Day 9 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 97.7kg

Daily LOSS: 0.4kgs / 0.88lbs
Total loss: 2.0kgs / 4.4lbs

Watercheck 1.8l – sugarfree cordial, coffee


  • oatbran porridge
  • 3 microwaved eggs


  • 6 slices of ham with 2 slices of low fat cheese


  • 2 gluten free sausages
  • grilled chicken thigh pieces


  • lots of housework!

I didn’t really get up to much of anything today – slept in waaay too late (I was planning on enjoying the festival this week – what’s happened to that?) and then I ended up mucking out my closet, then the tupperware cupboard in the kitchen, before finally moving on to the entire boxroom. ย As a result I’m feeling much more prepared to move house, yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

However, I shan’t revel in the weight loss for today. I shouldn’t really count it if my weigh-in is after 9.30am, cause that’s cheating – like I’ve said before, I can easily lose an extra 400g just by sleeping till noon. But I like those little “97” numbers – so I’m gonna cheat a bit. I’ll be up before 9.30am tomorrow, I promise. And I’ll do an honest morning’s weigh-in.

It was chucking it down with rain – AGAIN – today, so I forwent a walk. I really need to do something about that, because Dukan doesn’t really work without the exercise to go with it.

Everyone repeat this with me: I will not succeed at Dukan if I don’t exercise. ย One more time – I will not succeed at Dukan if I don’t exercise.ย C’mon. Not loud enough!ย I WILL NOT SUCCEED AT DUKAN IF I DON’T EXERCISE!!!!!!!

Here endeth the lesson. Go forth, and exercise.

And I shall do the same. ๐Ÿ˜‰

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dobsessed on August 16, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yay!! So happy we’re all doing it together again ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Thanks for the tip on the activia yoghurts. I thought they were safe. I’m not sure about natural yogurt it doesnt taste very nice and not so neatly packaged! do you just put sweetener and vanilla in it? I stewed some rhubard with sugar free caramel syrup on your suggestion last night and had it for brekki with vanilla muller light and oat bran on top it totally tasted like rhubard crumble – it was awesome!!! THANK YOU!!


    • You’re gonna hate me, Miss – I’m afraid that the same goes for Muller Lights. They’re also flavoured with sugar and sweetener. But it totally comes down to how your body is reacting – if you’re still losing weight, then keep on going the way you’re going until you hit a stagnation, then cut out the sugary yoghurts if you feel like you need to.

      For my part, as much as I like them, I’m swearing them off altogether.

      You can check to see in the ingredients – if it talks about “corn syrup”, “fructose”, “glucose” or just plain “sugar”, you know you’ve got a product that’s potentially going to throw you out of ketosis. Also, I’m trying to stick to yoghurt products which have less than 6g of carbs per 100g. Tescos does an incredible fat free fromage frais with just 4g of carbs per 100g – it’s to DIE for, and I find it tastes better than normal yoghurt. It’s somehow more “desserty”.

      I love the idea of the rhubarb crumble – I wonder if there’s some way we can soup up the oatbran to make it more crunchy and crumble-like?



      • Damn you!!!! (kidding) ah well i wonder if thats why ive had a bit of trouble lately then cos Ive been having 2 yogs a day. pigs. anyway have just checked the activia yog i have with me at work today and you are entrely correct 9as always) 9-point-flippin-3g of sugar. Grrr. What size does that Tesco from frais come in?

      • The Fromage Frais comes in tubs of 500g – but tupperware is your friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Posted by Sarah on August 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Sorry if this seems like butting in, but I had issues with yoghurt to begin with, (it’s a food I’ve never liked!) unfortunately it’s one of the few super quick sweet dessert type foods you can have on dukan. I make a lot of sugar free jelly and someone on a forum had suggest mixing the jelly powder into your yoghurt in order to flavour it. I gave it a try and it was delish! It has a more mousse like texture than yoghurt. I use Total 0% yoghurt (I prefer the thick texture of it) and sprinkle on strawberry or raspberry sugar free jelly powder, mix it all in, add a tiny bit of sweetner if still too tart, and sometimes I sprinkle a bit of of oatbran if I’m feeling sluggish. It’s actually now one of my favourite foods, and I can see me eating it even after the diet! As for making a crumble you could just trying baking the oatbran in the oven or putting it under the grill, that should dry it out and give it more of a crunch?

    Sarah x


    • Hi Sarah! You’re not butting in at all, thanks for the suggestion! I have some sugarfree jelly in the cupboard, I must try it. I also have some raspberry essence – and some lemon too – which can be really nice in fromage frais.

      I think we should try mixing oatbran up with something like milk and sweetener or sugarfree syrup, letting it go all clumpy, and then bake it?

      Who’s game? ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. I have been dreaming of rhubarb crumble..


  5. Posted by Sarah on August 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    So I gave the crumble idea a go tonight and it was pretty successful! Here’s what I did, although I have a feeling a few of the ingredients are probably unnecessary…

    So I mixed together in a bowl:
    3 tablespoons of Oatbran
    1 tablespoon of sweetner
    1 tablespoon of powdered skim milk (I think I’ll try it without this next time as although I’ve read powdered milk is dukan friendly it seems very high in carbs)
    1 crushed up butterscotch sugar free sweet! (Again probably not necessary but I got creative and felt this might help the crumble to caramelise a bit more- according to book 4 sugar free sweets a day are allowed, it did give it a lovely honey flavour but you could try using a few drops of Vanilla essence, or extract)
    1 egg yolk

    Mix it all up, I used my fingers as this is how I’d make real crumble if using butter!

    I put it on grease proof paper on a baking tray and used a spoon to flatten it out.

    Then put it under a hot grill for 5 minutes until it began to brown.

    Let it rest until cool and then you can start to crumble it over rhubarb or yoghurt or whatever you like.

    I ate some of it before I crumbled it up and it actually would work really well as an oaty biscuit with a nice cup of tea.

    Overall very pleased although I do feel, for me, this would be an indulgence and not a dukan staple. Would be perfect to use when trying to devise a dukan friendly dessert for you and a non dukaner, as my boyfriend also thought the crumble was delish- he ate it as a biscuit! Or if I’m getting a sweet carb hit making this as biscuits to have with tea would probably satisfy the craving. X


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