Cruise day 71 – PV

Morning weigh-in: 96.4kgs

  • Daily LOSS 0.7kg/1.54lbs
  • Total lost 15.9kg/34.98lbs

Watercheck – 2.2l by 22.00pm


  • oatbran porridge
  • 1 slice oatbran toast
  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • 1 mini kabana
  • cup of tea


  • nothing – too full after breakfast!

Afternoon snack/Dinner (grazing over a 4.5 hour period)

  • The soup I was going to have for lunch
  • Strawberry Muller Light
  • 2 squares of Feta cheese & a couple of small peices of cheddar and goats cheese
  • probably1.5 breasts worth of chicken breast canapes on sticks
  • half a glass of wine (for toasting with, I swear!)


    • 25 minutes cycling to and from work

    Wow, another impressive loss – I’m into the 96s with a bang! Today’s my first day back on vege though, so there’ll be a bounce back tomorrow morning.  I’ll just have to make sure I don’t sabotage myself like I’ve been known to do in the past after a big loss like this! Despite the fact that my boss has his retirement do tonight and there was piles of delicious stuff (catered by the lovely ladies at Foodies – shout out to Nicola and Kirsty, who are going to try and get more Dukan Friendly stuff in their cafe across the street) I managed to stay mostly On Diet. I avoided ALL carby things (with the exception of a half glass of wine for toasting my boss’s retirement) and mostly had cheese & chicken breast.  I’m less worried about the fat in the cheese, than I am about the carbs in the wine!! 🙂

    Breakfast this morning was more substantial than usual – it was a bit late because work was frantic up until about 10.30, and I snacked on a mini kabana until I could properly cook my eggs and heat up my porridge.  Also, today I tried out the Dukan Bread, which I attempted to cook in my breadmaker last night.  The result was ok, though a bit heavy and overly moist.  I don’t think I miss bread that much, to have that for breakfast, especially given that it’s a tolerated food.  I prefer a mini babybel light and a muller light as my tolerated foods, I think.

    Anyway, following that substantial breakfast, I was too full to even THINK about lunch once lunchtime rolled around, so I left my soup until dinner time – something else to keep me full and stave off the desire to eat every carby thing there at my boss’s do.

    I didn’t manage my walk this evening – the party went on too late and I don’t like walking in the Meadows late at night.  Not to worry, I’ll be getting plenty of exercise over the next few days – I have the next FIVE days off work to enjoy the festival – I see another jaunt up Arthur’s Seat in my future, and plenty of walking around town seeing the last of the street festival and free comedy.

    7 responses to this post.

    1. Posted by Abi on August 25, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      I see you weren’t impressed by the bread! Oh well, different strokes! I am not and have never been particularly a bread eater but I find that I prefer it to the gallette!
      I see you said that the bread is TF. Where did you find that?
      Well you are doing the right things on this diet as your weightloss proves, so we look to you as a reference!
      Keep up the effort.


      • Hi Abi,

        To be fair, I didn’t exactly follow your method to the letter – I just dumped all the ingredients in my breadmaker, put it on a wholemeal flour cycle and let it rip. It needed another 30 mins cooking after the cycle had finished.

        I might try it again in a couple of weeks, but I found that I really do like my breakfasts the way they are, and if I have the Dukan bread, then I’ll have to forgo my porridge, and I LOVE my porridge! 🙂

        I’d consider the bread to be a TF in much the same way as the Chocolate Oatbran Muffins are tolerated – they contain extra servings of wheatbran, plus the added carbs of skim milk powder. I’m sure if I get the recipe right (and follow your method this time!) it’ll be a better result, but for now I’m sticking to what I know works for me. Everyone is different, so I hope my experience doesn’t put anyone off!!


    2. Posted by Bee on August 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

      Hi Charlotte

      Wow!! Why do you think you have done so well this week?
      Is it the Zenical, the extra exercise, being extra good or just going back onto Attack? Anyway, whatever it is, I want some of it!!!!!
      I do not miss looking at your daily blog and this keeps me on the straight and narrow.


      • Hey Bee!

        I think it’s a combination of all of the above (though not so much the Xenical – I’ve not been having it that often, really only with breakfast.)

        I’ve not been particularly good, unless you count following the diet and not going off course as being “extra good” – though I think I could only count myself as “extra good” if I managed to steer clear of tolerated foods. But I love my babybel and muller light too much for that! 🙂

        The Attack definitely helped, there’s no doubt about that. But it’s not good to stay on attack for too long – I wish I could, but my body needs the veggies! 😉

        Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments! How are you going with your diet?

        Charlotte x


        • Posted by Bee on August 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

          Hello Charlotte

          Thanks for your reply. Funnily enough I have, this morning, at last lost 2 stone! The first half stone was done with sheer will power, and the next few pounds with a mixture of three different low carb diets. For 3 months I played around, went on 3 holidays and found that I maintained the loss but didn’t lose any more. Then three weeks ago, after returning from Spain, I decided to go completely Dukan (including doing an hours walk each day) and hey presto, I have lost 12 pounds!!

          Onwards and upwards.

    3. Posted by Dobsessed on August 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      Well done Charlotte! I did a mini attack this week but ive been sick and resolve has been poor :(.

      I’m going to go back to normal 1/1 Cruise and just be VERY good. No babybel, no tomato sauce and limiting my k
      Skinny Cow!

      Wish me luck!

      Yee-Shin x


      • Good luck hunny! That sucks that you’ve been feeling sick – it makes things really hard, doesn’t it? Back when I had my bike accident and injured my knee, my Dukan Resolve was waaaay out the window, so I know how you feel!

        Good on you for getting back on it, you’re sounding really focussed!

        Charlotte x


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