Day Five – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.8kg

Daily LOSS 0.4kg / 0.88lbs
Total loss 2.1kg / 4.62lbs

Watercheck 2.5l including tea, coffee and sugarfree cordial.


  • 2 x microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge


  • 3/4 of a Tesco roast chicken, no skin
Afternoon snack
  • Fat free peach Activia with artificial sweeteners
  • oh god oh god oh god – THREE chocolate biscuits.  I was thinking how much I’d like a moist vanilla cupcake this afternoon, and then when I went to get a coffee from teh kitchen, all of a sudden my fingers were in the cookie box and before I knew it, I’d devoured 3 of them  BOO!


  • Chicken breast
  • 3 gluten free sausages


  • 25 min cycle to and from work

Good.  Good good good.  Down another .4kg this morning, lowest since the start of my “reboot”.  I’m steadfastly ignoring the fact that 2 months ago I’d have cried at what I saw on the scales this morning.  It’s ALL RELATIVE! 🙂

Not impressed with my little foray into the biscuit box at work today.  I don’t know what happened there – I think it’s the fact that our office was roasting hot by 4pm.

I didn’t do my walk around the Meadows today – I still have blisters on the balls of my feet from yesterday and Derby… 😦

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karen on June 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    You are a winner and totally inspiring.

    For years I have battled with my weight. I found your blog and read every page after deciding to go back to the dukan life… I too ate heaps of protein today along with 2 squares of lovely chocolate 3 strawberries and a iced coffee with soya milk I didn’t beat myself up just carried on again back to protein tonight and funningly enough ate a peach activia yoghurt! I really enjoying reading your blog. You go, girl !!!


  2. Come on woman! You are the Queen of Preparation. Remember that photo of your stack of tupperware boxes?! Its good to record these slipups in the blog but once they’re down wipe it from your psyche and carry on – you know if you’d been prepared with something sweet Dukan-style you could have treated that sweet-tooth with a clear conscience. The roller-derby sounds amazing and a fantastic workout. Keep it up – were all with you!


    • You’re quite right – I used to be very well prepared. I think one of the things that made me fall off the horse though, was the amount of food prep I was doing. I was getting thoroughly sick of it. I’ll see how I go. I need to do more muffins, I think – they help.


  3. Posted by Eskob on June 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    If it helps… I found that logging my food on MyPlate at or was really helpful to managing this diet. I suddenly found out that many fat-free yogurts (especially flavoured ones) have lots of hidden sugars – some as high as 12g carbs per pot. I could also find this out by reading the nutrition labels of course!

    Anyway, once I found Total 0% fat-free plain yogurt, which has a very low carb content, and learned to use spices and seasoning to make food more interesting, i found the diet pretty easy.

    I am lucky in that I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I do miss proper cheese (with fat in!).

    I think the total ban on veg is ridiculous and unhealthy even in the Attack phase, so I add little bits of Spring Onion, Cucumber, Rocket, Tomato Salsa and Radish to my meat, fish, yogurt, eggs/egg-white or Cottage Cheese for interest and fibre. Checking on assures me that these small portions of non-root veg add only a gram or 2 of carbs. the dramatic weight loss of the Attack phase/days was not affected.

    Staying away from carbs and especially sugars makes this diet doubly effective.


    • Hi Eskob,

      I tried livestrong for a while, and it wasn’t for me. Believe me, I know what I need to do to make this diet effective. It’s the self-control that’s sometimes lacking.

      I’m aware of the Total 0%, but haven’t found a way to make it palatable as anything other than a sour cream substitute with my taco mince – any suggestions are welcome. I know that Activia fat free does have a certain amount of sugar in it, but the idea of Dukan is not to count calories or carbs – it’s to stick to the foods which are allowed. And when it’s done properly, (factoring in tolerated foods like fruit yoghurt) it does work incredibly well.

      I’ve just not done so well in the last 6 months because, as I’ve mentioned before, I have fallen off the wagon more times than I can remember.


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