Day 27 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 95.9kgs

Daily GAIN: 0.6kgs /1.32lbs
Total loss: 4.0kgs /8.8lbs

Watercheck: 2.1 – diet coke, tea, and some diet coke with vodka


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

Morning oops

  • a small handful of Doritos from the (open) bag that J had left in the pantry


  • 5 Sainsburys hot & spicy roast chicken thighs (with the skin removed)

Afternoon snack

  • 12 mini chicken satay sticks from Sainsburys


  • 4 beef olives with a slice of cheese
  • Fromage frais with sweetener & a little cocoa


  • 1hour 5mins hard walking, plus a couple of hours gentle walking around town.
  • 27 squats – one set of 13, one set of 14.

I walked everywhere today. I feel well exercised. But I’m feeling a little annoyed that my Perfect PP Day was sullied by the handful of Doritos.  Before you all start saying “you must get rid of all the junk food in the house!” I must point out that it’s not fair for me to ask J to forego junk food when I’m denying it to myself. And to ask him to squirrel it away out of sight just feels childish and wrong. I need to self-regulate better, there’s nothing else for it.

It was a small handful of Doritos, and I did walk for hours today. And I did my squats too. I was a bit lax about them yesterday, but I know they make a HUGE difference to my skating!! But I think I need to be realistic about this “one extra squat per day” thing (ie today’s Day 27 and therefore I must do 27 squats). Once I get to Day 100, I’m going to have to make sure I space them out throughout the day – like 10 squats in the morning before my shower, 10 at morning tea, 10 at lunch time, 10 when I get home from work and 10 on my walk. Otherwise I’m just going to get bored – and SORE! But that can come later, I’m happy doing them all at once for now. And I’m going SUPER low. The next challenge is to do them with my roller skates on!! That’s not so easy… I think it will involve me “switching on” my core a bit more, to remain upright. Which can only be a good thing, because you need insane core strength to be a roller girl. I can’t wait to see how this effects my skating tomorrow at practice!! 😉

Also, just to explain, I’m doing two PP days to make up for the two PV days I did yesterday and the day before.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Your diet sounds super (with the exception of the Doritos!) Speaking of those, you are absolutely correct, you shouldn’t expect J to not eat junk food. Having that food around the house and resisting (most of the time) helps us learn control… I don’t know about you, but that’s a BIG issue for me 🙂

    Good on you for doing the squats! I didn’t think about adding one a day for each day on the program… I think I’m going to steal that idea and start today! I can feel my hamstrings screaming already!!!

    Have a FABULOUS day!


  2. I don’t think i’m doing them right – is it straight back against a wall or free-standing?


    • I’ve been doing them free-standing. The really annoying thing about a squat (and this is a bit embarrassing) is that my belly gets in the way of me going down as far as I’m capable of. I really hate that. So I kinda space my feet out fairly wide, and squat ALL the way down (none of this half-squat business) so that the bottom position is kinda like a frog, if you can imagine that?

      Give it a try and tell me what you think.



      • tried it – and my thighs are like jelly now. I have to put my arms out to the front to balance tho otherwise ill fall over backwards when I get down there.

      • HA! I know the feeling – my thighs were pretty bad when I started out too! Start off slow, just a few to begin with, don’t hurt yourself, but do it every day – and if you feel up to it, add another one each day! Remember, I started with 10, but I’d also been doing roller derby since May so my thighs were already semi-attuned! Even if you start with 5 today, 6 tomorrow etc. And don’t forget to stretch!

        Also – I totally put my arms out in front too! When I go up, I squeeeeeze with my abs, arse and arms – which I’m hoping will help build core strength and a cute butt too (one day…) 😉


  3. Hi Charlotte, reading all your blogs and wanting to become diet buddies with you all i have created a blog in enghish…
    Take a look if you want to, i would love it if we cheer each other through this great diet.
    I was “bad” this weekend but hopefully today i am back on track!!!
    Cheers and good luck with the squats!!


  4. Posted by HapaCouple on September 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I agree with you on the not depriving others in the household of what they want to eat. My BF will eat whatever Dukan meals I make, but since he doesn’t need to lose weight, I haven’t thrown out all his snacks! 🙂


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