Day 227 – Cruise, PP

Morning weigh-in 92.7kgs – sickness weight

  • Total lost 19.6kg/ 43.12lbs

Watercheck – 2.5


  • Oatbran Porridge
  • 2x microwaved eggs
  • Mug of Tea

Morning snack

  • 4 lean bacon rashers
  • 4 slices of smoked ham, both dipped in:
  • a couple of tablespoons of xtra light philly with garlic and onion seasoning added in


  • All-beef stew (with a bit of onion.)  Very salty, but tasty! Won’t help with water retention, however.

Afternoon snack

  • Fat free sugar free chocolate pudding


  • Chicken dry fried in the skillet with Nandos piri piri dressing

After dinner snack

  • Fat free sugar free chocolate pudding x2
  • A few pieces of mini flapjack bites (left over from when I was sick)
  • A Drifter chocolate bar


  • 25 mins walk to work
  • 25 mins walk home from work

Gah. “Bounce bounce bounce,” say the scales.  It was to be expected from the amount of comfort food that I ate while I was sick.  I was a bad Dukanneer. BAD Dukaneer! No cookie!

I was up bright and early this morning though, feeling vastly better.  I was even up in enough time to be ready and out the door earlier than usual, so I decided to walk to and from work today rather than cycle (which really is the lazy option, my bike is so zippy.)

**After dinner**

Dammit.  I’m really not doing well.  I considered not admitting to the fact that I ate junk food after dinner.  I almost hid it from sight in shame, almost hit the publish button. But this blog is for me, not you.  And I shouldn’t be lying to myself.


How was I so dedicated to this diet in July/August, but now I just can’t seem to stop myself from stuffing junk food into my mouth?  All I can think of is that back when I was getting my evening walk, I’d kinda use that hour time period to re-connect myself with my commitment, a kind of meditatory me-time.

I’ve not had that so much over the winter.  If I go to the gym, I take some telly to watch on the iPad – anything to stave off the boredom of the gym.  But walking forces me to go inside my own head for an hour. When I did my Dukan walks, I’m not trying to get somewhere, I’m just keeping pace with the music, and thinking about how I’m committed to Dukan.

The sun’s coming back.  Once sunset’s late enough, I’ll get that walking back.

Rock on, March 16th!!

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sharon on January 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Hi Charlotte, Thank you for your blog. I came across you by googling while I was doing a bit of research into the Dukan diet and after reading your blog, you inspired me to start the diet. I am on day 5 today of the attack phase but I have a problem . . . I weighed myself before I started. Then, I weighed myself everyday since however some days I am heavier and today – after 5 days – I am just .3 kilos under my starting weight! However I feel lighter and my stomach is not as flabby as it was so I know something is happening. My scales could be broken and OK fine but then I wont know how much weight I’ve lost – because I don’t know my true start weight. Have you come across this before?


    • Hi Sharon,

      Well, it all depends on how much you have to lose – I started out almost 90 lbs overweight, and so the initial weight loss period in attack made me lose very rapidly. But if you’ve got less to lose, then the actual amount that you’ll be losing per day will also be less – but turn the losses into percentage terms, and you’ve got a much better picture.

      On the other hand, your scales could indeed be broken. Some people say that you shouldn’t be a slave to the scales – remember that they are only an INDICATION of how your slimming journey is going – water is the no.1 factor that can keep you from losing weight on the scales, at least over the short term. If you think that you’re feeling lighter, and that you don’t feel as flabby, then it sounds to me like you’re doing just fine!

      I really think that we should be looking at this diet as a way to FEEL better, to have more energy, not as a way of solely driving down that little number on the scales. I need to follow this advice myself, cause I tend to get discouraged by the scales when I’m going poorly (like now!)

      Keep with it – I always find that I feel healthier when I’ve not got carbs in my system (though I love to eat carbs! It’s a toughie!) and if you’re feeling lighter and have more energy, then it sounds to me like it’s working!

      Good luck, and keep in touch! 🙂

      Charlotte xx


  2. Posted by Sharon on January 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks a million for getting back to me so quick Charlotte.

    You’re right! The feeling of energy and general well being is a strong enough reason itself to keep going. I haven’t felt as good in ages. I’ve about 14 kilos to shift. I’ll try not to get too caught up on the daily weight. I’ll get a new scales though, just to satisfy myself.

    Keep your spirits high and have a brilliant weekend!



  3. Posted by JO MCCUE on January 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Hey Mrs. I remember that girl u talk about – the one who was deciated back in Jul/Aug last year ….. oh, hunni i wish she would come back soooooon cos i miss her!!! roll on the light eves eh mate -she will come back, i know she will. hey, see you soon yeah – lookin foward to the roller thingy. in the meantime, work hard hunni bun – ur awesome…..xx


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