Day Two – Attack

Morning weigh in: 97.4kg

Daily LOSS: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
Total LOSS: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs

Watercheck: oh dear.  Four pints of lager and a cup of tea.  I did walk a LOT today though, and stood for ages.  And cheered my lungs out.


  • 2 microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge


  • 11 mini satay sticks
  • 2 mini kabana sticks


  • 2 roasted chicken thighs
  • a tiny mouthful of haggis ball
  • 160gm chicken tikka slices from Tesco


  • about 60 mins walking

I should be feeling a bit bad about drinking beer on my second day of attack, but the truth is that I had so little to eat, and really NO carbohydrates aside from that and the porridge, that I’m not going to punish myself over it.

Today was a big day for my Roller Derby league – a big bout against one of Britain’s top teams.  Obviously I’m not good enough to compete, but I did help out by volunteering. As I said yesterday, I was assigned to the bake sale stall where I thought I’d be mega tempted, but the truth is, I was so busy selling these cakes/muffins/cupcakes/cookies that I didn’t have time to think about eating them myself.  And then I was so VERY excited to get out from behind the stall to watch the actual game being played that I didn’t have time for the carb monster.  It helped that I had some chicken satay sticks nearby to help with any hunger pangs.

However, after the game, I went out with the rest of the girls (and our men, at least, those of us of that persuasion!) and I drank beer.  Four PINTS of beer.  Not so good.  But as I said, I’m not going to beat myself up about it.  I have Fresh Meat training tomorrow, which is always INCREDIBLY hard work (I think of it as two hours of hell), so a few extra carbs won’t go unburned. 🙂

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Adie on June 13, 2011 at 4:08 am

    I am new to Dukan, what are satay sticks and kabana sticks? I started a few weeks ago but fell off. I was having a hard time with so much meat. I was going to start back up again but am looking for some more ideas on food. Thanks! And good job!


  2. How do you make your satay sticks? Any special recipe??


  3. Ahem. I actually buy mine from Sainsburys. Generally speaking they’re Dukan friendly, though perhaps a little higher in fat than they ought to be – but VERY low carb. I should start thinking about making my own and freezing them though, with like, minced chicken or something.


  4. Posted by Laura on August 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Are you allowed to eat the chicken satay sticks from supermarkets that are low in fat and calories ??


    • Hi Laura,

      Really, it’s totally up to you and how your body reacts (and how much exercise you’re getting!) I always read the labels in the supermarket, and try to pay attention to the carbs and fat levels. There’s no hard-and-fast rule for how much carb and fat you should restrict yourself to, as everyone is different, but the less carbs you eat, the less the fat content will make a difference. And calories are not really a good way of measuring food on a low carb diet.

      Here’s an anecdote: I have a friend who’s done his own version of low-carbing (and is looking fantastic, btw). He did an experiment, whereby he had NO carbs for a few days, and then had a SUPER fatty (low carb high protein) meal. He had things like bacon fried in butter, other fried meats, fried eggs (I think) and he told me that all that fat had NO effect on the scales – it literally went STRAIGHT through him.

      However, if he’d have had some carby stuff before or during that meal, the combination of carbs and fat together would have made his muscles and fat cells swell with water and stored energy, and he’d have seen a massive boost on the scales. (Jump in here any time, Webmaster Matt, to let me know if I got this right)

      So. Moral of the story. Read the labels, and think first about keeping the carb levels down. If you have to choose between a high fat low carb meal, or a high carb low fat meal, choose the low carb meal any time. 🙂


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