Cruise day 74 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 96.1kgs

  • Daily LOSS 0.1kg/0.22lbs
  • Total lost 16.1kg/35.42lbs

Watercheck – 1.7l


  • oatbran porridge
  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • 2x lean beef sausages
  • mug of coffee with sweetener


  • Lean beef burger patty

Afternoon snack

  • Cafe latte (with semi skimmed milk and a sweetener) at the book festival


  • chicken breast pieces grilled on the George Foreman


  • 55 min walk + 10 min run around the Meadows.
  • 25 mins cycling to & from a Book Festival event (fun!)

OK, so you know how yesterday was a bad day? Well, today was as equally a GOOD day – caught up with friends, went to the Book Festival (and got enthused about writing again – NaNoWriMo here I come!) cycled around town like a dervish, ate ONLY good stuff today – no tolerated foods (not sure if a skinny latte counts as a tolerated food?) and then I had my pace back and THEN some on the walk.  I even ran (mostly effortlessly) for 10 mins, and could have gone for longer if I’d not arrived home and it was dark.

I hate to go all pathetic blogger on you all, but I have to say thankyou all for your lovely encouraging comments (especially Sharon’s comment today just before my walk – that really spurred me on!)  Having lurkers come out of the woodwork and say that they’re following my journey as they do their own Dukan thing gives me the total warm fuzzies! It emphasises to me that it’s not just me doing this, changing old ingrained habits and often being forced into social pariah-ship; as if I could ever really be in any doubt though – Simon’s forum is a brilliant site, as are the blogs of all those I link to – Simon, Gentlemonkey, Yee-ShinJulie, Carrie, Claire, PearlyPatty (though she needs to blog more!) and many more!

So thankyou all for helping build and grow this community – they say that that’s why things like Weightwatchers work so well, because there’s a whole support network in place. What’s happening around Dukan is kinda similar, albeit online – and it certainly does it for me! 🙂

Onwards and downwards! 🙂

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jeanne on August 29, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Thanks for all your help, Charlotte! Finishing up Day 4 of Attack with about 4-5 lbs. lost — going for 10-day attack phase. Having a little difficulty finding substitutes for all the European foods: fromage frais, quark. And the metric stuff — but Google makes all kinds of conversion calculations easy! Cary’s doing it too. We went out to breakfast with his folks this morning. We split a ham omelette, and had them put the mushrooms, green onions and grated cheese on the side. We used those just for a little garnish, and gave the rest to Cary’s folks, who mixed it into their fried potatoes — perfect 🙂


    • Hiya Jeanne!

      Fantastic results so far – well done! If you’re unsure about what dairy will make a good substitute, maybe go ask on the Dukan Diet forum I’ve linked to on my blog – there are some US Dukaners there who might have found the solution! 🙂

      Don’t forget that you can have unlimited protein! Don’t feel like you have to “split” an omelette unless you’re really not hungry – have the whole omelette, and never feel that gnawing hunger feeling in your belly. That’s what makes this diet so great – you don’t feel like you have to starve yourself. I can quite happily eat 2-3 chicken breasts and an egg in a meal and maintain good weight loss. The only thing that’s stopping me is how much it would COST me to eat like that! 😉

      Keep it up, Jeanne! Can’t wait to see you at Christmas (and J and I have agreed – all Dukan bets are off for Christmas – we’re doing a proper one with all the trimmings, so we’ll see you there!)

      Charlotte xx


      • That sounds like a great plan for Christmas…I’m sorry, but the food is half the fun of Christmas, it wouldn’t be in the spirit of things to skip it 😛

  2. Posted by Dobsessed on August 29, 2010 at 6:20 am

    I agree, whenever I feel down, I just read everybody’s elses blogs and see their results and get all motivated again!


    • Oh, totally. Keep it up, Yee-Shin! Being sick doesn’t help things, but it’s just a hurdle you have to get past and not flog yourself about. I had the same thing back in June when I had my bike accident – my diet went out the window and I had no weight loss. But you sound like you’re getting back on the horse – take it easy though, after your sickness. Give your body a chance to recover – as J says, “it’s a marathon, not a sprint!”

      Charlotte x


  3. […] I was really hungry and I could smell all the yummy food around me (I was a bit cross…like Charlotte!). I just closed my eyes and pictured myself at my goal weight and how that will feel and just like […]


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