on the George Foreman, tasty, and relatively cheap too, for a big pack.  The cat likes them too, cause he gets all the offcuts… 😉

I’m feeling full of energy and resolve these days – I feel like I’m back on track and in control after last weekend.  Cutting my milky tea intake from 3-4 cups per day down to 1 has helped too, I think.

A note on the Xenical – I’m not going to blog about it each time I take it, from now on.  Just assume that if there’s any fat in the meal, I’ll have popped one of those wee pills. 🙂

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Abi on August 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Charlotte, I am a keen reader of your blog…checking regularly for updates! I have been wondering about those fat absorbing pills. The oatbran and low or 05 fat dairy is supposed to take care of that. Surely, the body must learn to deal with a little fat? Here is a link to a program presented as set of interesting 10 minute snippets that proves why this diet/lifelong nutritional plan works so well… and it does as you have proved and continue to prove. If you do watch this, select the follow on programs from the menus on the right…the ones offered are in the wrong order. … re=related


    • Hi Abi! Thanks so much for the kind words – I sometimes forget that there are other people reading besides those who leave comments…

      As for the Xenical – I’m up for anything that can help me shift this weight. Having spoken to my GP, I know it’s not going to do me any harm, and Pierre Dukan’s main objection to it is that it’s way to expensive. However, I can get it for £3 under the NHS, so that’s that argument gone.

      If my meal contains no fat (ie if it was a plain chicken breast with broccoli or something) then I’d forgo the Xenical – there’s no point. However, today at lunch I wanted to give my salad some extra zing, so I added a tablespoon of Parmesan. My logic is that if my fat levels are a little higher than strictly allowed under Dukan, then I can use Xenical to mitigate that a little, if that makes sense. 🙂


      • Posted by Abi on August 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

        Well it does make sense, Charlotte so I sincerely wish you optimal weightloss and good health.
        Please keep on writing!! I’ve set my email for notifications so I do not keep checking in the mornings like a junkie looking for a fix! (Lol)
        By the way, that link didn’t go on correctly… it is:

      • Hi Abi!

        I watched that whole show tonight – good to see that most of what we’re told to do on Dukan is also recommended on the show. I think the only two things out of the ten that Dukan doesn’t talk about are counting calories, and eating soup. I know the soup research is quite recent – I read about it on BBC news earlier this year.

        The counting calories thing, however, is somewhat valid. When I first started out on Dukan, I was recording my food as soon as I ate it, on my iphone using the ShapeUp app, which allows you to enter food and adds up the calories for the day. By the time I got into a routine, I was struggling to increase my calorie intake above 1000-1200 calories per day, and I got bored entering the same thing into my app, so I stopped counting calories and just got on with the diet.

        As I mentioned before, my GP was very enthusiastic, not specifically about the DD, but about what I was doing in general. He didn’t have a single thing to change about the diet, other than allowing me to use Xenical instead of Alli.

        Thanks for the link, anyway – I’d heard about that show but not seen it when it was on, and then forgot about it! 🙂

        Keep in touch,

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