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Cruise day 56 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 99.3

  • Daily loss 0.0kg/0.00lbs
  • Total lost 13kg/28.6lb

Watercheck – 2.3l by 15.25 – incl tea and Evian (no Ribena today)

Breakfast

  • 1x microwaved egg (reduced fat, by virtue of yolk exploding all over the inside of the microwave)
  • oatbran porridge
  • 1/2 of a spicy lean beef patty
  • cup of tea

Morning snack

  • Cup of tea

Lunch

  • 1 & 1/2 spicy lean beef patty (made from the same meat as the custom lean sausages from the butcher)
  • 1 grilled chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp cottage cheese

Afternoon snack

  • Cup of tea

Dinner

  • Chicken breast stuffed with quark and red pesto

Exercise

  • 25 min cycle to and from work
  • 45 min walk around the Meadows

No change on the scales today, despite my 60 minute walk yesterday – I think that goes further towards indicating  that even “Really Light” Ribena constitutes too much sugar.  Jo has recommended I try out Tesco’s range of flavoured waters, but it’s also occurred to me that even a small splash of Ribena will improve the taste of plain water.  I tried getting some Robinsons “No Added Sugar” cordial, and worked out that in order to limit it to just 1cal per 250ml, I could only put in 30ml of the cordial, to 1l of water.  It smells fine, but tastes a bit insipid.  Just twice that amount would give me a very decent taste – it kinda annoys me that according to Dukan’s method, 4cal vs 8cal in a litre really makes that much difference – there were more carbs in my cottage cheese today at lunch!

So, to see if I can make up for the current state of stagnation (I’ve spent a week in the 99s – first time I’ve had under a 1.1kg loss since my bike accident!) I’m pulling out all the stops.  It was a very solid PP day today, no tolerated foods, only unlimiteds.  Most of my liquid today was high-magnesium Evian (the thing that pushed me out of my last stagation) and I walked for a bit longer. Let’s see if I can’t pull myself down into the 98s today.

Cruise day 43 – PV

Morning weigh-in: 101.4

  • Daily lost 0.7kg/1.54lbs
  • Total lost 10.9kg/23.98lb

Watercheck – 2.4l by 21.37pm

Breakfast

  • Oatbran porridge
  • Microwaved eggs x1
  • Cup of milky tea

Morning snack

  • Some vege from my carrot/celery/capsicum grazing box, along with some fat-free yoghurt/garlic/onion dip
  • 1x mini chocolate oatbran muffin

Lunch

  • Pork patties & leftover skewered chicken pieces with cottage cheese & Cauliflower mash
  • more vege from my veggie grazing box, with dip

Afternoon snack

  • 1x mini chocolate oatbran muffin
  • cup of coffee

Dinner

  • Small handful of chicken fajita pieces
  • mini babybel light

Exercise

  • 25 minute cycle to and from work
  • 30 minute walk + 5min run around the Meadows

A loss of 0.7kg!? Wow.  Whatever I did yesterday, whether it was the one-egg-less for breakfast, the cottage cheese or the 2 litres of Evian, something certainly worked, for me to get this kind of loss on the scales .  I  replicated my method today (though it’s a PV day so I can’t do it exactly) but I fully expect for the scales to bounce back a little tomorrow morning – I’ve come to understand that this kind of bulk loss, mostly water weight, usually rebounds and then falls again more gently.  What it DOES do is set a new bar lower – another mini goal to get past.  I kinda expect to stay in the 101kgs for a few days yet.

But secretly, of course, I’m hoping the scales make a liar out of me in the morning… 😉

Cruise day 42 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 102.1

  • Daily lost 0.1kg/0.22lbs
  • Total lost 10.2kg/22.44lb

Watercheck – 2.4l by 21.37pm

Breakfast

  • Oatbran porridge
  • Microwaved eggs x1
  • Cup of milky tea

Lunch

  • Spicy skewered chicken pieces dipped in…
  • 100ml light onion & chive cottage cheese
  • mini babybel light

Afternoon snack

Muller Light vanilla

Dinner

Exercise – Low energy today, muscles still sore from the gym

  • 25 minute cycle
  • 45 minute walk/run (OK, so there were only 3 bouts of running, for no more than a minute each, but still. 😉

Still just a modest loss on the scales this morning.  But that still keeps me in the range of 1.1kg down for the last seven days, so I shouldn’t be complaining.  I’m ahead of my own projections, and if I manage to keep up this kind of pace, I’ll be in Consolidation by February next year.  Sounds like a long time, but how time can fly – I can’t believe it’s been 50 days since I started the Dukan Diet – and still show no signs of getting tired of it.

Support from the online community, as well as from workmates, friends and J, has really helped – so thankyou all!

I decided to slightly alter my normal routine today – replacing an egg with low-fat cottage cheese (surprisingly tasty when you use it to dip skewered chicken pieces) and testing out Evian instead of tapwater to see if it alters my general feeling of well-being.

I’d forgotten just how lovely Evian is to drink.  There’s water, and then there’s water – Evian tastes sweet and fresh – no metallic aftertaste, like something you’d expect to drink from some magic spring that a unicorn has dipped its horn in (or um…  something…)

Anyway, it’s also higher in magnesium than a lot of other mineral waters, and in the last live chat, Dr Dukan recommended that to help out with … lack of “ick,” to try drinking more water, and to find water with a higher magnesium content.

*later*

Wow, that Evian surely went through me! I’ve not had to go to the loo so much at work in ages – then again, it was so lovely tasting that I drank almost all 2 litres quite quickly – this is by far the most water I’ve had during this diet.

Lovely walk this evening through the Meadows – sun shining, music singing happily in my ears.  I passed by the British Military Fitness classes, and I have to say, I’m sorely tempted to take part! It didn’t look THAT much more strenuous than my very fast walking.  Perhaps in a little while, when I can run a bit further and a bit faster…

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