Cruise day 69 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 97.6kgs

  • Daily LOSS 0.4kg/0.88lbs
  • Total lost 14.7kg/32.34lbs

Watercheck – 1.4l by 18.00pm


  • oatbran porridge
  • cup of tea

Morning snack

  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • Mini babybel light


  • 2x roast chicken breasts (ugh – DRY!)
  • 100ml light Cottage cheese


  • Pepper steak
  • Muller Light


  • 25 minutes cycling to and from work
  • 15 minute walk at lunch time (to try and wake up)
  • 40 minute walk on treadmill at the gym.

Goodness me, but my muscles were a bit pained today – especially my buttocks.  Buns of Steel, that’s what I’m gonna have.  I’m not sure if it was from the cycling on Saturday, or the hillwalking yesterday, but I can tell you, I’m surely feelin’ it!

And I had SUCH difficulty sleeping last night, until I realised that I’d drunk 500ml of diet coke not long before bed.  Why do I do things like that to myself? I can’t even have a cup of tea after 6pm, for fear that the caffeine keeps me up.  Suffice it to say that I felt like I’d been hit by a ton of bricks come 1pm today. Had to get up and walk around the (increasingly chilly) streets of Edinburgh to try and wake up!

Then by the time it was walk time this evening, it was chucking it down with rain, so I decided to forego my normal walk around the park, and go to my local gym instead, and just do my walk on the treadmill with some Star Trek Voyager to keep me company (I’m working my way through from the Seven of Nine years onwards – don’t like Kess too much)

I’d not realised this, but it’s actually much harder to keep up a good pace on a treadmill than in the park – perhaps because I’m concentrating so hard on not falling OFF the treadmill!

Anyway, a nice result on the scales today. One more day of my mini attack tomorrow, then I’m back on my normal PV-PP cycle after that.  I have no more big social events coming up in the next few weeks, so I should be able to avoid temptation – here’s hoping! 🙂

10 responses to this post.

  1. I need to take a leaf out of your book when it comes to exercise. Nice work!


    • 🙂 There’s no doubt in my mind that if I didn’t do the exercise, I wouldn’t be losing the weight. It’s a compulsory part of my evenings now, and it’s not even that strenuous! I only burned off 120cal at the gym last night, according to the treadmill computer, but in my head, it’s not the calories that are important, it’s the getting-the-body-moving that counts!

      Good luck Claire! 🙂

      Charlotte x


  2. Posted by Dobsessed on August 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I’m doing 3 days of attack to get rid of the weekend’s transgressions! I’m going to start doing hills this week too I think…maybe twice a week and build up from there??


    • Twice a week? I’d die if I did it twice a week, you’re a braver soul than I… 😉

      I usually walk for 30-60 mins on an almost flat park – there’s a bit of a mild hill at the beginning, but for the most part, it’s flat-flat-flat. Good luck with it, luv! Can’t wait to hear how it goes.


  3. Posted by JO on August 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    ur doin so well mate. really chuffed for you.
    u really are an inspiration when it comes to exercise.
    i do 3 runs a week – compulsory – comes with the job!! i am running for about 45mins to 55 mins each time so getting a good cardio workout as well as toning up. thats enough for me!!
    loving the new look blog! and the photos – well done mate……keep going!!
    i have let the festival pass by again and not seen a thing!! my H and son went in twice to see the street ents, but thats it!! shame really – maybe next year. in only in Livingston, so its not far away!!!
    take care mate. all the best….xx


    • Hey hun! 🙂 Wow, I couldn’t run for that long, esp not three times a week – did it take you long to get up to that level of exercise? And what do you mean, “comes with the job”? Do you work for some crazy Chinese company where exercise for employees is compulsory? 😉


      • Posted by Jo on August 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm

        haha – i’m in the army mate!
        i always had a basic level of fitness, but with being 3 stone over weight it was near impossible. so once the pounds started coming off i started walking like you, then as i got lighter, it was easier for me to run. i really enjoy it now.
        keep at it mate. take care……..xx

      • Gah – I knew that, I just forgot… 😉

  4. Posted by Vicky on September 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    hey its really great you’ve lost much weight!
    one question im on the dukan diet aswell however i am so bad when it comes to relapses and temptation.. okay so maybe i stuffed my face with some chocolate and bread, i love bread.. what should i do? should i keep continuing on like nothing happened or what.. i can’t seem to find any advice anymore on this!!


    • Hi Vicky,

      I guess it depends on how often you succumb to temptation. If I have a REALLY bad day, I’ll go on a couple of days of PP to lower the carb levels in my body, and also do a more strenuous and longer exercise.

      HOWEVER if I’ve done this a lot recently, then it’s not really a good idea to deprive your body of the nutrients of veggies for so long. Dukan doesn’t recommend this – his advice would probably be, just go back into a PV-PP cycle and resist the temptation…. Hard, I know, but it’s all about retraining yourself and your brain out of bad habits. And remember, once you reach your target weight, you can start re-introducing bread, fruit and maybe a wee bit of chocolate with a celebration meal… 🙂

      I find the best thing, however, is to be prepared and have foods available to replace the bad foods so you don’t eat them in the first place!


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