Day 254 – 3rd (and final) day of mini attack

Morning weigh-in 93.3kgs

  • Daily GAIN 0.3kg / 0.66lbs
  • Total lost 19.0kg/ 41.80lbs

Watercheck – 1.6l


Morning snack

  • Mug of tea on arriving at work


  • 400g grilled chicken thigh
  • home made chocolate pudding

Afternoon snack

  • Muller light vanilla


  • 2x beef burgers with “interesting” flavouring: the normal onion & garlic, with a little goats cheese, dried chives, Jamaican curry mix and some Skippy smooth peanut butter.  Not Dukan friendly, but totally yum!
  • The very last of the Shapes Delight chocolate puds.  I’m not buying them again.

After dinner snack (post publishing update)

  • A Baileys with ice. Blame J, he put the spark of an idea into my head.


  • 25 min cycle to and from work
  • 20 mins on the cross trainer
  • 20 mins walking to the shops and back.

So it’s “that time of the month” again.  That means inevitable cramps, bloating and a peak on the scales, along with odd cravings.  Hence the peanut butter in the burgers this evening.  They were seriously tasty.  Pierre Dukan would be tsk tsking though, I’m sure.

Despite it all though, I’m feeling at least a little proud that a) I even left the house to go to the gym, despite the fact that I only spent 20 mins on the cross trainer, and b) I looked at the chocolate pud pile at the supermarket this evening and whispered “Remember Paris” to myself, and proceeded to NOT buy any.  I did, however, eat the last one in the fridge.  So sue me, I’m a girl and Aunt Flo is visiting.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sue Rolfe on February 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    What do you mean peanut butter not dukan friendly ?! Damm!!!! lol

    Done with the “monthlies” but god is being Menopausal a pain!

    Tommorrows another day, Remember Paris!!


    • Hehe… Yeah, peanut butter is not only high in carbs (packed full of sugar) but also in fat. The fat’s not such a big deal, so long as you’re limiting the carbs.


  2. Posted by Shane Wall on February 17, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Hi Charlotte,

    I just found your blog and have found it really easy to read, thanks! I was wondering if you could answer a question though….I am currently on Day 3 of the Attack Phase. On day 1 I lost 1.9kgs and did everything right…Day 2 I still did everything right but put on .4 of a kg. Not a lot I know, but soooo frustrating. I was under the impression that if you do the right things you’re almost guaranteed not to gain?? When thinking about it I probably only drank roughly 500mls of water all day…the rest was Coke Zero. Would this make a difference? A friend told me I shouldn’t be drinking the Coke Zero at all, but then the book says you can??
    If you can offer some advice I would be eternally grateful!

    Thanks and keep up the good work 🙂


  3. Hi Shane,

    You’re only on Day 3 – don’t sweat a mere 400g! Anything could have happened to cause you to retain water (because trust me, it’s not an extra 400g of fat that that you produced over night, nor was the 1.9kgs on day one the result of losing 1.9kgs of fat!) You can do EVERYTHING right, and STILL gain a bit sometimes – that’s the point at which you have to hold onto that resolve.

    Who knows what happened – you might have had a salty meal. You might have done some strenuous muscle exercise that would cause you to hold onto water. Hell, you might just be due for a nice long pee! 😉

    Generally speaking, Coke Zero should be fine – but how much of it did you drink? I can’t speak personally for Coke Zero, I prefer Diet Coke, which works just fine for me. But to be fair, water’s better than anything else – and the higher the mineral content (so long as it’s not too high in sodium) the better.

    Lauren (“My Dukan Diary” in the Blogroll list) lost stacks by drinking Coke Zero every day, along with water, of course.

    Stick with it, Shane. And report back to let us know how you’re going!


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