Day 8 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 98.1kg

Daily GAIN: 0.2kgs / 0.4lbs
Total loss: 1.kgs / 3.74lbs

Watercheck 2.3l – sugarfree cordial, coffee


  • oatbran porridge
  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • yoghurt with rhubarb


  • cauliflower rice with chicken (a double serve!)


  • Chicken & vegetable soup
  • a slice of oatbran & flaxseed bread with extra light philadelphia cheese


  • lots of housework!

A gain on the scales this morning – after all that exercise and a perfect protein day yesterday. Two explainations for that: too much fat in the meat at the BBQ yesterday, or the more likely option – my period tracker says I’m a day away from starting my Time of the Month. Β And I’ve hardly gone up at all – this is very unusual, I usually go up at least a kg in water retention, plus I chow down on Bad Foods uncontrollably.

But not this month – I have it under control this month. If all goes as it usually does, I’ll have barely any weight loss for a few days, and then a gargantuan WHOOSH if I can keep on with the diet properly.

Fingers crossed!

8 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Charlotte,

    I was curious about the changes in today’s version of the cauliflower rice with chicken (compared to the other day) — anything different besides not adding bacon this time? How did the taste (e.g., saltiness) compare?



    • Hey Vicki,

      Yep, less bacon really lowered the salt levels – I needed to add more salt (I used Vogel’s Herbamare – a lovely vegetably herby salt) but it was still tasty. I ended up adding an entire head of broccoli too – I think my pre-menstrual body said I needed it. πŸ˜‰

      Basically my advice would be to use Pearly’s recipe as a starting point, and season to taste as required after you’ve mostly cooked it. I actually added a pinch of msg yesterday as well, to help bring out the flavours.



  2. Posted by Sara on August 16, 2011 at 7:10 am

    ooo – cauliflower rice chicken sounds loverlee!


  3. Posted by jaynem on August 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hang on in there Charlotte. I love your daily posts – they give me a real energy boost int he morning, so please don’t give up! For your sake and mine. I started last Friday (12th) and have lost 4.4 lbs so far.


    • Hey Jayne!

      Thank for the lovely words. All seems to be going well right now – I’m not at all fussed by the jump on the scales – because like clockwork, my period started at five this morning. πŸ™‚



  4. Posted by Lee-Anne on August 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I tend to avoid going any where near the scales during that week as not to bum myself out.


    • Hehe… I actually quite like knowing what my cycle does to things, all other things being equal. I tell you what though, this diet was stacks easier last year when I was on the Pill – I didn’t have to put up with monthly bother for about 18 glorious months. It’s taken me this long to learn to deal with the pmt and cravings again… Ugh.

      Looking forward to Thursday! πŸ™‚



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