Day 311 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh-in: 95.0kg

  • Total lost 17.3kg/37.06lbs

Watercheck – 1.5l – not enough!


  • Oatbran porridge
  • Mug of tea

Morning snack

  • Mug of coffee
  • chocolate shapes delight pudding (the sugar & fat free kind)


  • 2 large chicken breasts dry-fried with nandos piri piri marinade and a little jamaican curry seasoning
  • 2 weight watchers fruit yoghurts (lower in carbs than even plain yoghurt – how is that possible?)

Afternoon DISASTER



  • 2 rashers of grilled bacon without the fat
  • 3 mini chipolata sausages (the Co-op ones are lowest in carbs)
  • 3 mini chicken kebab skewer
  • 4 gin and slimline tonics


  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
I feel like a total failure today.  I’ve been sick the past couple of days (again?! All sorts of nasty bugs are making their rounds of the office) and congested sinuses don’t make me the best Dukaneer the world has ever seen.  I was doing well all day (apart from the choc pudding which is a little high in carbs, but I was sick) and then I was left by myself in the office.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – solitude is an absolute trigger for me.  It had been a stressful, busy day at work where I felt like I was stretched thin (if only!) with the amount of people wanting some of my time –  and the triple whammy of being sick, being alone (so noone could witness my transgression) and feeling stressed, lead me to pig out on the biscuits in the cookie jar in the kitchen at work.
I’m not feeling up to walking this evening, even though it’s a gorgeous evening, which makes me feel even more like a failure.
Here is your cue to give me a kick up the arse.  Somebody, please, kick my butt for me! 😦

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jeanne on April 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Ahh, poor Charlotte! You’ve got it so hard, compared to us, living in a great city with food all around, working in an office with treats all around, having friends like A & E … ! Much easier for us, living in the mountains, working from our recliners, a long way to even mediocre restaurants 🙂 and not wanting to spend the $ anyway. We HAVE discovered Greek yogurt — so very high in protein. And I think others have too, judging by how it’s flying off the shelves at Safeway — and the price is soaring too!


  2. Dear me, I would suppose a little treat now and then would be okay. However I think you really need to address this recurring issue of being alone which triggers bad eating habits. I know it’s hard, but you can’t expect to never be left alone unless you were one part of a Siamese twin! Come on Charlotte, we all know you’re the most creative person when it comes to coming up with ways to get along with the nasties in this diet – I mean like, putting a counter on your iPhone when carby craves come along? Genius! Isolate yourself from food or get some good protein from the shops or something when you’re abandoned. You can do it! 🙂


  3. Posted by Sue Rolfe on April 15, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Oh dear! Never mind today is another day, forget yesterday, onwards and upwards (or downwards scale wise!) No point beating yourself up about past failures, try and think positive. It must be really tough being alone in office . Is there any chance you can can get a packet of ham or Low fat corned beef for these times? (marks and spencer very good.) I have a bad time about 4pm (previously cake time in the good old days!) and i just eat a packet of ham and seems to do the trick.
    Even if you have time Dukan Muffins would be better can you make these at weekend and freeze them to take into work?
    Another lifesaver for me is one or two sugar free sweets (again Marks and Spencer) they are really satisfying if you want something sweet. I hope this dosent sound too preachy! i dont meant to be! just trying to help.
    Hope you feel better today,


  4. Ah Charlotte, I totally understand! You know you can do it and it must be so frustrating at the moment.
    I know you wanted a kick up the arse but I do think you need to be fair on yourself, as I said earlier in the week dieting when you are ill is really, really hard. Wait until you are feeling 100% again and then go for it, you know you can do it and you are an inspiration to us all!


  5. Posted by Rachel on April 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    We all have bad says Charlotte it’s how you recover from them that counts. Draw a line and start over. One day at a time. Or is it that you are happy with the shape and size you are now? And want to stay at your current weight??? 😉


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