Cruise day 164 – PV

Morning weigh-in 90.0kgs

  • Total lost 22.3kg/ 49.06lbs

Watercheck – 1.4l incl tea, water and diet coke


  • Oatbran porridge
  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • Mug of tea


  • 8x mini quiches (omg so yummy! Need to post the recipe!)
  • 5 small thin chipolata sausages
  • Chocolate delish pudding (fat free and low (but not zero) sugar)

Afternoon snack

  • a few slices of chicken with tomato – leftover sandwich filling from the meeting this afternoon


  • 2-egg quiche with brocolli, tomato and spring onion (no crust!)


  • 25 minute cycle to and from work

OK, new start today.  Thank you all for your encouraging comments – they have genuinely helped, and they’ve got me thinking long and hard about what’s been going on in this little brain of mine.

I know Dukan works.  I know that if I stick to it, I lose weight.  Problem is – I’ve not really been sticking to it.  I’ve snuck a biscuit here and there.  Or a full bad meal here and there.  Glass of wine here, G&T there. I’ve not been getting regular exercise aside from my daily commute on the bike.  I can’t maintain 1hr 40min sessions on the cross trainer every day.

But my biggest problem is Eating Food I Know I Shouldn’t.  Having tried to stick to this diet for almost half a year, the “forgiving” nature of this diet has allowed a thin wedge to work its way into my eating patterns.  I’ve said to myself “oh, one small bit of chocolate won’t make a huge difference” – and when that small bit of chocolate DOESN’T make a difference, it opens up the door to other things that “might not make a difference.”

And all of these “little things” all add up, and guess what? They MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Bit by bit, it becomes more and more acceptable to have “bad” stuff, until it starts to become the norm.

And having ham for snacking on in the fridge doesn’t do the trick – sometimes I’m just not in the mood for ham, I’d much rather a nice crunchy biscuit.

So, I have to think long and hard about my self control.  I’m using a technique to try and make myself aware of all the times where my self control is wavering – every time my fingers twitch towards the biscuits in the office kitchen, I open up my iPhone and add another number to my little £0.59 counting/tallying app.  I got up to 11 this evening.  This is working well so far – it really helps to interrupt my compulsion to go to the kitchen – forces me to think about what I’m about to do.  Tony Robbins talked about this in one of his self-help tapes (one of those ones that I never got around to finishing, like most people) – he talks about the Interrupt.  It’s all about identifying triggers to actions, and (obviously) interrupting thoughts before they turn into actions.

My iPhone app tracks how many times I hit the counter each day, so I’ll be able to see how my thoughts change over time.

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