Day 11 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 97.2kg – oh yeah! And that was a pre-8.30am weigh-in, so no cheating.

Daily LOSS: 0.3kgs / 0.66lbs
Total loss: 2.6kgs / 5.72lbs

Watercheck:  not sure entirely – more than 1.5l though.


  • Mug of coffee
  • 3 microwaved eggs


  • A WHOLE NANDOS CHICKEN! I devoured that thing. I was huuuuungry. Afterwards, I was no longer hungry. Funny that.

Afternoon snack

  • Carrot cake muffin (hadta check they were ok, didn’t I? And they were)

Dinner – a Dukan showcase feast for Lee-Anne (and also for my cousin Suzy, my man J, and Lee-Anne’s man Allen):


  • 25 mins cycling around town running errands
  • lots of housework and cooking standing up (Dukan recommends standing up as a perfectly good form of exercise if you don’t have time for anything else)

Mmm, I do believe the Dukan Showcase Feast was a success.  Lee-Anne is not a huge fan of red meat, but I thought I’d try the beef with black peppers anyway. It was much more of a success than the last time I tried it

The rest of it went down a treat. The carrot cake muffins were better than I could have expected – definitely a go-er for more making of the muffins. My cousin is ceoliac, and so the bread, as it turns out, is great for her – gluten free but has a lovely kinda ryebread texture/taste to it. Definitely a recipe to share.

In other non-Dukan related news, Link went to the vet today to get his microchip implant and outdoor-cat injections. My word, he was not a happy kitty. He was hissing, making all sorts of outlandish growling noises, and it took the vet and the vet nurse to hold him down to get the needle in. It was a great big frack-off needle though, I felt for him. He actually managed to break free of their grip, with the needle still poking out of his neck – eek! 😦 I made sure that I had kitty treats so that the vet could give him something nice after doing something so horrid to him.  The moment I got him back home though, he was fine. He’s been mooching around the house all day looking smug (as usual).

Anyway. All in all, a good, productive day.  I have a half day at work tomorrow, which I suspect I will spend going through my emails, catching up on all the gossip, doing a wee bit of work, and then heading off again. I love half days. Natalie, an old workmate who moved to the US is back in town for ONE DAY ONLY and we’re going to do lunch darling. This is, by the way, the very same Natalie who snatched the tiny crumb of biscuit out of my hand at work last year, when I was about to cave into the desire to eat it. Read about Natalie. She will feature in tomorrow’s entry.

Natalie rocks, btw.

Which is not to say that the lovely lady who took over her role, Sara, is not also utterly delightful. Sara even takes it upon herself to scold me if it looks like I may be veering off Path Dukan. She’s even snatched bad foods away from me on occasion.

But nothing can beat that first snatchy-grab from Natalie, for sheer unexpected hilarity. Suffice to say I can’t wait to see her again! 🙂

6 responses to this post.

  1. Hi thanks for linking my recipes, I noticed some pingbacks from your site. I really appreciate it. Your blog looks interesting I guess I will start reading it 🙂


    • Hiya! Yeah, I totally love your beef & black pepper sauce recipe – it worked like a charm last night at dinner. 🙂 Keep em coming!

      Charlotte xx


  2. Posted by Dobsessed on August 19, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Hi Charlotte…
    4 days into the Dukan Diet and I’m loving how great it is, how could I have fogotten?? I’m sleeping better, have more energy, don’t feel lethargic at 3pm and I’m NOT hungry…

    Oh, and you know how I’ve gotten over the sugar cravings? Options Hot chocolate – it’s not Dukan allowed…but one cup is less than 40 calories, less than 6g of carbs and less than 1g of fat…I’ve had it 3 days in a row and I’ve lost 3.1kg in FOUR days!

    Cant’ wait to see your Carrot Muffin recipe! I LOVE carrot cake!


  3. Posted by Lee-Anne on August 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for a lovely evening gorgeous lady. Wish it had been a Friday so we could have carried on chatting. The food was awesome! The beef looked lovely therefore I did try, I so wish I could like the taste of red meat as it smells and looks so good. Can you give me the name of the seasonings you used on the chicken as that was so tasty it has to be made in my home. Will be cooking up a batch of bread soon too (toasting it of course) and making the dip too.
    Thanks again sweetie!
    LA x


    • Hey hun!

      The seasoning is Caribbean curry seasoning rub – you can get it from Lupe Pintos just around the corner from my place. It’s the Spanish deli just opposite the Scotmid. I combined that with some Nandos Tomato & Basil marinade, which you can also get from the Scotmid near my place. They also stock extra light Philly. A long way to go from Leith, I know, but there’s a bus that goes straight there, isn’t there? 😉 I’ll be cycling to Lupe Pintos for the seasoning rub regularly even after we move into the new place. 😉

      A variation on the dip is to use garlic and onion powder, and add fresh chives. NOM!



      • Posted by Lee-Anne on August 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

        Will defo make the trip to purchase as it was yummy. I’ve done quite well this week (6lbs down) but the weekends are when I find it very difficult. Dining out is a bit of pain and my will power is not so great at times I have to admit. I’m a sucker for all things pasta and pizza. I do love Nando’s which is helpful but not always worth the case IMO.

        I love the sound of the variation of the dip, yummy indeed.

        LA 😉

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