Cruise day 89 – PV

Morning weigh-in: 92.7kgs !!!!!!

  • Daily LOSS 0.8kg/ 1.76lbs
  • Total lost 19.6kg/43.12lbs

Watercheck – 1.8l


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


  • Leftover savory mince with chopped up cherry tomatoes


  • Savory mince with chopped up cherry tomatoes, fat-free creme fraiche & some salsa


  • 70 min walk from Tollcross to Granton to pick up a bike
  • 60 min walk/cycle from Granton to Marchmont along the Roseburn path. (walking up the steep bits that this poor bike can’t handle)

Holky fracking shit! 92.7?!

When I looked at the scales this morning, I thought I was still dreaming.


  1. got off them.
  2. Shook them.
  3. Dusted the dust off the bottom of them.
  4. Aligned them exactly with the tiles as I usually do, in an attempt to take floor fluctuation out of the equation.
  5. Weighed myself again.

Same result.

So I went and tried J’s scales (we just moved in together in April, so we tend to have two of a lot of things) – the result was even LESS!

So there you have it.  Two days in a row, the whoosh fairy has visited me.  I feel so popular…

Now, knowing the way my body works, I’ll be another week and a half in the 92s.  If I complain about that, please slap me.  I’ve now officially lost THREE STONE! I’m less than a Coke bottle away from having lost 20kgs.  I have nothing to complain about with these results!

I have friends coming to visit this week, and lovely Natalie from work is letting me borrow her (ever so slightly decrepit) bike so that we can all do touristy things in Edinburgh and make best use of our time.  So I had to walk over to her place up in the north of Edinburgh today, which took longer than I’d expected, even at my normal “brisk” walking pace.  And then when I actually GOT the bike, we discovered that it most likely has a slow puncture, so although it held its air for most of the ride home, it was slow, hard going on semi-flat tyres, and then when I got back onto the road where the bike path ended, I wound up walking most of the rest of the way home (about 25 mins for my tired feet.)

So I’d say I’m done with exercise today!

6 responses to this post.

  1. You seem to have tremendous amounts of energy and get-up-and-go. I’m knackered just by reading about all that activity. LOL.

    With your false ceiling busted through, WHERE you will lose your weight FROM will be interesting — (unless you can recall where it was put on on the way up as it were).

    You say you have another false ceiling coming up — I wonder if yu will have the same experience as this or whether it gets harder to shift the “older” stuff… we shall see. fascinating stuff all this eh?

    Hugs from weegieville


  2. Congratulations Charlotte!!!
    We are all rooting for you!
    keep on blazing that trail…it will be clear for us to follow!
    Well Done.


  3. Posted by Sharon on September 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Well done Charlotte. I’m just exhausted reading your exploits. I’m now in Consoland since last Thursday. Had my first celebration meal of fish and chips after Highland Games on Saturday. I felt really guilty, but enjoyed them even though I felt a bit ill, probably because of the fat content that I wasn’t used to. My weigh in day is Friday – so we will see 🙂

    Keep going – Onwards and Downwards


    • Hi Sharon!

      Grats on reaching Consolidation – I’ve still got a long way to go, myself. I allowed myself a halfway-through-Cruise celebration meal today – a pepperoni pizza – and now I feel incredibly sick, stomach cramps and all! I guess we’re not just training our minds on this diet, we’re training our bodies! I won’t be going near pizza again any time soon – negative reinforcement, works every time!

      Good luck with the weigh-in! Don’t stress about it – you’re at your target weight, I’m SO jealous!


  4. Posted by paislie on September 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Well done!

    Have just read an interesting article with lots of negative comments about the Dukan from people who have obviously not bothered to try it.


    • Yeah, we saw that.

      You know, it might seem that an awful lot of people just like to air the views they have just thought up on almost any subject their surfing has chanced upon! However, we’re NOT convinced; the comments are too stupid to be from “real people”.

      Our conclusion is that the comments are by trolls. Most likely by the Daily Mail itself.

      Look, the diet is popular, so a few trolling comments can generate a load of defenders and blogs linking by pingback to improve the Google rating and get the hits up for the site’s advertisers to enjoy at the end of the month meetings.

      The beauty is that it gives competing diet regimes ammunition, and health “experts” will adjudicate in future articles, especially when a “celeb” is looking too thin as a result of weird angles and photoshopping. the world turns, and nothing much changes… except the clear fact that this diet is helping a lot of obese and unhealthy people return to health.

      For every trolling article, the answer is a real actual person’s real actual experience in blog form. Blogs are free, they are a record, they swamp the search engines, they are evidence — not anecdote or opinion. The more dieters that use blog posts and comments to record truthful results, the better.
      *puts soapbox away*
      *passes round the hat*
      ps LOL


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