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Day five – Attack

Morning weigh in: 98.6kg

Daily LOSS: 0.2kgs / 0.44lbs
Total loss: 1.2kgs / 2.64lbs

Watercheck 5.2l – Skinny Cow hot chocolate, water, coffee, diet coke (with vodka) – yes, you read that right. It was mostly diet coke – I had 4 pints of it while out at the Edinburgh Fringe. So that’s 2 litres. Plus 2.5 litres of plain water at work. and two hot beverages of 350ml each – that’s 5.2l. I should voice, at this point, my official displeasure with The Pleasance venue (ironic much?) and their lack of ladies toilet facilities.

Breakfast

  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener & cinnamon
  • Skinny Cow hot chocolate – we were all out of coffee! Disaster!

Morning snack

  • 1 gluten free jalapeno sausage

Lunch

  • Chicken thigh pieces with carribean curry seasoning
  • 4 gluten free jalapeno sausages (I’m not sure I like these ones, actually)

Afternoon snack

  • Stewed rhubarb with fat free natural yoghurt and sweetener
  • two slices of ham with a little Cathedral City cheese grated on, rolled up and melted in the microwave (it tasted incredibly sinful)

Dinner

  • 2 quarter pound beef patties from a burger hut at The Pleasance Courtyard before Tom Lenk’s show.

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 30 mins walking to and from Tom Lenk’s show at the festival

A good day – though I’m not sure that vodka counts as a tolerated food.

We went to see Tom Lenk (ie Andrew from Buffy) this evening at one of his only 2 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.  He was really good – his show was called Nerdgasm, and was all about the little “zing” you get when something nerdy happens. Though I think that he misnamed it a little – as far as my worldview goes, Geeks are cool (Geek Chic, anyone?) – but Nerds are not so much. But like I said, that’s just my own little nerdy view on the world. … uhhh, I mean geeky view. Whatever. Shut up.

I’M COOL AND HIP MAN!!! Don’t look at my startrek collection. I know you want to point out the fact that I have two copies of Firefly, one signed by the cast and the other to lend to people to convert them to the Best Show Ever. But don’t. Don’t point it out. 😉

Hi, my name’s Charlotte, and I’m a Nerd. Fine. Happy now?

 

Day Four – Attack

Morning weigh in: 98.8kg

Daily LOSS: 0.1kgs / 0.22lbs (ok, no more peanuts for me, as promised.)
Total loss: 1.0kgs / 2.2lbs

Watercheck 1.8l coffee, coke zero & water

Breakfast

  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener & cinnamon

Morning snack

  • Chicken thigh pieces

Lunch

  • Chicken breast and thigh peices
  • fat free natural yoghurt with sweeteners
  • low fat cheese stick

Afternoon snack

  • a few bites of leftover chicken, which had gone cold, hard and chewy. Eww. I was nearly crying with frustration at how much I wanted a biscuit from the cookie jar at work. Resisted heroically, however. Yay. 🙂
  • a Skinny Cow hot chocolate

Dinner

  • 2 beef burghers
  • 2 jalapeno sausages (gluten free – lowish-carb)
  • TWO servings of stewed rhubarb & yoghurt. OM NOM NOM!

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 10 mins brisk walking to the veggie shop to buy RHUBARB!
I know that I need to get more exercise than I’m getting right now. The weather has been AWFUL this week, but the forecast is better for today and the weekend. More walking – yay! 🙂

Day Three – Attack

Morning weigh in: 98.9kg

Daily GAIN: 0.3kgs / 0.66lbs (grr)
Total loss: 0.9kgs / 1.98lbs

Watercheck 1.8l coffee, coke zero & water

Breakfast

  • 2 microwaved eggs with half a slice of cheese
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener & cinnamon

Morning snack

  • 5 mini quiches (They froze well, Lauren. I had them thawing in my bag and just dumped them on a plate in the microwave. Had to drain off the liquid after heating, but they were quite tasty! Lots of envious comments from those in my office.)

Lunch

  • Taco mince with Total 0% greek yoghurt and a little salsa & low fat cheese
  • the other half of the tub of 0% yoghurt with some sweetener

Afternoon snack

  • a handful of peanuts (not strictly Dukan, but never hurt me before. If I’m not down on the scales tomorrow, I’ll not have any more.)

Dinner

  • chicken breast with a feta and spinach sauce. Not PP, I know, but I was out with relatives visiting Edinburgh briefly for the festival. And it was really tasty!
  • glass of wine (oops)

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 30 mins walking to and from dinner with relatives – in the massive downpour of Edinburgh Summer Rain. Lovely.

Up this morning on the scales. I’m not panicking – I was down way too much the day before, I’m almost wondering whether it was a mistake. (Fingers crossed.)

Had a lovely dinner with my uncle, aunt and cousin, and J and I walked home through the rain. And it was – oh my GOD it was raining. Hard. I was wearing sandals, which I actually prefer in that kind of weather – I’d much rather get my feet wet directly on the skin than have a layer of wet shoe between me and the puddles. J didn’t believe me – he thought I was making it up so as not to let him feel smug when he’d warned me earlier about leaving the house in that weather with sandals (even though I’d deliberately changed shoes so that if my feet got wet, it would be sandals rather than trainers)

So, like I said, J wasn’t believing me, and so eventually I had to prove my point by folding up my umbrella and just letting the rain soak me to the bone. We walked for a little ways like this, with me wading through massive puddles (omg so much fun!) before J finally  grinned, muttered something like “OK, I’ll bite” and took his shirt off (I’m not sure I could have loved him more at this point!) We walked home like that through the park, in the dark rain – him barechested, me bare-footed, and arrived home absolutely sopping wet – to the point where we basically had to strip off just inside the door to keep from dripping all over the carpet.

Such fun.

However, in an effort to spite me, my body is now starting to rebel against my impromptu cold shower. The itchy throat that started out this morning is starting to develop into heavy, sore tonsils. *sigh*

Day Two – Attack

Morning weigh in: 98.6kg

Daily loss: 1.2kgs / 2.64lbs  !!
Total loss: 1.2kgs / 2.64lbs

Watercheck 3.6l – water, tea, coffee & diet coke

Breakfast

  • 2 microwaved eggs with half a slice of cheese
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener & cinnamon

Morning snack

  • Chicken nuggety bits with carribean curry seasoning (NOM!)

Lunch

  • More CHICKEN!
  • Low fat cheese

Afternoon snack

  • Umm… Chicken!
  • two venison burgers

Dinner

  • Beef patty from a burger

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 25 mins cycling around Edinburgh to meet an old friend
  • 15 mins gentle walking home from Dave Gorman’s show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Wow. That’s what I call a WHOOSH! What a good start. I am pleased. 🙂  I left home this morning with a considerable amount of food in my bag – much more than yesterday. Probably 800g of chicken breast and thigh, and two venison burgers. Plus my porridge and eggs which I had at work.

However, after grazing all morning, I was STILL ravenous by lunchtime. More chicken!!! And more grazing all afternoon.

We went to see Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation tonight – and had an Aberdeen Angus burger beforehand. I was very good – I didn’t eat the bun (though I did have a little tomato ketchup).

Dave Gorman was fantastic, btw. Very amusing guy. My throat was hurting from laughing so hard. 🙂

Day One – Attack

Morning weigh in: 99.8kg <<<—- MY NEW STARTING WEIGHT (eek!)

Watercheck 2.5l – water and diet coke. Plus half a bottle of champagne

Breakfast

  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener & cinnamon

Morning snack

  • 1 low-carb gluten free sausage
  • Stick of low fat cheese from Tesco

Lunch

  • 4 mini quiches (with ham as the crust)
  • 3 low-carb gluten free sausages
  • Fat free fromage frais with sweetener

Afternoon snack

  • The meaty innards of some leftover sandwiches – slices of ham, chicken and beef.

Dinner (it was in a pub, so it was the lowest carb option I could find – ie no carbs. But quite fatty, unfortunately.)

  • Breast of chicken
  • A fried egg
  • 2 rashers of bacon with the fat cut off

Post dinner snack (on arriving home)

  • Fat free fromage frais with liquid sweetener and lemon essence – lovely and cheesecakey!

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 10 min brisk walk

An auspicious start. I’m feeling good about things this time.  It feels particularly good to have my lovely Lauren back on board with me! She was always so good at doing Dukan, and her recipes (and photos of her recipes!) are second to none. Go check her out! 🙂

Lunch could not have come too soon today. I was STARVING!! 😦 I should have brought more snacky things with me, like chicken breast pieces or ham. More of that tomorrow, I think. Time to bring back the tower of tupperware

I met someone out at a pub for dinner, and managed to sweet talk the bartender into giving me an egg & bacon chicken breast burger, but leave out the bun and fries and salad. He was surly about it, but did it all the same.  I wasn’t sure whether I can trust myself yet with chips on a plate, not after the last 6 months…

I know you might be looking at my watercheck and tsk tsking about the champers, but it was compulsory.  Our solicitor finalised the paperwork on the house purchase today (ie the “missives are concluded”) and so we’re officially going to be homeowners come September 23rd!! It’s all terribly exciting. J and I had agreed that once the missives were concluded, we were going to share a bottle of champagne in celebration. After all the drama and drawn out mortgage applications, we deserve it! 😉

Day Seven – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.4kg

Daily LOSS 0.2kg / 0.44lbs
Total loss 2.5kg / 5.5lbs

Watercheck 2.6l including tea, coffee and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 1 moist peach muffin
  • 3x microwaved eggs (my cholesterol’s just fine thanks)
Morning snack
  • 3 moist peach muffins
Lunch
  • 3 grilled chicken breasts
Afternoon snack
  • Chocolate shapers pudding
Dinner
  • Chicken breast with Nandos seasoning and some Liquid Smoke that I found at the local Mexican/South American store. OMG yum!
  • *sigh* two more chocolate shape puddings.  Major sweet craving came upon me… At least I managed to avoid J’s chocolate cookies.

Exercise

  • 25 min cycle to and from work

Day Six – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.6kg

Daily LOSS 0.2kg / 0.44lbs
Total loss 2.3kg / 5.06lbs

Watercheck 2.6l including tea, coffee and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 2 x microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge
Morning snack
  • Fat free peach Activia with artificial sweeteners

Lunch

  • 6 small gluten free cumberland sausages (a bit high in fat – but xenical will help mitigate that…)
Dinner
  • Chicken breast with Nandos seasoning
  • 1 small moist peach muffin (same recipe as the moist vanilla muffin, but with peach activia – really tasty!) I know, that’s my oatbran allowance blown for the day, but I had to test one! 😉

Exercise

  • 25 min cycle to and from work
  • 20 mins brisk walking running errands.

Brilliant – down another .2kgs despite the chocolate biscuits yesterday.

I had a bit of a run-in with the cookie box again today.  I put a biscuit in my mouth, chewed it all up, but then before I swallowed, I realised that I was only damaging my own goals.  So I spat it out into the bin – yay! 🙂  I told J that story this evening, and he raised an eyebrow and a crooked smile, and quipped cautioningly that it was a “slippery slope”.  I think he was talking about bulimia.  Fear not, dear friends, for I have no gag reflex.  There have been times when I’ve drunk too much or eaten something that didn’t agree with me, where I’ve tried to throw it up, but to no avail.  So even if I did want to stick my fingers down my throat (gross!) it wouldn’t work for me anyway.

In other news, I got hold of a new set of outdoor wheels for my skates today! One of my lovely fellow Derby girls lives on my street, and was selling a second hand set cheap – hurray! 🙂  Time to start getting the skates on a bit more before minimum standards trials next month!

Day Five – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.8kg

Daily LOSS 0.4kg / 0.88lbs
Total loss 2.1kg / 4.62lbs

Watercheck 2.5l including tea, coffee and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 2 x microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge

Lunch

  • 3/4 of a Tesco roast chicken, no skin
Afternoon snack
  • Fat free peach Activia with artificial sweeteners
  • oh god oh god oh god – THREE chocolate biscuits.  I was thinking how much I’d like a moist vanilla cupcake this afternoon, and then when I went to get a coffee from teh kitchen, all of a sudden my fingers were in the cookie box and before I knew it, I’d devoured 3 of them  BOO!

Dinner

  • Chicken breast
  • 3 gluten free sausages

Exercise

  • 25 min cycle to and from work

Good.  Good good good.  Down another .4kg this morning, lowest since the start of my “reboot”.  I’m steadfastly ignoring the fact that 2 months ago I’d have cried at what I saw on the scales this morning.  It’s ALL RELATIVE! 🙂

Not impressed with my little foray into the biscuit box at work today.  I don’t know what happened there – I think it’s the fact that our office was roasting hot by 4pm.

I didn’t do my walk around the Meadows today – I still have blisters on the balls of my feet from yesterday and Derby… 😦

Day Four – Attack

Morning weigh in: 97.2kg

Daily GAIN 0.3kg / 0.66lbs
Total loss 1.7kg / 3.74lbs

Watercheck 1.8l including tea and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 2 x microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge

Lunch

  • 3/4 of a Tesco roast chicken, no skin
Afternoon snack
  • Fat free peach Activia with artificial sweeteners
  • Mini babybel light

Dinner

  • A pure protein version of the kung pao chicken on my Fave Recipes page.  I put in the spring onions and garlic, but no peanuts.  I did use a little veggie oil though.
  • 2x chocolate shaper puddings (fat free with artificial sweetners.  I really need to work out how to make these myself!)

Exercise

  • 35 mins cycling to and from work, and to the Tesco at lunch time
  • 27 mins brisk walking around the Meadows

Hurray, I got my walk in today!  It was mostly a good day, apart from those chocolate puddings.  They have artificial sweetener in them, but they do have a bit of real sugar too, not good.

I’m not fussed about the weight being up a bit today – Monday weigh ins are always higher than weekend ones, just cause I weigh myself about 3-4 hours later on weekends – that in itself is enough to make me shed a few hundred grams, not to mention my … ahem … my mid-morning toilet break.  Here’s hoping tomorrow morning is better. 🙂

Day Three – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.9kg

Daily LOSS 0.5kg / 1.1lbs
Total loss 2kg / 4.4lbs

Watercheck 2.5l including tea, diet coke, water and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 3 x microwaved eggs (need extra energy for roller derby this afternoon
  • Oatbran porridge

Lunch

  • 3 mini kabana sticks (didn’t want to be full for training)

Dinner

  • A few bites of stirfried Beef in black pepper sauce (a failure. I accidentally used tablespoons of baking soda rather than teaspoons. Oops…)
  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • 3 slices of ham
  • 2x fat free chocolate puds with sweetener.  I was HUNGRY after derby practice, and bummed that my beef didn’t work.

Exercise

  • 2 hours roller derby training (omg the paaaaaiiiiin)
  • 20 mins brisk walking

Oh wow, derby was tough today.  I think my wheels are in urgent need of cleaning/replacing, and it felt like every lap of the track was a humongous effort.  I have plans this week to take off all my wheels, pop out the bearings, and give everything a good clean.  I was sitting on the track today, pulling a stack of gunk (including long hair, probably belonging to the previous owner) from the axles.  If there’s that much crap just on the outside, I dread to think what’s on the inside!  I managed 16 laps in 5 minutes during the “25 in 5” trial – the goal is to get 25 laps of the track in 5 minutes – that’s one lap every 12 seconds.  Considering my first attempt was 11 laps a few weeks ago, and my wheels are crappy right now, I’m ok with that.  Next week, with cleaner bearings and potentially grippier wheels (my wheels are slipping all over the track right now) I hope to improve on that.

I also resisted drinking beer and eating nachos at the pub we go to after practice.  I drank 2 diet cokes instead, and walked home rather than getting a lift with a friend.

Unfortunately I screwed up my stirfry recipe today, and ended up putting in about 4 times more baking soda in the beef marinade than I should have done.  J and I ate maybe 8 mouthfuls each, and gave up.  Yuck.

So by that stage, after an intensive 2 hour skating session, I was hungry. I ended up overdoing the shapers chocolate puds, and had THREE eggs with dinner, yolks included.  Dukan does not recommend this due to the fat/cholesterol content in the eggs, but I popped a Xenical with them so I don’t feel so bad.  Also, there’s no history of cholesterol issues in my family.  It should be noted that Dukan doesn’t recommend using Xenical, partly on the grounds of how expensive it is, however my GP thoroughly recommends it.  Plus, prescriptions are now free under the NHS  in Scotland, so I get all my Xenical for free.  So – if you want to do Pure Dukan, or you’re just starting out so you want to make sure you know where you stand, don’t take Xenical.  It’s right for me, but it’s not for everyone – especially not the “treatment effects” if you have too much fat in a meal when you take one – eek!

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