Day 24 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 96.3kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.8kgs /1.76lbs
Total loss: 3.6kgs /7.92lbs

Watercheck:  2.7l – tea, coffee, low cal cordial and 1.5l of water


  • Mug of tea
  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge with cinnamon

Morning snack

  • two breasts worth of chicken nuggety bites


  • Tesco roast chicken – mostly leg, some bits of breast.


  • Surf & Turf – a sirloin steak and a lightly smoked salmon steak. NOM!
  • Fromage frais with sweetener & a little cocoa


  • 20 min cycle to and from work
  • 30 min walk around the Meadows
  • 10 lunges each leg
  • 24 squats (every day, these get easier, and I go deeper and deeper into the squat. Today I could feel the grass on my bum, I was going so low!)

THANKYOU, Scales of Woe. It’s about time. Perhaps I should start calling you Scales of Indifference, cause there’s no joy quite yet.  Go have a chat with Moonday’s scales, they know how to treat a girl … I think, however, that a battery change later, and we’re back on track. I didn’t weigh myself on J’s scales – that’d have been too much of a tease, because I know they’ll have me in the 95s by now.

Today was a seriously hard day for carb cravings. I had to help prepare for, and then clean up after a big meeting at work, and this included arranging biscuits (ie cookies) on a plate, and packing away chocolate brownies into a tupperware container afterwards. God, it was torture. I actually feel physically tight in my chest when I think about all that sugar – I’m such a sweet tooth, and about the only place I get any sweet from these days is my porridge and my fromage frais.

So you can imagine why I had a minor freak out this afternoon when I realised that we’d run out of Fromage Frais. NO SWEET FIX?!? EEEEK!! You can’t get it anywhere near where I live, and I don’t have my full drivers licence yet. J very kindly agreed to drive out to one of the big Tescos on the outskirts of town, and I stocked up on 8 LARGE TUBS of fromage frais. J started laughing from about the point where I put the fourth one in the basket. He’s used to my brand of crazy by now, bless his little heart.

I get through about 400ml of fromage frais per day (if I have an left) so I go through it pretty quickly. But I absolutely loves it, and I’m convinced that it really helps with the losses. Any day that I’ve missed it out in the last week, I’ve been up on the scales (even on perfect days.) The experiment continues.

Also – I’d forgotten how much I lurve salmon. I shall have to have more. 🙂

5 responses to this post.

  1. So you did change your batteries? 🙂 I mean, not yours, the ones in your scale!?!
    I am in about the same spot you are in: no more quark!!! And I can only get that life-saver (for me) at one particular store, far away. And my car needs oil, so I can’t move it right now!


  2. Posted by Sarah on September 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hi Charlotte,

    I’ve just discovered a recipe on Dukan Pro boards forum for making sponge like cakes – they help with my carb craving majorly- also I’ve taken to spreading them with extra light philly and piling on smoked salmon! Delicious! Like a dukan version of the little bellinis you get in Marks. Also the little sponges are so versatile, great if you want something sweet, I used them to make a dukan friendly trifle using jelly and flavoured yoghurt. The recipe for the sponge is here There’s also a recipe for fillings for the cakes but I’ve never been successful with it. Sponges work a treat though. I spoon the mixture into a yorkshire pudding tray and make 8 round flat cakes, because of the cornflour allowance I’d have up to 4 a day – great for lunch at work with smoked salmon. Just thought of these when reading your woes with carbs and decided to share!

    Sarah x


  3. Hey Charlotte.
    Just checking up on you, very happy to see that you are hanging in there. You´re doing great :):):)
    I still haven´t started, way to busy with work these days (50 hours a week) and also dating (way more fun than work)… so I´m postponing a bit !!
    Keep up the good work,


    • Hullo lovely Bella! Wow, sounds like you have a full life going on! Who’s this mystery person you’re dating? And yes, dating is much more fun than work… 😉



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