Cruise day 104 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 91.9kgs

  • Daily GAIN 0.6kgs / 1.32lbs
  • Total lost 20.4kg/44.88lbs

Watercheck –1.1l


  • Oatbran porridge
  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • mug of sweetened coffee

Morning snack

  • Mug of sweetened coffee


  • Chicken breasts in homemade fajita seasoning
  • Caramel pudding
  • Fat-free no-added-sugar strawberry yoghurt (hurray! my supermarket has finally begun to stock no-added-sugar yoghurts – must be the beginning of the student occupation of Edinburgh or something)

Afternoon snack

  • Mini babybel light
  • Another fat-free yoghurt
  • A small oat biscuit – tiny really (“stop trying to justify,” says J.)


  • no energy to make anything… zzzz
  • *UPDATE* I ended up making some savoury pork mince for tomorrow, and had 100g of it. Very tasty, but very spicy!


  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 80 min walk around the Meadows

Oops, back up again on the scales – a combination of two days of PV, too much haggis yesterday, two glasses of red wine over the course of the weekend, not enough exercise, and all those bloody “low fat low sugar” puddings.  I always do that – I find something delish which should only be a treat, and I go way overboard.

I’ve decided I have to learn how to make particularly thick sugarfree chocolate  custard.  My attempt last night was a disaster – I got gloopy runny congealed grossness rather than custard.  Tonight I tried two ways – using Birds custard again, but with more of it; and then with some eggs rather than custard powder, which makes it more Dukan friendly cause I’m not using cornflour in the Birds to thicken it.


The Birds came out lovely and thick.  Perhaps a little TOO thick…

The egg version – perhaps I heated it up too quickly, but I just ended up with runny chocolate scrambled eggs.  Not so good.  I am determined to learn properly, and if I hold back on the cocoa, all it’ll cost me to practice 6 batches is 2l of milk and a dozen eggs.  Perhaps later on this week, cause I’m knackered now – I just got back from a colossal walk around Morningside.  I don’t even have the energy to cook some dinner, and we have no eggs left (cause I used them all in the custard) so I can’t even do myself some scrambled eggs…

I shall sleep well tonight, I can tell you.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jeanne on September 28, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Hi Charlotte! You are doing SO well — good job! We’re proceeding along on schedule, we’ve both lost about 13 lbs. in about a month, we’re not hungry, we’re not frustrated — this is great!

    Random question: in the book he says the normal Dukan instructions are off in regard to the Miracle Soup. Does this mean you can have it on PP days? That’d be great, but somehow I don’t think so. What does he mean, then, by “the normal instructions are off,” or something to that effect?

    See you in a few months, when we’ll all 3 be a lot skinnier — yay!

    Love, J.


  2. Hullo m’dear!

    I don’t know about Miracle Soup on PP days. Reading what he says in his book, I think it has more to do with the fact that there are a LOT of carrots in the soup, and that the tomatoes are quite carby as well. I make a similar chunky veggie soup but with fewer carrots, and it still affects me the next day on the scales, more than a PP day would. My advice would be to experiment a bit and see what comes of it… It’s such a forgiving diet, your progress may falter as you experiment, but it’ll all work out in the end. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see you in December!



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