Day 238 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh-in 92.1kgs

  • No daily change on yesterday
  • Total lost 20.2kg/ 44.44lbs

Watercheck –2l – mostly plain water with 2 cups of tea and a coffee in there somewhere


Morning snack

  • Mug of tea


  • Large leafy salad with tomato, capsicum, spring onion and low fat feta cheese, and a light honey mustard dressing.
  • leftover roast chicken from Tesco

Afternoon snack

  • Chocolate & vanilla muller light
  • Cheese crisp
  • Skinny cow fat free sugar free hot chocolate (anything to stave off the desire for cake)


  • Fillet steak
  • Steamed broccoli, green beans, 3 cherry tomatoes & asparagus
  • red wine reduction sauce
  • some full fat cheddar cheese – I had a craving, and it’s better than a packet of crisps, no?
  • 2 G&Ts


  • 25 cycling to and from work

There was cake in the office today.  Birthday cake.  Yummy, chocolatey, smooshy creamy birthday cake.  I resisted it all.  Had a cheese crisp instead, hooray!

I feel like I’ve eaten a LOT today – lots of leafy vege, lots of steamed vege, and plenty of protein.  My trip to the dentist this week has resulted in a sore inflamed gum at the back, and I seem to be getting all sorts of meaty bits stuck back there.  It was so sore this evening (throbbing) that I couldn’t bear the thought of going to the gym.  I anaesthetised it with ibuprofen and a couple of gin and diet tonics (Ruth and Dave, I’m with you! I’d definitely pick the Devil Drink over something more insidious like bread) but it’s still sore.

Determined, however, to get to the gym tomorrow for some weights, if for no other reason than J is away, and if I’m not careful, I’ll end up eating my way through a supermarket of carbs cause I’m alone.  Eeek!  Send me happy, non-carby thoughts for my night of solitude.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lucinda on February 1, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Hi Charlotte!

    I started doing the Dukan diet around the same time you did and have been secretly reading your blog since then 🙂

    I did the Dukan diet for two months which really helped me lose weight quickly – however after a while I just found it too restrictive to keep going on with. Have you thought about trying a program like weight watchers which is easier to follow in the long run? I did weight watchers a few years back and lost 20kg and got to goal and have been yo yoing with the last five kilos since then (taking it off and putting it back on again). I found dukan was great for a kick start but weight watchers is heaps easier to follow and allows for alcohol and chocolate etc as long as you count it in your points.

    Reading your blog has been an inspiration, so i though rather than lurking i would post a comment! 🙂

    I hope it gets lighter over there soon!


    • Hi Lucinda,

      Thanks for the lovely comments. I have thought about Weight Watchers, but I kinda resent the fact that I’m expected to pay money and attend meetings, plus the whole points system sounds too much like counting calories, which I did at one point but didn’t really enjoy it. I Just Don’t Like WW. Besides, they still have a long way to go in their science. I’m having a better time on Dukan now, I just had to get over that post-Christmas hurdle. 🙂 I guess everyone’s different and each person needs to find what diet works for them. When I do it right, Dukan definitely works for me! 🙂

      Charlotte x


  2. Posted by Sara on February 1, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Watch out for that throbbing gum – it could well be an infection, which may need an urgent trip back to the dentist. Dentist will dispense sincere sympathy and antibiotics. It happened to me once and I stopped off at the bottle shop for the largest booze shopping episode of my life!


    • One good sleep, and a lot of rooting around in there with a swiss army toothpick, and I think it’s ok. It just had stuff stuck in between the gums. I’m going back to the dentist in a few weeks, so I’ll mention it to him if it keeps being a problems. Can’t chew out of one side of my mouth for the rest of my life!! 😉


  3. Posted by Catherine on February 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Charlotte – I was SO pleased to read that you got back on track after your wobble. Brilliant! Don’t give into those pesky carbs! If you know that being on your own opens the door to temptation, give yourself lots of safe options to snack on. Think about how shit you’ll feel if you binge – and conversely how fantastic you’ll feel if you stay strong. A carb binge may seem like a treat – but it’s a funny sort of treat that makes you feel sad/low/disgusted with yourself. For hours. Or days.

    Do the thing that will make you properly happy inside.


  4. Hi Charlotte,

    I stumbled upon your blog while researching about the Dukan Diet and I must say yours is the most entertaining to read! I love reading how you overcome your temptations with the most creative ways, and I’ve also downloaded your progress spreadsheet and find it most useful to get the motivation going! I’ve lost 9kgs in the 30 days I’ve been on the diet, and am looking forward to losing more.

    Thank you for being such an inspiration in the Dukan world 🙂



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