Cruise day 121 – PV

Morning weigh-in 91.3kgs

  • Daily GAIN 0.6kgs/ 1.32lbs
  • Total lost 21kg/ 46.2lbs

Watercheck – 1.9l


  • Oatbran porridge
  • fat-free natural yoghurt with sweetener
  • mug of tea

Morning snack

  • a chocolate caramel wafer finger – NOOOO!


  • Leftover chicken stirfry with STACKS of veggies

Afternoon snack

  • Chocolate custard pudding (again made with Birds)


  • Chicken breast nuggets
  • small glass of white wine
  • wee bit of leftover custard as I was making more for tomorrow


  • 25 min cycle to and from work
  • 60 min walk around the Meadows

Dammit.  I caved and had a chocolate wafer thing that was in the cupboard in the office.  And as soon as it crossed my lips, all I wanted was more MORE MORE!!

I didn’t though.

Scales up again this morning, but I know better than to take them at face value these days, especially when both my upper body and lower body muscles are still hurting.

All the same, it’s getting harder to keep my spirits high, I’ve been battling through this plateau for what feels like ages, and it’s funny how, when you’re doing well, it’s easy to be more motivated and be extra good, but when you’re not succeeding so much, you tend to get disspirited and for me, that leads to sneaky eating, like the chocolate wafer today.


At least I have two PP days coming up in my cycle, which (pfovided I stick to it) might help me break through into the 80s…

9 responses to this post.

  1. No worries Charlotte, don’t let it get to you. Sometimes we slip and eat things we shouldn’t. Sometimes we add weight. But that’s OK. It’s normal and in a way HEALTHY! Don’t get me wrong, i’m not encouraging you to eat non Dukan food, i’m just saying it’s okay if we sometimes can’t resist or if we feel the urge to eat something. I took a week off, not that i wanted too, but in a weird way, it helped me go back on track. And i think even better than before. Just hang in there & once you reach your goal of (below 80) you’ll feel better again. You can do this Charlotte. You’re almost there! 2 PP days should make it happen 🙂 Don’t worry about the scales now, think of the food you are going to eat in the next couple of days and your exercise. You can do this! xxx


    • You’re not encouraging me to eat chocolate biscuits? What kind of coach are YOU?! 😉

      I think I was in a bit of a funk last night when I wrote that blog entry – I’m feeling much better this morning, especially with my results on the scales this morning. Course, you’re gonna have to wait for that blog entry tonight to hear about that!

      Thankyou so much for your encouragement Julie. It’s people like you – all of you, who help me along, and keep me accountable. You’re doing so well now, after your break (so glad you’re feeling better, btw!) – you’re inspiring us all! 🙂


  2. Posted by Cornelia on October 15, 2010 at 1:04 am

    HI Charlotte, Keep it up girl!!!! i have lost 8.4 kilos so far and i know its hard to keep the pressure up! I had family around on Wednesday (they had wine but I was a good girl and resisted! 🙂 )and I made 4 different dishes so they could all have a buffet. Because it was my PV day they didnt know they were all on the Dukan diet! hehehe… I even made custard for desert. Thanks for your blog and its good to know others are going through the same as me. 🙂


    • Well done for resisting, Cornelia! I love the idea of buffet for family – I did the same thing when my mum came to stay, and she loved it all.

      How was the custard, by the way? 😉


  3. Charlotte, seriously, just carry on; your body is just moving stuff about.. You are still rounding off at 02-a-day, so steady as she goes.

    You could go all Jesuit and skip the wine, custard and tolerateds, but we reckon it’s a false ceiling — one of those resolve tests — a mind game. Don’t give in!

    Maybe you are getting a build up on muscle, and that weighs more than fat as it’s carby and holds briny water. If you are still stuck in a couple of days, skip the exercise (keep the walking though), pull back on the tolerateds, and just change the diet as much as you can — different foods == different moods. Early nights and more sleep is such a secret tip for slimmers! Also get active yogurts into ya — Activias will help you purge like nothing else.

    Day at a time mind…


    • You guys are so freaking awesome. I’m not giving in, not to worry. I’m also leaving off the weights until I have a session with a friend on Sunday and get lots of advice on weights in the context of low-carbing.

      Early nights are an excellent tip – I’ve not got many of them recently, but I do see a bigger change on the scales after a good night’s sleep. J is starting a new job on Monday, so that’ll send him to bed earlier, which will in turn send ME to bed earlier. Dunno what I’m gonna do when the new World of Warcraft expansion comes out though – I’ve got little enough time these days anyway with all the food prep for Dukan, let alone levelling a Priest, Deathknight and new Goblin Shaman to 85!! 😉

      Much better results on the scales this morning, btw – but you’ll have to wait until tonight for me to post… 😉


  4. Posted by Jeanette on October 15, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I know exactly how you feel Charlotte, it is much easier when the weight is shifting at a pace and you can see results. We are so much harder on ourselves than we need to be sometimes. I have been having a bad few days and feeling very unmotivated. You know what really helps me so much is being accountable to you guys online. I know we don’t really know each other but we are all fighting for the same goal and we are all going to get there. It might just take some of us longer!
    I have resigned myself to the fact that I must just be happy with my weight loss slow down. When I feel down I just look back to where I was 3 months ago, and where I am now is a better place!

    We all succumb to those chocolate biscuits or as in my case 3 helpings of guacamole yesterday:-(
    We move on and forget about it, because it does not help to dwell on the past. Each day is a new day and you are doing so well Charlotte – never forget that.
    Sorry it has been a bit of a ramble but I am in one of those moods where I am feeling so glad that there are other people out there who understand what I am going through.
    Have a good day and look forward…………..


    • Gah, for some reason, Jeanette, you posts came through as spam this morning – rectified!

      And thankyou SO much for the kind words – I love the idea that we are a “weird kind of team from all over the world” – I really love our little blog-ring…

      Today is most definitely a new day – I’m on PP, I’m feeling motivated, and I can bloody well do this!! 🙂


  5. Posted by Jeanette on October 15, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Eek I just wrote a really long comment and for some reason it did not post!!! You will get there Charlotte, I find that you guys are the ones that motivate me more than my friends that I see each day. It is like we have formed a weird kind of team from all over the world – all doing Dukan, all trying to lose weight.
    It helps me so much to be accountable to you guys and I get online eagerly every day to see what people have responded to my blog.
    We need to look forward – forget that wafer biscuit, or as in my case yesterday 3 helpings of Guacamole:-(
    Today is a new day and we can move on.
    It is hard when the weight loss slows down but that just means our body is fighting it!
    We will get there Charlotte – chin up and have a good day!


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