Cruise day 86 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 94.4kgs

  • Daily GAIN 0.1kg/ 0.22lbs
  • Total lost 17.9kg/39.38lbs

Watercheck – 2.5l


  • oatbran porridge
  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • Cup of tea

Morning snack

  • 2x moist vanilla muffin
  • cup of tea


  • 1 grilled chicken breast with a teensy bit of “salsa as garnish”
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 1 mini babybel light

Afternoon snack

  • 1x moist vanilla muffin


  • 2x grilled chicken breast


  • 45 mins cycling around town
  • 30 mins on the cross trainer at the gym

Up again this morning, oh well.  I’m getting totally philosophical about it though.  It’ll come off soon enough.  I’ve tried to give it an extra boost by doing 30 mins at the gym, and if we were counting calories (which, of course, we’re not) I estimate that my net calorie intake today is about 450 – adding up food and discounting deliberate exercise.

After my two breasts of grilled chicken for dinner though (washed down with a pint of water) I’m feeling pretty full.  The kind of full that makes me doubt that I could possibly go down again tomorrow morning…

3 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Charlotte, just checking in as we’ve been incredibly busy. You’ve had some week eh!

    Maybe it’s one of those” false ceilings” — a previously stable weight that your system has “memorised”? Apparently when you hit one of these, there’s a pause while your system reorganises itself. Something to do with changing where you will lose fat from — bit like a defrag as things are moved about. If so your glands will have been secreting more, blood will be rerouted and the horrible briny solution will be in abundance.

    False ceilings might be baloney, but we kinda like the idea as it at least offers some reason why weight is not being lost against all the facts! We were told years ago that when you put on weight, the body starts storing fat according to a genetic preprogram in certain places — but it stands to reason that if you put weight on your hips, there is a limit, and you will inevitably start storing fat elsewhere. When you eat a diet that is making you fat, you stabilise at the false ceiling, but then your appetite increases and you break through by storing in new places until the intake stabilises you again.

    What do you think?

    The alternatives we can think-of seem to be that you have salts making your organs hold onto fluids, or you are building up muscles/ which weigh more!

    Hugs and know that we’re right behind you; you’re doing great! 0.2 kg a day is still on track. You have the perfect attitude for consolidation weigh gains!

    Keep at it!


    • Hiya my lovely Glaswegian Dukaneers!

      Well, it turns out it was just a matter of sickness-retention – as soon as I started feeling a bit better, I did one giant racehorse piss and then it was all gone and I was back on track as if nothing had happened. I’m even dead on 1.2 kg lost this week – exactly what my weekly goal is, and has generally been most of Cruise.

      A very interesting idea, around false ceilings. I actually did stay at this weight for quite some time before things got away from me and I went up again. I’ll have to have a look at that one, cause there’s another false ceiling in the mid 80s. I’ll keep you posted.!

      Congrats on your cars, btw – they sound “Devine”… 😉

      Oh, and also? I was checking out your blog and happened to see the naughty kid video. People shouldn’t be allowed to have children that cute, honestly. You guys make me sick. *wink*


      • *embarrassed*
        Ah, the we’ans – they’re a load of fun and come away with the most funny and bizarre things on a daily basis. If only we had a camera always to hand along with rapier quick reflexes.

        We’re loving the new cars, Dave’s been going over to Edinburgh for meetings and even the 2 hour (each way) traffic jams have not phased him (what’s that M8 all about eh?)

        When you lose about 3 stones, you HAVE to buy new clothes, My Dad bought a lovely expensive suit just before his Dukan (what a waste)! He has had to buy new suits and coats — so has Dave (he’s on his third suit), hehas dropped from a 36-38 inch waist to a 30-32, his shirt collar has dropped from 16 1/2 to 15 inches, and same with jackets, belts and the rest. I’m the same – loads of old clothes now fit and I have a lot of new stuff too.

        To think that I was pleased when I could get my wedding ring back on my fat finger at the start of Dukan, now it is actually loose — and I EVEN GOT INTO MY WEDDING DRESS the other night!

        The mums and teachers at nursery and school don’t recognise me! I’ve been looked at right in the face and asked who I am — by people I regularly saw before school finished for the summer.

        Anyway, the result of all this very obvious slimming is that quite a few people have been inspired to start Dukan, and we’ve recommended your blog to them for inspiration.

        Dave has two east coast colleagues just started. The first one — from South Queensferry — lost 10 pounds in her first week — and still went along to weightwatchers, where they all had heart failures when they did her weigh-in. She didn’t come clean about her switch to the Dukan as she feels loyalties to ww for some reason!

        The other one is from Dunfermline — he is on day 19 and already nearly a third of the way through and almost in double figures (kg) too.

        Dukan is certainly inspirational! It is catching on simply by the evidence of people like us – and blogs like yours. Isn’t it just amazing how effective this diet is?

        Anyway, know that you and your blog are really having an impact on other people’s lives! Congrats again on the halfway mark!

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